Buyer 5, Procurement

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Procurement
  • Work Location: Penang SDSM Office--LOC_SNDK_Seberang Perai Office

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

▪ Experienced in managing electromechanical commodities such as Lid/Housing/Heat sink/EE/Substrate/PCB etc. and conduct daily PO/Supply/Escalation management if necessary

▪ Work continuously in defining and executing commodity/supplier strategies for all WD locations/regions to have good healthy supplier panel across all regions

▪ Leading purchasing market activities and work closely with internal stakeholders to support the business growth by identifying and engaging suppliers and new technologies

▪ Tracking and managing generic parts capacity on regular basis. Assess and plan addition of capacity by working closely with supply chain and regional procurement team ensuring no capacity issues. Ensure no geographical issues impact capacity booking & utilization

▪ Need to work with supplier for long term capacity nego, supplier agreements, General Terms and Conditions Agreement, smart lead time, VMI etc     

▪ Support NPI team, supplier quality, supply chain and regional procurement team for supplier related issues (Comprehensive ownership of supplier performance)

▪ Work continuously with all stake holders like suppliers, engineering, quality, etc. to generate good & value ideas

▪ Work with cross function team to review & control overall safety stock level, managing excess & shortage related issues


▪ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

▪ 8years+ experience in Strategic Sourcing / Global supply management

▪ Good at buying, negotiation, and agreement/contract administration

▪ Good analytical skills

▪ Demonstrated ability to manage / lead multiple projects and changing priorities

▪ Willing to stretch and work with different time zone

▪ Effective team participant ▪ Able to challenge the status quo and come up with new ideas

▪ Skilled in Microsoft Office.

Additional Information

Because Western Digital thrives on the power of diversity and is committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect, and contribution, we are committed to giving every qualified applicant and employee an equal opportunity.  Western Digital does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their protected class status and complies with all federal and state laws against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as the laws and regulations set forth in the "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" poster.

Western Digital thrives on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.

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