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Regional Procurement Specialist

 

Regional Procurement Specialist

  • JR-120576
  • London
  • Global Procurement
  • Full time
Regional Procurement Specialist

About Equinix

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. 

The Role

Equinix is building a Regional Procurement team and we are looking for an individual with experience as a Buyer or Procurement Specialist focusing on electrical packages within construction projects. Data Centre construction experience would be desirable.

The role involves a basic understanding of project demand scheduling/planning and an interest in understand high powered electrical systems for the infrastructure of Data Centres. An ideal candidate will have experience as a Buyer, Project Buyer or Procurement Specialist focusing in the support of stakeholders within Design, Commercial and Project Management as well as being able to manage high value, low volume orders of Major Capital Equipment.

Responsibilities included (but not limited to):

Project Oversight

  • Prepares project budget preparation
  • Prepares, understands and communicates project schedules and key actions
  • Coordinates and runs project meetings, updates and quotation documentation
  • Independently completes portions of project deliverables, as assigned by more senior team members
  • Defines and prioritizes tasks to ensure that project management is adequately supported
  • Meets deadlines and communicates progress of assigned project deliverables
  • Reports on commercial issues from quote to invoicing
  • Communicates minor project/program scope, schedule, resource and budget changes, risks, and issues
  • Experience in procurement of electrical equipment desirable, alternatively large mechanical equipment procurement or support of large scale construction projects

Business Partnering:

  • Proactively engage and collaborate with business team stakeholders as a commercial and schedule specialist in electrical equipment
  • Gain Stakeholder support and approval on target approach. Seek opportunities to build effective stakeholder relationships on behalf of the team
  • Communicate extensively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Recommend enhancements to relevant process and systems

Supplier Management:

  • Willingness to learn fundamentals of contract negotiation and administration.
  • Prepares supplier data and relevant business review materials related to vendor performance
  • Conducts inventory analysis and participates in forecast plan creation
  • Interacts with suppliers to share demand forecasts and Request For Quotation (RFQ) packages
  • Reviews RFQ documentation content to support project requirement and challenges inconsistencies where appropriate
  • Tracks and records supplier scorecards for quarterly business reviews (QBRs)
  • Processes Purchase Requisitions to ensure quality and execution timeline requirements.
  • Understanding of end-to-end Purchase Order process is desirable, including ERP or MRP system knowledge.

KPIs, Savings & Reporting:

  • Maintain a constant focus on Cost Reduction in all aspects of Procurement
  • Assist the Senior Procurement Manager in capturing savings and KPI data within excel
  • Support the Senior Procurement Manager in developing improved systems to capture KPIs and Savings Data
  • Support in creation of Presentation of EMEA goals, statistics, challenges and risks

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