Report on Consultant, Purchasing (Consultant, Global Materials) - Austin, TX

Consultant, Purchasing (Consultant, Global Materials) - Austin, TX - 2018-03-10

Date expired: 
Wed, 10/03/2018
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R28165 Consultant, Purchasing (Consultant, Global Materials) - Austin, TX

Dell is a collective of customer-obsessed, industry-leading visionaries. We believe that technology is essential for driving human progress, and the technology we provide transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We recognize that over 100,000 employees across six continents have different interests and aspirations. We inspire, challenge and respect each and every one of them, every day. And we provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Purchasing/Global Materials Consultant on our Purchasing team in Austin, TX.


-Develop, align and implement KPIs for COS activities; Assist with driving closure on corrective actions that improve key COS metrics and overall performance

-Successfully drive COS improvements and work with global partners to identify and implement best of breed practices

-Identify, evaluate and report on supplier performance to executive team on monthly basis

-Metrics, Reporting, REI, Aging, OOL, Staff Functions

-Responsible for implementing Dell COS initiatives within ODM / Dell manufacturing and Fulfillment locations

-With advanced knowledge of their commodity area as well as financial and business analysis and leadership capabilities, develops and fosters cooperative relationships to focus on the most complex materials, components and services while considering forecasted trends and developing effective courses of action

-Interacts with other internal groups while managing cost of purchased materials against current standard cost and actively leading or participating in events focused on increasing the amount of product on pull within the supply base

-Qualifies and approves vendors to optimize supply

-Responsible for placing purchase orders for the most complex materials, goods or services and driving key initiatives with suppliers

-Reviews necessary invoices with accounts payable and proactively ensures the supply base is managing material levels while driving behavior change in suppliers to meet expectations

-Manages internal requirements, specifications, quality, delivery, cost, and risk while overseeing the most effective return process and cost for defective material

-Regularly guides, directs and leads less experienced members of the team


-12+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or 8+ years with a Master’s degree

-Advanced ability to track supply and availability of components, materials and or services

-Advanced ability to work effectively with senior management/executive

-Advanced communication/presentation/organizational/interpersonal skills

-Advanced analytical capabilities

-Possesses operational command of the business

-Understanding of purchasing, big data, data analytics

Company Description
With more than 100,000 team members globally, we promote an environment that is rooted in the entrepreneurial spirit in which the company was founded. Dells team members are committed to serving our communities, regularly volunteering for over 1,500 non-profit organizations. The company has also received many accolades from employer of choice to energy conservation. Our team members follow an open approach to technology innovation and believe that technology is essential for human success.

Why work with us?
-Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology
-When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution
-Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships
-We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential
-Our team members health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work

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