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GitLab is looking for a professional with Source to Pay experience within a global company. This is a new function and we expect you to take on the existing workload as an IC, making immediate iterative improvements to existing process, while building the team and function for the long term. The ideal candidate will have a passion for designing, optimizing processes and systems, and has a strong focus on customer service, teamwork, and collaboration. We expect you to demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced, both individually and as a part of a group, and thrive within a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
- Develop and manage GitLabs procurement program by implementing low-bureaucracy, efficient new policies, procedures and systems for best purchasing practices
- Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
- Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to negotiate and finalize terms and conditions on contracts
- Manage contracts renewals, month over month usage, and vendor due diligence
- Manage the execution of request for proposals, bid analysis, contract development, and negotiation, ensuring that the end to end process is well documented and transparent.
- Evaluate and process purchase requisitions efficiently to reduce downstream holds and positively impact payment cycles
- Drive process improvement and continuous improvement in all aspects of assigned job duties
- Work closely with Accounts Payable and internal business partners to promptly resolve supplier payment issues
- Facilitate supplier selection and develop data analysis and requirements for informed supplier decisions
- Serve as subject matter expert for best-in-class procurement practices and tools, and experienced in working with numerous cross-functional disciplines
- Work with operations teams to identify and execute new or creative approaches, strategies and processes to address a business need
- Develop policies and procedures and lead negotiations with key business partners
- At least 3-5 years of experience in procurement at a technology company
- BA/BS in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, or other related field; MBA preferred
- Experience in contract analysis, negotiation, financial modelling and RFP/ RFI/RFQ creation and evaluation.
- Knowledge and experience negotiating in support of the following functions Marketing, Sales, IT, and Professional Services
- Experience with acquisition integration in a Sourcing Role is a plus
- Candidate should be able to effectively build relationships as well as influence and drive change in a cross-functional team environment
- Top-notch communication, analytical and organization skills, including experience manipulating data to derive insights for senior management or executives
- Self-starter with ability to own projects from initial inquiry to completion
Senior Procurement Manager
The Senior Procurement Manager role extends the Procurement Manager role.
- All requirements of an Intermediate Procurement Manager
- Understand and implement best practices
- Build a great procurement program at GitLab
- Drive new and creative approaches, strategies and processes to address business needs, drawing on relevant first hand experience for what works
- Generate sourcing and procurement process improvement recommendations across functions and implement them
- Great communication: Regularly achieve consensus amongst teams
Performance Indicators (PI)
Candidates for this position can expect the hiring process to follow the order below. Please keep in mind that candidates can be declined from the position at any stage of the process. To learn more about someone who may be conducting the interview, find their title on our team page.
- Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a screening call with a member of our Recruiting team
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule a first interview with our VP of Legal
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule an interview with our Controller
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule an interview with our Director of Business Operations
- Next, candidates will be invited to schedule an interview with our Chief Financial Officer
- Finally, candidates may be asked to interview with our CEO.
Additional details about our process can be found on our hiring page
Please note that if we are actively hiring for a position, you will see it
listed on our jobs page, where all of our current openings are
advertised. To apply, please click on the name of the role you are
interested in, which will take you to our applicant tracking system (ATS),
Avoid the confidence gap; you do not have to match all the listed
requirements exactly to apply. Our hiring process is described in more
detail in our hiring handbook.
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