Procurement Category Manager, Data Center Services Procurement (DCSP)

Amazon
Full time | Full day

Procurement Category Manager, Data Center Services Procurement (DCSP)

Posted 25 November by Amazon

  • Mumbai

Job Description :
Job summary
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! The Infrastructure team provides AWS and Amazon.com with the compute, network and datacenter capacity that are the foundations of the retail and cloud business. Amazon Data Services India Private Limited (ADSIPL) is seeking a Procurement professional to support the India data center operations space.
As a Procurement Category Manager in ADSIPL, you will create and implement sourcing strategies for two complex services categories and collaborate with internal business partners and suppliers to reduce risks and costs for ADSIPL. 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.
Key job responsibilities
Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Develop and implement robust procurement strategies for construction, Substations and other professional services categories for India.
Achieve cost savings through bidding, negotiations and strategic initiatives in India.
Analyze category data and metrics to establish and implement Procurement category strategies
Understand trends in customers needs and concerns across categories and regions to influence customers priorities
Provide in-depth knowledge about the supply market and supplier capabilities, technically and geographically, to the business.
Develop mechanisms and metrics to track supplier performance related to delivery, quality, and cost
Create supplier scorecards to measure and track supplier performance
Lead business reviews to discuss best practices and issues and to ultimately improve supplier performance and strengthen business partnerships
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
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
About the team
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 16 Leadership Principles, which remind team members to seek diverse perspectives, learn and be curious, and earn trust.
Work/Life Balance
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. We care about your career growth and strive to assign projects based on what will help each team member develop into a better-rounded professional and enable them to take on more complex tasks in the future.
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of education and experience
8+ years of relevant experience in an international Procurement organization performing category management, contract management, contract negotiation and bidding
Strong leader who can drive category strategies, develop pricing models, and has influence across all levels of an organization
Demonstrated ability as a Project Manager who can prioritize workload and manage complex projects within cost and schedule
Strong business judgement, instincts, and organizational skills
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
Highly proficient in MS Office
Ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome obstacles and deliver results
Travel of up to 10% may be required.
Preferred Qualifications :
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
Demonstrated success in driving strategies and analyzing market trends
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

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