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Our mission: To be Earth's most customer-centric company.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, and low-cost cloud platform that powers thousands of businesses in over 190 countries. AWS’ Infrastructure Supply Chain & Procurement (ISCaP) organization works to deliver cutting-edge solutions to source, build and maintain our socially responsible data center supply chains. We are a team of highly-motivated, engaged, and responsive professionals who enable the core sustainable infrastructure of AWS. Come join our team and be a part of history as we deliver results for the largest cloud services company on Earth!
As a Sr. Procurement Category Manager, you will create and implement sourcing strategies for at least one services category and collaborate with internal business partners and suppliers to drive efficiencies, reduce risks, and costs for Amazon. You will develop mechanisms and metrics to hold suppliers accountable for performance and delivery. You will drive results through methods that include competitive bidding, negotiating, and analyzing data and market trends for your category.
The ideal candidate thinks long term, drives multiple initiatives, communicates appropriately and influences customers and suppliers at all levels. You will be collaborative, but also work with significant autonomy. To be successful in this role you will be highly analytical; think strategically and globally; exhibit curiosity and learning drive; have a sense of urgency to meet customer timelines, succeed in a fast-paced environment; and have a high level of customer focus and business judgement. It will be critical to embrace and model Amazon’s Leadership Principles.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Manage a category within the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) domains
- Achieve cost savings through bidding and negotiations
- Plan and execute effective negotiation strategies with vendors.
- Analyze category data and metrics to drive Procurement category strategies
- Understand trends in customers’ needs and concerns, across categories and regions, to influence customers’ priorities
- Build strong relationship with customers and ensure customer satisfaction
- Lead supplier selection process across multiple categories, internal teams, and regions, and create longer-term supplier selection strategies for management
- Lead business reviews to discuss best practices and issues and to ultimately improve supplier performance and strengthen business partnerships
- Provide support throughout the contracting process, as well as management of contracts post-execution
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and experience
- 8+ years’ experience in a Procurement organization performing sourcing, vendor management, contract management, negotiating complex purchases, and bidding
- 4+ years’ experience developing category strategies and pricing models as a Project Manager who can prioritize workload and manage complex projects within cost and schedule
- Master’s degree in Business, Procurement & Supply chain or relevant business discipline.
- Ability to communicate and report on market intelligence data, including commodity trends and labor indexes
- Experience in data centers, engineering, an infrastructure service provider or similar technology company
- Developing market intelligence to communicate across the organization
- Experience with creating Procurement systems and tools
- Proven ability to implement category strategies globally
- Proven ability to deep dive and develop innovative ideas for process challenges
Inclusive Team Culture
Here at AWS, we embrace our differences. We are committed to furthering our culture of inclusion. We have ten employee-led affinity groups, reaching 40,000 employees in over 190 chapters globally. We have innovative benefit offerings, and host annual and ongoing learning experiences, including our Conversations on Race and Ethnicity (CORE) and AmazeCon (gender diversity) conferences. Amazon’s culture of inclusion is reinforced within our 14 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Our team puts a high value on work-life balance. It isn’t about how many hours you spend at home or at work; it’s about the flow you establish that brings energy to both parts of your life. We believe striking the right balance between your personal and professional life is critical to life-long happiness and fulfillment. We offer flexibility in working hours and encourage you to find your own balance between your work and personal lives.
Mentorship & Career Growth
Our team is dedicated to supporting new members. We have a broad mix of experience levels and tenures, and we’re building an environment that celebrates knowledge sharing and mentorship. Our senior members enjoy one-on-one mentoring and we care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.