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