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Global Commodity Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Bangkok Province
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/02/2017
  • Duration: 1 month
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The Role:

  • As Commodity Manager in the Strategic Sourcing team you will contribute to defining and executing the strategy of Rail Control Solutions (RCS) global business within the company.
  • The Strategic Sourcing team defines the RCS supply chain strategy, including responsibility for Global partner management of all partner and panel suppliers and sub-contractors. The team drives supplier collaboration in new product development, bids and project execution.
  • Commodity Manager will lead the global commodity team. In this role, the strategic sourcing person will be required to develop a supplier sourcing strategy and effectively communicate the strategies to engineering, operations and supply chain.


  • Manage Commodity strategy Develop commodity strategy based on sales potential and execute plan to enable competitive supply chain.
  • Ensure Product Strategy alignment with Product Managers (Engineering) and foster early collaboration and innovation with RCS suppliers.
  • Give support to Regional operational procurement related to day to day supply chain management of the commodity.
  • Manage Partner supplier relationship Lead in managing supplier relationships and driving for optimal supplier performance.
  • Evaluate supplier proposals for bids and new product development, assess proposals and make and present recommendations to organization.
  • Negotiate and commercial terms and conditions and write contracts.
  • Ensure the company is protected from volatility and risk in the supply market.
  • Deliver supply chain initiatives
  • Ensure the continued competitiveness of the supply base through targeted initiatives based on business needs, such as managing global Requests for Quotations (RFQ) and Transfers of Technology (ToT).
  • Deliver often difficult initiatives through cross-functional collaboration and diligent planning. Deliver governance and reporting requirements
  • Undertake spend analyses, category management and other procurement activities by applying best-practice processes, tools, and techniques, in accordance with procurement governance, processes, standards, and procedures.
  • Present commodity strategy and supplier updates to Senior Management on regular intervals, including to the Head of Procurement, Operations, Engineering and President of RCS.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Procurement function, including negotiating with suppliers, writing and interpreting contracts and agreements.
  • Knowledge of the Business
  • Engineering background with knowledge of the rail business, including signaling would be beneficial.
  • Leadership - Management or Technical
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and able to work closely with others to influence decisions.
  • Problem Solving, Analytical and critical thinking skills. Able to quickly understand a high amount of data to derive messages to present alternatives and recommendation.
  • Impact on RCS' cost savings targets in bid and project phase to enable growth through competitiveness and strong profitability.
  • Strong synthesis and presentation skills for internal and external audiences. Clarity of communication is very important.
  • Good command in Thai and English Languages (Speaking/ Writing/Reading)
  • This role operates on an international level, requiring frequent travelling.

About Fircroft:

Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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