Senior Global Commodity Manager

Type: Full-Time     Category: Factory Information Technology Manufacturing-Operations
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Job Description

Position title: Senior Global Commodity Manager
Location: Bayan Lepas, Penang
Salary range: RM 10500 to RM17000
Type: Regular / Permanent
Other remark: Malaysian only

Job Responsibilities:

  • Strategic Sourcing
  • Develop, manage and execute strategies for the Capital Category
  • Conduct RFQ and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance within company policies
  • Collaborate with technology/Equipment and tools Eng./Legal stakeholders to assess, understand, and prioritize business needs to optimize value with WD’s supply base
  • Conduct spend/contract/proposal analysis for supply of capital equipment and tools to the leadership team
  • Lead negotiations on commercial procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Equipment/Tools Agreements (MEA’s) , Statements of Work (SOW’s) , Change Orders (CO’s) balancing 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.
  • Research market intelligence to understand cost drivers and market trends.

Category Management

  • Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of semiconductor equipment/tools at the highest value benefit to the company.
  • Cultivate, enhance, and deepen cross functional stakeholder relationships at all levels serving as the subject matter expert on behalf of the procurement organization
  • Actively monitor internal/external trends, synthesize and distill the business intelligence into actionable opportunities and pipeline projects that can and will be delivered Western Digital’s bottom line on an ongoing basis.

Supplier Management

  • Manage supplier relationships with a focus on supply/contract and cost management
  • Lead supplier performance business reviews on a quarterly basis to enhance performance delivery from strategic partners
  • Mediate supplier issues and resolve supplier contract disputes as needed
  • Develop supplier rationalization entitlements for each category

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
  • Act as liaison between Legal and the business



  • Bachelor’s degree with 10yrs+ of experience in indirect strategic sourcing with a multi-national organization.
  • Engineering in Degree are more preferred.
  • Contract Negotiation / Vendor Mgmt. / Influencing skills are required.
  • Experience and expertise with sourcing & contracting ERP tools (SAP and/or Oracle)
  • Experience with assembly and automation equipment.


  • Experience with assembly and automation equipment
  • Ability to work well in a high-pace dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure task completion and deadlines are met as required


  • Demonstrated skills in negotiating and formulating technology contracts, understanding cost models and various price structures, management of contractual, IP and labor law risks.
  • Strong project management, organizational, and analytical skills required.
  • Excellent team facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint

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