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Strategic Buyer EMEA & ASIA

  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2024
  • Prague
  • Hybrid
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2024
  • Prague
  • Hybrid

The Strategic Buyer EMEA & ASIA will be responsible for managing the procurement and sourcing of fiber optic cables and related infrastructure components for our telecommunications projects across the EMEA & ASIA region. This role will involve developing and implementing strategic sourcing strategies, managing supplier relationships in cooperation with the respective Procurement Senior Buyer in each region. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, strong negotiation skills, and a deep understanding of the fiber optic supply market.

  • Strategic Sourcing: Develop and implement comprehensive sourcing strategies for the Carrier & Colocation Procurement department to support the company’s telecommunications projects in the EMEA & ASIA region
  • Supplier Management: Identify and evaluate key suppliers in the region to ensure high-quality, competitive pricing, and development areas for new builds in the regions.
  • Contract Negotiation: Support contract negotiations in cooperation with the Senior Buyer to secure favorable terms and conditions, ensuring compliance with company policies and industry regulations.
  • Market Analysis: Conduct market research and analysis to stay informed about industry trends, pricing, and supplier capabilities, and use this information to make informed sourcing decisions.
  • Cost Management: Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement strategies to reduce procurement costs without compromising quality or performance, in cooperation with the Senior Buyer.
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with the sales team, network development, engineering, and other internal teams to understand project requirements and ensure alignment with procurement strategies.
  • Risk Management: Develop and implement risk mitigation strategies to address potential supply chain disruptions and ensure continuity of supply.
  • Reporting: Prepare and present regular reports on procurement and regional activities, as well as market trends, to senior management.

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."

Skills & Requirements

• Proven experience in strategic sourcing and supplier management, with a focus on fiber optic cables and related infrastructure components.

• Strong negotiation and contract management skills.

• Excellent analytical, presentation and problem-solving abilities.

• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and manage multiple priorities

• 10 years experience in telecommunications

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

Vladimira Hronkova | Contact Person

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