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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with various business stakeholders’ groups to identify and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), advise requestors with respect to contract terms and conditions
Conduct RFP and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance with company policiesLead/support negotiations on General Procurement agreements, including, but not limited to, Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Change Orders balancing business deliverables, legal interests and pricingConduct analysis on proposals for services & products in support of various Fab & Research and Development functions
Analyze total costs, assist business functions with ROI analysis, price and rate benchmarking and negotiate favorable business terms to leverage Western Digital purchasing power
Provide global contract expertise for sourcing of chemicals, gases for various business units
Evaluate single sourcing requests and ensure competitiveness
Develop, refine and implement category strategies and tactics that enable the procurement of marketing products and services at the highest value benefit to the company
Add value by becoming the subject matter expert on chemical, gases & services categories/commodities for internal clients on industry trends, benchmarking, and best practices
Lead cross-functional meetings with various business functions and develop a communication strategy to keep internal clients informed about procurement processes, supplier strategy, and procurement policies
Manage supplier relationships with focus on supply risk management, contract risk management and cost management
Mediate supplier issues and resolve customer / supplier contract disputes if necessary
Lead and participate in supplier performance reviews with vendors to review performance and support mutually agreed upon improvement programs as required
Support ad-hoc reporting needs including supplier scorecards and other reporting
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
Ensure contract execution & retention, preferably through electronic signature process
Provide timely updates, support management reporting of quarterly reports and address any issues quickly
BS Degree required in Business, Supply Chain, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
Chemical experience a plusMinimum of 5 years’ experience
Subject matter expertise in sourcing & contracting tools (SAP and/or Oracle)Certified Purchasing Manager - desirable
Contract Negotiation / Vendor Mgmt. / Influencing Skills
Demonstrated skills in negotiating and formulating marketing contracts, understanding cost models and various price structures, management of contractual, IP and labor law risks
Demonstrated skills in project management required
Ability to work well in a high-pace dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure task completion and deadlines are met as required
Proficient with Oracle Cloud, Microsoft Office applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Communicate well in English both in verbal and written form
ABOUT WESTERN DIGITAL
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.
Western Digital is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. Western Digital does not unlawfully discriminate and complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is The Law poster: Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law.
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