Global Commodity Manager

Job type:Permanent
Industry:Electronics & Semiconductors, Logistics & Supply Chain, Manufacturing
Expertise:A3 Manager
Job published:6/9/2023
Job ID:V-39361

Our client is a global high-tech component manufacturer with a large, well-established manufacturing base in Thailand.

We are looking for a Global Commodity Manager to join the team. This role is ideal for a proactive individual who welcomes a challenge in a dynamic, multicultural working environment. 


  • Manage commercial relationships with suppliers: strategy, cost improvement, sustainability and timelines, quality control, contract management
  • Support commodity management activities in accordance with policies, objectives and partnership strategy. Support NPI by managing the procurement process for new materials / new products from inception to mass production
  • Initiate short- and long-term strategies; develop, deploy and communicate integrated commodity / category / supplier strategies, providing a clear vision and strategic plan
  • Work collaboratively, as part of a highly skilled cross-functional team to ensure that strategies meet the needs of current and future manufacturing requirements
  • Identify sourcing opportunities by leveraging spend analysis tools. Engage with stakeholders to consolidate requirements across categories, suppliers, and geographical areas
  • Negotiate price, delivery, payments and all contractual terms; develop partnership programme with suppliers
  • Lead long-term cost improvements in line with business plans, including leveraging cost reductions across category groups 
  • Manage suppliers globally to meet company objectives; draft a product road map, as well as cost savings targets and department KPIs
  • Manage the cost reduction programme, existing suppliers, and the selection of new materials / suppliers
  • Select a supply chain capable of meeting quality and delivery requirements; identify and develop a secondary supplier source 
  • Other tasks as assigned by management


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and at least 5 years of supplier or commodity management experience 
  • Technical knowledge and market expertise in manufacturing
  • Experience developing a sourcing plan reflective of portfolio management, long-term agreements or supply agreements, as well as demonstrated comfort level with detailed strategic planning and implementation
  • Mature, proactive, hands-on manager with multitasking, strategic business process leadership & decision-making skills 
  • Innovative, results-oriented, excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills
  • Ability to communicate with senior management, internally and externally, for effective commodity strategy execution is highly preferred
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and under pressure, excellent situational analysis, negotiation, presentation, organizational & time-management skills
  • Fluent communication in Thai and English, both written & spoken

Interested candidates, please submit full resume to or contact directly to K.Surichai (Bo) at 088-912-6307 for more details.