Anaplan is hiring a

Strategic Sourcing Procurement Manager - Technology

San Francisco, United States
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We want you to think big and act bold through expressing your authentic best self! Anaplan is looking for a tenacious IT Sourcing Manager to join our Finance team in, San Francisco, CA. or Minneapolis, MN. This is a stellar opportunity to get involved in a highly visible, large scale SaaS cloud company. This role is an immediate full-time position. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle unique problems that no one else is solving, keep reading.

Anaplan is looking for a hardworking, energetic, experienced, and confident Strategic Sourcing Procurement Manager. The ideal candidate will be an integral part in supporting top-quality, global source to pay processes. You will have primary responsibility for your identified sourcing categories specifically partnering with Engineering, TechOps, and IT to define and execute a sourcing strategy.

This position reports to the Director, Head of Procurement based in Anaplan’s headquarters in San Francisco.

Come see for yourself what an exciting place to work for looks like.

Insight on your impact

Acquisition of goods and services across categories and regions with an emphasis on category management and commercial term negotiations for Engineering, TechOps, IT, and Product.

Work with partners’ multi-disciplinary teams to identify and capture business requirements.

Support all aspects of the strategic sourcing process, including RFx, vendor evaluations, and commercial negotiations.

Ensure compliance to procurement and accounting standards

Monitor purchase requisitions for all technical purchases, track and monitor approvals, ensure timely order placement.

Be an integral part in developing the category strategy for Engineering, TechOps, IT, and Product.

Ongoing contract and vendor management to ensure that Anaplan's business requirements are obtained.

Conduct spend analytics to identify areas of opportunity for streamlining and consolidation of spend.

Continuous improvement projects to enable a lean procurement organization focused on supporting critical spend (examples include update procurement intranet site, development of KPIs and SLAs).

You will be working across the company supporting your procurement and sourcing colleagues and cross-functional teams to develop and execute key procurement processes. You will help ensure Anaplan business needs are identified and met while supporting Anaplan's critical goals of speed, disruption and global scalability. You will provide "white glove" service to our partners and internal customers. You will treat our suppliers with respect and help ensure that we are the "customer of choice."

Your qualifications, your influence

To be successful in the role, you must possess the following skills

Bachelor's degree in Business, Computer Science, Finance, Supply chain.

Minimum of 5 years experience in procurement or sourcing.

Minimum of 3 years of technology sourcing experience (data centers, network,

storage, SaaS contract negotiation experience)

Preferred skills and technical familiarity

Adding additional insight, and a growth attitude, will elevate your contribution in this role

Superior Organization skills

Able to handle high transaction volume reliably

Superior analytical and problem solving skills

Good communication skills, including strong presentation skills

Solid business judgment

Ability to build relationships internally and externally


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Our story 
Anaplan is a cloud-native enterprise SaaS company helping global enterprises orchestrate business performance. Our customers come first to create heroes, unlock potential & build trust and confidence. We challenge legacy thinking and software that isn’t flexible for the modern organization. We have architected the only platform that will take the time from planning to decision down to zero.
We’re building a truly unique technology. From our calculation engine and in-memory data store, to apps and predictive analytics; amazing technology is being developed every day.
We’re addressing a $100B/year problem that all global businesses face. Our mission is to break the traditional business planning mold, currently performed through spreadsheets or legacy systems.
Anaplan’s Connected Planning platform is enabling customers to improve decision-making by turning response time into real time, to make better decisions to enhance your business. The platform helps you dynamically orchestrate performance enterprise-wide, and convert constant change to your environment.
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