Strategic Sourcing Manager - Technology

San Francisco, CA

Who We Are:

The Global Sourcing and Procurement team helps maximize value from Twitter Inc.’s vendor relationships and ensures our Indirect category within Technology have the goods and services they need to succeed.  

 

This role will lead all aspects of the sourcing transactions, from category assessment, vendor due diligence, RFx, negotiations, and vendor management, primarily in the Technology categories including software, hardware, data center services, cloud services, SAAS and technology professional services categories. The Strategic Sourcing Manager will collaborate closely with various business partners across the company for their Sourcing needs. In this position, the Strategic Sourcing Manager will get a broad understanding of Twitter’s overall business and will be provide great visibility and understand across the organization.

 

What You'll Do:

Sourcing Related

  • Conduct detailed market and vendor research, and is able to communicate these findings through meaningful research summaries

  • Specific project tasks may include market research & analysis, data collection/management, cost modeling, RFx strategy development, RFx creation and management, supplier communications, negotiations, contracting, and supplier performance management

  • Support Sourcing team to capture product and service specifications from business owners for RFx activities and vendor business reviews

  • Assist in the development of award scenarios and recommendations for stakeholder evaluation, consideration and decision-making

  • Support the execution of spend management projects that accomplish key objectives.  Those objectives may include savings, process effectiveness, supplier consolidation & management, risk reduction & management, improved visibility & control of expenditures

  • Able to develop PowerPoint presentations for internal stakeholder communications/updates with guidance

  • Perform total cost of ownership evaluations, perform supply-market research and conduct pricing audits and impact analysis for the pursuit of continuous cost improvements

Business Partner Related

  • Collaborate as needed with each and every person in the organization in a personable, approachable manner

  • Support internal customers by facilitating accurate and favorable transactions, and on-going supplier management and accountability

  • Collaborate to build best spend management practices and technology trends

  • Effectively communicate the impact of sourcing decisions to Business Partners and leadership as appropriate and actively enlist their support

  • Communicate with Business Partners, coworkers and management in a clear, concise and timely manner

  • Maintain a high level of ‘Customer Focus’ attitude

Who You Are:

  • Experience in sourcing, procurement, consulting or account executive experience (i.e. RFP Proposals) is a plus

  • You have excellent quantitative skills with the ability to dissect problems

  • Demonstrated data driven approach to solving problems

  • Demonstrated skills in rigorous, fact-based analyses that drive creative problem solving, proposal preparation, and negotiation

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with excellent attention to detail

  • People management experience is a plus

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably with an analytical focus (Business, Economics, Accounting, Supply Chain, etc).  MBA is a plus.

  • Minimum of 5+ years relevant experience, technology category experience preferred

  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

 

 

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

 

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

 

Hiring Process

Step 1

After you apply, a recruiter may reach out to you for an introductory call.

Step 2

If your background is a match for the role, you may phone interview with 1-2 people.

Step 3

If you continue through the process, you will come onsite 1-2 times to interview with a total of 5-10 people.

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