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Materials, Repairs and Operation (MRO) - Commodity Manager

JR-0000048493 Requisition #
Western Digital
The next big thing in data is you!

The MRO Commodity Manager is responsible for full management of the MRO Procurement category management process; including vendor management, selection, consolidation, cost, negotiations, contracting. The CM manages internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve supply, processes and services.


  • Develop, align and implement commodity strategies
  • Negotiate and manage the maintenance of agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships between WD and the supply base.
  • Develop and present cost reduction opportunities to business and management.
  • Conduct RFP/RFQs and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to evaluate supplier proposals in accordance with company goals and policies
  • Support Materials Sourcing related to individual commodities
  • Develop and maintain a program of evaluation for the supplier base which includes certification requirements. Coordinate with Material Planner(s) to generate plan for slow moving or obsolete inventory.
  • Drive cost reduction programs, including alternative sourcing and exercise independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.
  • Maintain a safe work environment following all EH&S requirements. Interface with EH&S and Supply Base to ensure quality standards are met or exceed.
  • Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of MRO products and services at the highest value benefit to the WD.
  • Manage supplier relationships with focus on supply risk management, contract risk management and cost management
  • Lead cross-functional meetings with various business functions and develop a communication strategy to keep internal clients informed about procurement processes, supplier strategy, and procurement policies
  • Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiate favorable business terms to leverage Western Digital purchasing power
Functional Knowledge Leadership
  • Lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity
  • In depth cost analysis
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Communicate difficult concepts and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of view

  • Analytical Skills
  • Sourcing Strategies
  • Cross Functional and collaboration Skills
  • Ability to work well in a high-pace dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure task completion and deadlines are met as required
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Excel including excel (V-Look Up, Pivot Tables), Word, PowerPoint
Education and/or Experience    
  • BS Degree preferred in Business & Supply Chain
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Subject matter expertise in sourcing & contracting tools (Oracle Cloud)
  • Contract Negotiation / Vendor Mgmt. / Influencing Skills
Specific Knowledge
  • Demonstrated skills in formulating and negotiating complex contracts, understanding cost models and various price structures, management of contractual, IP and labor law risks
  • Demonstrated skills in project management required
Communication Skills:
  • Communicate well in English both in verbal and written form
  • Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills required
  • Excellent team facilitation and presentation skills required
  • Ability to present to all level of management / stakeholders and articulate strategies and performance metrics


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.

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