Global Commodity Manager- Solid State Drives

Hopkinton, MA, United States
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Hopkinton, MA, United States
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Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Global Commodity Manageron our Solid State Drive Procurementteam in Hopkinton, MA.

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.


Establishes and implements strategies for negotiating supplier/commodity agreements based on in-depth knowledge of the market. Employs knowledge of SSD/NAND market and supplier base for effective risk management and implement supply chain models to develop and implement optimal commodity management strategies. Negotiates contracts and ensures contractual terms and performance scorecards are being met. Develops and implements plans to support supply requirements for ISSD during NPI phase.


  • Negotiates product cost and contracts
  • Manage QBR engagement and work with suppliers to improve their performance
  • Reports commodity and supplier performance on a monthly basis
  • Lead global commodity team which involves cross functional engagement of engineering, marketing, quality and services
  • Implements Dell initiatives with supply base as required to improve commodity management
  • 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.
  • Present to executive management on as need basis on market updates for SSDs
  • Manage supplier relationship and engagement with suppliers and buyers on supply requirements during NPI phase


12+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8+ years with a Master’s degree; or 5+ years with a PhD; or equivalent experience

Demonstrable materials requirements plan analysis skills

Capacity planning skills
Supply chain management skills
Effective supplier management skills
Demonstrable contract development, negotiation and analysis skills
Supplier evaluation skills

Price and cost analysis skills
Market research and trend analysis skills
Component level supply chain analysis skills
Strategic and long-range planning skills


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.

Dell is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Dell are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Dell here.

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