Oracle Principal Vendor Management in Seattle, Washington

Principal Vendor Management

Preferred Qualifications

Oracle CloudInfrastructure (OCI)

Business Governance& Planning Program Engagement Team

Principal VendorManagement

The Oracle Cloud

Business Governance & Planning Program Engagement Team has an immediate

opening for a new team member to support our infrastructure growth initiatives.

The candidate will own and manage the development of our supplier lifecycle management

programs and set the rhythm of business for the network engineering

organization. They will have full ownership of the business operations plan for

vendor management and will ensure that all network infrastructure teams

supporting Oracle Cloud Infrastructure are engaged and contributing to this

program. There is a heavy focus on data standardization, KPI and metrics

management, and on working across multiple teams within Oracle including

Engineering, Global Procurement, Supply Chain, Strategic Acquisition and

Planning, Data Center and Network Operations, and Financial Operations.

The ideal candidate has up to 10 years of experience in networking program

management, technical program management, plus experience managing complex

networking projects at scale, and is familiar and comfortable with hardware

supply chain. The candidate is an exceptionally strong communicator both

written and verbally. The ideal candidate will be familiar with planning and

acquiring assets across multiple regions globally, understand how cloud

providers like Oracle interoperate with other telecommunications, data center,

hardware and materials operators globally, and have a background working on

high visibility programs and projects. Supplier relationship management and the

ability to navigate conversations with C-level members of our supplier and

Oracle teams is a requirement for any candidate interested in applying for the


Candidate must be

comfortable working across remote teams, and possess the ability to facilitate

working sessions to troubleshoot project issues, drive process improvements and

remove barriers to success. If you or meet these qualifications, are passionate

about the work that you do, and enjoy the challenges of programs from the

ground up at scale, then we want to talk to you!


  • Bachelor’s Degree or up to 10 years industry experience in networking, vendor

performance management, or network acquisition (experience can be substituted

for degree)

  • Experience in core project management disciplines including scope, schedule,

budget, forecasting, quality, along with risk and critical path management.

  • Must be well organized and able to work

effectively in an ambiguous environment and love building programs from the

ground up

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Atlassian

(Jira, Confluence), Slack

  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative,

communication, consultative, and presentation skills

  • Your friends and coworkers describe you as

“the organized one”


  • Master’s Degree or advanced professional degree

  • Data Center, networking engineering, systems engineering background and

demonstrated excellence

  • Supplier management, negotiations, and network acquisition and strategy

  • Understanding of global networking technologies to include IP Transit, Dark

Fiber, wavelengths, IRUs, peering, hardware, structured cabling, and data


  • Experience in management of complex technology infrastructure projects at scale

  • Experience in working for or with global cloud service providers

  • Experience with and deep understanding of program management methodologies


  • Manage internal and external vendor relations within Operations Department.

  • Perform as functional bridge amongst internal vendor managers as well as

internal stakeholders.

  • Coordinate all vendor management tasks inclusive of working with external

vendors and internal employees specific to OCI networking

  • Ensure enterprise-wide needs for due diligence, risk assessment and continuing

vendor monitoring are being accomplished.

  • Help and coordinate vendor processes and methods to improve vendors.

  • Ensure to track, measure, report and evaluate vendor performance with the PMO

in Networking

  • Troubleshoot all vendor problems and present to management as required.

  • Identify improvement areas internally as well as perform closely with all

internal stakeholders to prepare solutions.

  • Identify and implement continuously enhance efficiencies associated with vendor

management plus product fulfillment.

  • Participate to formulate workflow processes, methods and policies for applying


  • Ensure to collaborate with IT areas to assure vendor partners effectively

manage plus contracts are completely leveraged.

  • Prepare processes for as well as manage analysis, selection and transition.

Detailed Description and Job Requirements

Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product.

Manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing products. Plan and direct schedules and monitor budget/spending. Monitor the project from initiation through delivery. Organize the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/product on schedule and within budget constraints. Assign and monitor work of systems analysis and program staff, providing technical support and direction.

Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in area of specialization. Leading contributor individually and as a team member, providing direction and mentoring to others. BS or MS degree or equivalent experience relevant to functional area. Seven years of project management, product design or related experience preferred.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Product Development

Location: US-WA,Washington-Seattle

Other Locations: United States

Job Type: Regular Employee Hire

Organization: Oracle