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Job Summary: If you are looking to join a company that can offer long term career opportunities on a global scale backed by a positive, and high energy culture, then Equinix is the place for you! Under Global leadership, the Regional Procurement Manager manages multiple and complex categories for Major Capital Equipment (MCE), with cross-functional and regionally diverse scope. Accountable for building and creating the category plan and managing the plan closely with leadership. The incumbent will also be required to support both regional and global category management and procurement functions.
Engages and collaborates with business teams for regional procurement and governance
Is an escalation point to resolve stakeholder issues within the regional team
Educates the business on procurement processes and governance
Recommends enhancements to the Source to Pay process and systems
Resource Management (people, finances etc.)
Will provide management updates on supplier performance and team productivity
Is an escalation point for the team for solving resource/budgetary issues
Contributes and/or is responsible for resource planning (people, finances etc.) activities
Partners intra-regionally with business leaders, and other key stakeholders to execute capital and operational purchases that deliver cost savings, reduce supplier lead times, and improve vendor performance
Ensures appropriate supply agreements are in place and guides internal teams how to monitor adherence to the terms of the agreement
Aligns with internal customers regarding best negotiation positions and provide stakeholders with a balanced view of contract risk and liabilities
Directly engages suppliers at the appropriate levels to influence the best outcome for Equinix that exceeds the business requirements
Utilizes a global perspective in the execution of procurement strategy within the region
Develops a vendor management strategy to “right size” the supply strategy for the region
Develops, communicates, and executes against global procurement strategies and best practices for the region
Establishes and delivers procurement goals, metrics, and work plans to meet operational objectives
Contributes for spend category management strategies and action plans
Monitors and maintains full industry and market knowledge of equipment, suppliers, best practices, competitive landscape, etc.
Communicate and collaborate with all key stakeholders to ensure alignment of the overall strategy
Communicate and implement strategy effectively throughout the relevant regional procurement teams
Lead the regional procurement teams to implement procurement strategy effectively throughout region across the relevant categories
Drives and delivers cost savings opportunities aligned with organizational commitments
Develops cost savings proposals and interacts closely with suppliers, and internal customers, to achieve the cost savings
Creates and maintains cost forecasts (reduction or increase) and cost-tracking for the region
Leads the end-to-end supplier management process
Builds and maintains supplier relationships and drives improvement in the areas of cost, risk, and quality
Identify and mitigate supplier risks in the areas of financial, capacity, location, single sole source, spend, and revenue, etc.
Educates suppliers on the mechanics of doing business with Equinix
Identifies and resolves various supplier management problems
Supports selection of new suppliers
Acts as point of escalation for suppliers when needed
Responsible for all relevant documentation execution including contract SOW signature, supplier certification including insurance & ISO documents
Partners with Legal on the contract lifecycle
Works with business partners to develop and agree SOW, business, and commercial requirements
Negotiates contract details with suppliers
Manages business requirements for Order Management
Initiates supplier creation where applicable in the Source to Pay systems
Bachelor’s degree in a technical or engineering field or equivalent practical experience required
5 years of relevant experience in procurement management, supply chain management, category management or consulting preferred
Strong skills in negotiation and influence skills
Goal and team-oriented, proactive, and willing to learn & improve
Flexibility and fast adaptation to changing environment
Master’s degree in a technical or engineering field or MBA preferred
Demonstrated experience with large-scale industrial engineering and construction programs, preferably data centers
Experience in commodity or supply chain management, and contract management preferred
Experience working with Office Package, Power BI, Coupa, Anaplan preferred
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