We Work Management LLC Procurement Manager in New York, New York
About the Role
This role is responsible for managing a specific set of Procurement and Sourcing activities in a region. This role will be required to have experience in a number of the following categories: IT, Facilities Services (Cleaning, Repair & Maintenance, Security, etc.), Food & Beverage, Utilities, Marketing,, Outsourcing practices, , Professional Services (HR, Legal, Marketing), events, and contingent labor. This role should possess a demonstrable understanding of the strategic sourcing process and a proven ability to influence a diverse set of stakeholders. Ideally this role should have category management competence. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for developing and executing long term sourcing strategies as well as high-volume, tactical "Long Tail" purchases,leading to deeper, more economic relationships with our suppliers. This role will be expected to achieve efficiencies in cost, process and workflows.
Conduct spend analysis and opportunity assessments reports
Develop sourcing strategies to achieve cost savings and improve quality and service levels by identifying opportunity areas such as product standardisation and supplier consolidation
Effectively work with functional and business groups as a trusted advisor to determine desired product/service specifications and projected demand when making recommended action plans
Ensure that WeWork has good understanding of the supply market and work with the business to provide input for creating innovative win-win customer and supplier strategies
Identify, pre-qualify, and negotiate commercial terms/MSA's with Contractors/Consultant/Service Provider services; assessing experience and fit-for WeWork brand, culture and business goals
Manage competitive sourcing events, analyse responses and support business in supplier selection, recommendation report.
Incorporate TCO/TCI modeling into sourcing events and decisions
Negotiate commercial terms, fee structures, rate books and execute contracts with suppliers
Coordinate the review of proposed contracts with respect to financial terms; incorporate Terms; intellectual property rights; service terms; WeWork liability; and conformance to WeWork policies and applicable legal guidelines. Seek expert opinions and internal consultants as necessary.
Support cross-functional stakeholders with supplier implementation and facilitate change management with colleagues and key contacts throughout the organisation
Deliver information about completed agreements to WeWork partners; publicise agreements in order to achieve greater participation and savings
Employ a data driven approach to develop long term plans including forecasted costs, savings targets and planned projects
In line with SRM program, evaluate suppliers to continually enhance working practices, more open collaboration and lead continuous improvement initiatives
Implement and achieve KPI/SLA targets + metrics to formalize assessment and reporting of Contractor, Consultant, Supplier performance as well as establish goals and metrics to track the success of implemented process solutions and continually evaluate and adjust as necessary
Implement automated procurement and invoicing solutions with Strategic Suppliers
Apply best practices and policies to ensure proper spending and compliance by all WeWork employees
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in Finance, Supply Chain Management, or business related field
3+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience or procurement experience
Strategic thinking and decision making at functional, project, relationship and vendor level.
Self-motivated and confident with the enthusiasm and determination to succeed
Experience executing high-volume "long-tail" transactions
Seasoned procurement professional, knowledgeable in best practices and the strategic sourcing process
Proven track record in delivery of complex, cross-functional procurement initiatives on-time and achieving quantifiable savings
Ability to interface at all levels of the organization and with suppliers to solve problems when facing evolving demands
Strong project management skills and results oriented
Strong negotiation and contract management experience
Experience analysing spend data and developing a long term sourcing strategy
Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills
Ability to understand, organize, communicate and present complex information in an easily understandable format tailored to a variety of audiences
Highly adaptable and efficient in a constantly evolving environment
High energy, passionate, strategic thinker with a proven track record of delivering value
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.