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COMPLETE Senior Supplier Sourcing Manager, Data Centre Services Procurement (DCSP) - Dublin

7 days ago


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Dublin, Dublin, D, Ireland   [ View map ]

Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a dynamic, growing business unit within Amazon.com that provides a broad set of infrastructure services including computing power, storage options, networking and databases available on demand. We are the leader in cloud computing and our pioneers are embracing innovation, building the future, and making history!

We are currently seeking a sourcing and procurement professional to join our Data Centre Services Procurement group, specifically the EMEA Supplier Sourcing and Management Team. This role will focus on working with customers, identifying and onboarding construction services, substation long lead equipment, colocation services and real estate vendors and across all EMEA regions where required to add additional capacity to meet demand.

You will be charged with creating region sourcing plans, existing region management and reviews and then quickly delivering results that enable internal teams to meet aggressive schedules. Driving a focus in construction supplier sourcing of quality, innovative Sustainability focused suppliers and on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance, It will be critical that you identify new ways to forge partnerships with new suppliers, evaluate new and established suppliers' performance against clearly defined metrics, and balance priorities of, both, Amazon and our suppliers to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.

Ability to travel on short notice is key for this role.

Key job responsibilities
*Ensure the AWS supplier pool is actively managed to ensure continuity of supplier capacity and availability for current and new areas of operation, and deliver corporate governance across the supply base to Amazon standards.
* Identifying viable construction services, materials and long lead equipment suppliers in the EMEA region through customer & business partner collaboration and market research.
* Establishing regional supplier sourcing strategies and timelines that address specifics of each region (current and new) including local language, ease of doing business with suppliers in-market, existing supplier availability, etc., and then acting as a project manager to drive the strategies to completion.
* Negotiating contract terms with new suppliers, and creating mechanisms to help them understand Amazon's business requirements.
* Managing the supplier selection process includes managing all aspects of the internal hand over of qualified suppliers to regional category managers for RFPs and RFQs (competitive bidding). Scaling out programmes to deliver on this more efficiently.
*Review the current policies, processes and systems for supplier onboarding and identify opportunities to introduce efficiencies.
* Driving process and tooling improvement initiatives that positively impact customers, stakeholders, and the team.
* Communicating frequently and professionally with internal customers and stakeholders on the status of sourcing and procurement activities for all regions.
* Developing and leading supplier- and customer-focused trainings that enable them to partner more closely with your business unit.
* Establishing key internal metrics and utilizing them to monitor and improve personal performance against business objectives and to make informed business decisions including weekly reports for supplier lifecycle management including KPIs for cycle time, performance reviews, annual spend and ongoing compliance.
*Implement and report on supply chain sustainability goals for supplier onboarding, award and performance to support AWS focus on Sustainability.
*Define and implement supplier diversity and inclusion (Women owned, Minority, Ethnic, SME etc.) initiatives within the AWS EMEA supply chain. Develop and implement KPIs to measure and report out on initiatives and programmes.

About the team
The EMEA DCSP team supports the procurement of mission critical construction services supporting the construction of AWS datacentres and power projects across the region. The team delivers through driving efficiency, value, capacity and sustainability for the business.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Dublin, D, IRL

Basic Qualifications:

* 8+ years' relevant Supplier Sourcing experience which includes sourcing, on boarding and contracting suppliers in multiple countries.
* Demonstrable construction sourcing/procurement activity.
* Strong process improvement background with an emphasis on implementing Lean methodologies.
* Proven experience leading cost savings initiatives and communicating cost savings achievements.
* Experience and knowledge of the procurement process and managing all aspects of the competitive bidding process.
* Project management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Advanced degree (JD, MBA, International Business)
* Fluent in languages beyond English.
* Experience executing business transactions in multiple countries.
* PMP, Six Sigma or similar certification.
* Demonstrated success in a metrics-oriented environment and an ability to create, track, and report out on metrics
* Experience supporting data centre construction procurement or data centre operations procurement.
* Demonstrated ability to operate in an ambiguous and fast-pasted environment with significant autonomy.
* Strong written and verbal communication skills.
* Strong project management skills.
* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and with multiple teams.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build. Protecting your privacy and the security of your data is a longstanding top priority for Amazon. Please consult our Privacy Notice (https://www.amazon.jobs/en/privacy_page) to know more about how we collect, use and transfer the personal data of our candidates.

Our inclusive culture empowers Amazonians to deliver the best results for our customers. If you have a disability and need an adjustment during the application and hiring process, including support for the interview or onboarding process, please contact the Applicant-Candidate Accommodation Team (ACAT), Monday through Friday from 7:00 am GMT - 4:00 pm GMT. If calling directly from the United Kingdom, please dial +44 800 086 9884 (tel:+448000869884). If calling from Ireland, please dial +353 1800 851 489 (tel:+3531800851489).

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