Global Strategic Sourcing Manager (Indirect)

  • New York, NY
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

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 environment. The role will focus on driving adoption and efficiency through process and 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.

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.) 

  • 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 other ad hoc projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years of procurement/strategic sourcing experience; in a high growth technology or fintech environment preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree, Masters degree 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

  • 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

Additional Information

At Square, we value diversity and always treat all employees and job applicants based on merit, qualifications, competence, and talent. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of 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.

Perks

At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources