Strategic Procurement agent for Data Center Infrastructure and Software categories

Strategic Procurement agent for Data Center Infrastructure and Software categories

Job Description:

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.

Enterprise Group works to streamline innovation and simplify IT with superior solutions. By combining ESSN (Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking) and Technology Services into one division, we gain a strategic advantage in our focus on "Converged Infrastructure". The HPE Enterprise Group supports our customers with the transformation and integration of their technology. We are there for our customers – come join us!

Strategic Procurement Agent for Data Center Infrastructure and Software

  • In charge of savings deliveries by leveraging industry knowledge, spend analysis, and managing benchmark data;
  • Participates as a senior member on a cross-functional team. May lead specific projects.
  • Own Stakeholder relationship managers to understand business priorities and translate them into procurement plans; comprehends the industry and the Marketplace.
  • Utilizes supply chain and financial modelling tools.
  • In charge of Supplier Selection Activities. May lead activities for less complex domains. Assesses the supply base of category. Negotiates and contracts with suppliers.
  • Engages with low-complexity suppliers. Monitors supplier performance.
  • Executes risk mitigation, business continuity, cost management, and operation strategies.
  • Define contractual vehicle, Identifies common contract risk areas and leads overall contractual negotiation. Negotiates acceptable contracting outcomes using prepacked solutions. Advises program level business representatives on fundamental contract risk areas.
  • Influences a particular supply base across multiple business units.
  • Typically interacts with Managers and Directors.
  • Scope can be located at the country, regional, or global level, within multiple business units, or within a functional area.

Education and Experience Required

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; may have advanced university degree.
  • Typically 4-6 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong Problem solving abilities
  • Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry, and suppliers.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modelling skills. Strong knowledge and use of procurement tools and

applications.

  • Strong communication skills, including presentation and negotiation abilities. Basic Project Management Skills. Basic ability to develop suppliers
  • Strong teamwork and basic leadership skills; basic influencing skills.
  • Mastery in English and local language
  • Ability to create a contract using standard company contract templates with supervision. Applies cause and effect thinking to identify common contract risk areas. Capable of applying pre-packaged contract solutions to obtain acceptable outcomes. Solid understanding of fundamental contracting principles.
  • Good understanding of company business units and company business strategy.
  • Excellent cultural knowledge of supplier locations

Job:

Supply Chain & Operations

Job Level:

Specialist

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities.

HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.


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