Acronis has pioneered the new IT discipline of Cyber Protection, which combines data protection and cybersecurity into a unique and integrated approach. The Acronis Cyber Protect solution is a ground-breaking approach with innovative technology that is revolutionizing the industry as we know it. Acronis is entering an exciting phase of rapid-growth and expansion, and has recently received a $250 million dollar investment from CVC Capital Partners, bringing our total valuation to more than $2.5 billion. So we are looking for more talented and hard-working individuals who are ready for a new challenge and will join us on our mission to protect the digital world! 

We are seeking a talented Procurement Principal who will play a key role in the functional sourcing management across Data Center Operations. You will achieve this by developing appropriate commercial strategies to drive cost down and value up. You will design a tendering process, vendor performance tracking. This role 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 Software, Hardware, Internet Transit, and Datacenter Space. You are responsible for running competitive programs & communicating to the line of businesses and C-Suite the value propositions associated with Category proposals. For this role, you will work collaboratively with internal user departments to facilitate, optimize, and execute the purchase and corporate governance of these spend categories within the organization.

We are looking for the next member of our “A-Team.” Are you a highly-motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced and high-volume work environment? Do you possess a positive can-do, never-give-up attitude? Do you play nice with others on a team? Are you ready to make an impact?

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and manage tendering and RFP/ RFQ Processes
  • Design and manage Vender Performance Management and Vendor Onboarding
  • Negotiate favorable contracts and pricing for:
    • Data Center Expansions
    • Data Center Migration
    • New POPs
    • Hardware & Software
  • Negotiate and obtain service credits upon breach of service
  • Proactively analyze technology spend and find ways to reduce cost
  • Works with suppliers to develop and manage continuous improvement programs, addressing quality, delivery, service as well as price
  • Level up and cross-train Procurement Team members 
  • Pull in, validate, maintain forecast from multiple input streams
  • Lead DCO Procurement KPI Reporting for executive management

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 7+ years’ experience in a cloud technology sourcing role
  • Proven experience sourcing vendors for hardware, software, and data center facilities
  • Comfort with collaboration, open communications, and reaching across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to pull together many sources of information to help prioritize and lead operations
  • Ability to develop strategies and solutions to meet short, medium and long-term needs, drive implementation, and continuous improvement
  • Good communication/coordination skills and the ability to effectively present to all levels of management
  • Ability to work under stress and lead difficult situations
  • Previous experience leading and mentoring technical senior individual contributors and managers

Acronis is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

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