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Senior Global Commodity Manager

Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, 14, Thailand 
Req ID: JR-0000037246


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In this position, the individual will work with all stakeholders to address all aspects of procurement management for services, goods, including procurement support, supplier management, supply-base strategy, market trends assessment, pricing, etc.
  • Understand business service needs, request for quotation, negotiate pricing, commercial and supply agreements with suppliers.
  • Lead quarterly negotiation with suppliers to achieve quarterly and yearly cost reduction.
  • Negotiate legal contracts such as NDA, GPA with suppliers.
  • Coordinates procurement activities with manufacturing, quality, planning and engineering departments.
  • Establish, implement, and administer system and process to evaluate, monitor, report and manage supplier performance and improvement (incl. QBR’s).
  • Monitor commodity market trends; effectively reflect market dynamic in terms of supply, cost, etc.
  • Requires domestic or global expertise of assigned commodities.
  • Performs cost analysis for designated commodities.
  • Develop and execute a supply-base strategy to meet the Company’s business growth and requirements.
  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with existing and potential suppliers to meet the established cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to drive cost reduction / avoidance activities for all related procurement services.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in related fields (Engineering preferred)
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Capital / Direct / Indirect Material Procurement Management
  • Possesses technical know-how on business principles (purchasing, material logistics, contract law, finance, accounting, etc)
  • Excellent level of Thai and English communication skills (verbal / written)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and accounting acumen
  • Strong leadership / people management skills / team building and ability to communicate with all levels within organization
  • Skilled in MS Office (Excel/PowerPoint), ERP System, Project Management
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and work collaboratively in a team environment

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