1119431 Direct Software Strategic Sourcing Lead

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Houston, TX
  • May 17, 2022
Full time Information Systems Software Engineer Technology

Job Description

This role has been designated as ‘Edge’, which means you will primarily work outside of an HPE office.

Job Description: Direct Software Strategic Sourcing Lead

 At HPE, we bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions and advance the way people live and work. Our legacy inspires us as we forge ahead dedicated to helping our customers make their mark on the world.  We’re solving the world’s most complex challenges, and our people are at the forefront of progress.

The Strategic Sourcing Lead is responsible for managing commodities/categories worldwide, including goods and services that support the company and its customers. This 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. The emphasis is on strategy, supplier development, negotiations, business relationships, quality, cost, assurance of supply and predictability. They also develop 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. They add value to the company through managing performance aspects of major contracts and subcontracts.


  • Accountable for results of a large multi-category department, supply chain, or complex product lines, ensuring that performance meets overall business needs, including strategy, costcost savings, direction and people management.
  • Ensures performance meets overall business needs at a global and regional level.
  • Manages a team of senior-level exempt individual contributors and Managers that typically support a complex global organization or business unit.
  • Responsible for hiring, setting and monitoring of annual performance plans, coaching, and career development; ensures that the proper tools are in place to support the team and the processes.
  • Plans, directs and monitors high end operational/tactical activities of Staff with primary focus on either high-end tactical or broad strategic issues or a combination of both.
  • Meets with senior Stakeholder business executives to discuss impact of supply chain strategic development and development of forward thinking supply chain strategies.
  • Partners with supplier in forward-thinking strategic development and relationship building.
  • Creates new operational efficiencies and cost savings within the supply chain on a broad scale using process improvement and policy development.
  • Acts as a key advisor to senior management on the development of overall strategies and long term goals of the organization.
  • Applies expert subject matter knowledge to manage staff activities in solving most complex business/technical issues within established framework.
  • Oversees the development and delivery of complex initiatives that can impact the supply chain globally, typically requiring the leadership of cross-functional and/or cross-regional teams.
  • Manages the demand and supply matching activities from a strategic level, ensuring that businesses are achieving the key business metrics.

Education and Experience Required:

  • First level university degree or equivalent experience; advanced university degree preferred.
  • Typically 10+ years of experience in a supply chain or related function.
  • Typically 2-4 years of people management experience.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Advanced understanding of supply chain and procurement processes and strategy.
  • Excellent understanding of market place and industry supply base and standards.
  • Advanced ability to partner with supplier in forward-thinking strategic development and relationship building.
  • Excellent leadership skills, particularly in complex, international, and cross functional teams.
  • Advanced analytical and data modelling skills.
  • Advanced project and program management skills.
  • Excellent people management skills, including managing teams across geographies and regions.
  • Advanced communication skills, catered to a wide variety of audiences; mastery in English and local language.
  • Excellent business acumen and understanding of risk mitigation approaches and contract language usage.
  • Excellent understanding of the company's policies and processes.
  • Excellent multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Advanced consulting, influencing, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to ensure strategic alignment with multiple parties.

What we can offer you:
Extensive benefits, a competitive salary and participation in the shared values and purpose that make Hewlett Packard Enterprise one of the world´s most attractive employers! At HPE, our goal is to provide equal opportunities, flexible work-life balance, and constantly evolving career growth.
If you are looking for challenges in an exciting, supportive and international work environment, then we definitely want to hear from you. Continue the conversation by clicking apply now below, or directly via our Careers Portal at www.hpe.com/careers.

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