Sr buyer/network

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Sr. Buyer/ Network(MA,NH,PA,FL,SC,VA)Position Profile:The Sr. Buyer/ Network is responsible for the procurement management of network initiatives related within the ABB Business Unit. In this role you will contribute to building the procurement strategy with category managers for their respective category, engage with the suppliers for RFx by negotiating terms and implementing contracts, steer supplier performance through the use of best-in-class practices such as periodic performance reviews and audits and will be the primary liaison between BU Field Engineering and Procurement Teams. This position reports to the Director of Procurement.Responsibilities:Work with other internal and external Stakeholders in meeting deadlines and objectivesUnderstand and challenge and the needs of the business unitComplete spend and cost data analysis to drive potential cost reduction opportunitiesSubmit requests for information (RFI) to suppliers that present the potential to accommodate the needs of the businessCreate requests for proposal (RFP) and send them to short-listed suppliers that expressed both the interest and capability of meeting the business requirementsCommunicate with the supplier to ensure all necessary terms are included in the contract draft (price, quality, payment & delivery terms etc.)Collaborate with the Contract specialist to review the clauses in the contractSchedule periodic performance reviews with the supplierDefine objectives to ensure a clear path to success with supplier, aligned with Procurement Excellence Supplier Performance Management (SPM) frameworkPlan and implement corrective actions and escalate matters that prevent progress in a timely mannerConduct yearly reporting and feedbackEssential Skill Requirements:Bachelor's degree or related disciplineMinimum of 5 years of experience in procurement and or engineeringExperience in the telecommunications sector (particularly cable being an asset)Project management experienceHighly proficient in using and manipulating documents in excelContract Negotiation skills and commercial senseFamiliar with telecommunications/CATV technology hardware and datacenter conceptsGeneral knowledge of transport technologies (DWDM, or leased circuits)General understanding of servers (blades, rackmount) and SAN disk storageGeneral understanding of virtualization products such as VMWareAbility to analyze quotes from vendors to present to management for reviewGeneral understanding of networking fundamentals and components (Routers, Switches, Firewalls)Understanding technical licensing of features or applicationsStrong analytical skills and attention to detailSelf-sufficient and innovativeGood teamwork and ability to develop interpersonal relationshipstrong and structured communication techniquesAbility to read and understand legal documents and contractsFluency in English (written and oral)SDL2017

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