The Role

Reporting to the Head of Global Procurement, the Network Procurement Officer (APAC) is responsible for administrative and operational support for the procurement of infrastructure, network services and colocation in the Asia Pacific region that underpin the Megaport platform.  The role encompasses a wide range of tasks to ensure that we deliver a network that balances prudent cost control, accurate inventory management, and the delivery of an optimal network design.


As Megaport continues to expand its ecosystem, the Network Procurement team works behind the scenes to procure the infrastructure and network services that underpin Megaport’s position as the leading network-as-a-service platform globally. In this role, you combine your deep market knowledge with tech industry savvy to find solutions that support Megaport's global expansion. You have the potential to impact every part of the business and drive material savings in Megaport’s operating costs. You'll ensure that we drive contract compliance on our third-party agreements while identifying the most cost-effective solutions for our needs. You'll assist on special projects, manage vendor relations and present your recommendations to the Head of Global Procurement.


About Megaport

Megaport has transformed the way IT gets connected. We're global leaders in Network as a Service (NaaS), changing the way businesses reach the cloud. We're also a leading partner to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, NYSE, and many other leading technology companies. Megaport is a publicly-traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange with a market cap exceeding $1.5 Billion. We’re a lean, high-achieving team made up of over 215 members globally. While the company is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, employees are spread out across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Staff enjoy an environment that is collaborative, supportive, and fun.

 

Our Team Culture

Join a team of globally-positioned industry experts that lead by example. We do not compromise our values for commercial gain; we are all the custodians of our culture, and the customer is at the centre of everything we do. Our employees are motivated, adaptable, persistent, hard-working, and dynamic. Our culture permeates everything we do and this, in turn with a global vision, forms a commitment to each other, our customers, and shareholders alike.


What You'll Be Doing

  • Raising of purchase orders (and pre-requisite business justifications) for network infrastructure and services 
  • Working with the Director of DC Development to identify new market route requirements and cost estimates
  • Consult with Network Engineering, as required, to ensure that new route network requirements adhere to pre-defined design specifications
  • Preparation and issue of Request for Quotes (RFQ) for new site connectivity requirements, capacity growth or network augmentation
  • Manage preliminary communications with external vendors and prepare the response evaluation and recommendation to the Head of Global Procurement
  • Drive contract execution with new third party suppliers supported by Megaport's in-house legal team.
  • Internal contract execution and ensuring collection of fully executable contracts
  • Ongoing review of upcoming out of contract services for leverage to re-contract and drive cost savings
  • Communicate progress internally using JIRA and collaborate with network deployment and other technical teams. This involves end to end ownership from service order execution through to circuit delivery, including the creation and update of JIRA tickets for new links, including milestone reporting, accountability on delivery targets.
  • Maintain and update our inventory management system to ensure data integrity and accuracy
  • Identify, record and assess network-related risk as part of the prescribed internal risk management framework 
  • Ownership of the Megaport network KMZ including audit and review of existing circuits and ensuring all routes are up to date
  • Ownership of the Megaport circuit database including audit and review of existing circuits and ensuring all routes are up to date


What We Are We Looking For

  •  Experience in strategic consultations and/or business development obtaining services from technology providers in colocation data centres, internet transit, network transport and telecom services.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience, including experience with contract development and vendor management across many vendors simultaneously in technology-related domains.
  • Some experience in networking technologies across the OSI (Open Systems Interconnect) model preferred.
  • Understanding of contractual framework, with the ability to discuss complex agreements with vendors/partners/suppliers.
  • Enthusiastic and strong communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work in fast paced environments


Our Team Culture

Join a team of globally-positioned industry experts that lead by example. We do not compromise our values for commercial gain; we are all custodians of our culture, and the customer is at the centre of everything we do. Our employees are motivated, adaptable, persistent, hard-working, and dynamic. Our culture permeates everything we do and this, in turn with a global vision, forms a commitment to each other, our customers, and shareholders alike.


What We Offer

  • Creative, fun, and contemporary workspaces
  • Motivated team of industry experts and new talent
  • Flexible working environments
  • Cutting-edge software to drive efficient communication and collaboration
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Celebrated success with ‘Legend’ and ‘Kudos’ Awards
  • Health and wellness program and full social calendar
  • Opportunity to make a difference


All applications will be treated in confidence. 

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Candidates who meet the selection criteria will be invited to attend an interview

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