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.
We are now looking for a Senior Category Manager for BMS, LV Busducts, MV/LV Cables, Cable trays & containment.
Interacts globally and cross-regionally and partners with Regional Procurement, 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
Drives a global perspective in determining and executing on category strategy
Leads a vendor management strategy to reduce and consolidate global vendors for the category
Develops, communicates and executes against consistent global procurement strategies and best practices
Establishes and delivers procurement goals, metrics, and work plans to meet operational objectives
Accountable for spend category management strategies and action plans
Monitors and maintains full industry and market knowledge of category, suppliers, best practices, competitive landscape, etc.
Communicate and collaborate with all key stakeholders including executive level staff to ensure alignment of the overall strategy
Communicate and implement strategy effectively throughout the relevant teams
Drives and delivers cost savings opportunities above and beyond expectations
Owns cost savings proposals and interacts closely with suppliers, and internal customers, to achieve the cost savings, commercial and other demonstrable business benefits
Creates and maintains cost forecasts (reduction or increase) and cost-tracking for the category
Leads the supplier management end-to-end 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
Accountable 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 & Delivery team
Initiates supplier creation in the Source to Pay systems
Bachelor’s degree in a technical or engineering field or equivalent practical experience. Master’s degree in a technical or engineering field or MBA.
Demonstrated experience with large-scale industrial engineering and manufacturing companies
Minimum of 5 years experience in commodity or supply chain management, commercial management, cost consultancy, procurement execution, category management and/or contract management preferred
Strong negotiation skills and ability to influence
Goal and team-oriented, proactive, and willing to learn & improve
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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