Supplier Relationship Manager
Dimension Data
Johannesburg, South Africa
3d ago

Looking for the next step in your career? Enjoy a challenge? Do you have an ambition for innovation? Want to make a difference?

If you join our growing global team, you’ll be working for an industry leader with offices across five continents, in over 47 countries and more than 28 000 employees.

You will work with some of the leading world brands across the Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies who are all relying on Dimension Data to help them use the power of technology to achieve their ambition in this digital era.

You’ll be part of a team who’s passionate about making a difference to the way technology shapes how we live and work whether it’s protecting the rhino, connecting the G20 Summit, or revolutionising cycling, giving you the opportunity to do great things.

You’ll be joining a Global Top Employer, recognised for investing in talent because people are at the heart of our success.

You provide the skills, passion and ideas, and we’ll provide the platform to realise your ambitions.Great talent. Great teams.

Great work. Great opportunities.

Want to be part of our team?

As a Supplier Relationship Manager in the Carrier Management Services (CMS) team, you will develop mutually beneficial relationships with strategic suppliers, resulting in greater levels of innovation and competitive advantage.

What you'll be doing

What we will expect you to do :

  • The candidate should be able to develop deep, strategic relationships with telco vendors
  • Use of strategic relationships to drive delivery for the benefit of the company
  • Ensure strict adherence to Governance and processes outlined in the contracts and statements of work
  • Implement the relevant supplier management processes and ensure compliance of relevant legal and regulatory policies
  • Constantly scouring the globe for potential new partners to gain competitive advantage
  • Program oversight and involvement in core backbone fulfilment and assurance
  • Implement Supplier Management Framework to measure value of relationships with suppliers
  • Deep understanding of IRU agreements and the management thereof
  • Understanding and the ability to action orders where required for backbone purposes
  • Proactively reporting to Exco on supplier benchmarks, performances and risks
  • Sufficient technical acumen to be able to translate business requirements into technical specifications
  • Domain Expertise : the candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of the industry, technologies and product offerings, to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • The candidate needs to demonstrate a proactive approach towards understanding and unlocking relationships in territories that will provide the organisation with a competitive edge

  • Key ability to act quickly and results driven
  • What would make you a good fit for this role?

    Key requirements :

  • A bachelor's degree; BComm IT, BSc Comp Sci / IT is required
  • Diploma in Supplier Management or related qualification would be beneficial
  • ITIL qualification recommended
  • Key abilities required :

  • 10 years in related industry
  • Proven negotiation and contract management experience
  • Strong analytical, oral communication and technical writing abilities
  • Proficiency with telco hardware and carrier technologies
  • Strong customer centricity and project management skills
  • Key ability to act quickly and results driven
  • Ability to work with very little supervision and on your own or part of a team
  • Highest level of detail orientation
  • Join our growing global team and accelerate your career with Dimension Data. Apply today.

    Diversity in Dimension Data

    Dimension Data is an equal opportunity employer with a global culture that embraces diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be unfairly discriminated against on any arbitrary ground including race, colour, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or other protected category.

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