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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. B usinesses 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 looking for a Regional Procurement manager to support our Design and Construction Project Execution to support Equinix's growth journey across APAC
Engages and collaborates with business teams for regional procurement and project execution
Partners 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 & quality
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 requirement
Utilizes a global perspective in the execution of procurement strategy within 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 full industry and market knowledge of data center related purchases
Communicate and collaborate with all key stakeholders to ensure alignment of the overall strategy
Communicate and implement strategy effectively throughout the relevant regional procurement teams
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
Leads the end-to-end supplier management 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
Responsible 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
Initiates supplier creation where applicable 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. CIPS qualification would be a plus.
Demonstrated experience with large-scale industrial engineering and construction programs, preferably data centers
Minimum of 5 years experience in Construction Related Project Execution
Experience in commodity or supply chain management, commercial management, cost consultancy, procurement execution, category management and/or contract management preferred
Experience working with Office Package, Power BI, Coupa, Anaplan will be a plus
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
Proficiency in Japanese language to engage with Japanese speaking stakeholders would be a plus.
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