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Global Commodity Senior Manager

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Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 14, Thailand 
Req ID: JR-0000028286


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  • To assign, delegate and administrate daily activities to Commodity Manager and below
  • To set measurable targets to rate suppliers’ performance.
  • To set-up, maintain & manage Sourcing/ Capacity Planning / Policies & procedures 
  • To ensure quarterly cost reduction to meet or better than projected R6Q Outlook
  • To conduct & support vendor sourcing, selection, recommendation 
  • To work with Director in providing Commodity Strategy Update to management 
  • To promote & maintain general discipline and high morale within WW Department. 
  • To ensure subordinates perform to preset expectations & company’s objectives. 
  • To lead, supervise and motivate subordinates to achieve companies and / or departmental goals & objectives. 
  • To ensure proper management of E & O and EOL products. 
  • To ensure support of VMI, JIT, Buffer Planning
  • To ensure / support on new products transfer to be effectively executed.
  • To plan subordinates career path with emphasis on training & development needs 
  • To maintain good communication with suppliers 
  • To liaise with Finance Department to manage BCP and Cost Outlook 
  • To plan VRT requirement and provide VRT spending for monitoring and control
  • To manage an contract agreement with supplier
  • To manage ERM and BCP at supplier base
  • To assist Compliance team in adhering to EICC, Conflict Mineral and others regulatory requirement
  • To adhere to Safety Policy Procedure at all times
  • Generate ad-hoc reports as requested by management from time to time.
  • Liaise with IT Department on ERP systems with Procurement team
  • Interact with all levels within WDM functional groups in a close loop manner; eg ; Engineering, Quality Manufacturing, Finance, HR ,Facilities, Security, Shipping, Warehouse , PC & IT, etc
  • Ensure commonality/standardization among same process/system within related manufacturing sites
  • To set supplier allocation in aligning to commodity strategy. A items commodities needs to have further review with Director in setting supplier allocation
  • To approve VRT requirement to secure sufficient capacity (Per agreed VRT standard cost)
  • To approve VRT Payment Authorization upon 4-way matching completed
  • To hire suitable candidates for positions that report to him/her.
  • Authorize to handle subordinate’s performance appraisal.


  • A Bachelor Degree or Higher with minimum 10 years of related experience of which 3 - 4 years in a Disk Drive environment and/or senior managerial position.


  • Demonstrate good English communication skill (verbal / written)
  • Possess good leadership and management skills for both internal team and suppliers
  • Commodity management, planning, sourcing and category management skills
  • Strong listening, communication, interpersonal and relational skills to develop a good relationship within the organization
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively in a team environment


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