Global Strategic Sourcing Manager
- San Francisco, CA
We believe the economy is better when everyone has access. When everyone has room to grow. No one should be left out because the cost is too great or the technology too complex. We started with a little white credit card reader but haven’t stopped there. We’re empowering the independent electrician to send invoices, setting up the favorite food truck with a delivery option, helping the ice cream shop pay its employees, and giving the burgeoning coffee chain capital for a second, third, and fourth location. We’re here to help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their business—and helping them grow their business is good business for everyone.
Square has an exciting career opportunity for a Global Strategic Sourcing Manager based in San Francisco that will be responsible for the supply of products and services essential to Square’s global operations. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a demonstrated background in procurement/strategic sourcing capable of both hands-on individual contribution and thought leadership in a dynamic fast paced environment. The role will focus on driving adoption and efficiency through system optimization and proactive stakeholder outreach.
The role will leverage your category experience, technical aptitude and data analysis skills to help define innovative methods and implement tools to bring efficiencies, and meet regulatory and audit requirements, as well as create accurate and timely reporting. The successful candidate must have strong analytical and communication skills and a proven ability to build relationships with business stakeholders across the organization to ensure alignment of objectives and priorities. The position will report to the Global Procurement Lead.
The primary responsibilities include:
This role requires a continuous improvement philosophy, demonstrated through ongoing refinement of procurement policies/procedures, the development of strategic evaluation frameworks and education of key business partners on best practices and market trends.
Establish and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders aimed at identifying, understanding and fulfilling their requirements
Proactively collaborate with business partners and stakeholders to conduct RFx, lead contract negotiation with suppliers; develop negotiation approaches, fallback positions and acceptable terms and conditions through contract completion and identify key benchmarks to measure contractual arrangements
Develop and maintain indirect category strategies to meet business objectives (e.g. best cost, quality, service, resilience.) Ensure category strategy aligns with existing and future needs
Initiate and execute vendor rationalization plan(s) to optimize existing vendors to deliver cost reduction, supply assurance, quality improvement, innovation and increased vendor utility
Review existing contracts and understand business requirements; formulate guidelines and design standard vendor contract protocols
Assist to establish vendor life-cycle strategy to oversee planning, sourcing and selection of new vendors, manage data for vendor performance and manage vendor off-boarding and transition
Assist in development financial analytics to support commercial term negotiations with performance dashboards and ROI based evaluation tools
Identify and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs without compromising supply assurance or quality
Continually explore new technologies to optimize performance, efficiency, and transparency to stakeholders
Proactively work to resolve performance issues with assigned suppliers to ensure effective and timely resolution
Support internal and external audit, SOX compliance and due diligence requests as necessary
Support other ad hoc projects as needed
Minimum 5 years of procurement/strategic sourcing experience; in a high growth technology environment preferred
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
Ability to influence others, including senior leadership
Self-directed, able to work independently, as well as work in a team-orientated and fast paced environment
Superior interpersonal and presentation skills with proven track record of success in prior roles
Demonstrated quantitative and analytical skills to problem solving with a focus on managing within a team environment with strong attention to detail and sense of urgency
Ability to successfully leverage technology to extract and analyze data
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited top tier university; Masters degree preferred
At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply and always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at)squareup.com. We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.