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Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Microsoft Corporation

Redmond, WA
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Recognized inside and outside of Microsoft as a leading expert in server sourcingAbility to effectively and communicate and collaborate across internal organizations to drive the right decisions for MicrosoftUse data to present negotiation strategy, recommended negotiation positions and successfully negotiate with vendors to achieve desired positions.Communicates category vision and strategies for server commodities and is accountable for business results, including budget impact.Facilitate an environment of inclusion that leverages diverse perspectives and talent, to better represent and understand our global customers.Work independently to balance multiple tasks and competing priorities simultaneouslyEffectively lead cross-organizational meetings to lead teams to consensus and/or decisions to maintain project schedulesPerform Excel based analysis to make data based decisions/recommendationsExhibit sound judgment in terms of balancing cost and riskUnderstand commodity cost drivers and negotiate with server vendors to deliver exceptional results from a cost perspectiveAbility to effectively communicate with and present to all levels of vendor and Microsoft managementBasic qualifications:4 or more years of supplier management experience. Preferred but not required that candidate have experience working directly with servers system integrators (OEMs/ODMs) Basic understanding of component / commodities used in server production (PCBA, Electrical, Mechanical Components, etc.) is a plusPrevious demonstrated ability leading RFP/RFQ processes and making data based award recommendationsPrevious accountability to negotiate commercial terms and conditions (vendor master agreements and statements of work)Understanding of server manufacturing process desired Experience required:Bachelor's degree (preferred BS) required. MBA in Operations Management, Business, Supply Chain, or related technology equivalent industry experience4 years’ experience managing volume purchasing, inventory management, supply-delivery and/or logistics in build\u2010to\u2010order and build\u2010to\u2010forecast environmentsDirect supply chain/materials & delivery management experience is preferredExperience working with suppliers on a global scaleHigh technology experience required, with server manufacturing related experience preferred   Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form. Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.,jobSeqNo:417771,postedDate:2018-04-06T23:50:00,descriptionTeaser:The Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) group is an exciting and fast evolving engineering group within Microsoft. MCIO’s mission is to optimize and deliver industry leading,jobResponsibilities:Develop, own and communicate the supplier management strategies for server suppliers under your control.Establish and maintain business relationships with strategic suppliers. Lead performance management engagements and Executive Business ReviewsDrive supplier performance in terms of cost, lead-time and continuity of supplyFoster relationships with engineering business partners to identify needs of Microsoft stakeholders receiving support from your suppliers.Negotiate pricing and make server business awards.Ensuring supplier has necessary production capacity to ensure Microsoft quantity requirements are supported.Participant and key contributor into process used by Microsoft to select and approve new server platforms.Ensure creation of robust negotiation strategies and cost targets through understanding of market dynamics, benchmarks and cost trends. Create forward looking cost projections and measure performance to actualsServe as the escalation point for server supply and/or supplier’s component issues,,benefits_and_perks:[{displayName:Industry leading healthcare,id:1},{displayName:Savings and investments,id:2},{displayName:Giving programs,id:3},{displayName:Educational resources,id:4},{displayName:Maternity and paternity leave,id:5},{displayName:Opportunities to network and connect,id:6},{displayName:Discounts on products and services,id:7},{displayName:Generous time away,id:8}],,dateCreated:2018-04-06T23:51:32.929000,primaryWorkLocation:{country:United States,city:Redmond,state:Washington},jobUrl:,state:Washington,cityStateCountry:Redmond, Washington, United States,externalTracking:true,talentpool:,siteType:external,isReqTypeUniversity:false,employmentType:Full-Time,internalCategoryId:MICRUS_Supply-Chain---Operations-Management,parentRefNum:MICRUS,stateCountry:Washington, United States,jobSummary:The Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure and Operations (MCIO) group is an exciting and fast evolving engineering group within Microsoft. MCIO’s mission is to optimize and deliver industry leading cloud infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft’s online services used by our Customers around the world. The organization is responsible for strategy and delivery of the foundational platform for all Microsoft Online Services including demand and capacity forecasting, supply chain, data centers, networking, bandwidth, operations, and incident management. MCIO supports over 200 online businesses including Bing, O365, OneDrive, Xbox and Windows Azure branded services.The Cloud Infrastructure Supply Chain Strategy organization within MCIO manages the Server and Network Hardware sourcing for all of Microsoft’s current and future on-line services. Well-defined and executed Strategic Sourcing and Supply Management ensures reliable on-time performance, optimized cost, prevents urgent and unplanned investments, and provides accurate and timely information across the supply base and internally across the infrastructure organization.Seeking a high caliber Strategic Sourcing Manager who will be responsible for creating sourcing strategies and managing supplier who build and deploy servers to global Data Centers powering the Microsoft Cloud.  Negotiating server component and integration costs and ensuring continuity of supply to meet the Cloud’s exponential growth are key success measures for this position.  This role is also responsible to interact with engineering on future technology roadmap for commodities managed…. A great opportunity to influence the future technology used to power the Microsoft Cloud!

Company Profile
Microsoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, and hardware devices. Its Windows division offers Windows operating system; Windows Services suite of applications and Web services, including and SkyDrive; Surface RT and Pro devices; and PC accessories. The company’s Server and Tools division provides server software, cloud-based services, and solutions; and training and certification to developers and information technology professionals, as well as builds standalone and software development lifecycle tools for software architects, developers, testers, and project managers. Its products include Windows Server operating systems, Windows Azure, Microsoft SQL Server, Windows Intune, Windows Embedded, Visual Studio, System Center products, Microsoft consulting services, and Premier product support services. The company’s Online Services division offers online information and content, including Bing, Bing Ads, and MSN. Its Microsoft Business division provides software and online services, such as Microsoft Office system consisting of Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Exchange, Lync, Yammer, and Microsoft Office project and office Visio; and Microsoft Dynamics business solutions, including Microsoft Dynamics ERP and Dynamics CRM, as well as Microsoft Office Web Apps and Microsoft Office 365, which are online service offerings. The company’s Entertainment and Devices division offers products and services designed to entertain and connect people. Its products include Xbox entertainment platform, including Xbox 360 gaming and entertainment console, Kinect for Xbox 360, Xbox 360 video games, and Xbox 360 accessories; Xbox LIVE; Skype; and Windows Phone. The company markets and distributes its products through original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and resellers, as well as online. It has a strategic partnership with DocuSign, Inc. and Ooyala. Microsoft Corporation was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.

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