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Equinix Metal - PMO, Supply Chain & Logistics

Company: Equinix, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Equinix Metal - PMO, Supply Chain & Logistics

Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company, operating 200+data centers across the globe andproviding interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We area fast-growing global company with 70+consecutivequarters of growth.Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providersin over 26countries spanningfivecontinents.

A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions.We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providingan equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary: Equinix is looking for a driven and motivated individual who is passionate about being part of the success of a rapidly growing organization. To support our growth, Equinix is building our Global Technology Hardware team and we are looking for an individual with a proven track record in IT Hardware Procurement management. You will work closely with our Global Category Lead of Technology Hardware to drive change and work in innovative ways to help achieve the department's objectives

The successful individual will support the business in reaching a Global Procurement supply side market value add category approach. The role involves strong engagement with cross functional stakeholders to obtain sponsorship and 'buy-in' into the regional/global category sourcing plan with demonstrable business benefits, while leading initiatives and driving deadlines.

Responsibilities

  • End to End demand management of stakeholder requirements, including:
  • Demand consolidation

  • Inventory/Warehousing management

  • Sourcing activities from both a global and regional perspective

  • Logistics planning and tax implications

  • Financial engagements - interface between Metal, Accounting, Tax, etc.

  • Project planning and execution management as required by Eqix metal team

  • EOL and decommissioning product management

  • Demonstrates project management execution and communicates extensively with internal and external stakeholders. Share Intelligent Sourcing data and Supplier Delivery & Relationship Performance with Stakeholders.

  • Negotiate supplier agreements with Legal support to comply with regional/global requirements. Complete on-boarding 'due diligence' for new Suppliers, and approve new Supplier creation requests.

  • Responsible for Supplier Relationships. Creates and maintains long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster two-way feedback (Supplier Relationship Management). Actively manages and optimizes supplier performance, including continuous improvement in quality, service, and delivery, integrating innovations, obsolescence and reduction in total cost of ownership.

  • Identifies and executes improvements in related processes. Apply best practices to eliminate unnecessary duplication and complexity across multiple Products/ Solutions.

  • Tracks target deliverables including contract awards, supplier rationalization, cost savings, and cash flow optimization. Provides monthly reports where necessary.

  • Works as extension to Metal team, supporting all facets of business support required to meet project and demand pipelines.

  • Global operational and execution experience required.

Qualifications

  • 10+ years' experience in a procurement role sourcing in an international capacity (Servers, Storage, and Networking equipment).

  • Logistics and warehouse management

  • Inventory management - direct and 3rd party

  • Extensive knowledge of market benchmarking and best practices

  • Advanced communication and presentation skills

  • Advanced analytical skills

  • Relationship management skills for internal and external engagements

  • Exceptional time management skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Financial acumen skills

  • Legal contract negotiation skills

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products; specifically, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Demonstrated performance in prior role(s), with increasing levels of responsibility

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Keywords: Equinix, Inc., Redwood City , Equinix Metal - PMO, Supply Chain & Logistics, Other , Redwood City, California

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