Senior NPI Procurement

  • Amphoe Si Maha Phot, PRACHIN BURI, Thailand
  • Full-time
  • Business Function: Commodity
  • Work Location: Prachin Buri--LOC_HGST_2THBS

Company Description

At Western Digital, our vision is to power global innovation and push the boundaries of technology to make what you thought was once impossible, possible.

At our core, Western Digital is a company of problem solvers. People achieve extraordinary things given the right technology. For decades, we’ve been doing just that. Our technology helped people put a man on the moon.

We are a key partner to some of the largest and highest growth organizations in the world. From energizing the most competitive gaming platforms, to enabling systems to make cities safer and cars smarter and more connected, to powering the data centers behind many of the world’s biggest companies and public cloud, Western Digital is fueling a brighter, smarter future.

Binge-watch any shows, use social media or shop online lately? You’ll find Western Digital supporting the storage infrastructure behind many of these platforms. And, that flash memory card that captures and preserves your most precious moments? That’s us, too.

We offer an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices and platforms for business and consumers alike. Our data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital®, G-Technology™, SanDisk® and WD® brands.

Today’s exceptional challenges require your unique skills. It’s You & Western Digital. Together, we’re the next BIG thing in data.

Job Description

As an Senior NPI Procurement  you will manage Electrical and Mechanical component qualifications for Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Sustaining Programs and lead material related activities with all stakeholders while applying consistent guidelines for compliance, and managing risk and business ethics.


  • Manage Electrical and Mechanical component qualifications for Capacity Enterprise HDD Sustaining Programs:
  • Raise and justify the qualification request
  • Understand purpose of each qualification and be able to provide a path to get qualification completed as needed
  • Prioritize qualification work considering available resources and urgency of each qualification. Communicate priorities of qualification to all stakeholders
  • Participate in all material-related qualification meetings representing Global Procurement organization
  • Keep track and report material qualification status to commodity team and cost management manager
  • Raise issues to concerned parties to drive the qualification through and participate in qualification problem solving meetings
  • Be able to identify the saving of cost qualification. Drive the qualification through as soon as possible to realize the saving
  • Bridge the communication gap among WDUS-WD Japan and WDTH
  • Be a focal person of material qualification activities
  • Support qualification documents e.g. QP (qualification plan) , Deviation (risk buy) by getting information from Engineering team and commodity.
  • Conduct / Lead qualification meeting, targeted to introduce qual with respective department
  • Provide assistant to team on any obstacle occur relate with qualification, bridge gap and improve qualification flow activity
  • Attend material qualification meeting with respective department, Mechanical / Commodity / AQM / functional engineering



    • Bachelor degree or Master degree in related field
    • Experience in SQE, Process Engineer, Material Planning, Purchasing, or Sourcing in manufacturing industry (HDD or Electronics Industries are preferable) 
    • Proven 3+ years of related management experience with deep understanding of best in class procurement business practices
    • Recent background (3-5 years) in data storage and related advanced electronics and mechanical components and products, preferred


    • Highly collaborative by nature; transparent and open-minded
    • Proven data driven problem-solver with a tendency to be practical and innovative
    • Strong project management skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
    • Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues
    • Excellent communicator with a strong sense of professionalism with the ability to effectively present at all levels of the organization
    • An influencer, able to drive consensus across stakeholders
    • Accountable and self-motivated individual with ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and limited information
    • A strong sense of integrity and dedication to ethical business practices


    • Strong Program / Project / Supply Management skills
    • Negotiations skills with internal stakeholders
    • Experience in Material Qualification is preferable
    • Fluent in both verbal and written English communication
    • Strong MS Office and Excel skill
    • Advanced proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word).
    • Experience with ERP/MRP systems required.

    Additional Information

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