Strategic Sourcing Manager, Software','1643988','United States of America-California-Sunnyvale','','!*!Strategic Sourcing Manager, Software Sunnyvale, CAA Little About Us Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of 50 media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media.Oath spends approximately $1.5 billion annually with 3rd party vendors across major indirect spend categories. Procurement Managers are aligned to spend families, and budget owners, and are empowered to negotiate and contract on behalf of the company. We are highly strategic, highly visible, and highly impactful. We set a high standard of performance; the opportunity to succeed is higher. Our mission:Build brands consumers loveBuild platforms customers loveBuild a company talent lovesResponsibilities: This role is equal parts strategy, sourcing and vendor management. Your mission is to:Apply your subject matter expertise: lead, own and optimize the category of spend for OathProactively develop, define and execute effective sourcing strategies that enable Oath business goals, through a collaborative approach with stakeholders.Lead competitive vendor selection processes, and all aspects of negotiations, including representing Oath, RFP execution, facilitating timely resolution and delivering best-in-class results through industry leading suppliers.Influence sourcing decisions of senior leadership level via effectively presenting solutions.Basically, own all strategic sourcing & vendor management activities for your category.Contract negotiation working closely with Business Units and Legal group.Minimum Qualifications:3-5 years Procurement or equivalent Industry or Subject Matter experience. Preferably in “indirect” spend categories for Selling, General, & Administrative (SG&A) expense.Demonstrated track record of success in negotiation planning and execution, including RFP development & delivery.Advanced knowledge of standard procurement practices and techniques (such as market knowledge and data analysis, cost management, negotiation and conditioning, supplier management and development, etc.) based on extensive personal experience.Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.Experience leading strategy development, for indirect spend categories, in SG&A for our internal needs.Preferred QualificationsExperience either in a Strategic Sourcing group, or embedded within a business unit while executing the same function of sourcing, selection and supplier management.MBA preferred#LI-KAT','','Strategic Sourcing Manager, Software
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