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Procurement Specialist Senior Advisor

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies

Bucharest, Romania
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Secureworks (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a global cybersecurity leader that secures human progress with Secureworks® Taegis™, a SaaS-based, open XDR platform built on 20+ years of real-world threat intelligence and research, improving customers’ ability to detect advanced threats, streamline and collaborate on investigations, and automate the right actions.

We enjoy competitive compensation and benefits packages, and reward and recognize our employees for exceptional results. A constant focus on continued learning and growth keeps our team members engaged and excited about “what’s next.” We offer flexible work options when available, and emphasize the importance of work-life balance. We know that when our people are rewarded, recognized, and rejuvenated, we win as a team.


The Procurement Specialist Senior Advisor will be responsible for determining and implementing appropriate sourcing and purchasing methods in order to support the business needs, with a strong focus on IT Software/SaaS renewals environment. This is an independent contributor role responsible for the day-to-day global sourcing activities, as well as supporting global Business operations, if needed. The Procurement Specialist will develop mastery in the purchasing processes and maintain excellent relationship with suppliers, clients and/or internal stakeholders that include department leaders.

Join us to do the best work of your career and make a profound social impact as a Senior Procurement specialist in our Secureworks finance organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Procure various goods and services for Secureworks internal business teams.
  • Stakeholder collaboration and influencing on various projects & purchasing requirements.
  • Act as a subject matter expert on the procurement tools and processes.
  • Work in close cooperation with the cross-functional teams for fulfilling both IT (Hardware / Software / SaaS) and Non-IT purchasing needs.
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with internal stakeholders and critical suppliers.
  • Evaluate vendor proposals, perform TCO analysis, and drive cost savings through extensive vendor negotiations.
  • Building positive, long-term partnerships with top spend vendors.
  • Ensuring proactive and timely management of IT & Non-IT Renewals.
  • Contract management (drafting, approval, review, amendments, etc.) & contract negotiations (price, terms, language, etc.,)
  • Purchase Order approval and Purchase2Pay process guidance to various stakeholders.
  • Identifying cost saving opportunities and implement appropriate strategies to achieve them.
  • Resolving day to day order management & invoicing issues using tactical systems and purchasing tools.
  • Participation in different projects, to be identified together with management, in order to ensure process improvements and efficiency gains.
  • Ensure all Procurement activities are performed in an accurate, efficient manner, and in accordance with Secureworks Procurement policies and procedures. This can include supporting internal audit teams to ensure proper protocols are being followed.
  • Troubleshooting supplier invoice issues by acting as liaison with Accounts Payable.
  • Maintain purchasing reports for cost savings, supplier diversity goals etc.
  • Prepare vendor documentation in order to register & on-board the selected vendors into internal systems.

Essential Requirements

  • First level university degree or equivalent.
  • 7-12 years in a professional role.
  • At least 5+ years of professional Procurement experience in a strategic sourcing, category management or similar procurement role.
  • Experience with the IT purchasing environment.
  • Ability to multitask, work with multiple projects/deliverables and communicate with various stakeholders at different levels.
  • Must have excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with Procurement Spend Management platforms (Workday, SAP/Ariba, Coupa, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • High motivation to learn, develop and perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with a technology/IT or Cybersecurity company would be considered a plus.

Secureworks 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 Secureworks 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. Secureworks will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.