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Director of Supply Chain

Position Title: Director of Supply Chain
Location: Amsterdam

Your role

The Director of Supply Chain is a results-oriented collaborator that will create a competitive advantage by driving and supporting the overall customer installations sourcing and supplier management program for the EMEA region.  This will include developing and executing supply chain strategies, support for the implementation project teams, managing and optimizing the program’s operations, including supporting technologies. The individual is expected to find opportunities and drive initiatives to implement efficiencies and create value through sourcing strategies and supplier lifecycle management.

  • Strategically developing and implementing commodity/supply chain strategies covering all commodities, services and supplier processes throughout the organization to deliver maximum value, leverage, and standardization.
  • Establishing, maintaining and reporting on measurable performance metrics for all levels of supply chain & procurement activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, purchasing cost savings and key customer installation SLAs/ KPIs.
  • Establishing and maintaining Supplier Management Program, including leveraging and building on internal capabilities across supplier on-boarding, performance management, and analytics.
  • Negotiating commercial terms for vendor MSAs
  • Managing and developing buyers staff to support goals, initiates and processes
  • Establishing and maintaining purchasing best practices, including in the area of purchasing controls.
  • Overseeing the Vendor Managed Inventory Programs as needed.
  • Tracking, reporting, and driving cost saving efforts to maximize financial performance of the company.
  • Developing and managing key supplier relationships as needed to support customer requirements and long terms Company goals and strategies
  • Addressing issues as needed with suppliers, internal stakeholders and buyers.

What you’ll need

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or relevant field
  • Extensive experience of progress experience in strategic sourcing and procurement of services and goods, with at least 3 to 4 years in a leadership role
  • Five years in mission critical/ data centre/ customer implementations is strongly preferred
  • Awareness of business and market trends in EMEA and ability to correlate them with supply chain conditions and risks
  • Strategic Sourcing expertise including exceptional negotiations skills, both commercial and contractual terms & conditions
  • Procure to Pay experience and expertise
  • Working knowledge of MS Windows / Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Advanced skills in financial analysis and modelling, including benchmarking and forecasting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills In English

A bit about us

Digital Realty brings companies and data together by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, the company's global data center platform, provides customers with a secure data meeting place and a proven Pervasive Datacenter Architecture (PDx™) solution methodology for powering innovation and efficiently managing Data Gravity challenges. Digital Realty gives its customers access to the connected data communities that matter to them with a global data center footprint of 300+ facilities in 50+ metros across 25+ countries on six continents. To learn more about Digital Realty, please visit or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers. Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us. This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.