Amazon Web Services (AWS) is searching for a bright and ambitious individual to join its InfraOps Planning & Sourcing (IPS) team as a Supply Chain Manager - Sourcing (SCMS). The role requires a strong ability to program manage and drive meaningful results while supporting financial controllership through managed initiatives. The position will be a primary owner responsible for driving end to end process improvements throughout the AWS Procure-to-Pay cycle.
The SCMS will have ownership over the relationship with internal teams, with a focus on implementing invoicing best practice and managing partners to ensure contract requests track to full completion accurately and timely. Candidate must be effective in defining and implementing robust requirement planning initiatives to drive best practice in infrastructure Capital Appropriation Requests (CAR), Sustaining Spares budget projections, and the creation and maintenance of Blanket Purchase Orders. The position requires a strong ability to manage and effectively partner with functional groups to drive alignment and financial controllership over quoting and strategic sourcing activities, develop and strategically implement Pricing Catalogues for targeted spend categories, and create training and documentation to drive compliance in the creation of purchase requests and spend threshold definitions. This function will be key to expanding all areas of the Procure-to-Pay cycle, including planning and RFx activities, fiduciary controllership and business/STP approval, as well as accurate and timely payment and invoice alignment.
The SCMS will define the process for creating and vetting scopes of work, and will work with global and regional teams to drive standards and alignment in procurement practices ranging from preventative maintenance and emergency response PR’s to equipment spares and general office supply purchasing. You will be expected to work with management to define a robust strategic sourcing approach while driving global adherence, and will own standing up metrics and structure for internal and external improvement tracking. This includes developing internal training of targeted improvement areas to educate and enable internal teams and stakeholders, as well as implementing vendor alignment meetings with high impact, strategic partners.
The scope includes ensuring all activities are in compliance with local country regulations, managing right classification and description for new items, and interface with internal Import/Export teams. The SCMS should be aware of and comply with Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and along with local country laws/regulations at all times while discharging his/her duties. This role will have a strong focus on continuous improvement, developing/tracking key performance indicators and the successful candidate will have a proven track record developing models, tools and processes to increase the overall supply chain effectiveness, reliability, responsiveness and costs efficiency, achieved through process improvements and streamlining procedures/workflows.
The ideal candidate has a robust program management background and the ability to drive initiatives to full completion by leveraging individuals and functional groups, and promoting efficient resolution paths. A successful candidate will be a self-starter, possesses superior verbal and written communication skills, and have a strong attention to detail. You must be able to work independently and generate high-quality work products in an ambiguous environment. You must have a professional demeanor and be able to communicate appropriately with people at every level, from technicians to upper management. Operating in a fast-moving and sometimes ambiguous environment you will be required to work autonomously for achieving business objectives. This role provides a real opportunity to develop original ideas, approaches, and solutions in a competitive and ever changing business climate.
· Bachelor’s degree, preferably in procurement supply chain from a reputed University.
· 7 to 10 years in procurement / supply chain with demonstrated knowledge of program management, operational budget management, contract administration and document management out of which at least 2 – 3 years in change management.
· Strong ability to translate large amounts of data into useful information and draw conclusions.
· Experience in maintaining key operational metrics that measure supply chain performance supporting continuous improvement.
· Strong ability to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome obstacles and deliver results.
· 7+ years’ experience with Microsoft office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Access)
· Ability to work with wide range of people at all decision-making levels
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences.
· Ability to meet tight deadlines and prioritize workloads.
· Graduate Degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance, or related field.
· Experience in infrastructure operations would be an advantage, but is not essential.
· Experience in mechanical and electrical facility management would be an advantage, but is not essential.
· Experience in large scale program management, and procurement initiative planning.
· Experience implementing continuous improvement methodologies and programs such as Lean, Six Sigma, DMAIC and Change Management.