Information Technology

Senior IT Supplier Management Specialist (f/m/d): GCS - Partner & Workforce Management

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What you´ll do
The Partner and Workforce Management team for Global Cloud Services (GCS) actively steers our Partner Ecosystem across all cloud service domains (Hyperscalers, hardware, software, and professional services) by introducing multi-year partner strategy and executing partner success initiative to ensure the optimal strategic sourcing. 

As a Senior Supplier Management Specialist (f/m/d) within the GCS Partner & Workforce Management team, you will develop and take responsibility for the following tasks:
•    Understand, summarize, consolidate and manage GSC category infrastructure demand, budget planning and specific requirements
•    Translate demand in Service / SW requirements and review / align with GCS business owner 
•    Owner of the cost efficiency and performance of respective suppliers including relevant market check / benchmarking of all services
•    Select, review, refine and improve the strategic partner & supplier ecosystem    
•    Support the day-to-day GCS supplier management and take accountability of managing one or more major global Partner to ensure service delivery.
•    Evolve, develop and foster the partner relationship and vendor management process maturity including the relevant governance/account management for specific categories or services
•    Support supplier negotiation, jointly with GPO, driven with business analysis evolve partnership also under adverse circumstances
•    Work with our sales and market units to define a suitable partner play to cover specific markets
•    Establish close relationship with all stakeholders driving GCS future strategic Partner roadmap


What you bring
•    6+ years of related professional experience working with IT Services providers/partners/vendors
•    Strong affinity for networking and building lasting relationships with partners/vendors
•    Understanding of cloud infrastructure and service models
•    Strong communication skills in English language with the ability to express and present complex matters in a crisp and easy consumable fashion, ability to influence stakeholders and build relationships across functions, levels and geographies, internally and externally. 
•    Project/Program management skills in international and global initiatives
•    Ability to challenge status quo with strong analytical skills & ability and drive innovation
•    Experience gained in purchasing services ideally with focus on Public IaaS, software partners as well as general infrastructure services 
•    Experience managing complex and high-volume business in multi-location and multi-partner environments


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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

 Requisition ID:318463 | Work Area: Information Technology | Expected Travel: 0 - 10% | Career Status: Professional | Employment Type: Regular Full Time or Part Time  | #LI-Hybrid

Requisition ID:  318463
Posted Date:  Jun 25, 2022
Work Area:  Information Technology
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Walldorf, DE, 69190

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