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Regional Procurement Senior Specialist (Major Capital Equipment)

 

Regional Procurement Senior Specialist (Major Capital Equipment)

  • JR-127436
  • Singapore
  • Global Procurement
  • Full time
Regional Procurement Senior Specialist (Major Capital Equipment)

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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. 

Equinix is building a Regional Procurement team and we are looking for a Senior Specialist who will be responsible for leading the supply chain execution for the selected region and Major Capital Equipment category. This role oversees supplier and internal communication as well as project execution. 

Responsibilities: 

 Business Partnering 

  • Engages and collaborates with business teams for regional procurement and governance 

  • Leads the procurement execution initiatives 

  • Is an escalation point to resolve stakeholder issues within the regional team

  • Educates the business on procurement processes and governance 

  • Recommends enhancements to the process and systems  

Negotiations 

  • 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   

Procurement Strategy 

  • 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 regional 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   

Cost Savings 

  • 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  

Supplier Management 

  • Leads the end-to-end supplier management process 

  • Ensures vendor performance is consistent with agreed contract parameters and acts as point of escalation for suppliers when needed 

  • Identify and mitigate supplier risks in the areas of financial, capacity, location, single sole source, spend, and revenue, etc. 

  • Builds and maintains supplier relationships and drives improvement in the areas of cost, risk, and quality 

  • Conducts inventory analysis and produces forecast plans, providing assessments and recommendations based on the data

  • Executes and shares demand forecasts with suppliers 

  • Administrates RFX's, consistent with Category Management strategy 

  • Contributes to key suppliers' quarterly business reviews (QBRs)  

Contract Management 

  • Responsible for all relevant documentation execution for the selected region 

  • Partners with Legal on the contract lifecycle 

  • Negotiates contract details with suppliers 

  • Manages business requirements for Order Management 

  • Initiates supplier creation where applicable in the Source to Pay systems 

 

Minimum qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering field or equivalent practical experience 

  • 5 years of relevant experience in procurement management, supply chain management, category management or consulting.  

  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence  

  • Goal and team-oriented, proactive, and willing to learn & improve 

  • Flexible and adaptable to a fast changing environment 

 

Preferred qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in a technical or engineering field or MBA 

  • Demonstrated regional experience with large-scale industrial engineering and construction programs, preferably data centers 

  • Experience in commodity or supply chain management, and contract management 

  • Experience working with Office Package, Power BI, Coupa, Anaplan 

 

 Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.​

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