Sr. Sustaining Sourcing Manager

Posted 17 May 2023
LocationTaiwan ROC
Job type Permanent
Reference 1552368

Company's Benefits

  • Flexible Working Arrangements

    Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Equal Pay Initiatives

    Equal Pay Initiatives

  • Mentorship Program

    Mentorship Program

  • Leadership Development Program

    Leadership Development Program

  • Paid Parental Leave

    Paid Parental Leave

  • Return to Work Policy

    Return to Work Policy

  • Childcare Facilities

    Childcare Facilities

  • Breastfeeding Rooms

    Breastfeeding Rooms

  • Sponsorship Program

    Sponsorship Program

  • Coaching Program

    Coaching Program

  • Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

    Raise Numbers Of Women In Leadership

  • Internal Women's Networking Group

    Internal Women's Networking Group

Job Description


Microsoft’s Cloud business is experiencing explosive growth, and the Capacity, Supply Chain & Provisioning (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.

The Capacity Supply Chain and Provisioning (CSCP) group is an exciting and fast evolving group within Microsoft whose vision is to empower customers to achieve more by delivering cloud capacity differentiated at scale. The organization is responsible for planning, delivery and provision of all data centers globally powering Microsoft cloud properties. CSCP supports over 200 online businesses including Bing, O365, OneDrive, Xbox and Windows Azure branded services. 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. sustaining sourcing manager will be focusing on key areas:

• Validate components of our selection (33%)

• Lead the qualification lab and deliver component performance results (33%)

• Use the insight obtained from above to provide insights of manufacturing enabling, quality and reliability risks (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.

o 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. Major experience:

• 6+ years experiences in PLM, procurement, supply chain, or 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