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Senior Sourcing Specialist

Company: BlackLine
Location: Pleasanton
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

Get to Know Us:It's fun to work in a company where people truly believe in what they're doing! At Blackline, we're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business of enterprise applications. Since being founded in 2001, BlackLine has become a leading provider of cloud software that automates and controls the entire financial close process. Our vision is to modernize the finance and accounting function to enable greater operational effectiveness and agility, and we are committed to delivering innovative solutions and services to empower accounting and finance leaders around the world to achieve Modern Finance. Being a best-in-class SaaS Company, we understand that bringing in new ideas and innovative technology is mission critical. At BlackLine we are always working with new, cutting edge technology that encourages our teams to learn something new and expand their creativity and technical skillset that will accelerate their careers. Work, Play and Grow at BlackLine! Make Your Mark:This role will be responsible for the management of Third Party/Vendor relationships, including the development of sourcing strategies, contract evaluation and negotiation, as well as ongoing vendor management through the development of service deliverables, SLAs, and operational KPIs. This position will interface with every level of the organization and drive cost savings and improved business outcomes through effective supplier negotiations and management.

Responsibilities will include planning and vendor selec"on (including RFI's & RFP's), risk assessment, pricing and contract negotiations, managing due diligence, and quarterly/annual business reviews. The role will also focus on collaborating with various business leaders to develop and execute category plans and sourcing strategies that minimize vendor risk while optimizing vendor economics and outcomes.
You'll Get To:


  • Develop purchasing strategy and plans in close coordination with internal stakeholders across the company
  • Identification and realization of cost-savings and cost-reduction opportunities and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs without compromising supply assurance or quality
  • Negotiate price and commercial terms and conditions with suppliers for an assigned category (technology, marketing, facilities, etc.)
  • Continuous learning and development of knowledge and understanding of procurement methods, service categories, and general business conditions to drive innovation and continuous improvement
  • Establish and provide training and day-to-day support on procurement policies and processes for business unit and/or corporate staff involved in purchasing activities
  • Adhere to, and monitor, compliance within company purchasing policies and procedures and transact all business with the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and professional conduct
  • Coordinate financial analytics with the finance team to support commercial term negotiations with performance dashboards and ROI based evaluation tools

    What You'll Bring:

    • 7+ years of experience in third party vendor management / global procurement
    • Experience in conceptual design of complex projects and programs
    • Ability to effectively communicate and present information: one on one, small groups, functional leaders, executive management, clients, and other employees of the organization
    • Strong knowledge of procurement and strategic sourcing best practices
    • Effective written communication skills to summarize complex concepts and terms into executive summaries
    • Must be comfortable working in a high pace environment, be able to multi-task, and have a hands-on attitude
    • Must be able to excel in a flexible, fast-paced work environment and meet deadlines
    • Strong analytical skills, high level attention to detail, a self-starter with "can do" mentality

      We're Even More Excited If You Have:

      • BS degree in business, supply chain, procurement, finance, or management
      • Experience with MSPs (knowledge of SOW development) and SW Publishers (matching use case to licensing type), SW inventory management, maintenance renewal renegotiation, and yearly true-ups
      • Experience in sourcing data center hardware, developer tools, and embedded software
      • Strong understanding of the software development life cycle and experience partnering with software development teams
      • Experience supporting make vs. buy analysis
      • Marketing category experience (hotels, event planning, trade shows, etc.)
      • Real estate and facilities experience (construction, project management, leases, furniture, etc.)

        Thrive at BlackLine Because You Are Joining:
        • A technology-based company with a sense of adventure and a vision for the future. Every door at BlackLine is open. Just bring your brains, your problem-solving skills, and be part of a winning team at the world's most trusted name in Finance Automation!
        • A culture that is kind, open, and accepting. It's a place where people can embrace what makes them unique, and the mix of cultural backgrounds and varying interests cultivates diverse thought and perspectives.
        • A culture where BlackLiner's continued growth and learning is empowered. BlackLine offers a wide variety of professional development seminars and inclusive affinity groups to celebrate and support our diversity. BlackLine is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, race, age, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, ancestry, color, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, medical condition, genetic information, or any other protected class or category recognized by applicable equal employment opportunity or other similar laws. Salary Range: USD $109,200.00/Hr. - USD $155,000.00/Hr. Pay Transparency Statement: Placement within this range depends upon several factors, including the applicant's prior relevant job experience, skill set, and geographic location. In addition to base pay, BlackLine also offers short-term and long-term incentive programs, based on eligibility, along with a robust offering of benefit and wellness plans.

Keywords: BlackLine, Pleasanton , Senior Sourcing Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Pleasanton, California

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