Sr. Category Sourcing Manager

Sr. Category Sourcing Manager

Amazon.Com Services Llc

Sr. Category Sourcing Manager

Details of the offer

Bachelor?s degree in supply chain, engineering or business.
5+ years of experience in strategic sourcing or procurement, including negotiating, supplier management, and driving supply chain improvements.
Industry experience in mechanical cooling
Experience in project management or leading an implementation of a process.

The Infrastructure, Supply Chain, and Procurement (ISCaP) team within Amazon Web Services (AWS) is responsible for sourcing and delivery of all AWS hardware to ensure that Amazon customers have the right capacity, at the right time, at the lowest cost. We are a team of hard-working, highly-motivated, engaged, and responsive professionals who support the core infrastructure of Amazon business. If you want to be a part of a team that has a daily impact on company success, this is a great opportunity for you.
We are looking for a results-oriented individual to support ISCaP sourcing requirements for mission critical equipment and manufacturing for AWS data centers.
Our AWS procurement team is looking for a results-oriented individual to assume responsibility for sourcing capital equipment related to our growing Infrastructure. Our Category Sourcing Managers are responsible for developing sourcing strategies and clear action plans toward achieving the lowest total cost of ownership fueling the exponential growth across our Data Centers as we meet and exceed customer demand. In this role you will lead internal engagements across supply chain, engineering and business organizations while diving deep into the technologies and operations both from a product and supply chain perspective. You will analyze trends involving the industry players ? vendors, customers, and technology to develop strategies to reduce cost, minimize risk, protect continuity of supply, and utilize emerging opportunities allowing AWS to meet and exceed its goals.
Responsibilities include:
Develop negotiation strategies to deliver against business objectives and achieve sustainable relationships with strategic suppliers pertaining to electrical/mechanical/control/hardware sub-systems for data centers or other mission critical facilities
Create and execute strategic sourcing projects that will support the teams? development of an end-to-end sourcing plan globally.
Influence suppliers' manufacturing processes, technology decisions, and policies in ways that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for both organizations by leveraging the growth of Amazon's spend.
Negotiate and implement supplier agreements/contracts by working with cross-functional stakeholders and suppliers to reach agreement on contract terms and conditions.
Analyze and determine cost reduction opportunities by leveraging volumes, optimizing the supplier base and reducing total cost of ownership.
Analyze and understand data to create accurate forecasting.
Adapt to a fast paced, constantly changing environment.
Lead sourcing engagements and competitive bidding (RFI, RFQ, and RFP).
Work with our team and business partners for the creation and continuous improvement of the ISCaP supply chain.
Track internal metrics for executing projects and sourcing plans.
Make optimal trade-offs between schedule, resources, and scope, and apply advanced technical and business knowledge to address major risks, challenges, and obstacles.
Help develop long-term department strategies and significantly influence the cross-company project development and delivery processes and standards.
Keys to success in this role include sound judgment and excellent written/verbal communication skills. The candidate should be able to extract insights from data and be able to communicate clearly appropriate triggers and actions.

MBA or advanced degree in engineering or other quantitative disciplines.
International procurement experience.
Demonstrated performance in prior role(s), with increasing levels of responsibility.
Experience in data centers, an infrastructure service provider or similar technology company.
A desire to grow professionally as the role?s responsibility grows rapidly with the business.
Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clear answer.
Meets/exceeds Amazon?s leadership principles requirements for this role
Meets/exceeds Amazon?s functional/technical depth and complexity for this role

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