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Senior Buyer Carrier & Colocation (with German language)

Strategic:

  • To be involved in regular supplier performance review meetings as required

  • Review existing supplier situation and achieve better buying position through consolidation and optimization.

  • Keep up to date with market trends and supplier products and reach

  • Support the supplier evaluation, selection and corresponding entry of new suppliers

  • Define demand and portfolio with stakeholders and team manager

  • Manage key supplier relationships including;

  • Supplier performance results

  • Due Diligence evaluation

  • Lead vendor development in implementation of corrective actions plans

  • Negotiations with selected vendors, analyse potential price list improvement opportunities and re-negotiations to reduce cost,

  • Analyse and define MSA gaps and needed improvements, lead Contract implementation and drive Contract Compliance alongside with legal and product department

  • To support with the implementation and control of preferred supplier list

  • Driving and managing all strategic RFIs, RFQs and RFPs

  • Commercial negotiation of new and existing colocation premises

Day to Day Transactional:

  • Responsible for backbone and Infra quotes within approved standard portfolio and region

  • Responsible for in-house cabling quotes (via fixed pricelist in SalesForce) for validated colocation facilities

  • Responsible for commercial negotiation of new colocation premises as well as renegotiating existing commercial terms

  • Check plausibility of requests, define and get missing information

  • Negotiate pricing with selected and/or shortlisted supplier

  • Prepares and secures Purchase Orders (PO) via SalesForce for the areas stated above

  • Requests and prepares Service Order Forms (SOFs) for from suppliers (commercial perspective without demarcs and local contacts)

  • Ensures commercials validation of SOFs

  • Hands over POs and SOFs to Delivery for order placement

  • Orders contract changes / upgrades, downgrades, renewals and B-shifts

  • Prime contact to the third party suppliers for commercial matters

  • Provide additional support on expedited/escalated quotations and deliveries as required

  • Process dismantle orders at the end of the contract term

  • To drive contractual renewals at the end of fixed term contracts (Cost Improvement)

  • To ensure that the third party inventory is correct and valid at all times

  • Manage invoice disputes with vendors

  • Reduce administrative efforts by proper invoice checking, matching & authorizing via relevant software application

Work with great people

Maarit Diridillou
Office Manager
"At Arelion you are surrounded by extremely talented people – it makes the work environment so inspiring!"
Tanuja Rameaux
Head of delivery content
"I love the cultural synergy within the company – it is unique. When you join us, you will feel it’s warmth!"
Sandrine Corbett
Human Resources Manager
"I feel I belong, and I really like the people I work with. This combination empowers me!"
Fabio Bottan
Account Manager
"What I really like about Arelion is the support we get from the company when we promote different ways to do business."

Great Place to Work

  • Flexible working hours

  • Hybrid workspace

  • Health & Wellbeing

  • A healthy work – life balance approach

  • Diverse workplace

  • Equal Opportunity Employer

About the company

From humble beginnings in the early 1990s, we have become connectivity partner of choice to the world’s largest content providers, operators and enterprises. In the past, our network laid the very foundations of the Internet revolution and today it’s enabling digitalization throughout business and society.

Arelion, formerly Telia Carrier, is owned by Polhem Infra, a Swedish investment company backed by some of the largest Swedish public pension funds. We started building our network in 1993, when our Autonomous System, AS1299, was allocated, and we’ve grown organically ever since. Our network now stretches 70,000 kms across Europe, North America and Asia and lets you connect directly to more than 2,300 wholesale customers in more than 125 countries. With more than 450 local access partners around the world, we are the backbone of your business, wherever you are.

Arelion provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by relevant local laws.


2022Telia Carrier is now Arelion

2020Telia Carrier acquired by Polhem Infra

2019Expands US East Coast corridor with capacity options that bypass Manhattan into Secaucus NJ

2018Direct Cloud Connect to top 5 Clouds in the US and EU

2017Collaborates with Facebook and Coriant on TIP Voyager Open Optical Network

2015Telia Carrier Internet backbone ranked no. 1 first time

2013First with 100G in both US and Europe

2011Successfully completes world’s first terabit optical trial

2000First carrier to offer cross-border mobile data roaming

1999First carrier to offer cross-border services for gaming

1998First carrier to sell wavelengths

1993AS1299 was born

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