Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager
Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.
Block has an exciting career opportunity for a Global Indirect Strategic Sourcing Manager based in the United States (Remote) to support the BPO & Professional Services (HR, Finance, Consulting) . This is a chance for a highly motivated and experienced Strategic Sourcing and Category Leader Professional. The role will focus on supporting insource-outsource initiatives and adoption of the source-to-pay process through system optimization and proactive partner outreach along with sourcing management, contract management, and negotiation support where applicable. The position will report to a Director of Sourcing in Procurement. We ask that you have a continuous improvement philosophy, strong relationship building and management skills, and ability to share thoughtful education with key stakeholders while maintaining receptiveness with key collaborators on best practices and market trends.
Support, Lead and Drive Insource-Outsource Initiatives as well as drive RFP’s, Contract Negotiations and help improve BPO programs and other Professional Services such as Consulting, HR, and Finance.
Own the selection/negotiation/management/purchasing for large category groups and multiple smaller suppliers or sub-categories as a key contributor/leader.
Work with Procurement and cross-functional leaders to develop, implement and monitor category strategies.
Support Block leadership strategic planning efforts, focusing on sourcing (thru best in class sourcing methodologies), contract negotiation, buying, and risk mitigation strategy.
Oversee complex, Block-wide supplier relations, developing solutions to new problems and using your foresight to anticipate future trends and issues.
Lead a network of other authorities, building cross-functional consensus.You are responsible for and project manage Key Category Supplier Relationship QBRs to ensure Block is receiving agreed to services based on key SLAs and KPIs.
Model strong teamwork and cross-functional collaboration skills and have a noticeable positive impact on the velocity and success of your teammates.
Develop selection/negotiation criteria, establish purchasing goals, coordinate resources, and provide category leadership in line with long-term buying objectives.
Uphold, champion, and exemplify the Block values.
Will support business partners around the globe including the United States, Canada, Europe/UK, and Australia.
Minimum 7 years of Strategic Sourcing Experience.
Experience depth with Source-to-Contract and Procure-to-Pay Practices with a Preference for BPO & Professional Services Category Experience and Leadership.
Superior relationship building, relationship management, and interpersonal communication and influencing skills.
Communicates effectively, listens carefully, and seeks and values different perspectives of others.
Capable of prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience using Procurement and Sourcing Tools such as SCOUT, COUPA, Oracle, etc.
Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
Zone A: USD $138,200 - USD $169,000
Zone B: USD $128,500 - USD $157,100
Zone C: USD $121,700 - USD $148,700
Zone D: USD $110,600 - USD $135,200
Please note, we are not hiring in Zone A for this role. If you are currently located in Zone A and are in the process of moving to a location outside of Zone A, please indicate so in your application.
To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.
Full-time employee benefits include the following:
- Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
- Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
- Retirement Plans including company match
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
- Paid parental and caregiving leave
- Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
- Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
- Learning and Development resources
- Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits
These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.
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Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.
While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.