Procurement Manager

CrowdStrike • Irvine, CA 92606

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description

CrowdStrike is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and pre- and post incident response services. We are the fastest growing endpoint protection company, one of the World's Most 50 Innovative Companies according to MIT, and one of Forbes Most Promising Companies. Our growth and innovation are driven by incredible employees who deliver unmatched customer success.

We are looking for a Procurement Manager to contribute to the achievement of the Finance Department by providing strategic procurement expertise and transaction leadership to the Procurement team. The Procurement Manager reporting to the Director of Procurement will develop the strategies and business plan for the assigned procurement categories and will manage procurement personnel, as needed. A Procurement Manager goal is to ensure management of the supplier base and support total cost reduction initiatives to achieve CrowdStrike's strategic goals.

Responsibilities:

* Develop and direct the implementation of sourcing strategies by partnering with business requesters, Finance and suppliers.

* Understand and apply total cost management technique and assist in their application.

* Ensure competitive pricing on all sourced products and services through competitive quoting (RFIs, RFQs/RFPs), market analysis and benchmarking.

* Compile market research data, inclusive of economic analysis of historical buying trends to project supply-pricing models.

* Provide detailed analysis and information which may have financial impact on sourcing decisions

* Maintain quality supplier relationships and negotiate favorable contract terms.

* Facilitate internal and external teams that identify key suppliers and develop strategic alliances.

* Provide leadership to junior procurement personnel regarding transactions

* Effectively communicate and efficiently resolve issues with all internal and external partners

* Work collaboratively and proactively to identify process, sourcing, and contract improvement opportunities

* Maintain proficiency in all relevant policies and procedures, including the ability to articulate and enforce policies and procedures

* Support management reporting on Procurement KPIs

Skills and Experience

* Excellent negotiation skills

* Knowledge of strategic sourcing/commodity/spend category management methodology

* Minimum 9 year's experience in Procurement/Purchasing.

* Ability to work independently.

* Strong relationship building and work ethics.

* Strong interpersonal and written skills.

* Proficient in Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

CrowdStrike is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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