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Dell Advisor, Purchasing (Cost Analyst) in Bukit Mertajam, Malaysia

Advisor, Purchasing (Cost Analyst)

Bukit Mertajam, Penang

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as an Advisor, Purchasing on our Cost Analysis - Materials & Procurement team in Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Our products drive human progress. Our Purchasing team drives the progress of our supply systems. We lead strategic and operational commodity teams, while developing supplier strategy, long-range plans and the optimization of the global supply chain. Our remit includes setting delivery performance goals and implementing procurement initiatives and process improvements. We also oversee the planning and obtaining of materials, components, equipment and services for all parts of the business, including checking requisitions, developing new supply sources and ensuring best quality at best value from third parties.

Function Description :

Dell’s is one of the Best Run Supply Chain’s in the world - renowned for its efficiency and speed of execution. Dell pioneered the Dell Direct Model enabled by a supply chain that generated significant cost and speed efficiencies. Over the last few years, Dell has enabled numerous other sales channels including retail and manufacturing with partner ODMs. The Dell Supply Chain is getting transformed with multiple modes of manufacturing and fulfillment to service demands from different customer segments.

The key objective is to help Dell’s global operations to streamline processes, cut costs and improve efficiencies. The team has a very strong pool of talent coming from premier schools and industries and possesses diverse expertise and skill sets. It’s the place to be for “work hard, play hard”.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Cost Analyst Advisor will work with Procurement, Finance, Operation and other functional terms to:

  • Run spend analytics and highlight focus categories for cost reduction.

  • Validate cost components of each Line of Business (LOB) to ensure accuracy.

  • Roll up bill of materials (BoM) cost for each platform and report and fix the discrepancies.

  • Review and drive improvement in Purchase Price Variance (PPV) and reconcile the cost differential.

  • Support analysis on Clean Sheet gaps, BoM cost, Total Available Material (TAM) allocation, cost forecast, Non Recurring Expense (NRE) etc.

  • Answering and responsible cost related question from stakeholders.

  • Involve in project to design, develop and deploy of new tools, process enhancement with the goal to drive efficiency in daily operation.

  • With limited supervision, provides project support, cost management and development support of commodity supplier strategy.

  • Analyze complex business problems and issues using data to provide insight to critical business decisions.

  • Integrate data from multiple sources to produce requested or required data elements

  • Ensuring the most effective use of existing business systems and process to meet business result and organization goal.

  • Identify opportunities for standardization and simplification across processes currently in place

  • Creatively visualize and effectively communicate data findings and insights in a variety of formats.

Essential Requirements:

  • Typically requires 5+ years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 3+ years with a master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent experience (in supply chain, project management).

  • Have a very strong aptitude for standard software applications (Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint).

  • Strong communication / interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Basic understanding of global supply chain, manufacturing footprint and business environment.

  • Project management skills.

  • Ability to work independently with business stakeholders to understand the business problem and identifying the approach to solving the business problem using advanced analytic techniques.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience in procurement (buyers) or GO finance.

  • Prefer knowledge of Advanced Excel and/or Access skills (VBA, macros, Power BI etc).

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play—providing customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio. We value our customers, winning together, innovation, results and integrity. Grow your career with a highly competitive salary, bonus programs, world-class benefits and unparalleled learning and development opportunities— all at a company that is proud to be diverse and inclusive. Learn more on how we are closing the diversity gap here. (

Closing date: 30th Dec 2020

Dell 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 Dell 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. Dell will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Dell encourages applicants of all ages. Read the full Employment Opportunity Policy here ( .