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Rayong - Thailand

Sep 17, 2021

Full time


Lead the development and management of certain global/regional commodity strategies designed to leverage BW collective purchasing power and maximize synergistic opportunities to optimize supplier performance, reduced total supply costs while meeting our technology expectations throughout the supply chain. Ensure commodity plan deliverables meet designed strategies. Negotiate key supplier contracts. Provide global leadership in the communication, implementation, coordination, and enforcement of commodity strategies.


  • Responsibilities include Mid. level plus provides leadership and mentoring
  • Meet or exceed cost reduction target meeting requirements from Business Unit
  • Resolve commercial & systematic delivery issues from suppliers
  • Negotiates complex and or critical supplier agreements in line with existing strategies
  • Execute supplier resourcing in aligned with GSM commodity strategies


  • Manage supply base for existing production materials. 
  • Maintain competitive pricing with emphasis on cost reductions, quality and supplier delivery performance.
  • Identify appropriate source to select considering strategic commodity business plan.
  • Create eRFQ package and analyze & score to select best supplier.
  • Negotiate and award suppliers meeting GSM commodity strategy and policy.
  • Hold kick-off meeting with supplier awarded and support APQP management at suppliers
  • Release tooling POs and manage supplier tooling documents required
  • Enter related data to ERP system and issue prototype, PPAP orders & Blanket POs to suppliers.
  • Manage supplier changes during development and mass production.
  • Verify supplier capacity to meet program volume requirement.
  • Finalize agreement Terms & Conditions including freight, payment terms, currency etc.
  • Manage supplier data for system including supplier contact, price, terms etc
  • Manage value & non value add permanent supplier changes
  • Track and improve supplier performance – cost, quality, delivery actual.
  • Resolve commercial and capacity issues at suppliers.
  • Drive cost reduction initiatives and meet cost reduction targets.
  • Support global commodity strategies
  • Manage cost of indirect materials
  • Create ideas and implement cost reduction for indirect materials
  • Analyze material pass through impact regular basis
  • Recommends supplier process utilization by interpreting blueprints and evaluating customer needs. 
  • Explore available technology and implements best practices related to purchasing activities.
  • Evaluate part design with engineering, quality and suppliers to obtain optimum efficiencies.
  • Manage and administrate multiple databases and systems important to the Purchasing function (SPS, SAP, Part Portal etc.)
  • Maintain supplier contact points as of the latest version.
  • Collect z-scores for local suppliers to clarify their financial status on regular basis.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or related field from a four-year College or University is required


  • 5 plus years Purchasing Experience (automotive). 
  • Strong Technical Aptitude
  • Negotiation Experience
  • Proficient in English
  • Powertrain experience in automotive field is preferred with forging, casting and powder metal commodities.


  • Required good written and verbal English communication skills, presentation skills and negotiation skills.
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office). 


  • Customer focus
  • Priority setting
  • Ethics and values                            
  • Informing
  • Creativity                             
  • Problem solving
  • Action oriented                                 
  • Process management
  • Functional/Technical skills                                        
  • Personal learning

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