Contracts and Operations Specialist
VMware, Inc
Heredia, Costa Rica
hace 13 días

Description : Business Summary

Business Summary

VMware Global Sourcing & Operations (S&O) are strategic business leaders who drive value through transformative sourcing and operational excellence transforming how VMware unlocks value to support its continued growth and evolution into a SaaS company.

The Center of Excellence empowers the S&O team to be successful in their mission by enabling technologies, policies, processes and tools as well as collaborating and innovating with internal stakeholders.

Job Description

Reporting to the Manager, Center of Excellence, this role will work as a process improvement expert / consultant on various initiatives across the Sourcing Operations organization.

We believe that process improvement, when enabled via technology and innovation, provides much higher and longer lasting business value and this role will lead this process improvement + technology combination strategy.

To do this, we are looking for a leader with both a strong process improvement background coupled with a thorough understanding of Sourcing Operations and one who can collaborate and influence multiple stakeholders and levels across the Sourcing Operations organization and the broader VMware organization.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support process improvement / re-engineering efforts in all major Sourcing Operations projects
  • Negotiating contract documents, using company-approved template agreements.
  • Collaborating with Sourcing Managers and internal business partners to develop sourcing / contracting strategies aimed at cost reduction opportunities, contractual risk mitigation and rationalization of the supply base.
  • On-going tracking and management of supplier agreements, including entering contracts into contracts database and change control management, renewals, issue escalation and vendor dispute resolution.
  • Support compliance initiatives such as Supplier Diversity, M&A Integration, SEC Reporting across all of Sourcing Operations
  • Collaborate / contribute to a sourcing tool roadmap and implement / customize such tools to best fit the VMware environment
  • Required Skills

  • Solid understanding of Sourcing Operations and policies, and their interaction with Procurement, Legal, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Business Stakeholders
  • 3-5+ years of experience negotiating vendor agreements / contracts. Good working knowledge of contracts, terms and conditions.
  • Great project management skills to drive negotiations to a successful and timely conclusion.
  • Strong business acumen, including good strategy, financial and operational skills.
  • Excellent communication and process development skills.
  • Familiarity with sourcing and procurement tools such as Ariba, Coupa, Scout, Spend HQ preferred
  • Strong familiarity with process improvement disciplines / techniques like Lean, Six Sigma
  • Strong analytic and Excel skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong drive for execution and results willing to roll-up sleeves to get results
  • Agile disposition someone energized by dynamic work environments and new emerging opportunities to add value
  • Team player willing to seamlessly partner with other CoE team members to assess and balance needs and workloads
  • Preferred Skills

  • Lean / Six Sigma training
  • Program management certification
  • VMware will not sponsor a visa for this role

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