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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!
We are seeking a Procurement professional to support the APAC data center operations space.
As a Procurement Category Manager, you will create and implement sourcing strategies for at least one complex services category and collaborate with internal business partners and suppliers to reduce risks and costs for Amazon. You will develop mechanisms and metrics to hold suppliers accountable for performance and delivery. Additionally, you will drive results through methods that include competitive bidding, negotiating, and analyzing data and market trends for your category. You will also create global Procurement processes and tools to drive innovation across teams.
The ideal candidate thinks long term, drives multiple initiatives, and communicates appropriately and influences customers and suppliers at all levels. You must be collaborative, but also work with significant autonomy. To be successful in this role you must be highly analytical; think strategically and globally; have a sense of urgency to meet customer timelines; exhibit an intense curiosity and learning drive; succeed in a fast-paced environment; engage and influence key stakeholders; and have a high level of customer focus and business judgement. Also, you must have a demonstrated track record of managing multiple projects and driving them to completion to meet business objectives. It will be critical to embrace and model Amazon’s Leadership Principles and have an entrepreneurial spirit with a “get it done” mentality.
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 thorough, but kind, code reviews. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded engineer and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
o Manage the Goods & Services Sourcing for the assigned MRO sub-category for the entire APAC region.
o Manages and coordinate for all customer requirements within the clusters in Australia & New Zealand and liaise with other category manager for delivery of Goods and Services.
o Achieve cost savings through bidding and negotiations
o Analyze category data and metrics to drive Procurement category strategies
o Understand trends in customers’ needs and concerns, across categories and regions, to influence customers’ priorities
o Lead supplier selection process across multiple categories, internal teams, and regions, and create longer-term supplier selection strategies for management
o Ensure you are knowledgeable about the supply market and supplier capabilities, technically and geographically.
Develop mechanisms and metrics to track supplier performance related to delivery, quality, and cost (Manage the SRM process in the region)
o Create supplier scorecards to measure and track supplier performance
o Lead business reviews to discuss best practices and issues and to ultimately improve supplier performance and strengthen business partnerships
o Innovate within the procurement space, automating and/or improving tools or processes to better support the Procurement Lifecycle
Provide support throughout the contracting process, as well as management of contracts post-execution
A day in the life
About the hiring group
o Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and experience
o 8+ years’ experience in a Procurement organization performing vendor management, contract management, negotiating complex purchases, and bidding
o Strong leader who can drive category strategies, develop pricing models, and has influence across all levels of an organization
o Demonstrated ability as a Project Manager who can prioritize workload and manage complex projects within cost and schedule
o Strong business judgement, instincts, and organizational skills
o Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
o Highly proficient in MS Office and Visio
o Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome obstacles and deliver results
o Willingness to travel domestic as well as international as required.
o Masters degree in Business, Procurement & Supply chain or relevant business discipline.
o Ability to communicate and report on market intelligence data, including commodity trends and labor indexes
o Demonstrated success in driving strategies and analyzing market trends
o Experience in data centers, engineering, an infrastructure service provider or similar technology company
o Developing market intelligence to communicate across the organization
o Experience with creating Procurement systems and tools
o Proven ability to implement category strategies globally
o Proven ability to deep dive and develop innovative ideas for process challenges