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Hewlett Packard Enterprise creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. HPE brings together a portfolio that spans software, services and IT infrastructure to serve more than 1 billion customers in over 170 countries on six continents. HPE invents, engineers, and delivers technology solutions that drive business value, create social value, and improve the lives of our clients.

Learning does not only happen through training. Relationships are among the most powerful ways for people to learn and grow, and this is part of our HPE culture. In addition to working alongside talented colleagues, you will have many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignment opportunities. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate your learning and maximize your knowledge. We also have a “reverse mentoring” program which allows us to share our knowledge and strengths across our multi-generation workforce.

What does Global Procurement do at HPE?

Global Procurement is the corporate function responsible for managing the procurement of all non-production goods and services – spanning such diverse categories as advertising, research & development, travel, and third-party labor. Simply put, GP is responsible for enabling the company to buy what it needs to operate our business and to support our customers on behalf of HPE business units and functions around the world.

With the advent of HPE, GP has embarked on a three-year journey to tightly align with our internal customers’ needs. We must be the clear market-leaders in negotiating commercial deals and set the industry benchmark in every category. We will partner with our internal customers and one another in wholly new ways so that together, we can deliver the unimaginable for HPE.

  • Analyzes industry trends and procurement performance to support a supply category; reports results of analyses to procurement manager.
  • Collaborates with internal and external partners to meet procurement objectives.
  • Meets with senior members in an observer capacity to learn about business priorities.
  • Learns to use supply chain and financial modeling tools.
  • Engages with partners projects.
  • Performs tasks as assigned and applies experience to align individual work with overall strategy using discretion and judgment.
  • Reviews performance metrics on a regular basis, identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Influences a particular team within the job family.
  • Typically interacts with Managers.
  • Scope is typically limited to one country or sub-region, within a business unit, or within a functional area.
  • Influences a particular team within the job family.
  • Typically interacts with Managers.
  • Scope is typically limited to one country or sub-region, within a business unit, or within a functional area.

Education and Experience Required

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience
  • Typically 2-4 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Good understanding of procurement processes, industry, and suppliers.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and basic supply chain modeling skills. Good knowledge and use of procurement tools and applications.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).
  • Good teamwork skills.
  • Mastery in English and local language

We offer extensive social benefits, flexible working hours, a competitive salary and shared values, make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers. At HPE our goal is to provide equal opportunities, work-life balance, and constantly evolving career opportunities.

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