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Splunk is looking for an experienced Strategic Sourcing & Category Manager to join the Strategic Sourcing GTM (Go To Market/Marketing) team reporting to the Senior Strategic Sourcing and Category Manager. The Strategic Sourcing & Category Manager GTM will have the responsibility for leading global sourcing projects across 30+ markets, making recommendations for vendor selection and process re-engineering to improve efficiency and effectiveness. You will be responsible for developing strong business partnerships to collaborate on strategy across the business unit while driving category, supplier and sourcing strategies, to maximize value including optimizing use and reducing cost. You will provide management of the overall supplier relationship including negotiating pricing and contract terms as well as supplier performance and compliance. You will act as a trusted business partner, collaborating with management and other subject matter experts to develop category strategies, alternative solutions when necessary, advising on risks, total cost of ownership, and business impacts.
7+ years’ experience in Indirect Sourcing
4+ years’ Strategic Sourcing experience within the Marketing, Sales, Events and Customer Success categories.
BS/A degree (or equivalent experience) required.
Experience drafting necessary language to translate business needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents, e.g. master services agreements (MSAs), statements of work (SOW), requests for proposals (RFPs), etc. Contract experience must include consulting, professional services, advertising, agency, and events/hotel agreements.
Experience leading global sourcing responsibilities, including opportunity analysis and identification, supplier selection, compliance and risk evaluation.
- Ability to work independently with strong teamwork, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams - including, but not limited to, Security, Privacy, Legal and FP&A to provide end-to-end support to the business.
- Project management experience in a complex multi-project and multi-geography environment.
Ability to develop strategic sourcing strategies in alignment with business initiatives.
Experience with Scout and SAP/Ariba systems preferred.
We value diversity at our company. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics in the location in which the candidate is applying.
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