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Dell Global Commodity Manager, Internal Use Software in Texas

Want to join a world-class global procurement organization where you can drive change while building a long-term career? Dell’s procurement organization offers the opportunity to learn industry leading skills through our in-house training programs and top of the line career development courses. Recognized for our world-class processes, as a member of the Customer Facing Services procurement team you will have an opportunity to support Dell’s Services transformation strategy, develop your career, and partner with a diverse team of talented procurement experts. Position based in EMEA and reports to the Director of Procurement

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.

Role

Tracks new technology development for assigned products/suppliers. Drives alignment between Supplier roadmaps and Dell line of business roadmaps. Negotiates product cost and contracts as appropriate. Implements Dell initiatives with supply base as required. Identifies opportunities for supply chain optimization and implements as appropriate. Identifies suppliers that provide relevant technology for products. Identifies cost targets for relevant roadmap products.

Responsibilities

  • Build and maintain key relationships with strategic partners

  • Assist development and execution of global Software commodity strategy (including Supplier Diversity, SER, Compliance) and quarterly interlock with business partners across several Software commodities and multiple strategic suppliers

  • Drive Dell and suppliers to develop process improvements to maximize effectiveness and to reduce Dell's total cost of ownership

  • Implement Dell's strategic procurement initiatives with their suppliers to improve Dell and supplier processes to achieve these goals

  • Build peer and executive (as necessary) relationships across the Business Units and globally within Indirect Procurement to execute against commodity strategy and drive best practice

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years relevant procurement experience and/or equivalent commodity management experience

  • Program/project management skills and the ability to gain respect of cross functional organization

  • Skilled at influencing others (at different levels of management)

  • Strategic planning skills

  • Advanced excel, problem solving skills and ability to analyze complex sourcing decisions

  • Contract development and negotiation skills

Preferences

  • Price/cost Analysis

  • Market research and trend analysis skills

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.

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