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2019-13478

Senior Manager of Strategic Sourcing

Location(s): San Diego, Mountain View
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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

About Intuit:

Ranked as the #1 most admired computer software company by Fortune, Intuit spends ~$2.0B per year with external providers in the categories of marketing, technology, and services solutions. 

Job Summary :

The Strategic Sourcing Manager, Technology will be responsible for driving global sourcing activities and initiatives in the areas of enterprise software, and technologies and services embedded in our products; in aggregate, nearly $500M in spend.

This role will serve as a strategic leader and contact point responsible for building and managing relationships with key suppliers and Intuit business owners and will be required to identify global strategic sourcing initiatives, drive cost savings, identify and impact efficiencies and support growth strategies within the respective departments supported.

This role also requires the development and execution of sourcing strategies across some highly complex categories, with an equal emphasis placed on the ability to identify, analyze, and quantify opportunities as well as the ability to manage RFI and RFPs and handle vendor negotiations.

What you'll bring

Basic qualifications:

 

  • Relevant industry experience in fields related to Sourcing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Business Development, or Partner Management. High-tech or Financial Services industries preferred.
  • 5+ years of strategic sourcing or consulting experience (e.g., RFI/RFQ/RFP, reverse auctions, interests-based direct negotiations)
  • Experience with ERP and Source-to-Pay tools
  • Experience developing and/or presenting business cases
  • Comfort with written and verbal communication of quantitative and qualitative information with executives
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other quantitative discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience in contract development, administration, and/or management
  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment with several stakeholders
  • Experience in negotiating deals with global vendors
  • Experience in managing global vendor relationships
  • Experience in managing transformational projects that require high-level of change management
  • Solid financial and/or quantitative modeling
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze complex data
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Availability to directly support and interact with multiple international business units

 

Desired skills:

 

  • A proven track record of cost reduction and productivity improvements; ability to influence and drive change while building solid relationships with your internal clients and external vendors
  • Internal or external business consulting experience highly desired
  • Knowledge and interest in key sourcing areas such as:
    •            On Prem Software and cloud (SaaS) computing
    •            Data Center Operations
    •            Hosting
    •            Telecom
  • Experience leading a team
  • Knowledge of global supply base
  • Strong analytical skills; MS Excel proficient; financial modeling preferred
  • Strong written and communication skills; MS PowerPoint, MS Word proficient
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead and participate in cross functional teams
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Awareness of best practices regarding vendor management (e.g., strategic alliances, supplier certification, etc.)
  • Excellent documentation and requirements analysis

How you will lead

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

 

Leadership

 

  • Take ownership and responsibility for proactively leading and managing strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Direct, define, and implement sourcing strategies and initiatives to drive the delivery of corporate earnings, growth strategy, and business transformation objectives for responsible categories
  • Contribute suggestions to assist management in the development of tower strategy and operational roadmap
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to non-direct reports Develops plans to achieve team’s strategic priorities, goals and objectives planning projects accordingly
  • Proactively builds relationships with and influences stakeholders
  • Collaborate with digital procurement team where applicable to ensure sourced supplier is setup for ongoing procurement
  • Partner with International team with to implement global suppliers and category strategies to ensure local support
  • Engages with several stakeholders at all levels, primarily Sr. Manager and above
  • Demonstrate and practice a high degree of professional integrity and ethical responsibility in all business activities
  • Keep abreast of industry innovation and bring ideas that will help the company re-imagine and leap frog ahead resulting in advancements in technologies, process methodologies or establishing supplier alliances

 

Opportunity Assessment

 

  • Conduct opportunity assessment with the right balance of strategic insights (spend, supplier, category, contract) and current state illustration to drive senior stakeholder engagement
  • Evaluate and recommend strategic opportunities/initiatives to Strategic Sourcing leadership utilizing current and emerging business models, assessing short-term and long-term industry and strategic considerations
  • Develop an effective approach to present and obtain sponsorship from senior leadership on opportunities
  • Conduct opportunity assessment with or without support of Strategic Sourcing Analyst

 

Strategic Sourcing Process Execution and Project Management

 

  • Provide category expertise and leverage that understanding to determine potential sources of supply, determine capabilities of suppliers’ product and service offerings and relate offerings to stakeholder needs
  • Determine the right sourcing process; considering bidding approach, formal and informal negotiations, and structure process to resolve conflicts and build consensus
  • Drive complex, global project activity across large cross-functional team through communication of expectations, decisions, changes, enforcement of deadlines, and creation and evaluation of deliverables
  • Define data needed to meet objectives and develop an effective plan for gathering it (including spend, contracts, supplier information, stakeholder insights, current state process & tools)
  • Utilize analysis to solve business problems. Draw conclusions and insights that are not immediately obvious
  • Gather, analyze, and document requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis
  • Lead and Manage RFI/RFQ/RFPs from start to finish, which includes creation, issuance, and facilitation of the entire process, through vendor evaluations (using scorecards) and vendor selection
  • Direct the negotiation of highly complex, enterprise-wide, strategic supplier partners
  • Manage issues & risks and communicate to management. Consult with senior management and project management experts as needed. Facilitate communication between project team and stakeholders
  • Drive consensus across critical business decisions that are complex and high impact to the organization
  • Create supporting documentation to applicable standards such that the value generated can be included in executive-level presentations

 

Continuous Improvement and Supplier Management

 

  • Partner with stakeholders and Vendor Management Office to review ongoing vendor segmentation and identify vendors to be included in the VMO program
  • Performs assigned vendor management activities (business reviews, scorecard reviews, discussions) in alignment with the Vendor Management Office and Supplier Risk Management teams.
  • Develop analytics and insights that drive supplier segmentation planning, key priorities and activities within spend categories
  • Manages supplier performance monitoring and measurement and works with the vendor owners on any key escalations or remediation
  • Identify Supplier Risk Management opportunities with key vendors and focus areas that drive continuous improvement across KPIs and pushes innovation

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