Senior Manager, Procurement, Global
Ashburn, VA  / Denver, CO  / Santa Clara, CA  / Phoenix, AZ ...View All
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About Vantage Data Centers


Vantage is committed to being a workplace of inclusion, equity, respect and acceptance. We celebrate diversity and intentionally seek out opportunities to learn from one another's experience.

Vantage Data Centers powers, cools, protects and connects the technology of the world's well-known hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises. Developing and operating across North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific, Vantage has evolved data center design in innovative ways to deliver dramatic gains in reliability, efficiency and sustainability in flexible environments that can scale as quickly as the market demands.

Procurement Department

The Procurement team is responsible for securing the equipment Vantage's data centers require to function. The team leads these efforts from conception through commissioning, working with Sales, Operations, New Site Development, and Engineering along the way. Procurement also works closely with vendor partners to come up with a vertically integrated design, and we manage these partners to deliver the projects on schedule and budget. Vantage is unique in that our technical staff is given the responsibility and authority to directly drive the process. Our internal team can align long-term operational sustainability with value engineering and cost metrics to deliver products aligned with goals of the company. This approach empowers each member of the team to drive high- impact decisions and even more impactful results.

Position Overview

We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter to join our team as a Senior Manager, Procurement. In this role, you will manage Owner Furnished Contractor Installed Equipment and corresponding supply chains for our data centers. You will coordinate every aspect of the equipment procurement and delivery process from start to finish. As a Senior Manager, you will prioritize multiple projects simultaneously and collaborate regularly with external supply chain partners and internal teams, including Construction Cost & Finance, Accounting, Construction, Operations, and Legal.

This role can be based in any of our US locations: Denver, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Santa Clara, CA; or Ashburn, VA.

Essential Job Functions

Procurement Management:

  • Lead the procurement of various mechanical and electrical equipment including, but not limited to, Medium Voltage Switchgear, Transformers, Chillers, CRACs, Switchgear, PDUs, UPSs, and Generators.

  • Prepare and handle RFPs, negotiate contracts, and finalize deals with vendors.

  • Lead all aspects of and manage equipment submittals from inception to completion.

  • Track and ensure timely delivery of procured equipment.

Project Management:

  • Manage and interpret electrical single line diagrams, mechanical riser diagrams, and product specifications for multiple projects.

  • Develop and maintain sophisticated project budgets, ensuring all procurement activities stay within budgetary constraints.

  • Analyze and track project schedules to ensure equipment delivery aligns with construction timelines.

  • Drive project-level tasks and achievements as assigned by the project management team.

Partner Collaboration:

  • Serve as a liaison between supply chain partners and internal partners, communicating changes in product lead times and costs.

  • Support engineering and sales teams in addressing client requests and design changes.

  • Coordinate the approval and release of necessary equipment according to the construction schedule.

  • Collaborate with Finance to ensure all purchases are accurately costed to projects.

Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with suppliers to ensure reliable supply chains and favorable terms.

  • Schedule and coordinate on-site start-up and commissioning support services from vendors.

  • Negotiate the best prices with primary and secondary vendors, as applicable.

  • Support complex negotiations for equipment and services from suppliers and subcontractors.

Financial Support:

  • Assist Finance and Accounting with invoicing issues, cash flow forecasts, and budget reconciliation.

  • Manage and support equipment inventory planning efforts and forecasting.

  • Additional duties as assigned by Management

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related field is required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain, procurement, or construction is required.

  • Experience in the data center or industrial equipment sector is strongly preferred.

  • Strong technical proficiency in mechanical and electrical systems.

  • Experience with construction and supplier contracts.

  • Knowledge of construction management processes.

  • Ability to learn quickly and autonomously drive tasks to closure.

  • Strong business acumen and commercial background.

  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present technical data comfortably to executive-level leadership.

  • Travel required is expected to be up to 5% but may increase over time as the business evolves

Physical Demands and Special Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop or kneel; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Additional Details

  • Salary Range: $150,000 - $170,000 Base + Bonus (this range is based on Colorado and California market data and may vary in other locations)

  • This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits.

  • Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including your qualifications, skills, competencies, and experience and may fall outside of the range shown.

We operate with No Ego and No Arrogance. We work to build each other up and support one another, appreciating each other's strengths and respecting each other's weaknesses. We find joy in our work and each other, actively seeking opportunities to inject fun into what we do. Our hard and efficient work is rewarded with an above market total compensation package. We offer a comprehensive suite of health and welfare, retirement, and paid leave benefits exceeding local expectations.


Throughout the year, the advantage of being part of the Vantage team is evident with an array of benefits, recognition, training and development, and the knowledge that your contribution adds value to the company and our community.

Don't meet all the requirements? Please still apply if you think you are the right person for the position. We are always keen to speak to people who connect with our mission and values.

Vantage Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Vantage Data Centers does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firm agencies. Fees will not be paid in the event a candidate submitted by a recruiter without an agreement in place is hired; such resumes will be deemed the sole property of Vantage Data Centers.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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