Contract and Procurement Manager


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Global Procurement and Contract Manager

The Global Procurement and Contract Manager is an individual contributor role and will report to the Global Senior Manager – Procurement and Contracts based in India. The Manager will work closely with the Global Sourcing Managers and Elastic Attorneys based in North America. You will be responsible for leading the vendor contract review process and supporting the business and the Global Sourcing Managers with high-volume tactical purchases for your assigned category of spend.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Leading procurement contract administration lifecycle, including responding to and supervising inbound requests, review and contracts interpretation using a contracting playbook, archiving, and maintaining confidentiality of all work material
  • Leading the contract review and negotiation process by partnering with the business, sourcing, legal, IT, and data security teams
  • Negotiating, structuring, and closing global agreements such as Master Service Agreements, Statements of Work, Order Forms, Addendums agreements
  • Working with in-house sourcing counsel (Elastic attorney) based in the USA to resolve sophisticated contractual terms, either by involving them in the negotiation or seeking appropriate risk tolerance approval
  • Assisting with updating contract playbooks, contract templates, and procedures in close collaboration with the legal and sourcing teams
  • Working with internal business partners to ensure their needs are captured and understood as it relates to any purchase requests
  • Working closely with Global Sourcing Managers to ensure the procurement and contract activities align with their Category strategies

What You Bring Along:

    • Bachelor's or master’s degree in business  or equivalent. 
    • 5 to 10 years experience working in purchasing and contract review. This is not an  attorney or lawyer role.
    • Rich understanding of global and US vendor commercial contracts with a specialization in technical categories such as SaaS, IT infrastructure, and general technology contracts and/or non-technical categories such as marketing, travel, consulting, and corporate services contracts
    • Will have worked for US and global technology companies in a contract review or procurement capacity
    • Strong communication, influencing, persuasion, negotiation, conflict resolution skills
    • Possess high integrity combined with good judgement, with the ability to identify, recommend and select the best overall solution
    • Strong ability to develop and manage relationships with key business partners and vendors
    • This is a global position and may require some travel
  • Work hours - per EMEA shift (1pm to 10pm IST) to align with North America time-zones overlap.
  • Also, have flexibility in work times to support all other global time zones, as needed.
  • Be a self-starter with a positive, can-do attitude. Must be willing to work on one’s own initiative and must be focused on achieving goals #
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As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

Different people approach problems differently. We need that. Elastic is committed to diversity as well as inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to the principles of affirmative action. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. If you require any reasonable accessibility support, please complete our Candidate Accessibility Request Form.

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