Dell Transportation Procurement, Global Commodity Manager in Austin, Texas

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Global Commodity Manager on our Global Logistics Procurement team in Austin, Texas.

A ground-breaking company making game-changing products needs an exceptional supply chain. Commodity Management within Materials and Procurement develops and implements plans to support forecasted needs for suppliers or commodities. We use our in-depth knowledge of foreign and domestic markets to negotiate supplier agreements and contracts with optimum pricing and terms. We also harness our understanding of commodity qualities, transportation options, risk management and supply chain evaluation models to develop optimal commodity management strategies.

Responsibilities

-Developing and executing strategic sourcing plans that enable the sustainable achievement of our cost improvement and service level goals

-Driving mechanisms to better understand key cost drivers within the Outbound Transportation category and keeping abreast of market dynamics that will ensure a continued advantaged position for Dell

-Developing an external reference framework for cost and process benchmarking and improve performance relative to benchmarks

-Progressing productive working relationships with our key suppliers and enable supplier innovation through the leadership of a multi-tier supplier relationship strategy

-Leveraging advanced negotiating techniques, as appropriate, in commercial, contractual and service level dialog with suppliers

-Increasing the visibility of spend and the portion of spend actively managed

Enhancing internal stakeholder engagement that enables opportunity for increased procurement contribution to business challenges within the Outbound Transportation category.

-Developing and maintaining relationships with executives and senior executives at suppliers

-Mentoring team members

Requirements

-Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field (MBA or post graduate degree preferred) and 10 years+ procurement experience working within a large, global, center-led procurement organization (5 years+ considered for candidates with MBA or post graduate degree)

-Distinctive problem solving leadership

-Analytical capability

-Effective influencing skills and ability to build lasting relationships internally & externally and influence across multiple layers of the organization

-Effective communication and synthesizing skills (both written and verbal)

-Able to leverage advanced negotiation techniques to progress the sustainable achievement of cost, contractual and service level goals

Benefits

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.

If you can combine polished negotiating skills with strong market knowledge, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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