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Strategic Sourcing Manager - Indirect, IT Software

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101k-172k USD

Job Description


The global strategic sourcing & procurement department operates within a dynamic environment that necessitates exceptional organizational skills, efficient time management, and the ability to perform effectively under pressure while overseeing multiple RFP projects and renewals to meet crucial deadlines.

The Strategic Sourcing Manager plays a pivotal role in software sourcing, supplier relationship management, data & analytics, outsourcing professional services, negotiating commercial terms, risk mitigation, and contract management across Workiva. This position specifically focuses on strategic sourcing within the IT vertical, emphasizing software applications to support key initiatives. Additionally, the Strategic Sourcing Manager interfaces and cultivates a collaborative environment with cross-functional teams globally.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage and execute long-term agreements through formal RFx methodologies

  • Collaborates and builds strong relationships with business stakeholders to understand requirements, current gaps, and challenges to drive excellence in strategic sourcing

  • Lead supplier contract renewals, QBRs, and leverage competitive benchmarking pricing, quality, and customer service

  • Analyze spending data and industry dynamics to identify, prioritize, and launch sourcing initiatives

  • Establish positive relationships across the business units in diverse geographical locations to ensure active and early participation in supplier-related matters

  • Develop strategic relationships with existing or new key suppliers and ensure appropriate engagement levels exist to drive partnership objectives

  • Proven success in sourcing, managing complex negotiations, and delivery of contracts, with an emphasis on enterprise software-related purchases

  • Improve and maximize Workiva's financial position through the price, payment terms, and redlining other terms & conditions

  • Guide internal stakeholders on new business initiatives, sourcing strategies, and contract review

  • Analyze software portfolio to identify contract improvements, and increase efficiencies. improve supplier KPIs and optimize spending opportunities

  • Mentor other members of the team on industry best practices

  • Responsibilities will vary over time

What You'll Need

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Law, Information Technology or a related program or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field

  • 6 years of Strategic Sourcing experience focused on IT projects for software and services

Preferred Qualification

  • Experience in negotiating complex Accounting/Finance SaaS applications

  • Demonstrate success with managing an RFx project throughout its lifecycle

  • Experience with global sourcing and knowledge of regulatory compliance

  • Proven success in sourcing, negotiating, and delivering contracts, with an emphasis on enterprise software-related purchases

  • Highly skilled expert in negotiation skills in both financial and business matters, including redlining commercial terms and risk mitigation for strategic contracts

  • Must have a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Creative problem solver and ability to build relationships across internal teams and with suppliers

  • Experience with eProcurement platform and contract lifecycle management system

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, strong organizational and time management skills

  • Experience with software contract rationalization supporting mergers and acquisitions

Remote-Ready Excellence

  • Willingness to travel occasionally expected for team and corporate meetings, contributing to building strong relationships and representing the company's interests

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, as we embrace flexible work arrangements

How You’ll Be Rewarded

✅ Salary range in the US: $101,000.00 - $172,000.00

✅ A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

✅ Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

✅ 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package

The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.

Where You’ll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we’ve created.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need—backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought—to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today’s most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you’ll enjoy

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Business Employee Resource Groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian, Women, Rainbow (LGBTQIA+), Veterans, Disabilities), Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

Learn more about life at Workiva:

Learn more about benefits:

Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic. We strongly encourage and welcome people from historically marginalized groups to apply.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email [email protected].

Workiva employees are required to undergo comprehensive security and privacy training tailored to their roles, ensuring adherence to company policies and regulatory standards.

Workiva supports employees in working where they work best - either from an office or remotely from any location within their country of employment.

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Apr 11, 2024


101k-172k USD

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