Job Description

Procurement Associate

 

Temporary Position – Maternity Cover

 

Location – Dublin.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a
dynamic, growing business unit within Amazon.com that provides a broad set of
infrastructure services including computing power, storage options, networking
and databases available on demand. We are the leader in cloud computing and our
pioneers are embracing innovation, building the future, and making history! The
Infrastructure team provides AWS and Amazon.com with the compute, network and
data centre capacity that are the foundations of the retail and cloud business.
For this fixed term, maternity cover, position, AWS is seeking a motivated and
data-driven Services Procurement Associate to support the EMEA data centre
construction space. The candidate should have strong supplier and procurement
skills, analytical and financial acumen, communication capabilities and a
hands-on passion to dive-deep into processes used in our data center operations
network.

As a Services Procurement Associate, you will support the supplier onboarding process
and collaborate with internal business partners and suppliers to reduce risks
and costs for AWS. You will develop mechanisms and metrics to onboard suppliers
and ensure that new suppliers are onboarded in a reliable and timely manner.
You will also support global Procurement processes and tools to drive
innovation across teams.

The ideal candidate thinks long term, drives multiple initiatives, and
communicates appropriately and influences customers and suppliers at all
levels. You must be collaborative, but also work with significant autonomy. To
be successful in this role you must be: highly analytical; think strategically
and globally; have a sense of urgency to meet customer timelines; exhibit an
intense curiosity and learning drive; succeed in a fast-paced environment;
engage and influence key stakeholders; and have a high level of customer focus
and business judgement. Also, you must have a demonstrated track record of
managing multiple supplier engagement projects and driving them to completion
to meet business objectives. It will be critical to embrace and model Amazon’s
Leadership Principles and have an entrepreneurial spirit with a “get it done”
mentality.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support
    supplier identification and onboarding activities
  • Manage
    a ticketing system for requests for suppliers from customers
  • Conduct
    supplier due diligence and manage the supplier onboarding process
  • Carry
    out supplier data administration in our supplier database
  • Analyse
    supplier data and metrics to drive Procurement category strategies
  • Understand
    trends in customers’ needs and concerns, across categories and regions, to
    influence customers’ priorities
  • Lead
    supplier selection process across multiple categories, internal teams, and
    regions, and create longer-term supplier selection strategies for
    management
  • Ensure
    you are knowledgeable about the supply market and supplier capabilities,
    technically and geographically
  • Innovate
    within the supplier onboarding space, automating and/or improving tools or
    processes to better support the supplier Life-cycle
  • Provide
    support throughout the supplier contracting process, as well as management
    of contracts post-execution.

Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s
    Degree from an accredited university or equivalent combination of
    education and experience
  • 3+
    years’ experience in a Procurement organization performing vendor
    management, contract management, negotiating complex purchases, and
    bidding
  • Demonstrated
    ability as a Project Manager who can prioritize workload and manage
    complex projects within cost and schedule
  • Strong
    business judgement, instincts, and organizational skills
  • Excellent
    communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly
    proficient in MS Office
  • Ability
    to work with technical and non-technical business owners to overcome
    obstacles and deliver results

Preferred qualifications

  • Procurement
    qualification
Knowledge and experience of supporting a procurement function