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Procurement Buyer
Quality Technology Services, LLC     Duluth, GA 30096
 Posted 26 days    

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The **Procurement Buyer** is responsible for developing, executing, and managing corporate sourcing initiatives for assigned Procurement categories. Procurement Buyer will perform complex data analysis to identify new sourcing & other cost optimization opportunities to generate cost savings for categories managed. Categories would include, but not limited to: Electrical, Mechanical, Capital Improvement Projects, MRO, Facilities Maintenance, software, hardware, and professional services. Procurement Buyer is responsible for negotiating complex/competitive programs & communicating to line of businesses and Senior Management the value propositions associated with proposals. Procurement Buyer will work collaboratively with internal user departments to facilitate, optimize, and execute the purchase and corporate governance of these spend categories within the organization.

**RESPONSIBILITIES - Other duties may be assigned**

• Lead ongoing category activities within assigned scope of spend categories to achieve business objectives and benefit targets

• Identify and leverage company-wide spend opportunities

• Coordinate Facilities / MRO purchasing activities across national portfolio of data center facilities

• Lead supplier selection & recommendation activities including qualitative/quantitative analysis, selection criteria, long/short lists, RFI/RFP development, and bid analysis

• Assist with the execution of sourcing strategies for highest spend, greatest complexity, and most critical/strategic categories

• Lead implementation activities for categories with critical impacts to business and internal customers

• Conduct thorough spend analysis, develop methodology and metrics tools to track progress

• Builds relationships with key stakeholders to gather category requirements and specifications from departments and category subject matter experts

• Ensure tactical execution of purchasing activities to meet routine business needs

• Drive value through innovation and collaboration with strategic suppliers and internal customers

**BASIC QUALIFICATIONS**

• Bachelor’s degree in Procurement, Supply-Chain, or Engineering. Business Administration, Management, Operations, Finance, or a related field a benefit

• Three or more years of relevant experience in Sourcing / Procurement / Supply-Chain

• Experience in contract execution, negotiation and management

• Experience in managing and leading change initiatives involving significant impacts to organization

• Experience developing long range sourcing plans for assigned categories to reduce total costs, optimize value from suppliers, and meet internal customer requirements

• Demonstrated company-wide procurement leadership experience within one or more indirect categories or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience

**PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS**

• Experience working for or supporting a data center provider (multi-tenant data center, hyperscale user, or equipment provider)

• Procurement certification (e.g. ISM CPSM) preferred

**KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES**

• Knowledge and experience with procurement/spend systems data and analysis

• Demonstrates critical thinking, reasoning skills, and strong attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment that requires the ability to prioritize and multi-task

• Ability to apply change management and consulting skills/knowledge and expertise

• Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal

• Strategic thinker, high degree of business acumen and interpersonal skills

• Skilled in building relationships with key stakeholders to gather category requirements, specifications from departments, and category subject matter experts

• Ability to resolve conflicts and solve problems

• Self-motivated and goal driven

**TOTAL REWARDS**

This role is also eligible for a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; flexible spending and HSA accounts; paid holidays; paid time off; paid volunteer days; employee assistance program; tuition assistance; parental leave; military leave assistance; QTS scholarship for dependents; wellness program, and other company benefits.

This position is Bonus eligible.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or discrimination claim.

The "Know Your Rights" Poster is included here:

Know Your Rights (English) (http://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088\_EEOC\_KnowYourRights\_10\_20.pdf)

Know Your Rights (Spanish)

The pay transparency policy is available here:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Poster-Formatted (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp\_%20English\_formattedESQA508c.pdf)

QTS is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to [email protected] and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

QTS Data Centers was built around the Core Values of Integrity, Character, and Trust. We prioritize family, faith and community involvement while leading with strong, honorable, and principled behavior. We started this journey in 2003 when our CEO, Chad Williams, purchased his first data center in Overland Park, KS. Humble beginnings that have led to 35+ data centers and growing. Recently privatized in a $10 billion transaction with Blackstone, one of the most notable real estate investments companies in the world, QTS is positioned to execute on a global expansion initiative and we are looking for the best and brightest to join our team.

At QTS, we’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center provider. QTS is entrusted with providing world-class data center solutions to enterprises, government agencies as well as the largest and fastest growing technology companies in the world. We deliver a fully-integrated platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re innovating to stay ahead of the curve.

We are powered by people.

And we’d like to invite you to join us.

In addition to a variety of benefit packages, QTS goes above and beyond for our employees:

+ Roth and Traditional 401(k) matching contributions with immediate vesting

+ Every employee is bonus or commission eligible

+ Generous PTO Accrual plus additional Paid Volunteer Days

+ Paid Holidays Annually/Holiday compensation when worked

+ Pet and Legal Insurance

+ Q-Rest Sabbatical Program

+ Q-Anniversary Service Award Program

+ Parental Leave for primary and secondary caregivers

+ Military Benefits Package

+ QTS Charitable Matching Gift Program

+ QTS Scholarship for Employee Dependents

+ QTS Crisis Fund

+ Wellness Program

+ Tuition Reimbursement Program

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