Procurement Manager
Remote - United States

About the opportunity

Contentful is looking for its first hire to build out a Procurement function. In this wide-ranging role, you will have direct responsibility for all sourcing and procurement activities on a global basis. You will be instrumental in setting up the end-to-end procurement process and systems including assisting in the broader procure to pay transaction flow design with emphasis on scalability, repeatability, SOX controls and efficiency. This role will also assist in broader policy as well as analytical reporting on all aspects of our procurement and sourcing processes.

What to expect?

  • Set up and run an effective global procurement process
  • Establish metrics and KPIs to ensure a balance of terms, number of vendors, adequately negotiated contracts and effective spend optimization
  • Source and negotiate key contracts with suppliers, predominantly in the IT space, but also expanding to partnering with the broader business as necessary.
  • Work to educate key business stakeholders on the procurement process including advising and assisting on negotiation strategies and vendor optimization
  • Provide expertise and thought leadership to the development of an enhanced procure to pay process including advising on technologies to aid in scalability, control and efficiency.
  • Partner with Finance and HR on appropriate expense and travel management policies with particular focus on systems and vendors to enable future business growth. This would include negotiations with hotels, airlines, car rental companies and others where necessary to establish effective corporate rates.
  • Own vendor related subscription renewal and forecasting to ensure continued business operation and adequate management of all subscription-based contracts.

What you need to be successful?

  • 6+ years of progressive, related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Administration or Supply Chain
  • Experience in SaaS pricing and contract negotiations 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong business acumen and ability to analyze how global economic and supply trends will impact business
  • A focus on automation and systems with demonstrable success in running automated procurement processes in the past
  • A desire and willingness to drive change and craft a strategic function in a fast-growing business

What's in it for you?

  • Join an ambitious tech company reshaping the way people build digital products
  • Health, vision, dental insurance, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, and a retirement savings plan
  • Commuter benefits to help you get to and from work
  • A flexible time-off policy and paid holidays
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave (after 6 months of employment)
  • We set you up for success, equipping you with the latest and greatest hardware
  • Use your personal education budget to improve your skills and grow in your career, with extra days off
  • Plus, Contentful socks! Oh yeah!

[This position is eligible for equity awards, annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards in accordance with the terms of Contentful’s variable compensation plans.]

Who are we?

Contentful powers digital experiences for 28% of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of global brands. Our content platform unifies content in a single hub, structures it for use in any digital channel and integrates seamlessly with hundreds of tools through open APIs. It lets developers and content creators work in parallel, increasing team efficiency and happiness. Companies such as Co-op, Spotify, Bang&Olufsen, N26, Swarovski use Contentful to build their mobile and web products, voice-controlled apps and more.

We’re growing rapidly and are backed by over $150 million in funding from top-tier venture capital firms like Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, General Catalyst and Benchmark.

More than 400 people from 70 nations contribute their energy and creativity to Contentful, working from hubs in Berlin, San Francisco and distributed around the world.

Everyone is welcome here!

“Everyone is welcome here” — is a celebrated component of our culture. At Contentful, we strive to create an inclusive environment that empowers our employees. We believe that our products and services benefit from our diverse backgrounds and experiences and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical [dis]ability or length of time spent unemployed. We invite you to apply and join us!

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