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Sr. Sourcing Manager



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Taipei City, Taiwan
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft’s Cloud business is experiencing explosive growth, and the Cloud Supply Chain (CSCP) organization is responsible for enabling the infrastructure underlying this growth. Our mission is to deliver the world’s computer with an industry-leading supply chain. CSCP is responsible for strategic sourcing, customer demand forecasting, capacity planning and management, supply chain planning and execution, capacity provisioning, and decommissioning and dispositioning of datacenter assets worldwide.

Cloud Sourcing and Supply Chain (CSSC) organization within CSCP manages sourcing and supply of IT hardware for the data centers. Well-defined and executed sourcing and supply chain management ensures reliable on-time performance, optimized cost, prevents urgent and unplanned investments, and provides accurate and timely information across the supply base and internally across the infrastructure organization. Our focus is on smart growth, high efficiency, and delivering a trusted experience to customers and partners worldwide. We are looking for a passionate, high energy supply chain professional to help build create sustainable advantage through supply chain. The role of Sr. Sourcing Manager will be focusing on key areas:

  • Sourcing management and strategies (33%)
  • Cost and operations management (33%)
  • Supplier performance and compliance (33%) Meanwhile, s/he needs to provide thought leadership and drive strategic initiatives with internal stakeholders and suppliers to support cloud supply chain overall objectives and strategies


Sourcing management o Engage with cross functional leadership including product design, quality, business teams to determine sourcing requirements o Focusing on category/commodity sourcing for sustaining programs to ensure advantaged cost and sufficient continuity of supply o Define RFQ / RFP activities and direct system integrator sourcing team to conduct negotiations with suppliers o Manage contracting activities with Legal and ensure contract reflect MSFT’s cross functional engagements with suppliers

  • Cost and operations management o Set up savings targets for the categories managed and drive sourcing managers to deliver the result o Identify cost reduction opportunities and drive supplier for cost competitiveness with sourcing tools (e.g. Cost modeling) o Run weekly, monthly, quarter review with team on cost and operations KPIs o Manage ad-hoc cost issues e.g. tariffs / import export cost, cost inflation o Support cost and supply chain operations needs relevant to system integrators e.g. invoice, PO, inventory requirements o Continuous improvement of operations processes
  • Manage supplier performance and compliance o Develop and enable new suppliers o MSFT’s central point of contact of supplier relationship in key categories / commodities o Ensure supplier compliant with MSFT requirements (E.g. security, social responsibility, payment terms) o Conduct business review discussions o Ensure supplier deliver corrective actions on time from business review / audits o Support CSSC teams to drive suppliers toward their operational and cost metrics Core skills:
  • Extensive knowledge in hardware sourcing and supply chain
  • Demonstrated track record in supplier negotiation and management
  • Proven capabilities in operating in a growing, fast-paced, results-oriented environment
  • Distinctive problem solving leadership and analytical thinking for continuous improvement
  • Strong influencing skills and ability to build lasting relationships across multiple layers in the organization
  • Excellent communication and synthesizing skills of both written and verbal
  • Familiar with business tools (e.g. word, excel modeling, power point slides) and able to generate quality outputs


Minimum Qualifications

Required/Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 4+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles o OR Master's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Materials Science, or related field AND 3+ years experience in procurement, supply chain, sourcing, engineering, operations, or relevant sales-related roles o OR equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years experiences in procurement, supply chain, operations areas
  • ~5 year working experience in sourcing and supplier management
  • Extensive experience in leading cross functional teams
  • Cloud / high tech supply chain experience is a plus


Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings: Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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