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Category Manager, IT Hardware

 

Category Manager, IT Hardware

  • JR-122131
  • Mumbai
  • Global Procurement
  • Full time
Category Manager, IT Hardware

Who are we?

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

 

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.  

 

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment. that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success. 

To support our growth, Equinix is building a Global IT Hardware Procurement team and we are looking for an individual with a proven track record in IT Hardware Procurement management. You will work closely with our Global Category Lead to drive change and work in innovative ways to help achieve the department’s objectives

The successful individual will support the business in reaching a Global Procurement supply side market value add category approach. The role involves strong engagement with cross functional stakeholders to obtain sponsorship and 'buy' into the regional/global category sourcing plan with demonstrable business benefits, whilst leading initiatives and driving deadline.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies, negotiates & delivers Total Cost of Ownership improvement opportunities across IT Hardware category.

  • Identifies and executes improvements in related processes. Apply best practice to eliminate unnecessary duplication and complexity across multiple Products/ Solutions.

  • Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders to issue Category RFPs. Demonstrates execution. Communicates extensively with internal and external stakeholders

  • Negotiate supplier agreements with Legal support to comply with regional/global requirements. Complete on-boarding 'due diligence' for new Suppliers, and approve new Supplier creation requests.

  • Responsible for allocated Supplier Relationships and Supplier ranking and risk measures. Creates and maintains long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster two-way feedback (Supplier Relationship Management) Actively manages and optimizes supplier performance, including continuous improvement in quality, service, and delivery, integrating innovations, obsolescence and reduction in total cost of ownership. Share Intelligent Sourcing data and Supplier Delivery & Relationship Performance with Stakeholders.

  • Performs supplier ranking scores & applies risk mitigation strategies. Alignment with Enterprise Risk Management policy.

  • Tracks target deliverables including contract awards, suppliers created / de-activated, supplier relationship performance, cost savings, and cash release. Provides monthly reports

Technical Requirements:

  • 8+ years' of experience in a  procurement role for sourcing international capacity

  • Knowledge of market benchmarking and best practices

Skills

  • Advanced communication and presentation skills

  • Advanced analytical skills

  • Relationship management skills for internal and external engagements

  • Exceptional time management skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Financial acumen skills

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office products; specifically, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Demonstrated performance in prior role(s), with increasing levels of responsibility

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