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Hardware Procurement Program Manager

Company: Microsoft
Location: Redmond
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Microsoft's Cloud business is experiencing explosive growth, and the Capacity, Supply Chain & Provisioning (CSCP) organization is responsible for enabling the infrastructure underlying this growth. Our mission is to deliver the world's computer with an industry-leading supply chain. CSCP is responsible for strategic sourcing, customer demand forecasting, capacity planning and management, supply chain planning and execution, capacity provisioning, and decommissioning and dispositioning of datacenter assets worldwide.The Cloud Procurement Operations team, as a part of the Capacity, Supply Chain & Provisioning (CSCP) group is an exciting and fast evolving organization within Microsoft.We are looking for a Program Manager who is passionate about operations while solving complex business optimization problems at scale. Our desired individual will have excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to navigate ambiguity, and strong project management skills. The Program Manager's main function will be to manage and support the Hardware Procurement team within Procurement Operations. To be successful you must have the ability to manage large volumes of work while possessing the skills to quickly communicate with stakeholders and identify priorities that deserve your focus.ResponsibilitiesAs an Operations Program Manager, you will help manage a team of vendors while also working to improve existing processes via automation or process engineering and mitigate risks to the business.You will help: -Manage the Hardware Procurement vendor team, ensuring accurate and timely processing of over 25,000 purchase orders a year.Identify issues resulting in cycle time reduction for both Pricing and Procurement requests and work with business and engineering partners to solve.Partner with Finance to drive efficiencies in approval cycle times.Work directly with the supply base to process price validation and deliver a single, accurate price to the Procurement team for PO creation.Process price and procurement requests received via ticket, email or as otherwise requested by Microsoft management in support of server, network, SAN and spare requirements.Actively manage the Pricing and Procurement requests by tracking receipt, status, cycle time, escalating roadblocks and drive to completion of all requests.Identify necessary toll gates for all new markets relating to procuring OPEX and CAPAEX materials and goods and services before demand enters pipeline.Collaborate with Supply Chain Operations Management, Capacity Planning, and Clear to Build teams to ensure on time delivery of demand.Provide clear, effective and timely communications.QualificationsRequired Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Operations, Business, Supply Chain, or a related field, or equivalent years of experience.4+ years experience in Operations Project or Program Management.Preferred Qualifications:Experience writing SQL queries and designing and developing Excel and Power BI reportsAbility to successfully collaborate across multiple teamsCapable of strong individual contribution and influence across non-direct reporting teamsProblem solving capability with a calm demeanorAbility to maintain good judgment in fast-paced, high-stress environmentsStrong written and oral communication skills along with desire and ability to communicate with business leaders through all levels of the organization.Ability to maintain a broader perspective and identify and evaluate opportunities to enhance the business through cross-group collaborationStrong organization and time-management skills and high attention to detailAbility to manage numerous competing priorities in a flexible and fast-paced environmentAbility to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter. Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. - We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request -via the -Accommodation request form.Benefits/perks listed below may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work.#cscpjobsBenefits and PerksIndustry leading healthcareSavings and investmentsGiving programsEducational resourcesMaternity and paternity leaveOpportunities to network and connectDiscounts on products and servicesGenerous time awayJob SummaryJob number: 1306077Date posted : 2022-03-31Travel: 0-25%Profession: Supply ChainRole type: Individual ContributorEmployment type: Full-TimeExperience: Experienced professionals

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