Dell Director, Procurement in Austin, Texas

What gives Dell our competitive advantage? It’s our ability to achieve cost savings as we operate at the cutting edge of technology. Working in an environment that’s as complex as it is critical, our Buyer team within Materials and Procurement manages a group of indirect categories, such as real estate, marketing material, supplies or software. We use our in-depth knowledge and experience to develop strategic relationships with external suppliers as well as with key stakeholders. Our role also includes leading contract negotiations, managing risk, driving cost-saving initiatives and implementing strategic sourcing best practices.

This role develops and implements Social and Environmental Responsibility strategy and prioritization; ensures adherence to policies governing commitments to Dell's Supplier Principles, employs knowledge of supply chain operations, commodity management, manufacturing and/or procurement activities to evaluate and enhance Dell's SER program effectiveness.


  • Leads a 10-person geographically distributed team managing social and environmental responsibility (SER) in Dell’s supply chain

  • Sets and ensures execution of strategies to assess and address risks in labor, health and safety, environmental, responsible mineral sourcing, and ethics practices at supplier sites worldwide

  • Directs development of data management tools to increase programmatic efficiencies

  • Manages regulatory and eco-label compliance in coordination with Legal, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Environmental Affairs divisions within Dell

  • Reports to executive management on SER program status and emerging risks

  • Collaborates closely with Director of Supply Chain SER Operations - based in China - to drive supplier audits, capability building, and other programs

  • Oversees communications and messaging to internal and external stakeholders on supply chain SER strategy, goals, KPIs, and progress

  • Engages with industry consortia to drive initiatives to improve social and environmental practices across the electronics supply chain and to identify emerging risks

  • Collaborates with corporate CSR team on external stakeholder engagement, including NGOs and customers

  • Leads cross-functional Supply Chain governance activities to ensure broad input and adherence to SER policies and processes


-Undergraduate degree and 14+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience

-4+ years diversified leadership, planning, communication, organization and people motivation skill (or equivalent experience)

  • Expert presentation skills

  • Advanced knowledge and application concepts

  • Advanced understanding of business environment

  • Possesses product, technology, supply chain and industry knowledge

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Advanced problem solving skills Leadership skills

We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

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