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Procurement Manager (Client side) - Data Centres

Dawson Levy Resourcing
London, UK
Closing date
26 Nov 2020

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Dawson Levy Resourcing are delighted to be recruiting for a Product Procurement Manager to work on major data centre projects across Europe. This role will be working on behalf of the end client and they are open to both contract and permanent candidates depending on your preference.

Location: The succesful candidate can be based either in the UK or Ireland, and can expect to spend 30% of their time travelling across the EMEA with travel & accommodation paid for.

Purpose of the role:

The successful applicant will support our clients Data Centre Power and Cooling equipment purchasing and supply chain operations. The primary categories of equipment included are back-up power generators, generator enclosures, electrical switchgear, transformers, bus duct and mechanical cooling equipment. Contractor's role will support day-to- day operations, large and complex project deployments, and will work across numerous customer teams.

Areas of Responsibility:


Support the evaluation against current global and regional supply agreements;
Support analysis of supplier lead times against project planner and escalate issues; and
Create complete procurement planner for RFx efforts.RFx Process:

Support client's Commodity Managers on requirements for localized RFx, confirm RFx supplier bid list or sole source (agreed at Global / Regional level);
Review RFx documentation / Issue RFx documents to bidder, issue bidder(s) queries to DCS Team;
Support client's Commodity Managers with final pricing updates and agreement; and
Create draft Award Recommendation Letter (ARL) or Single Source Justification (SSJ). BOM Review:

Conduct reviews of bills of material (BOM);
Support analysis of data and capture metrics including single source, sole source, lead time, and dual source; and
Support the client Commodity manager with cost analysis including creating liability curves (S-Curve). Clear to Build

Conduct calls with vendors and collaborate with them to review readiness for upcoming production; and
Monitor vendor manufacturing cycle times. Project PO Req Drafting, Routing and Execution (non-NPI):

Draft Project PO request form;
Review PO request form with supplier;
Set up folder and save all relevant files;
Seek budget allocation from PCG; and
Send executed PO to Supplier / Send redacted executed PO to General Contractor. Project Team and Supplier Delivery Coordination:

Maintain communication of project required-on-jobsite dates with supplier;
Support analysis of supplier lead times against project planner and escalate issues, where necessary; and
Create dashboard reporting on delivery progress and commitments. Expediting/Managing Order To Delivery (OTD) commits:

Review and monitor revisions to OTD commits;
Establish if expediting / delaying of OTD commits is required and identify a contingency plan and resolution procedure Data Resource Management

Areas of Responsibility:

Data Health:

Act as a domain owner and be accountable for data health; and
Consult with data owner/data stewards to make decisions and shape the strategic direction/project roadmap for their area.Data Stewardship and Governance:

Be the data owner, be accountable for the definitions, policies, business decisions, and application of business rules for the data;
Be responsible for coordination of data element usage across functions;
Act as the data steward, responsible for enforcing data governance policies and standards to ensure quality,accuracy and security of the data.
Own data producers role as being responsible for creating, modifying or deleting data in accordance with data standards and policies. Manufacturing:

Supplier Process Evaluation & Support:

Evaluate supplier production processes, including production line layout, human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow, cost analysis, and production coordination; and
Provide on-site supplier support for pre-production pilot builds and drive improvements to factory readiness, supporting early product ramps, raining and gathering feedback on DFx and yield issues.Supplier Product Validation Testing:

Support DVT & PVT (Design/Production Validation Testing) and coordinate with Cx Engineering to establish test coverage requirements; and
Engage with the Development and Quality team to establish parameters for early field failure analysis.
NPI Bill of Materials:
Engage with PLM team in creating NPI BOMs and organizing and controlling in PLM system; and
Support 2nd Source manufacturing assessment and qualification
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