Commodity Buyer

Location Thailand
Discipline Manufacturing Industrial
Job reference BBBH41699_1695018640
Salary THB50000 - THB60000 per month
Job startdate
Consultant email [email protected]

Commodity Buyer


Job Description:

  • The Supplier Developing, Negotiation, Contract review and Cost Saving
  • The commodity buyer is responsible for deploying the commodity strategy for its assigned commodities.
  • The role of the Commodity Buyer is to manage relationship / negotiation with suppliers, pilot the utilization of supplier panel in programs and series production during sourcing, and ensure supplier performance.
  • Provide inputs for Commodity strategy definition to Commodity Managers and Directors
  • Responsible for implementing the strategy through panel policy for assigned commodities, and accountable of the strategy deployment
  • Identify new suppliers to integrate the panel (scouting) and propose to GCD with Regional Commodity Manager their integration in suppliers panel list
  • Ensure that the strategic panel is implemented in the Development phase
  • Accountable for management of suppliers in his/her portfolio including risk management
  • Identify innovation capabilities of suppliers and product / techno innovation within the assigned geographical scope and for assigned commodities
  • Manage relationship with his/her suppliers, supported by the
  • Regional Commodity Manager
  • Provide inputs to Regional Commodity managers
  • Provide inputs for purchasing performance monitoring
  • Accountable for budget realization for their Commodity
  • Provide inputs to Finance for new suppliers' cost models (cost structure, cost drivers, etc.)
  • Provide local insights & inputs to cost model performance update to Finance
  • Support acquisition buyers by challenging cost estimations and cost breakdown
  • Launch RFI for benchmarking and market test
  • Provide supplier list eligible for sourcing to program buyer according commodity strategy for sustainable QCD performance
  • Support program buyer to reach QCD targets
  • Build supplier risk mitigation plans with support of serial buyers
  • Follow up resourcing and mitigation plan effectiveness Support performance of purchasing productivity projects, joins external productivity workshops at suppliers, push execution of identified actions if required
  • Intervene in major supplier issues escalated by serial buyers (escalation, threshold to be defined)


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field preferred
  • Experience in Electronics or Automotive as Commodity buyer
  • Good English Communication is required.
  • Commodity Buyer Level 2: more than 5 years of professional experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience in purchasing in an industrial environment (serial life or program)
  • Experience of successfully managing and negotiating contracts
  • Nice to have Automotive experience would be an advantage
  • Strong Knowledge of supply portfolio and market research and analysis
  • Understanding of sourcing strategies and application (make or buy analysis)
  • Deep understanding of business practices, market dynamics and trends
  • Knowledge of contractual and legal aspects
  • Nice to have Knowledge of assigned commodity (products, technologies, cost models)
  • Nive to have Financial skills
  • Another language depending on the region

ManpowerGroup Thailand - Eastern Seaboard Branch

143/165 Moo 12 T. Nong-prue, A. Banglamung Chonburi 20260

Attn: K. Nantawan Racha

Tel: 033 - 135014 Ext. 3408