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Commodity Manager

Western Digital (Thailand) Ltd.

Western Digital®

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Summary

The Commodity Manager is responsible for lead and execute strategic sourcing, procurement sourcing, and vendor management activities for assigned vendors, categories and projects of low to high complexity and support services that may be site specific or have a global reach including but not limited to:

  • Facilities-Hard Services-Soft Services-Outsource Maintenance
  • Construction Services-Greenfield, Manufacturing, General Purpose Buildings (TI)

The position involves developing negotiation strategies, advising requestors on contract terms and conditions, monitoring cost and scope of assigned contracts to assure compliance, best value and validate/improve pricing. The Commodity Manager may recommend cost saving proposals including alternative sourcing and will exercise independent judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine appropriate action.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategic Sourcing

  • Work with various business stakeholders groups to identify and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), advise requestors with respect to contract terms and conditions
  • Conduct RFP and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance with company policies
  • Lead negotiations on General Procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Change Ordersbalancing 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
  • Provide global contract expertise for sourcing of facility and services for various business units
  • Evaluate single sourcing requests and ensure competitiveness

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
  • Add value by becoming the subject matter expert on REO categories/commodities and consulting internal clients on industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices
  • 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

Supplier Management

  • Manage supplier relationships with focus on supply risk management, contract risk management and cost management
  • Mediate supplier issues and resolve customer / supplier contract disputes if necessary
  • Lead and participate in quarterly business reviews with vendors to review performance and support mutually agreed upon improvement programs as required
  • Support ad-hoc reporting needs including supplier scorecards and other reporting

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
  • Ensure contract execution & retention, preferably through electronic signature process
  • Provide timely updates, support management reporting of quarterly reports and address any issues quickly 
  • Have full understanding of Construction terms and Contract methodologies
  • Drive Supplier Review Meetings with key suppliers and senior level Align stakeholders and provide input on performance and future needs/strategic planning.
  • Manage compliance to contracts.

Qualifications
REQUIRED:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with 3+ years of experience in category management and/or strategic sourcing of software, hardware, telecom purchases
  • MBA degree a plus
  • Subject matter expertise in sourcing & contracting tools (SAP and/or Oracle)
  • Certified Purchasing Manager - desirable
  • Contract Negotiation / Vendor Mgmt. / Influencing Skills
Specific Knowledge
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating and formulating technology contracts, understanding cost models and various price structures, management of contractual, IP and labor law risks
  • Demonstrated skills in project management required.
  • 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, Word, PowerPoint
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
ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL
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.


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