Procurement Program Manager, Managed Services Provider (MSP) - APAC
5d ago

Job Description

Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s why we're always looking for creative and visionary people who can help us achieve our goal of global interconnection.

With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development.

We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations and complex cloud and application solutions.

At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions.

Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, gritty people who build The Magic of Equinix.

We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.

As Program Manager, MSP, you develop and execute strategies in support of the purchases for all corporate business functions.


  • Lead regional strategy and execution for global contingent labor program
  • Partner with Equinix managers to advise, educate and influence on a wide range of Contingent Workforce issues
  • Collaborate with Procurement, HR, Legal and Finance to develop workforce plan for labor pool in line with local requirements
  • Lead enterprise wide initiatives in assigned category to deliver risk mitigation, operational efficiencies and cost savings
  • Serve as subject matter expert in region in partnering with business stakeholders to drive local implementation of global strategies
  • Develop category plans for key functional areas
  • Manage complex contractual agreements; work with legal to negotiate key terms, expiration dates, amendments, etc.
  • Employ independent judgment in the application of company policies and practices to determine appropriate action or guidance
  • Manage contract and all labor desk escalations
  • Become a point of contact with senior vendor representatives and develop relationships with supplier representatives to ensure supplier commitment to key programs / projects
  • Drive vendor for continuous improvement and performance management
  • Ensure compliance with corporate and departmental financial controls and SOX reporting requirements
  • Identifies and executes improvements in contingent labor or procurement policies and processes
  • Assume leadership role in the development and deployment of global commodity / category strategies that align with the Business Group and Business Unit’s overall procurement strategy.
  • Define, collaborate and execute negotiation strategy, negotiation schedule and supplier selection criteria to support the assigned commodity / category strategy execution to meet Procurement and business objectives.
  • Leverage current supply base or identify new suppliers through market research to support new product launches / initiatives
  • Drive commodity / category-level improvement programs on cost, quality excellence, and supply chain at suppliers. Develop and maintain a portfolio of cost saving projects that meet targets for spend cost reduction.
  • Qualifications

  • 7+ years relevant experience.
  • Experience working in global matrix organization would be an advantage
  • Bachelors Degree in HR, business or law, Masters Degree Preferred
  • Experience with categories such as Human Resources, Contingent Labor, Marketing and Professional Services
  • Strong understanding of contingent labor classifications
  • Superior communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in vendor management and / or recruiting
  • Expertise in strategic sourcing and contracting
  • Understanding of vendor compliance, management and SLAs
  • Expertise in data analysis and comfortable working with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Language fluency written and spoken in English
  • Ability to travel frequently to various Equinix locations (post COVID)
  • Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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