Global Procurement & Contract Manager (R7289)

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Elastic is a free and open search company that powers enterprise search, observability, and security solutions built on one technology stack that can be deployed anywhere. From finding documents to monitoring infrastructure to hunting for threats, Elastic makes data usable in real-time and at scale. Thousands of organizations worldwide, including Barclays, Cisco, eBay, Fairfax, ING, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, The Mayo Clinic, NASA, The New York Times, Wikipedia, and Verizon, use Elastic to power mission-critical systems. Founded in 2012, Elastic is a distributed company with Elasticians around the globe. Learn more at elastic.co.

The Global Procurement & Contract Manager is an individual contributor role and will report to the Global Sr. Director of Strategic Sourcing. The Manager will work closely with the global sourcing and procurement teams in North America and India. You will primarily support the sourcing, procurement, and contract review process for the Marketing category. Additionally, depending on need, you may also support the day-to-day administration of both the corporate travel and diversity, sustainability, and inclusion (DEI) programs at Elastic

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Building relationships with key stakeholders in the marketing category
  • Running RFx events for marketing agencies of all types (i.e. creative, demand generation, video production, etc.)
  • Manage a set of vendors in your category by running business reviews, troubleshooting ongoing procurement issues, and analyzing data to ensure they deliver a quality service to Elastic
  • Leading the contract review and negotiation process by partnering with the business, sourcing, legal, IT, and data security teams
  • 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 relate to any purchase requests
  • Working closely with other Global Sourcing Managers to ensure the procurement and contract activities align with their Category strategies
  • Build and communicate critical metrics reports regularly based on a defined list of critical metrics (Cost Savings, Procurement Influence, Payment Terms, etc.)
  • Support sourcing strategy and procurement optimization processes by providing data insights and recommendations. Collaborate with the sourcing team to maintain preferred vendor lists and actively advise the business to consolidate spend.
  • Perform procurement analytics to deliver useful insights to larger procurement team to enable significant business impact

What You Bring Along:

  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in business or equivalent.
  • 7 to 12 years of 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 non-technical categories such as marketing, travel, consulting, and corporate services contracts (preference will be given to expertise in non-technical categories)
  • Will have worked for US and global technology companies in a contract review or procurement capacity
  • Strong communication, influencing, persuasion, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Possess high integrity combined with good judgment, 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 (1 pm to 10 pm 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 initiative and must be focused on achieving your goal.

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

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 an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation.

We welcome individuals with disabilities and strive to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all individuals. To request an accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email candidate_accessibility@elastic.co We will reply to your request within 24 business hours of submission.

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