Strategic Sourcing Manager - COLO, Circuits and R&D | 32282

Finance & Accounting Kirkland, Washington Santa Clara, California


 Strategic Sourcing Manager, COLO, Circuits and R&D



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People matter. Our people have a passion for learning, building, and innovating. Whether you’re an engineer, a sales professional, a finance professional, or anything in-between, our roles aim to provide each person with meaningful impact and plenty of space to grow.  



The scope of Strategic Sourcing Manager is to build strong relationships with their internal business units and drive enterprise-wide sourcing, category management, contract negotiation and delivery of technology related spend categories. Provide subject matter expertise and strategic guidance within the infrastructure and security categories; manage and execute appropriate sourcing process and procedures. This role provides leadership and direction in support of the IT department for Strategic Sourcing.


What you get to do in this role:
  • Conducts supplier analysis, evaluates potential suppliers, and support the overall supplier qualification process, develops and create sourcing plans, requests for proposal, and other sourcing documents, evaluates and recommends purchasing and sourcing decision to management.
  • Review spend analysis, assess and prioritize opportunities
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal results
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Actively seek out industry knowledge through research, trade shows, conferences and online training, establishing yourself as a trusted advisor


To be successful in this role, we need someone who has:

  • In-depth knowledge and familiarity with the global COLO and Network Circuit landscape
  • First-class professional and interpersonal communication skills for collaboration with diverse internal and external resources and groups
  • Excellent organization and time management skills to oversee simultaneously occurring projects, tasks and deadlines.
  • Expert knowledge of office productivity, word-processing and various other computer-based or online website proposal software. Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of RFP process and standard business practices and procedures.
  • Both strategic and tactical sourcing experience
  • Ability to articulate (category) strategies
  • Solid judgment and ability to make good decisions
  • Comfortable negotiating and networking
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Ability to work independently
  • Can-do mentality



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