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Commodity Manager (Capital Equipment)

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Location: Milpitas, CA, United States 
Req ID: JR-0000036263


The position requires extensive knowledge and experience in Capital equipment , engineering HW and non production builds. The Commodity manager will ensure that their business owners are supported in a fast-paced, tight deadlines environment. The ideal individual should have superior negotiation skills. This individual will perform sourcing and contracts related activities for R&D and Engineering teams in WD.
The commodity manager will need to provide excellent strategic sourcing support to business partners to ensure a competitive advantage for Western Digital. She or he will drive improvements in key metrics such as cost, quality, deliverables and cycle-time. The CM will drive process-improvements, assist with projects and provide feedback to management on market conditions, supplier relationships, and quality and customer service issues.
Manage supplier relationships, including: supplier selection and qualification process, Quarterly business reviews and scorecards, supplier corrective actions, cost reduction programs.  Perform should cost analysis for major services and spend areas and implement cost reduction initiatives.  Lead and support implementation of best-in-class practices and continuous improvement of systems and processes.
The ideal individual must have proven ability to achieve results in a fast moving, dynamic environment. Self-motivated and self-directed, however, must have demonstrated ability to work well with people. A proven desire to work as a team member, both on the same team and outside of the team. Ability to troubleshoot and analyze complex problems. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines. Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills. Develop strong partnerships with procurement operations, accounts payable, and legal teams.