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Strategic Procurement Manager - Houston, TX #4674707

Company: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company

Date: 03/14/2018

Category: Computer Software

City: Houston, TX

Strategic Procurement Manager

Job Description:

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.

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!

Responsible for managing cable/power commodity worldwide that includes product availability from the supply base that support commodity and supplier strategies. Responsible for supplier negotiations, business relationships, cost, and assurance of supply. Will be primarily responsible to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements that align to HPE objectives.

Responsible for managing commodities/categories worldwide, including goods and services that support the company and its customers. Includes setting category strategies; supply base development to meet the company and customer requirements; and supplier contracting and negotiations; supplier qualification; and establishing quality processes / resolving quality issues. Emphasis is on strategy, supplier development, negotiations, business relationships, quality, cost, assurance of supply and predictability. Develops the company procurement strategies, policies and tactics required to achieve objectives. Primary objective is to reduce the cost of supply and meet demand requirements, business and quality specifications, and revenue goals. Adds value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and subcontracts.


  • Leads the analysis of a specific commodity data and industry trends or leads an individual supply chain sub- category; reports results to managers.

  • Participates as a senior member on a cross-functional team (may lead specific projects).

  • Meets with Stakeholder managers to understand business priorities and translate them into procurement plans; comprehends the industry and the Marketplace.

  • Utilizes supply chain and financial modeling tools.

  • Participates in 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.

  • Identifies common contract risk areas.

  • Negotiates acceptable contracting outcomes using pre- packed solutions.

  • Advises program level business representatives on fundamental contract risk areas.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; may have advanced university degree.

  • Requires 4-6 years of experience in procurement or supply chain function.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong understanding of procurement processes, industry, and suppliers.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong business application skills (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint) and supply chain modeling 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 the company's business units and the company's business strategy.

  • Excellent cultural knowledge of.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Values:

Partnership first: We believe in the power of collaboration - building long term relationships with our customers, our partners and each other

Bias for action: We never sit still - we take advantage of every opportunity

Innovators at heart: We are driven to innovate - creating both practical and breakthrough advancements

HPE is an EOE / Female / Minority / Individual with Disabilities / Protected Veteran Status

What do 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.

If you are looking for challenges in a pleasant and international work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. Apply now below, or directly via our Careers Portal at

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

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise provides equal employment opportunity to any employee or applicant without regard to sex, gender, color, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, uniformed service status, familial status, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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