Skillz Inc. is hiring a

Senior Sourcing Analyst

Las Vegas, United States

About Skillz:

Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for a booming mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with access to fun and fair competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make esports accessible to anyone, anywhere.

Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 20,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host billions of casual esports tournaments for 30 million players worldwide.

Last year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50 (for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America

The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.

What We’re Looking For:

Skillz Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Specialist will help support all internal stakeholders with their purchasing requirements.  This role will drive stakeholder engagement and compliance throughout the procurement process ensuring projects align with corporate goals, procurement policy, and drive the most value for the organization.  The ideal candidate will be able to cultivate strong relationships with internal stakeholders to better understand their objectives and drive thoughtful negotiations to execute against business strategies. This resource should have great project management capabilities, be self-motivated, and be focused on driving return on investment.  This role is part of our FP&A department, will report directly to the Head of Procurement, and will be responsible for supporting stakeholders across the organization from Engineering to Finance & Operations.  

What You Will Do:

  • Support Skillz approach to and execution of strategic sourcing: running sourcing events, leading negotiation, and driving targeted cost reduction and compliance processes; strategizing with internal stakeholders to meet their purchasing needs while prioritizing ROI and cost efficiency.
  • Lead projects from intake to execution ensuring stakeholder compliance throughout the procurement process and within policy
  • Lead multiple work streams and/or project teams to execute against project plans.
  • Analyze spend patterns to identify opportunities and curate the procurement project pipeline
  • Support the senior leadership weekly deal review process for key projects
  • Drive continuous improvement in the procurement process and influence policy
  • Conduct best practice learning sessions with stakeholders to build rapport and improve organizational understanding of procurement processes
  • Support selection and implementation of procurement tools and technology

Your Skillz:

  • B.S. in Finance, procurement, or related field
  • 5-7+ years procurement, strategic sourcing, sales, or contract negotiation experience
  • Desired certifications
    • CPSM
    • PMP
  • Specific skills
    • Negotiation experience
    • Project Management
    • Analytical
  • Personal characteristics
    • Process oriented
    • Collaborative
    • Written & Verbal Communication
    • Detail oriented

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.