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Hemel Hempstead, GB, HP2 7DF

Date:  26-Mar-2023
Category:  Services & Support

Senior Manager Supplier Relationship Management

The Senior Manager Supplier Relationship Management has a significant integrating role and hence impact to the business in regard to acting as a key interface between the business side and the external supply base. This position acts as a pro-active change manager and a cross-functional driver bringing together the different stakeholders across the businesses ensuring that the supply base is managed professionally and in an integrated manner.


Your responsibilities 

Strategic Procurement

  • Consolidate spend values/ forecasted demand across sites/ countries for strategic commodities/ supplies
  • Drive standardisation/ harmonisation of designs (equipment)/ SOW scope (maintenance/ support, engineering, and consulting) in alignment with D&E, CON, OPS
  • Run tenders, conduct negotiations, recommend awards, sign contracts with suppliers in alignment with D&E, CON, OPS
  • Manage the relationship with the suppliers through appropriate supplier qualifications, regular business reviews, supplier performance assessments & improvement initiatives
  • Drive usage of and monitor business compliance with strategic supply contracts
  • Align within NTT stakeholders (NTT GS, NTT GDC procurement teams)

Supply Management integration

  • Review, assess, improve, align with stakeholders, release, maintain and monitor compliance with documents, templates, forms, e.g.
    • Documents for PQQ / tender pack
    • Contractual documents (e.g. PCSA, frame contracts, GSA) 
    • Tender evaluations
    • Contract award recommendations
  • Review, assess, improve, align with stakeholders, release, maintain and monitor compliance with supply management processes, roles & responsibilities, interfaces, such as:
    • Tender preparation and release process
    • Sourcing Strategies (OFCI, CFCI, GC etc.)
    • Tender evaluation, award recommendation and approval process
    • Supplier qualification, assessment and improvement/ development process
  • Scope integration
    • Consolidate product and service requirements in alignment with the different stakeholders to ensure an integrated supply approach to be covered in the frame agreements
    • Develop, align, implement and monitor a TCO approach across the business

Your profile

  • Solid expertise in managing complex projects from a cost/procurement/contractual perspective
  • Experience in working in cross-functional/project teams and in an international environment
  • Proven experience working in a similar role in the data center industry or critical environment 
  • Customer focused and self-motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated/hands-on manager to drive initiatives also when facing some reluctance and resistance
  • Open-minded mindset to accept challenges and to drive change on the green / brown field
  • Personality to actively and openly liaise and interact with different people, functions, nationalities
  • Undergo full security checks to BS7858:2019

We look forward to hearing from you!

About the Global Data Centers division of NTT Ltd.
Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. Our global platform is one of the largest in the world. NTT is ranked as one of the top three leaders worldwide by IDC in their Colocation and Interconnection Services MarketScape, spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa, India and APAC. 

As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier 1 global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our reliable, scalable and customizable data centers. 

Working for Global Data Centers EMEA
We are one of the leading and largest data center provider and for more than 20 years we have been supporting our clients from a wide variety of industries with our talented team of nearly 900 people (m/f/d). Today, we are designing and operating 18 data center locations across 160,000 sqm in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, in the Netherlands and in Great Britain and expanding into further markets. Our people come from a variety of industries and work together to find the best solution for every challenge. Due to the diversity of backgrounds our people (m/f/d) come from, the ability to work in teams and good communication skills are very important to us.

As a performance-oriented company, we value expert knowledge and people who want to shape the future. We are growing internationally and offer our people (m/f/d) the opportunity to work worldwide within the NTT Group if they are suitably qualified and interested.

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