CBRE is looking for an MEP Equipment Procurement Manager/Commodity Specialist to support Data Center Power and Cooling equipment purchasing and supply chain operations for a confidential, yet prestigious technology client.
The primary categories of equipment included are back-up power generators, generator enclosures, electrical switchgear, transformers, bus duct and mechanical cooling equipment. Contractor's role will support day-to-day operations, large and complex project deployments, and will work across numerous customer teams.
The best candidate will be hired by CBRE to support Data Center Power and Cooling equipment purchasing and supply chain operations for a confidential, yet prestigious technology client. The primary categories of equipment the team manages are back-up power generators, generator enclosures, electrical switchgear, transformers, busways, mechanical cooling equipment, and integrated modules. This role is specifically going to start supporting the integrated modules team, who develop and deliver infrastructure module products which enable the Client to compete at scale. Contractor's role will support day-to-day operations, large and complex project deployments, and will work across numerous customer teams.
Contractor will also provide the following Services:
Areas of Focus & Responsibility:
Coordinate RFIs, RFPs, RFQs with suppliers
Work cross-functionally to resolve supplier queries
Assist in the review/decision process
Help onboard new suppliers in the systems
Assist with GPN creation
Assist in aligning client and supplier requirements and inputs process
Update MRP/systems with supplier selections, lead time adjustments, etc.
Create benchmark reports
Help ensure quoted pricing aligns with contractual pricing
Assist with NPIs
Assist with internal cross-functional supplier reviews
Monitor, capture, vett, and report supplier KPI data
Perform analysis on metrics such as cost, TCO, capacity, etc.
Help with Partner Business Reviews
Report Commodity Manager's savings monthly
Report any changes to lead times, point-of-contacts, entity changes, etc. monthly
Follow up on adhoc issues from time to time such as PO justification, PO approval process, payment
Help validate purchase order details for accuracy prior to execution: warranty terms, tax status, incoterms, pricing, payment terms, etc.
Track and ensure purchase orders and change orders are executed on time
Help ensure purchase order is within budget and that funds will be available in time
Help with various issues that may arise with purchase orders, including invoicing
Work within SAP, o9/MRP, Site Schedules, Supplier Production Plans and other tools as necessary for the day-to-day tasks
In addition to the aforementioned, candidates may be asked to assist with other projects that come up. Overall, strong candidates for this role will be managing multiple vendors, suppliers, and integrators; -- all of which have products that contribute to the overall assembly of that capital equipment that is being purchased by Client then delivered to the data center construction site. Candidates are expected to be able to thrive in a rapidly changing environment, to be proactive with resolving issues rather than reactive, and to be able to work cross-functionally to do so.
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