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Senior Commodity Manager

Company Description

Dropbox is a special place where we are all seeking to fulfill our mission to design a more enlightened way of working. We’re looking for innovative talent to join us on our journey. The words shared by our founders at the start of Dropbox still ring true today. Wouldn’t it be great if our working environment—and the tools we use—were designed with people’s actual needs in mind? Imagine if every minute at work were well spent—if we could focus and spend our time on the things that matter. This is possible, and Dropbox is connecting the dots. The nearly 3,000 Dropboxers around the world have helped make Dropbox a living workspace - the place where people come together and their ideas come to life. Our 700+ million global users have been some of our best salespeople, and they have helped us acquire customers with incredible efficiency. As a result, we reached a billion dollar revenue run rate faster than any software-as-a-service company in history. Dropbox is making the dream of a fulfilling and seamless work life a reality. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.

Team Description

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.

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 Dropbox’s startegic suppliers to ensure that Dropbox has the hardware supply it needs.  


  • Develop commodity technology roadmaps that align business requirements with industry and supplier capabilities
  • Maintain knowledge of market trends including market drivers, cost structures, technical improvements and competitive landscape
  • Develop and 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 and contract negotiations 
  • Manage all aspects of new supplier on-boarding and ramp up
  • Interface with Planning to assess current and 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 and sustain supplier relationships at the executive and management levels  
  • Work with OEM and 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 and supply chain processes
  • Must be able to prepare and present quantitative and qualitative comparative analysis of sourcing alternatives
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in purchasing field is essential
  • Ability to direct contract negotiations and RFx process
  • Strength in negotiations, cost/price analysis and 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 and partnering with suppliers at a global scale
  • Experience managing cloud infrastructure and datacenter supply chains 
  • 10+ years of supply chain, procurement, sourcing experience 

Total Rewards

Dropbox takes a number of factors into account when determining individual starting pay, including job and level they are hired into, location/metropolitan area, skillset, and peer compensation.  We target most new hire offers between the minimum up to the middle of the range.

Salary/OTE is just one component of Dropbox’s total rewards package. All regular employees are also eligible for the corporate bonus program or a sales incentive (target included in OTE) as well as stock in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Current Salary/OTE Ranges (Subject to change):
• US Zone 1: $174,300 - $205,000 - $235,700.
• US Zone 2: $156,800 - $184,500 - $212,200.
• US Zone 3: $139,400 - $164,000 - $188,600.
Dropbox uses the zip code of an employee’s remote work location to determine which metropolitan pay range we use. Current US Zone locations are as follows:
• US Zone 1: San Francisco metro, New York City metro, or Seattle metro
• US Zone 2: Austin (TX) metro, Chicago metro, California (outside SF metro), Colorado, Connecticut (outside NYC metro), Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York (outside NYC metro), Oregon, Pennsylvania (outside NYC or DC metro), Washington (outside Seattle metro), Washington DC metro and West Virginia (DC metro)
• US Zone 3: All other US locations 


Dropbox is committed to investing in the holistic health and wellbeing of all Dropboxers and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • (US Only) Competitive 401(k) Plan with a generous company match and immediate vesting
  • Flexible Time Off/Paid Time Off, paid holidays, Volunteer time off and more
  • Protection Plans including; Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Travel benefit plans
  • Perks Allowance to be used on what matters most to you, whether that’s wellness, learning and development, food & groceries, and much more
  • Parental benefits including; Parental Leave, Child and Adult Care, Day Care FSA (US Only), Fertility Benefits (US Only), Adoption and Surrogacy support and Lactation Support  

Mental Health and Wellness benefits Free Dropbox space for your friends and family 

Additional benefits details are available upon request.

Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).

Other open positions

Our Engineering team is working to simplify the way people work together. They’re building a family of products that handle over a billion files a day for people around the world. With our broad mission and massive scale, there are countless opportunities to make an impact.