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Manager, Commercial Procurement



Posted on: September 8, 2023

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Who we are:

Digital Edge is a trusted and forward-looking data center platform company, established to transform digital infrastructure in Asia. Backed by Stonepeak, a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets, Digital Edge has in excess of US$1 billion in committed capital.

Our mission is to bridge the digital divide across Asia Pacific by building the sustainable digital ecosystems of the future. Through building and operating state-of-the-art, energy efficient data centers rich with connectivity options, we bring new colocation and interconnect options to the Asian market, making digital infrastructure deployment in the region easy, efficient and economical.

Founded in 2020 the company has grown rapidly across multiple markets in the region, and currently provides data center and fiber services across China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. This role is an exciting opportunity to join our fast growing team as we further expand our footprint across Asia.

Our Values:
  • Respect: We embrace diversity and collaboration.
  • Innovation: We share ideas and solve problems.
  • Grit: We are driven and determined.
  • Excellence: We optimize for success.
  • Responsibility: We do what’s right for our people and the planet.
What We Need:
Reporting to the VP Construction, this role will organize and oversee construction procurement and ensure projects are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Working with the Construction Development team from inception, due diligence, and Basis of Design (BOD) creation to Real Estate Investment Committee (REIC) presentations through to successful close-out, with specific focus on the procurement of consultants, long lead equipment and network hardware. This role will be based in Singapore.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the regional Design and Construction team in identifying and executing new growth opportunities across the company, ensuring adherence to design standards and timely project delivery
  • Develop and manage relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, to ensure transparent communication of project timeliness and quality standards
  • Support each country’s Construction Director/Managers to develop standardized commercial materials for projects, while also supporting the development of business cases for new investment opportunities
  • Drive strategic planning processes (including budgeting, Capex management and project cash-flow preparation) and prepare expenditure estimates for new projects and implement risk management processes
  • Manage direct and indirect procurement activities, including contract negotiations, pricing negotiations and supplier performance monitoring
  • Develop procurement strategies through identifying potential suppliers, assessing their capabilities and identifying opportunities for cost savings and operational streamlining
  • Actively champion and implement policies and procedures for occupational health & safety in the workplace, information security management, environmental management systems; incident management; and comply with all legal regulatory requirements of the organization
The Successful Candidate:
  • Degree or Associate Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering or Quantity Surveying background
  • 7 to 10+ years of relevant professional experience in delivering construction projects, particularly in APAC region and/or in construction of multi-site data centre portfolios (> USD1 Billion)
  • Subject matter expert knowledge of data center cost and commercials, construction capital projects strategy and supply chain management
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills, preferably with a technical background in a range of systems such as FIDIC, MVAC, electrical, generator, UPS, precision air conditioner, fire protection, plumbing, security, building monitoring, and IT cabling systems
  • Flexible, agile, and forward thinker who embraces change and thrives in a dynamic environment
  • Values collaboration and fosters a results-oriented approach to work effectively with stakeholders