Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Marketing/HR) - Canada Remote at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: Canada - Remote

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Finance

We’re looking for an experienced strategic sourcing specialist to support our Marketing, Sales, and People organizations along with our event and training categories. Reporting into Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, this role will be responsible for end-to-end engagement from business function management and planning, category management, strategic sourcing, sourcing execution, contract review and negotiation, and supplier management.

What You'll Do

  • Manage assigned business relationships and procurement sourcing requests in Marketing, Sales, and HR as well as event and training engagements!
  • Review and negotiate purchase a wide variety of contracts for compliance to company standards
  • Conduct large- and small-scale sourcing events to determine optimal supplier solution
  • Actively manage key supplier relationships
  • Lead in the development of a contract review playbook and process
  • Assist in the development of spend analytics capabilities and metrics

Who We Are

  • Data Driven – Using analytics and metrics to drive reasoned decisions and actions
  • Critical Problem solver – Constantly seeking opportunities for improvement everywhere
  • Negotiator – Sensitive to the needs of all parties to drive for an optimal win-win solution
  • Initiator and Owner – Unafraid to take on challenges to see them to the end for business results
  • Analytically Minded – Ability to assess priorities and determine root causes amid ambiguity
  • Solution Oriented – Looking beyond challenges and limitations to design a practical, realistic solution
  • Collaborator – Always seeking opportunities to partner for perspectives for the best solution

Your Skills and Experience

  • 5-7 years of global strategic sourcing experience, including contract management, preferably in Marketing, Sales, HR and SaaS
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Contract negotiation and lifecycle management experience
  • Business partner management and procurement planning
  • Management of key suppliers and their associated risk throughout their lifecycle
  • Experience with spend analytics, operational metrics, and contract playbooks is desirable

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Strategic Sourcing Specialist (Marketing/HR) - Canada Remote
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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