Dell Software Procurement Contracts Advisor in Panama City, Panama

Contracts Advisor


Dell’s Worldwide Procurement team is seeking a Contracts Advisor to support our

Software Procurement contracts function in accordance with our defined vision, mission and operating principles. Specifically this role is to support software licensing deals with suppliers providing their solutions to Dell’s SABs (Strategically Acquired Business units). The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of managing complex contract negotiations, processes and deadlines, working with cross functional teams effectively to deliver value for stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Operational Tasks:
  • Coordinate contractual process, addresses issues, collects approvals and drives

entire process to conclusion with Software Procurement Team to assure

best quality at best value for Dell and Dell’s SABs

  • Analyze, develops, and administers contractual documents to ensure compliance

to company policy, legal and regulatory requirements and business specifications

  • Coordinate with legal, risk, SAB SMEs & other related in Dell to standardize contract

templates across regions to ensure appropriate local legal requirements. Also work with

all relevant departments to establish playbook with approved fallback positions by

category and region as appropriate

  • Advise the organization of contractual rights and obligations and provide

interpretation of terms and conditions

  • Provide contractual and commercial expertise, support and guidance in the

development and negotiation of contracts, including risk assessment and alternate

positions and consult with respective functions on behalf of business and Procurement

to achieve consensus and agreement

  • Coordinate internal Dell resources to effectively respond to supplier’s proposals

and requirements

  • Ensure response times and other SLAs are met as defined for the role
  1. Project Tasks
  • Manage project and initiative tasks, stakeholders and drive the completion of project milestones and deliverables

  • Provide coaching, training and knowledge transfer to other team members

Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience


  • Law degree or Procurement background and 4-6 years relevant experience

Relevant experience and competencies in:

  • Complex supply contracts

  • Contracts drafting

  • Presentation and Communication

  • Contract workflow processes

  • Time management


Master's degree and/or relevant professional certification (IACCM, PMP, CPSM)

Relevant experience and/or knowledge of:

  • Procurement category management

  • Global teams in a shared services environment

  • Project management

  • Data analysis/Benchmarking

  • Industry standard Procurement Systems, Tools and Processes (Ariba and Word)