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Vendor Manager - Corporate Real Estate

 

Vendor Manager - Corporate Real Estate

  • JR-126526
  • Warsaw
  • Global Procurement
  • Full time
Vendor Manager - Corporate Real Estate

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

Job Profile Summary: Develops procurement governance, policy, tools and standards to enable effective and efficient vendor management in CRE.

Responsibilities

Policy Management

  • Supports the development and maintenance of standard Procurement operating policies and procedures, tools and templates to ensure compliance and sourcing excellence for the procurement function within CRE

Compliance & Risk Management

  • Acts as change agent for any compliance or new policy rollouts, including training and communications to the function

  • Ensures CRE’s adherence to company risk standards

  • Draft master and project-based agreements based on the Equinix contract library templates                                                       

  • Liaise with the Equinix CRE Business contract manager, Equinix Legal and the vendor to negotiate and agree all terms and condition amendments        

  • Compiles and manages CRE vendor database (to include key dates, contract status and spend)                                      

  • Initiates and runs RFP for critical/large spend suppliers using standardised RFP returns forms and templates

Change Management & Communication

  • Manages communication and training program for internal stakeholders

  • Creates high quality and compelling presentations to communicate the Procurement priorities and processes

  • Constructs action proposals based on analysis of relevant data

  • Maintains relationship with Regional Procurement where vendors are shared between Ops and CRE

Procurement Metrics

  • Designs, develops, and implements Procurement key performance indicators (KPIs) to effectively measure, manage, and visually show the impact and value of CRE

  • Manages the standard definition and calculation of all Procurement KPIs/metrics

  • Manages the process and system to accurately calculate all metrics by region, commodity or cost center organization

  • Supports the development and maintenance of processes and systems to easily gather and maintain savings pipelines by region, commodity or cost center organization

  • Ensures data integrity and measurement to agreed to savings definition standards

Benchmarking

  • Supports the coordination of CRE participation in benchmarking studies in conjunction with FP&A

  • Analyses Equinix performance against Best In Class organizations and advises on which improvement opportunities to pursue

Supplier Management

  • Ensures vendor performance is consistent with agreed contract parameters

  • Looks to reduce/consolidate number of CRE vendors

  • Acts as Category Manager for xxx categories, approving/declining requests for new vendors within these categories

  • Ensures all vendors who perform Medium and High risk work are aware of the RAMS and PTW procedures required

  • Participates in key suppliers' quarterly business reviews (QBRs)

Sustainable Procurement

  • Engage suppliers representing 66% of Equinix supplier base to set their own carbon emission reduction targets by 2025 and to reduce absolute emissions from fuel and gas activities by 50% by 2030 from a 2019 baseline year

What are we looking for?

  • Degree in relevant subject (e.g. Business Administration, Finance, Procurement)

  • Proven negotiation and contract management skills

  • Fluency in English

  • Experience in either an outsourced or inhouse Facilities Management department

  • Proficiency in procurement methodologies and practices

  • Stakeholder management

  • Data analytics – able to conduct statistical analysis

  • Global experience

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