What we're looking for:
• Strong growth mindset. You're seeking to solve for difficult business challenges together
• Proven ability to lead, build trust and be highly credible across levels of organizations
• Mechanical and electrical services as well as hardware sourcing/contracting experience. Datacenter sourcing experience is a plus. Ability to make confident recommendations to executive, business decision makers
• Execute sourcing within the contracting lifecycle to include multiple project types such as strategic sourcing, quick-turn sourcing/negotiations, and contract re-development/negotiations
• Deal Orchestrator - lead teams to maximize business and cost-side opportunities. Proven and observed cross-functional team facilitation experience. Lead and drive the sourcing cycle leveraging learnings and expertise to accelerate and win deals
• Established knowledge (and observed application) of best practice sourcing methodologies including strategic sourcing, supplier strategy and contract negotiations
• Robust project management skills as applied to the sourcing process that align to exceeding schedule and scope expectations for Microsoft stakeholders
• Ability to be methodically decisive in the face of ambiguity
• Strategic focus with the ability to analyze, formulate, and implement procurement strategies to significantly increase productivity and reduce costs for a global business
• BS/BA degree plus minimum (6) years business experience in the field of procurement, strategic sourcing and/or contract management
• Mechanical and electrical services as well as hardware sourcing/contracting experience within a datacenter environment.
• Proven cross-functional team facilitation experience required
• Experience working successfully with international businesses and understanding the intricacies and nuances of various cultures and countries
• Analytical and strategic problem-solving capabilities in finance and business subjects
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Flexibility to work across different time zones
Job Title: Sourcing Manager
Location: Reading, UK
Rate/Salary: 50.00 - 50.00 GBP Hourly
Job Type: Contract
Trading as Aston Carter. Allegis Group Limited, Maxis 2, Western Road, Bracknell, RG12 1RT, United Kingdom. No. (phone number removed). Allegis Group Limited operates as an Employment Business and Employment Agency as set out in the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003. Aston Carter is a company within the Allegis Group network of companies (collectively referred to as "Allegis Group"). Aerotek, Aston Carter, EASi, Talentis Solutions, TEKsystems, Stamford Consultants and The Stamford Group are Allegis Group brands. If you apply, your personal data will be processed as described in the Allegis Group Online Privacy Notice available at https://(url removed)/en-gb/privacy-notices.
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