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Director Capital Equipment (Strategic Sourcing)

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Location: , Malaysia 
Req ID: JR-0000039908


Western Digital

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  • Designs and develops the value initiative pipeline to optimize the global Facilities & Capex spend. Prioritize sourcing efforts, develop baseline spend and manages sequential sourcing waves.
  • Responsible for conducting spend analysis, analyzing supply markets, identifying sourcing value levers, executing competitive RFIs/RFPs and leading supplier negotiations.
  • Builds strong relationships with Executive Team and key stakeholders across the business to agree on business goals and key requirements and remove obstacles for sourcing teams.
  • Manages complex sourcing initiatives, leads large cross-functional teams and ensures teams understand supply market dynamics and develop innovative supply solutions.
  • Ensures integrity of savings tracking and reporting efforts and works with Finance team to ensure negotiated savings are realized.
  • Establishes leading supplier management practices, building policies and procedures for reviewing supplier performance and ensuring new value is created year over year.
  • Leads the Capex strategic sourcing function globally, develops talent, leverages technology and drives savings and new value.
  • Builds and develops strategic sourcing talent. Hires, develops and coaches the strategic sourcing team. Manages retention, compensation, performance management, resource scheduling and planning, capability and skill development, career development etc.
  • 10+ years of successful strategic sourcing expertise including managing direct reports.
  • Strategic sourcing experience must include global agreements for equipment and systems.
  • Candidate must have strong enough understanding of maintenance & installation contracts and complex systems (gained either through engineering degree or extensive experience sourcing in those areas) to hold their
  • The candidate needs to promote & encouraging employee engagement and developing top talent.
  • Proven ability to develop and lead complex strategic sourcing strategies and initiatives to deliver significant business impact.
  • Proven own with engineering stakeholders.
  • Proven ability working with business leaders, stakeholders and internal operations teams ability to lead high-performance teams and build strong and lasting partnerships.
Education Requirements:
  • B.S./B.A. degree required (in relevant area such as Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, or similar discipline)
  • MBA and other relevant degree /certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM) highly desirable

Western Digital Corporation is the world’s largest data storage company with a leading portfolio of HGST, SanDisk, G-Technology and WD brands covering flash and disk-based solutions.  Deployed by the largest and most prominent organizations worldwide, Western Digital solutions are everywhere, touching lives and enabling great value from the data they possess. 


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