Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement

| San Francisco
Company Description

Wish is a mobile e-commerce platform that flips traditional shopping on its head. We connect hundreds of millions of people with the widest selection of delightful, surprising, and—most importantly—affordable products delivered directly to their doors. Each day on Wish, millions of customers in more than 160 countries around the world discover new products. For our over 1 million merchant partners, anyone with a good idea and a mobile phone can instantly tap into a global market.

We're fueled by creating unique products and experiences that give people access to a new type of commerce, where all are welcome. If you’ve been searching for a supportive environment to chase your curiosity and use data to investigate the questions that matter most to you, this is the place.

Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join the Wish Global Procurement Team. In this role, you will lead strategic sourcing initiatives across the entire breadth of indirect spend categories for an extremely dynamic eCommerce company. This role will report to the Head of Global Procurement and will be part of the Finance organization. You will partner closely with Leaders of various functions in building category strategies to lower the cost, mitigate future risk, enable speed to business, and drive innovation through the supply base. This is an exciting time to be part of Wish and join the Global Procurement team in its early days to help influence and shape the future construct of this function. We are looking for a self-starter who feels comfortable to be an individual contributor in the early days but at the same time well experienced to lead teams in the future within the Procurement organization.

 This role will be responsible for the management of Third Party/Vendor relationships, including the development of sourcing strategies, contract evaluation and negotiation, ongoing Vendor management through the development of service deliverables, SLAs and operational KPIs. This position will interface with every level of the organization through effective supplier negotiations and management.

 Responsibilities will include planning and vendor selection (including RFx), risk assessment, pricing and contract negotiations, managing due diligence, and quarterly/annual business reviews. The role will also focus on collaborating with various business leaders to develop and execute category plans and sourcing strategies that minimize vendor risk while optimizing vendor economics and outcomes.

What you'll be doing:

  • ​​​​​​Develop purchasing strategy and plans in close coordination with internal stakeholders across the company
  • Identify and execute cost-reduction opportunities and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs without compromising supply assurance or quality

  • Negotiate price and commercial terms and conditions with suppliers for all major purchases of goods and services.

  • Continuous learning and development of knowledge related to procurement methods, category information, and general business conditions to drive innovation and continuous improvement

  • Lead scheduled sourcing initiatives driven by category plans at the same time be responsible for day to day operations to ensure on-going contracts are renewed on time 

  • Development of financial analytics to support commercial term negotiations with performance dashboards and ROI based evaluation tools.

  • Identify and lead process and system implementation projects within the Source to Contract and Contract to Pay lifecycle

  • Provide training and day-to-day support on procurement systems, policy and processes for business units and/or corporate staff involved in purchasing activities.

  • Adhere to, and monitor compliance within company purchasing policy and procedures and transact all business with the highest standards of integrity, ethics and professional conduct.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in third party vendor management/global procurement
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. MBA is preferred 
  • Experience in large contract negotiations across multiple categories including but not limited to Hardware, Software, Professional Services, Marketing, Supply Chain, Facilities, HR and other Shared Services
  • Financial case analysis and development
  • Senior or Expert level experience in an operational business
  • Experience in strategic thinking and conceptualizing design of complex projects & programs
  • Solid knowledge in procurement solutions (Coupa preferred)
  • Strong customer interaction skills and experience

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Additional Information

Wish values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate based on any legally-protected class or characteristic. Employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please let your recruiter know. For job positions in San Francisco, CA, and other locations where required, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
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    • HiveDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Our San Francisco office is located in the Citigroup Center with direct access to BART and surrounded by amazing restaurants and coffee shops.

An Insider's view of Wish

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We do a lot of cross-functional work with other teams to create promotions, campaigns, articles, social media content, videos, and more. We also provide regional insights to stakeholders and exchange ideas to help grow each market. I love looking back and seeing how much my role has evolved since I started working at Wish!

Tania

Localization Manager, Spanish

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My goal coming out of university was to learn how to scale the infrastructure of a growing company. Larger tech companies have mostly solved these scalability problems and Wish gave me the opportunity to solve tough problems hands on. Wish is now handling 100x the traffic since I joined and I'm still learning new things everyday.

Vitaliy

Manager, Software Engineering

What are Wish Perks + Benefits

Wish Benefits Overview

Here at Wish, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and well-being of our employees and their families. To achieve this goal, Wish covers 100% of insurance premiums for full-time employees and their dependents. And that's not all! In addition to our amazing benefits, we proudly offer many perks like fitness reimbursement, flexible work hours, generous paid time off, Wish cash, an ESPP program and many more...

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Wish proudly partners with Black Girls Code, University of Waterloo WiCS and Women Who Code through volunteering and hosting events.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Our Wish Employee Resource Groups, or WERGs as we call them, are employee-led organizations that help build awareness, educate and drive inclusivity.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Wish covers 100% of medical, dental & vision monthly premium costs for employees and their dependents.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Mental Health Benefits
Employee Assistance Plan - Up to 5 in-person visits with a trained professional, per issue. Additional online benefits include legal, financial, childcare, and parental leave resources.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Wish offers a fitness allowance.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
New! All full time employees are eligible to receive a monthly work from home stipend.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Wish offers "Wish for Leaders" management training program as well as other Learning & Development workshops.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Wish offers up to $500 per year for job related professional development activities.
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