Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Supply - Columbus, Ohio, United States, 43206

OVERVIEW:


As the Senior Manager, Software Strategic Sourcing - you will drive a competitive advantage by having a deep understanding of Software/SaaS/Cloud best practices, benchmarks and market intelligence and be responsible for value creation for Gap Inc. In this role, you will own planning and execution (RFPs and negotiations) of category strategies with high strategic impact to all Gap Inc. Brands. The Senior Manager will be responsible for developing and maturing strong and effective business partner relationships, while influencing leaders internally and externally that result in on-going strategic partnerships, and leverage their subject matter expertise and market intelligence to influence business decisions. You will manage high visibility, strategic partnerships with key strategic vendors.


  • Implement and refine sourcing strategies through strong technical/functional knowledge, in support of the business' short-term and long-term plans.
  • Achieve defined category performance targets; hold vendors accountable to performance agreements and implement course corrections and mitigation strategies as needed
  • Negotiate strategic, high impact, multi-brand deals for Gap Inc., as well as lead competitive RFXs and supplier selection
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships: successfully partner across functions and levels with internal stakeholders, external suppliers, Legal, Finance, GapTech and Brands to drive results and influence change
  • External Focus: Has a significant technology and software subject matter knowledge and regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices
  • Balance speed and urgency with cost savings in vendor negotiations and proactively considering new alternatives and driving critical thinking to optimize results
  • Support the creation and implementation of programs to assess and promote supplier performance and development (e.g., establishing quarterly and annual goals, conducting quarterly business reviews, formal scorecard measures)


QUALIFCATIONS:

  • 7+ years of experience in Software Strategic Sourcing
  • Deep knowledge across Software, SaaS, Cloud, IaaS, and PaaS
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration, supply chain management, or related discipline
  • Strong Strategic Sourcing experience and the ability to regularly leverage industry experts, associations, peers and stakeholders to identify and benchmark best practices
  • Experience planning and leading negotiations
  • Exceptional verbal, presentation, and written skills, as well as excel and data analysis skills
  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and demonstrate a professional presence
  • Ability to effectively handle issues and challenging situations
  • Highly motivated; demonstrates a "can-do" approach in being proactive with work assignments
  • Proactively manage complex, fragmented projects simultaneously