Strategic Sourcing Manager

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Elastic is a search company built on a free and open heritage. Anyone can use Elastic products and solutions to get started quickly and frictionlessly. Elastic offers three solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security, 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 Cisco, eBay, 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 and is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol ESTC. Learn more at elastic.co.

The Strategic Sourcing Manager leads global sourcing activities associated with defined spend categories, including supplier strategy development and coordination of activities to ensure cost requirements are met and value is delivered to the organization. With support from the Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing, you'll be empowered to own and drive forward the business areas you cover. This also represents an opportunity to contribute to the foundation and growth of the sourcing and procurement process across Elastic worldwide.

What You Will Be Doing:

This hire will assume day to day project leadership in all aspects of the sourcing process. This entails category assessment, the pursuit of cost savings opportunities, vendor due diligence, RFP, contract negotiations, and vendor management. You will cover Corporate Services spend categories that you are assigned. These categories may include but are not limited to Consulting, Contingent/Temp Labor, Outsourcing, HR including Benefits & Payroll, Travel, Events, Marketing, Legal, and Facilities.

At Elastic, we thrive navigating ambiguity, adapt quickly to a changing environment, take a global view, and data informs all that we do. We are looking for a teammate who balances critical, long-term thinking about how we scale Sourcing with hands-on delivery to ensure what needs to happen today gets done.

In addition, you will:
  • Grow relationships with key partners across the HR, Marketing, Finance, Professional Services, Operations, and Legal organizations to develop sourcing strategies to meet their requirements
  • Collaborate with Finance and Planning counterparts to actively monitor and evaluate strategic sourcing opportunities and help drive planning and budgeting processes
  • Perform spend, market, and vendor analytical research, and communicate these findings to senior leaders to help drive decision-making
  • Bring together product and service specifications from business owners for RFx activities and vendor business reviews
  • Lead the development of award scenarios and recommendations for evaluation, consideration, and decision-making
  • Run the contract negotiation process in partnership with the business, legal and data security teams
  • Facilitate accurate and favorable transactions, and ongoing supplier management and accountability
  • Grow vendor relationships; using vendors as a source of innovation and growth
  • Build sourcing and procurement process and enable the associated tools
  • This is a global position and will require travel

What You Bring Along:

  • A bachelor's or master's degree plus 7+ years of meaningful experience working in sourcing with a strong focus on indirect spend categories
  • Broad sourcing experience and motivation to learn the different area of the business while influencing and/or leading sourcing projects across these categories and areas
  • Comfort and fluency in data analysis
  • High integrity combined with good business sense, with the ability to identify, recommend and select the best overall solution
  • Strong ability to develop, grow and maintain relationships with business partners and suppliers
  • Ability to facilitate decision-making via strong communication, influencing, negotiation, presentation, conflict resolution, and business analysis skills
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 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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