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Zoom Director, Direct Sourcing in Topeka, Kansas

Work Styles at Zoom

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About Us

Zoomies help people stay connected so they can get more done together. We set out to build the best video product for the enterprise, and today help people communicate better with products like Zoom Contact Center, Zoom Phone, Zoom Events, Zoom Apps, Zoom Rooms, and Zoom Webinar.

We’re problem-solvers, working at a fast pace to design solutions with our customers and users in mind. Here, you’ll work across teams to deliver impactful projects that are changing the way people communicate and enjoy opportunities to advance your career in a diverse, inclusive environment.

About the Team

Reporting to the Head of Procurement & Sourcing, the Director, Direct Sourcing will manage the team responsible for sourcing the critical commodities of datacenters, hardware, telephony and services integral to the success of Zoom's internal and cloud infrastructure. You will also lead a cross-functional effort to improve the business processes and commodity supply chain throughout the product life cycle. The person in this role will define the entire commodity strategy for Direct Sourcing for Zoom.

About the Role

  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders & supplier executives, and maintain a high level of industry knowledge and supplier/market conditions.

  • Lead a cross-functional effort to reduce lead times, cost, improve quality and reduce financial exposure.

  • Lead engagement with network sourcing partners, both internally and externally, to deliver solutions for multiple future projects in development.

  • Managing the strategic supplier relationships and sourcing of the Data Center/Telecommunications infrastructure equipment, materials and services

  • Partner with internal stakeholders to develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies in support of the near, mid, and long-range plans

  • Lead the cross-functional engagement to develop, implement and manage programs for supplier selection, supplier performance management, and supply base optimization based on market, financial, and business projections

  • Lead and develop team up to 3 direct reports

  • Work cross-functionally to identify and develop suppliers to bring advanced technologies and products to market that meet and/or exceed Zoom's long-term requirements

  • Recommends qualified suppliers that meet both stakeholder, competitive cost and product standards

  • Ensure supplier selection process and component qualification meet all engineering and business requirements.

  • Use benchmarking to demonstrate position in the market place

  • Develop strong stakeholder support and cooperation on assigned commodities.

  • Ensuring commodity spend is under management and contract compliance.

About You

  • Extensive knowledge in Hardware, Datacenter, Telecom, Unified Communications, Wireless and Networking space. The candidate will be experienced in several of the sub-categories.

  • At least ten (10) years experience in sourcing datacenters and services.

  • At least three (3) years managing commodity managers and implementing commodity strategies.

  • Knowledge of Network Telephony, IP routing, call monitoring, desktop messaging software, and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking.

  • Knowledge of voice and data communications systems, service providers, and network system architecture

  • Advanced knowledge of hardware and software vendors associated with data centers

  • Advanced knowledge of the datacenter colocation and Cloud service providers

  • Established network of vendors in this space

  • Excellent analytical and judgment skills.

  • Master's degree or higher, supply chain or engineering preferred.

  • Strategic Sourcing, Opportunity Analysis, and Contract Negotiations.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify business process issues and drive process improvement.

  • Open-minded self-starter with the ability to adapt, improvise and problem solve.

  • Ability to work independently on multiple tasks and projects with various stakeholders

  • Organizational skills to manage and track transactional details.

  • Fluency in English

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 10% of the time

We believe that the unique contributions of all Zoomies is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. Zoom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives including qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records and any qualified applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in accordance with the law. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a medical condition, or if you need assistance accessing our website or completing the application process, please let us know by emailing us at careers@zoom.us.

Zoom requires all U.S. employees who will work in person at a Zoom office, attend in-person Zoom meetings or have in-person customer meetings to be fully vaccinated. Zoom will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for religious or medical reasons as required under applicable law.

At Zoom, we care about our employees, their families, and their well-being. As part of our award-winning workplace culture and commitment to delivering happiness, our benefits program offers a variety of perks, benefits, and options to help employees maintain their physical, mental, emotional, and financial health; support work-life balance; and contribute to their community in meaningful ways. To view our benefits, click here (https://careers.zoom.us/benefits) .

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