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Role Description

Dropbox is seeking an experienced Sourcing Manager to join the foundations of our rapidly growing Hybrid Infrastructure team. This person will be responsible for sourcing the commodity hardware needed to deliver the cloud infrastructure that will enable Dropbox to scale beyond our current 1 billion files/day stored by 700M+ users. This role will work with Dropboxs startegic suppliers to ensure that Dropbox has the hardware supply it needs.  


  • Develop commodity technology roadmaps that align business requirements with industry & supplier capabilities
  • Maintain knowledge of market trends including market drivers, cost structures, technical improvements & competitive landscape
  • Develop & execute commodity strategies for, but not limited to, SSD, GPU DRAM, CPU, HDD, Server etc. 
  • Work closely with Engineering to influence technical design decisions to meet business objectives
  • Lead the supplier selection process, price negotiations & contract negotiations 
  • Manage all aspects of new supplier on-boarding & ramp up
  • Interface with Planning to assess current & future demand requirements
  • Ensure continuity of supply from ramp to EOL, negotiate supply agreements as needed
  • Drive supplier performance improvement through executive and/or quarterly business reviews
  • Develop & sustain supplier relationships at the executive & management levels  
  • Work with OEM & ODM partners to ensure execution of commodity strategies  


  • BA/BS in supply chain or equivalent with at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • At least 5 years of commodity procurement or supply chain management experience at a major manufacturing or technology company 
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing & supply chain processes
  • Must be able to prepare & present quantitative & qualitative comparative analysis of sourcing alternatives
  • Excellent communication skills, both written & verbal are required
  • Extensive knowledge & experience in purchasing field is essential
  • Ability to direct contract negotiations & RFx process
  • Strength in negotiations, cost/price analysis & purchasing procedures is also essential

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree MBA, MS-SCM etc 
  • Supply Chain or Procurement designation from ASCM, ISM, CIPS or equivalent 
  • Experience working & partnering with suppliers at a global scale
  • Experience managing cloud infrastructure & datacenter supply chains 
  • 10+ years of supply chain, procurement, sourcing experience 

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