Lead the team to understand cost structure of a broad supply base and provide cost target based on deep understanding of key trends and market conditions for industry
Basic / advanced knowledge on mechanical design and be able to discuss with Engineering team to validate drivers based on design
Understand different manufacturing process of mechanical parts and understand the manufacturing drivers (E.g., Cycle time, Yield) through field experiences.
Able to discuss with SQE or GOE to validate these drivers
Actively participate in commodity industry and trade associations to build depth and breadth of business acumen.
Drives Dell and suppliers to develop process improvements to maximize asset velocity and to reduce Dell's total cost of ownership.
Also, implements 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 Unit and globally within General Procurement to execute against commodity strategy and drive best practice
Strong leadership and team building skills and the ability to organize a high performance global commodity team.
Program / project management skills and the ability to gain respect of cross functional organization
Skilled at influencing others (at different levels of management)
Strong analytical thinking, advanced excel, problem solving skills and ability to analyze complex sourcing decisions
Price / cost Analysis
Market research and trend analysis skills
Good to have field experience and understand the key manufacturing cost drivers
Advanced strategic planning skills
Education background and Work experience
Minimum : Bachelor Degree major in engineering or management
Preferred : Engineering or operations related master degree
Experience : with 5 10 years industry experience in engineering / procurement / High Tech or electronics manufacturing Procurement