Head of Indirect Procurement

San Francisco Permanent USD180,000 - USD210,000 per year Hybrid working
  • 10+ years of Indirect Sourcing experience within the Technology market
  • Bachelor's Degree required

About Our Client

Our client is a rapidly growing organization that has created an incredible optimization platform to help businesses manage expenses.

Job Description

As the Head of Procurement you will be responsible for the following:

  • You will define the overall sourcing and procurement strategy, ensuring alignment with the business and operations strategic objectives.
  • Developing and implementing fundamental sourcing and procurement policies and procedures across spending categories, including third-party management, privacy, risk, and compliance.
  • Formulating and implementing clear roles and responsibilities between contract reviews, sourcing, and procurement functions.
  • Leading the selection and implementation of sourcing and procure-to-pay solutions to enable a complete process that provides visibility of spend and better controls of the sourcing and procurement process.
  • Creating and implementing key strategic programs and projects to align with the needs o the business.
  • Collaborating and contributing cross-functionally to develop and recommend sourcing solutions, limiting risk, adhering to compliance policies, and ensuring continuity and go-to-market timelines are met.
  • Directly managing complex negotiations with suppliers that require a detailed strategic plan and have a direct correlation with operational goals.
  • Ensuring relationship development and management with key suppliers.
  • Providing continuous leadership, oversight of work quality, and constructive feedback to the team.
  • Managing and improving sourcing processes/performance through an effective management operating system to drive change and procurement transformation.
  • Provide technical expertise and support during the sales process, including participating in client calls and meetings, and answering technical questions related to procurement.
  • Effectively communicate the company's value to customers and maintain executive relationships.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Ten to twelve (10-12) years of managerial experience, global
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Marketing, Accounting, or Supply Chain
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Great relationship manager with vendors, customers, and cross-functional business leads
  • Proven experience managing complex partnerships and projects
  • Strategic thinker around sourcing and procurement
  • Subject matter expert on sourcing and procurement processes
  • Strong change management skills
  • Effective communicator
  • Process improvement oriented
  • Cost efficiency and savings driven
  • Contract review and terms and condition experience
  • Multinational and entity experience
  • Leadership experience coaching and mentoring a large team

What's on Offer

Competitive base salary - full remote opportunity + bonus and benefits

Melody Mercado
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Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Indirect Procurement
Technology & Telecoms
San Francisco
Contract Type
Consultant name
Melody Mercado
Job Reference
Job Nature
Hybrid working