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Strategic Sourcing Manager- Corporate Services and Technology

Company: linkedin
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 16, 2022

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Company DescriptionAt LinkedIn, we trust each other to do our best work where it works best for us and our teams. This role offers a hybrid work option, meaning you can both work from home and commute to a LinkedIn office, depending on what's best for you and when it is important for your team to be together.LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network, built to help members of all backgrounds and experiences achieve more in their careers. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Every day our members use our products to make connections, discover opportunities, build skills and gain insights. We believe amazing things happen when we work together in an environment where everyone feels a true sense of belonging, and that what matters most in a candidate is having the skills needed to succeed. It inspires us to invest in our talent and support career growth. Join us to challenge yourself with work that matters.Job DescriptionStrategic Sourcing Manager- Corporate Services and Technology This team is primarily based in Sunnyvale, CALinkedIn was built to help professionals achieve more in their careers, and everyday millions of people use our products to make connections, discover opportunities and gain insights. Our global reach means we get to make a direct impact on the world's workforce in ways no other company can. We're much more than a digital resume - we transform lives through innovative products and technology.Searching for your dream job? At LinkedIn, we strive to help our employees find passion and purpose. Join us in changing the way the world works.The Strategic Sourcing Manager role requires partnership with the business to strategically manage spend and opportunities for the assigned categories. The Strategic Sourcing Manager -will lead cross-functional teams to execute the Sourcing and supplier strategy for Corporate Services and Technology categories.The Strategic Sourcing Manager will manage numerous categories across Corporate Services and Technology globally, have accountability to delivery against department and functional goals. You will need a strong sense of urgency in a fast & dynamic environment. - This role requires a customer orientation with emphasis on strong analysis, category expertise, and a passion for driving tangible values. The successful candidate will have a strong sense of ownership to execute with excellence, foster positive relationships with internal & external parties.Responsibilities:Effectively communicate the vision of Strategic Sourcing and educate internal stakeholders at all levels.Ability to articulate methods of engagement and effectively guide internal stakeholders to enable stewardship & compliance.Ability to think both strategically and tactically; ideal candidate will manage category area from high-level definition to execution. Ability to successfully take a project from start to finish, on time and with the plan scope. Identify and resolve potential roadblocks.Act as a commercial advisor to internal stakeholders with regards to market insights, supplier selection and commercial terms, and risk mitigation.Partner with our Global MSP to drive and coordinate improvements and efficiencies. Solid analytical and reporting skills to identify opportunities across several KPIs and reports.Analyze, manage, and drive strategy of LinkedIn's tail spending within Corporate Services.Strong contracting skills shown through knowledge of legal playbooks, ability to develop scalable and flexible commercial models to support growth and to deliver values.Communicates effectively and frequently, actively seek win-win values for all parties.Propose and drive opportunities for optimal value through analysis of various data points to provide recommendations, and create actionable strategiesExplores and evaluates sourcing choices through Category Strategy Development & Execution to meet the needs of the Business.Ability to learn and follow the Source-to-Pay process and other internal tools.Lead & facilitate complex sourcing life cycle including industry insight, RFX, negotiation, SOW workshop, data privacy, contracting to deliver commercial model with clear SLA metrics, governance structure including escalation & performance remedies, etc.Drives cross-functional negotiation teams, influences internal stakeholders in the decision-making process to drive values.Ability to develop Supplier Strategy, transform Supplier Relationships from transactional engagements to strategic partnership with intent to enhance enterprise-wide value.Be a champion for change that can act decisively to drive decisions, while demonstrating agility to support the evolution of business needs.QualificationsBasic Qualifications:7 + years experience in purchasing/sourcing related background. - -3 + years experience in managing multiple category areas and effectively procuring goods/services in a fast-paced work environment is required. -5 + years experience in different categories including Financial Services, Consulting Services, Legal Services, Engineering & IT Services, Sales Services, and Software / Licenses negotiation. -Preferred Qualifications:BA/BS degree in business or other related field. -Experience in the competitive bidding, category strategy development & execution, data analytic, SOW development, and internal stakeholder collaboration.Ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment with global internal stakeholders in different time zones.Excellent communication, analytical, leadership and negotiating skills#LI-HYBRIDAdditional InformationEqual Opportunity StatementLinkedIn is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. LinkedIn considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class. LinkedIn is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer as described in our equal opportunity statement here: Please reference the following information for more information: - Please reference the following information for more information: - and - for more information.LinkedIn is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible experience for all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to foster an inclusive and accessible workplace where everyone has the opportunity to be successful.If you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, apply for a position, or participate in the interview process, connect with us at and describe the specific accommodation requested for a disability-related limitation.Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in that process. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to youHaving interviews in an accessible locationBeing accompanied by a service dogHaving a sign language interpreter present for the interviewA request for an accommodation will be responded to within three business days. However, non-disability related requests, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.LinkedIn will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by LinkedIn, or (c) consistent with LinkedIn's legal duty to furnish information.San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance ---Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, LinkedIn will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.Pay Transparency Policy Statement ---As a federal contractor, LinkedIn follows the Pay Transparency and non-discrimination provisions described at this link: Data Privacy Notice for Job Candidates ---Please follow this link to access the document that provides transparency around the way in which LinkedIn handles personal data of employees and job applicants: Full-timeFunction: Supply Chain

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