Senior Sparing Specialist(Job Number: CLO00030) OpSource
Dimension Data is simply a great place to work. More than 15 000 employees across 5 regions in 51 countries will testify to this. We are a global leader in the provision and management of specialist IT infrastructure services and solutions. We are one of the largest global information technology companies, offering unique opportunities for career growth.
Over the past several years, we have been helping our clients get ready for Cloud by supporting key cloud enablement solutions and services including virtualisation, managed services and hosting, and IT outsourcing. The establishment of our Cloud Solutions business unit aligns all of our Cloud offerings and allows us to provide Cloud services as an integrated basis across our solutions and services. This represents a key opportunity for our clients as we are able to leverage the best practices from each of our offerings; helping to accelerate their cloud journey. This reflects our on-going commitment to deliver innovative technologies which can provide our clients with greater IT sourcing choices and improve business performance.
To help us achieve our strategic business goals, we are currently looking for a Procurement Specialist to join our organisation.
With a global presence and a proven success rate of delivering technology solutions to support our client?s business, we need to employ top talent to support our key business functions. Our Procurement Specialists support the business in realising its strategic objectives by to planning and distributing the relevant spares and parts required by Dimension Data clients and technicians and ensure that they reach the right place at the right time.
As a Procurement Specialist for the CBU, your key function will be the planning and management of stock inventory in line with the requirements of the Dimension Data business and its clients and in so doing plan divisional spares holding to support the operation.
What we will expect you to do:
In this capacity we will need you to deliver on the following:
We need you to assist with the development of a spares planning strategy at a divisional level based on the global strategy, including the development of best practice methodologies and systems to enhance the management of spares.
You will need to ensure the planning of the spares inventory based all available sources of data and in line with client needs and maintain an appropriate level of spares inventory planning.
We rely on you to ensure that the correct parts are distributed to the Services teams to enhance successful repairs and the achievement of service level agreements.
We will need you to manages and approves spares purchases and the ordering of spares.
You will build and maintain effective working relationships with vendors and suppliers and manage these vendor relationships for sparing and draw on resource and existing relationships within the organisation.
We will rely on you to co-ordinate the re-instatement of the relevant vendor contracts and address all related issues.
And so much more.....
Here?s what we are looking for in candidates for this job:
At least 3-6 years? relevant experience in a similar environment
An Inventory Management qualification or similar
Membership to a professional accounting institution.
Key abilities required:
You are should have a proven, successful track record in inventory management coupled with strategic thinking ability.
You will need to have well developed negotiation skills with excellent interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to engage effectively in difficult situations.
Non-negotiable for us:
You enjoy working in a rapidly evolving, entrepreneurial, technology and service driven, client focused environment.
You are an action orientated individual, thinking and leading ?out of the box.?
You crave an environment that breeds intelligence and is known as a ?smart? culture.
Finally, we care about our client, our colleagues and the environment and we want you to do the same.
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