Commodity/Procurement Manager (IT Services and MRO)

  • Full-time
  • Job Type (exemption status): Exempt position - Please see related compensation & benefits details below
  • Business Function: Commodity
  • 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.

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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

  • Develop, lead and execute commodity strategy for local and regional initiatives for IT commodity in factory production environment.
  • Analyze market conditions for assigned commodities and implement sourcing strategies to assure supply and price competitiveness.
  • Develop commodity plan to provide visibility to subcategory spends, supplier summaries and stakeholder engagement plans.
  • Develop the supply base to exceed the goals and objectives of the company and Indirect Procurement team, e.g. supplier development and assessment.
  • Negotiate Price/Contracts, conduct and follow RFQ/RFP/BPA process to ensure best pricing, terms and conditions.
  • Develop a cost modeling tool to determine true component value of assigned commodity(s)
  • Be a leader in ensuring that maximizing our purchase leverage for the best total cost of ownership
  • Be a central interface between supplier, IT, production, finance, SQE, legal and buyers etc.
  • Develop and implement supplier relationship management program
  • Ensure the commodity supply base adheres to company standards of Corporate Social Responsibilities including but not limited to Environmental, Ethical, Legislative, and Regulatory requirements
  • Drive continuous improvement through trend reporting analysis and metrics management
  • Ensure the efficient and timely exchange of knowledge and information to ensure best practices are shared throughout the Indirect Procurement organization

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Semiconductor, Electronics, Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management or other relevant discipline preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years’ strategic sourcing experience for information technology or indirect categories in a high volume manufacturing environment or similar
  • Strong communication skills and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong sense of responsibility and team spirit in multi-function program
  • Able and willing to travel across internationally if required
  • Good English skills, both in verbal and written. Mandarin is a plus
  • Computer literate and have good working experience in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

Additional Information

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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.

Western Digital is committed to offering opportunities to applicants with disabilities and ensuring all candidates can successfully navigate our careers website and our hiring process. Please contact us at [email protected] to advise us of your accommodation request. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.

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