Skip to main content

Job Details

2020-17146 -

Buy Desk Leader-Procurement

Location(s): Remote
Apply Now Apply Later Join Talent Community

Join our mission

Intuit is a mission-driven, global financial platform company that gives everyone the opportunity to prosper. With products like TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, we’re using technology to build solutions to challenging financial problems for millions of people around the world.

Overview

The Buy Desk leader will drive global procurement and sourcing transformation at Intuit by establishing and managing a newly formed Buy Desk that will lead tactical sourcing and procurement buying functions and lead end-to-end testing, training, change management and implementation of Intuit’s newly acquired S2R Coupa platform for the procurement module.In addition to building the new team and leading the sourcing and procurement requirements for Coupa, this role will be responsible for establishing the operating rhythm for the Buy Desk, which includes but is not limited to: monitoring team performance and outcomes through analytics and operating metrics and KPIs; streamlining the buying process through continuous improvements; working cross functionally with Sourcing and other functional partners to ensure their requirements are being met in procurement; ensuring processes and procedures are aligned with Intuit’s Purchase Policy; and managing a matrixed team of direct reports and outsourced service providers.

What you'll bring

·       10+ years of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Managed Services, or Procurement consulting experience.

·       Demonstrated success. of leading project teams to achieving quantifiable savings by applying sourcing methods.

·       Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a global decentralized organization with minimum supervision.

·       Champions best practice processes, tools, and commitment to provide quality procurement products / customer service. 

·       Strong project management skills and results oriented.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skill.

·       Strong negotiation management experience.

·       Strong management capabilities to manage and develop the Tactical Sourcing Specialists.

·       Knowledge of eProcurement and eCatalog management systems.

 

Specialized Knowledge

In-depth knowledge and experience of strategic sourcing and procurement processes, organizational design, and S2P technologies required.

 

Skills

Firsthand working knowledge of Strategic Sourcing Methodology is essential. Technical knowledge and expertise in certain commodity areas is a plus.

 

Others

Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Purchase-to-pay tools (e.g. Ariba), and data analytics. 

How you will lead

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

 

Buy Desk Tactical Sourcing

The Buy Desk has two parts: The Procurement Buyers responsible for reviewing purchase requisitions and performing tactical procurement duties; and a team of tactical sourcing specialist that execute tactical sourcing projects for goods and services below a spend threshold to drive efficiency.  This section focuses on the requirements for the tactical sourcing part of the deal desk.  The goal of Tactical Sourcing is to deliver savings opportunities by working with category managers to meet operational requirements and achieve optimal total cost of ownership across Intuit’s spend.

 

  • Provide supply market and negotiation expertise on the Tactical Sourcing process and best practices; drive adoption of best practices and standardized processes within the team of Buy Desk specialists.
  • Work with category managers to coordinate tactical sourcing activities across Intuit.
  • Assign projects to specialists on the Buy Desk and monitor project performance by regularly reporting results.
  • Establish scope of tactical sourcing projects including roles and responsibilities of Tactical Sourcing Specialists and the Business / Function stakeholders.
  • Develop skills of Tactical Sourcing specialists and provide performance review reporting.
  • Assist with or lead high priority tactical sourcing projects when necessary.
  • Support customer satisfaction through implementation activities and effective customer feedback initiatives.
  • Facilitate change management with colleagues and key contacts throughout the organization.
  • Originate new concepts and innovative approaches for the organization.
  • Streamline and automate the contract intake process and manage triage process for the Buy Desk and Strategic Sourcing.
  • Automate and create self-service options for contracts/purchase requisitions under $100,000. 
  • Manage customer inquiries for any GBS related functional area (AP, Aravo, etc.).

 

Buy Desk Procurement

The Buy Desk Procurement team (buyers) are responsible for reviewing purchase requisitions for accuracy and compliance to Intuit’s policies, and performing tactical procurement duties (e.g., 3-bids and a buy) and light contracting and sourcing. The Buy Desk leader is responsible for ensuring the Buyers are meeting SLAs and performance targets, delighting employees through exceptional customer service, reviewing PRs for accuracy and in accordance with Intuit’s Purchasing Policy, and performing tactical procurement duties as required. 

 

·       Ensure buyers are reviewing and approving requisitions timely and in accordance with company policy.

·       Be a point of escalation to troubleshoot more challenging issues. 

·       Ensure there’s a seamless transition between the Buyers, Tactical Sourcing, and Strategic Sourcing to avoid handoffs.

·       Develop skills for Buyers and provide performance review assessment.

·       Drive process improvements to streamline the buying process, especially for contract under $100K. 

 

Coupa lead for Procurement and Sourcing

The Deal Desk lead will also be responsible for driving requirements and creating business processes and ensuring the overall Coupa design aligns with procurement and sourcing best practices and company policies.  This role requires working cross functionally with other Coupa track leads and functional partners to create and execute a plan for the four project stages: process solutioning, build and configure, test and release, and deploy project stages.

 

·       Will drive the procurement and sourcing track planning and execution.

·       Set-up operating mechanisms and interactions with track stakeholders.

·       Provide weekly status and key issues reporting.

·       Manage the creation of process procedures and flows.

·       Support gap/manual/partial process development and documentation.

·       Responsible for compliance and controls issues and gap sign off.

·       Train UAT participants and review E2E test evidence.

·       Attend daily UAT calls and perform execution and evidence collection.

·       Review and approve UAT evidence.

·       Attend Go/No Go decision meetings.

·       Contribute to the readiness and cutover plan.

·       Support through HyperCare.

 

People Management

·       A global, matrixed team of direct reports, dotted line relationships, and outsourced service providers.

Gleb at work
Gleb Intuit employee
"When I encounter a technical problem, I feel driven to find a solution that is simple, human, and easy to understand."
Liron at work
Liron Intuit employee
"At Intuit, I have everything I need to be a great data scientist, from rich datasets to inspiring colleagues."
Morag at work
Morag Intuit employee
"It’s important to always strive for improvement, even if you’re already in a good place."
Alexandria at work
Alexandria Intuit employee
"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
Emily at work
Emily Intuit employee
"One of the things that stands about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
Troy at work
Troy Intuit employee
"At Intuit, we have the unique opportunity to empower millions of communities around the world by helping small business owners, individuals, and the self-employed succeed and accomplish their dreams of prosperity. There’s nothing else like it."
Photo of Natalie
Natalie Intuit employee
"I really felt drawn to Intuit because it's a place where I feel like I can make super meaningful impact on customers’ lives and their day-to-day. Finances are tricky and it’s emotional and stressful, and if I can help lift that burden off of someone, I feel like it’s worth it."
Conrad at work
Conrad Intuit employee
"Working at Intuit is satisfying because our goal is not to get customers to spend as much time on our products. We want to make their financial lives easier whether it's filling out taxes or helping small businesses operate. It's a great combination of experimenting with new technology while also staying close to tangible problems for real people."
Joylyn at work
Joylyn Intuit employee
"Designing at Intuit feels special because we're not just making things to make things. We're tackling real, consequential financial problems voiced by small businesses, self-employed, and individuals around the world. I'm grateful to have such a worthy and motivating mission when I go to work – powering prosperity around the world."
Conrad at work
Conrad Intuit employee
"Working at Intuit is satisfying because our goal is not to get customers to spend as much time on our products. We want to make their financial lives easier whether it's filling out taxes or helping small businesses operate. It's a great combination of experimenting with new technology while also staying close to tangible problems for real people."
Alexandria at work
Alexandria Intuit employee
"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
Emily at work
Emily Intuit employee
"One of the things that stands about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
Troy at work
Troy Intuit employee
"At Intuit, we have the unique opportunity to empower millions of communities around the world by helping small business owners, individuals, and the self-employed succeed and accomplish their dreams of prosperity. There’s nothing else like it."
Photo of Natalie
Natalie Intuit employee
"I really felt drawn to Intuit because it's a place where I feel like I can make super meaningful impact on customers’ lives and their day-to-day. Finances are tricky and it’s emotional and stressful, and if I can help lift that burden off of someone, I feel like it’s worth it."
Emily at work
Emily Intuit employee
"One of the things that stands out about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
Heather at work
Heather Intuit employee
"By feeding our customers' data through machine learning algorithms, we uncover valuable insights that empower millions of customers to feel more confident about their financial future."
Alexandria at work
Alexandria Intuit employee
"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
Troy at work
Troy Intuit employee
"At Intuit, we have the unique opportunity to empower millions of communities around the world by helping small business owners, individuals, and the self-employed succeed and accomplish their dreams of prosperity. There’s nothing else like it."
Jake at work
Jake Intuit employee
"We use the latest Native frameworks for iOS and Android to deliver a truly delightful mobile-first experience for our customers. I love that we're enabling millions of customers to improve their financial health, all under a world-class mobile experience."
Alexandria at work
Alexandria Intuit employee
"Our goal at Intuit is to solve challenging financial problems for millions of people. It’s satisfying to design awesome solutions knowing that you’re helping people around the world achieve their dreams of prosperity."
Emily at work
Emily Intuit employee
"One of the things that stands out about Intuit is the impact that we have on our customers. Whether it's helping them yearly with their taxes or every day with their finances, it is truly satisfying to know that we’re using our resources and knowledge to power prosperity for millions of people around the world."
Breaunna at work
Breaunna Intuit employee
"It's a great feeling knowing that when you push out a new feature or fix, our customers notice it and really love the work that we do! Here at Intuit, not only do we have the freedom to work with the newest technologies, but we value solving challenging financial problems for our customers above everything else."
Chelsia at work
Chelsia Intuit employee
"One of my favorite aspects of this role is that my work is helping small business owners achieve their business goals by solving complex financial problems. It's gratifying to know that the work that I'm doing directly impacts consumers and makes their lives easier so that they can focus their energy on growing their business."
Troy at work
Troy Intuit employee
"At Intuit, we have the unique opportunity to empower millions of communities around the world by helping small business owners, individuals, and the self-employed succeed and accomplish their dreams of prosperity. There’s nothing else like it."
Carl at work
Carl Intuit employee
"I know that as a product manager at Intuit, my impact matters. Our products support millions of small businesses and individuals around the globe with their finances, delivering more money and fueling the success of real people."

Hear from our employees

Conrad De Peuter

Senior Data Scientist - Machine Learning Futures Group

Conrad leverages tools like natural language processing and machine learning to help tax analysts and small business owners use TurboTax and QuickBooks more efficiently. For Conrad, Intuit is a great place to learn, grow, and take full ownership of your career path.

Be part of a world-class culture

culture icon

Our culture

We know that innovation thrives in an inclusive environment. We want employees with a wide range of life experiences to bring new ideas and perspectives to the table.

More about our culture play_arrow
values icon

Our values

Our values are central to our culture. They’ve been our guiding star since our founding and have allowed us to thrive as we work on behalf of our 50 million customers.

More about our values play_arrow
benefits icon

Benefits we offer

People who give their best deserve the best in return. We offer rewards that include everything you’d expect, and even more that you wouldn’t. Enjoy the best in class perks and benefits at Intuit.

More about our benefits play_arrow
Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Our culture and entrepreneurial spirit have earned us a spot on “Best Companies to Work For” lists year after year. Join us in our mission to power prosperity around the world.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Intuit will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements of local law.