Sourcing Manager - Data Center operations

  • Eagan, MN
  • Contract

Job Description

Assist in developing and implementing a sourcing category strategy aligned with the Global Data Center Operations Teams and assist the Director in delivering Global projects. Lead major negotiations and large sourcing engagements including process activities such as e-sourcing, RFX, Project management, etc., as assigned. Apply strategic sourcing practices and manage supplier negotiations to ensure full benefits are realized and sustained. Make recommendations and/or provide effective input to Business Partners’ financial goals and/or plans as it relates to assigned sourcing assignments.

Ability in creating and managing effective communications that influence/win support from business partners, senior sourcing executives and senior management within the company, including key suppliers outside the organization.

 

Must have a clear understanding of Business Partners needs and technical aspects of the sourcing function and related policies in order to organize, develop and manage projects efficiently to deliver products and/or services to internal business clients. 

Qualifications

Knowledge of Data Center categories and supply markets

Professional written and verbal communication skills.

Advanced knowledge of software and licensing contract terminology

Proven negotiation skills

Excellent project management skills

Knowledge of sourcing principles

Excellent relationship management skills

Strong skill in use of Microsoft Office

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of eight to ten years of Strategic Sourcing experience required

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree required, MBA desirable, Experience in Data Center Sourcing desirable.

 

TRAVEL

Some travel required as necessary. Up to 10% 

Additional Information

Vikas Jain

California Creative Solutions, Inc.

13475 Danielson Street Suite 220 | Poway, CA 92064

Phone: 858-435-0218 | Fax: 858-683-2424