Dell Front End Program Manager in Taipei, Taiwan

Job Summary:

As part of the Client Procurement organization, the FE GCM is responsible for driving cost prediction & optimization initiatives in the concept and define phases (ex. assessing specifications, designs, feature sets, supply chain design,...etc.) that involve driving down costs while delivering the mechanical and electrical architecture desired. The FE GCM must possess strong technical aptitude to collaborate with system architects & engineers on cost optimized designs & specifications across the functional subsystems. Understanding of design elements in mechanical and electrical assembly is important. The FE GCM also provides engagement and analytical support for product innovation activities in NPI phases. Participates in global procurement initiatives and strives to continually improve business processes and procedures. The FE GCM should also have the ability to build strong, long lasting business relationships internally and externally. Strong presentation and persuasion skills with an ability to clearly communicate across all levels of the organization is also desired.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Knowledge of computer system architecture, and understanding the impacts on overall system design

  • Very good knowledge of hardware & software technologies, including market dynamics

  • Develop and utilize Cost Modeling tools along with known market conditions to estimate should be cost when assessing design trade-offs

  • Develop overall business case recommendations for innovation initiatives by leading and collaborating with x-functional team

  • Drive cost optimization opportunities in effort to drive down total cost while delivering the mechanical and electrical architecture desired

  • Analyze and identify potential architectural challenges (NUDDs - New, Unique, Difficult, and Different) through working with SQE, suppliers, etc

  • Drive different levels of DFx in an effort to optimize cost and enable challenging design solutions

  • Pull together product level cost view at Concept phase exit and again at Define Phase exit

  • Get global procurement alignment on product level views

  • Attend competitive teardowns and identify opportunities on how we line up to competition, and drive those opportunities into our future generation programs

  • Program manage advanced engineering, marketing and procurement teams to provide a given set of deliverables and drive to a timeline

  • Drive cost optimization procurement specific deliverables such as Total Cost Matrix and Cost Bridges

  • Influence the sourcing strategy by calling out the industry overview, supply chain, cost position and recommendation for Dell management strategy

  • Understand design elements in mechanical assembly and manufacturing process to identify cost drivers

Essential Requirements

  • Good English communication skills

  • Analytical Skills

  • Proficient PP & Excel skills

  • Ability to develop strategic POV for carcass and system level cost

  • Ability to create and maintain relationships with Marketing and Engineering stakeholders

  • ME or Electrical Engineering degree/experience

  • GCM or Operation background/experience

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

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