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JR-0000046931 Requisition #
Western Digital
The next big thing in data is you!


Strategic Sourcing
  • Develop, manage and execute strategies for the IT Category 
  • Collaborate with  IT/Legal stakeholders to assess, understand, and prioritize business needs to optimize value with WD’s supply base
  • Conduct spend/contract/proposal analysis for supply of software licensing, computer hardware, servers, data center and telecom services and present recommendation’s to Procurement and IT leadership team
  • Lead negotiations on commercial procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Agreements (MSA’s) , Statements of Work (SOW’s) , Change Orders (CO’s) balancing business deliverables, legal interests and pricing
  • Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiate favorable business terms to leverage Western Digital purchasing power
  • Research market intelligence to understand cost drivers and market trends
Category Management
  • Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of technology products and services at the highest value benefit to the company
  • Cultivate, enhance, and deepen cross functional stakeholder relationships  at all levels serving as the  subject matter expert on behalf of the  procurement organization
  • Actively monitor  internal/external trends,  synthesize and distill the business intelligence into actionable opportunities and pipeline projects that can and will be delivered Western Digital’s  bottom line on an ongoing basis
Supplier Management
  • Manage supplier relationships with a focus on supply/contract and cost management
  • Lead supplier performance business reviews  on a quarterly basis to enhance performance delivery from strategic partners
  • Mediate supplier issues and resolve supplier contract disputes as needed
  • Develop supplier rationalization entitlements for each category
Contract Management
  • Evaluate processes and recommend improvements to standardize lifecycle contract and sourcing processes and systems
  • Ensure pricing & deliverables as negotiated are included in the contract; coordinate comparison of proposals and final contract terms
  • Act as liaison between Legal and the business
Education and Experience              
  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience in indirect strategic sourcing with a multi-national organization with an emphasis in software, hardware and telecommunications procurements
  • MBA or JD preferred
  • Consulting experience a plus
  • Contract Negotiation / Vendor Mgmt. / Influencing skills required
  • Experience and expertise with sourcing & contracting ERP tools (SAP and/or Oracle)
 Core Competencies
  • Ability to work well in a high-pace dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure task completion and deadlines are met as required
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating and formulating technology contracts, understanding cost models and various price structures, management of contractual, IP and labor law risks
  • Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills required
  • Excellent team facilitation and presentation skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint


The future. It’s on you. You & Western Digital.

We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.

The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.


But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.


Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.

Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer.

Western Digital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming standards), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender (including a person’s gender identity, gender expression, and gender-related appearance and behavior, whether or not stereotypically associated with the person’s assigned sex at birth), age, national origin, sexual orientation, medical condition, marital status (including domestic partnership status), physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected medical and family care leave, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. We also prohibit harassment of any individual on any of the characteristics listed above. Our non-discrimination policy applies to all aspects of employment. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

Federal and state laws require employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.  Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you need any accommodation or assistance with our career site, please contact us at staffingsupport@wdc.com.

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