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Amazon Sourcing Manager, Infrastructure Planning and Sourcing in Herndon, Virginia


Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides a highly reliable, scalable, and low-cost cloud platform that powers thousands of businesses in over 190 countries. AWS’ Infrastructure Supply Chain & Procurement (ISCaP) organization works to deliver cutting-edge solutions to source, build and maintain our socially responsible data center supply chains. We are a team of highly-motivated, engaged, and responsive professionals who enable the core sustainable infrastructure of AWS. Come join our team and be a part of history as we deliver results for the largest cloud services company on Earth!

We are seeking a Sourcing Manager to support the global data center operations.

As a Sourcing Manager, you will work with the category manager in creating and supporting Vendor qualifications, request for proposals, data analysis, and other metrics relating to a broad suite of services categories. You will also provide input on procurement processes and tools to help identify waste and enable innovation across teams. The ideal candidate must be collaborative, but also work with autonomy. To be successful in this role you must be highly analytical; think strategically; have a sense of urgency to meet customer timelines; exhibit an intense curiosity and learning drive, succeed in a fast-paced environment; engage key stakeholders where needed; and have a high level of customer focus. Also, you must have a demonstrated track record of managing multiple 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.

Key job responsibilities

  • Manage Blanket Purchase Order creation and spend

  • Manage Catalog content and be the POC for all catalog ordering and updates

  • Be/become a subject matter expert on all systems and policies related to procurement

  • Participate in the supplier onboarding and qualification process

  • Manage post contract administration, requisitioning and audit process to ensure payments are done for work awarded.

  • Develop and enhance process and training documentation

  • Develop dashboards for metrics reporting

  • Accurately enter purchase requisitions using information provided by business owners and suppliers.

  • Audit internal tools and processes to ensure data integrity for systems the team relies on including the team's wiki page, vendor management system, SharePoint site, shared drive, etc.

  • Train team members on new and existing procedures related to systems and purchasing.

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Herndon, VA, USA

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 3 years of relevant work experience in a procurement organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Supply Chain Management or Finance

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Knowledge of tools used in procurement

  • Demonstrated success in a metrics-oriented environment and an ability to create, track and report out on metrics

  • Experience with competitive bidding

  • Demonstrated experience training and giving presentations

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite including MS Excel and MS Word

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