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Director of Procurement and EMEA Vendor Relations

Zayo Group
Closing date
3 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo's 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo's communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.
Position DescriptionZayo is seeking a Director of Procurement to join the Europe organization reporting directly to the segment's Vice President of Finance. This position plays a pivotal role in setting the strategic direction of our European Procurement organization while contributing and supporting our global growth initiatives and global procurement standards. This role is designed for an individual who thrives when challenged and wants to lead a meaningful transformation of a team that is key to our bottom line.Responsibilities
  • Working with Direct Reports, own the following vendor management and carrier relations activity in our territory:
    • Records documentation
    • Cost lifecycle management
    • Advise on sourcing options based on territory and product needs
    • Contractual negotiations
    • Contract database management
    • Vendor on-boarding and relationship management
    • Vendor performance assessments
    • SLA enforcement
  • Working with other local functions and US-based personnel, advise and execute on the following value-adds:
    • Strategic partnerships
    • APIs and quoting automation
    • Develop and document the regulatory requirements to operate in new and existing territories
    • Market and competitive expertise
    • Construction RFPs and Contractor negotiations
    • Equipment and materials vendor relationships and updates
    • Contribute to optimization and cost mitigation efforts to reduce costs in the business
    • Contribute to global shared documentation and intelligence gathering
  • Develop and maintain relationships with our preferred vendors
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Enhance process to provide transparency to organization and improve performance
  • Good data = actionable data and better decisions; the individual must incorporate data management and systems expertise into their day-to-day
  • Ad hoc support to local VP as needed
  • Monthly and quarterly operating reviews
  • Requires liaison with US-based staff; non-standard hours may be required on occasion
  • Hybrid work schedule requiring two days in office per week (St. Katharine's Dock)
  • Lead a team of at least four people who are located in multiple markets
  • Mentorship / developing careers
  • 5-10% travel required
  • C2-grade or Native English speaking required
  • Telecommunications experience required
  • Ideal candidate has diverse professional experience with at least ten years in a Procurement-related function
  • Professional demeanor; self-accountable and self-motivated
  • Ability to manage a high-volume workload efficiently and effectively
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information when needed
  • Problem solving; solutions-oriented
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Pension contributions
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Career progression
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave
  • Location: London; Paris
  • Type: Full time
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