Remote - US; Remote - Canada

Strategic Sourcing Lead

Company Description

Dropbox is a leading global collaboration platform that's transforming the way people work together, from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. With more than 500 million registered users across more than 180 countries, our mission is to design a more enlightened way of working. From our headquarters in San Francisco to eight dedicated Studios and a worldwide team of employees who choose where they work best, our Virtual First approach is leading the way into the future of work.

Team Description

Our Finance team builds the financial infrastructure to scale our growing company. We combine analytical and strategic thinking to develop a sound financial future for our global brand. We work closely with teams across the company, as well as with external partners.

Role Description

Dropbox Procurement team is seeking a Sourcing Lead to support the overall execution of our category strategies across our Information Technology, Professional, and Financial Services categories of spend as well as to drive digital innovation in Sourcing. The 3 primary functions of this role are: (1) identify and negotiate cost savings and or value add (2) develop category strategies (3) drive digital innovation. This role acts as a global category lead and will be focused on material deals and suppliers, partnering with leaders across the company to develop a deep understanding of select suppliers, product and service offerings, roadmaps as well as Dropbox’s business requirements and strategy to execute business goals and objectives. 
This role will report into the Head of Sourcing and will look beyond a single tower or issue to identify gaps and drive digital innovation and adoption. This role is part of the Source to Pay team reporting to the CFO Organization. As a sourcing leader, you will link together cross functional teams to drive strategic sourcing efforts across our business, deploy best practices, manage the supplier relationships and mobilize stakeholders to deliver tangible value to Dropbox. This role requires a creative thinker! the business environment we operate in does not fit into a 7 step sourcing process or a simple framework or playbook to follow, it requires creative outside of the box problem solvers. 

Responsibilities

  • This role will focus 70% on the traditional sourcing activities; negotiations, renewals, category strategies etc. and 30% on driving digital procurement and innovation for the space
  • You will work very closely with the Head of Sourcing to drive innovation and adoption of Sourcing technologies 
  • Lead strategic supplier relationships to drive innovation
  • You will build and develop relationships with Business Partners globally, including operational leaders, legal teams, finance and risk management.
  • Own the development and implementation of key sourcing strategies and buying channels within your assigned domain
  • Negotiate and drive best-in-class deals for Dropbox.  This is a strategic role and will include many of Dropbox’s largest enterprise-level engagements 
  • Define and communicate the Sourcing Strategy to Business Partners, Sourcing Leadership and other stakeholders
  • Drive the realization of top savings initiatives and continuously improve the category return on investment
  • Build strong relationships with Business Partners to drive Sourcing engagement, and act as the relationship owner with Senior leaders of each categories of spend
  • Provide continuous written and verbal updates to the Business Partners, Suppliers and other Stakeholders on the status of each deal
  • Actively seek out industry knowledge though research, trade shows, conferences and online training, establishing yourself as a trusted advisor
  • Regularly update executives at all levels of the company on deal status, category reporting, etc.  This role will have direct visibility to senior-level executives across Dropbox

Requirements

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the Information Technology and Services sourcing landscape
  • Embracing, and exploring technology and able to consider how technology could improve operations 
  • Treat problems like there’s no other option than to create a solution for the problem
  • Able to navigate ambiguity and remain resilient through ups and downs
  • Experience assisting in, or leading the development and management of category plans or sourcing strategies
  • Advanced knowledge of procurement best in class practices, key contract terms and emerging market trends
  • Financial acumen and experience working closely with Finance and Accounting
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills and an ability to synthesize complex and technical information into clear recommendations on course of action
  • Ability to influence at an executive level both internally and externally
  • A very high level of self-motivation, initiative, passion, excitement to work cross-functionally and excellent interpersonal skills are a MUST have for this role!
  • Willingness to offer thought leadership, to think creatively, and to offer new ways to approach old problems
Dropbox is an equal opportunity employer. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is our support for members and allies of internal groups like Asians at Dropbox, BlackDropboxers, Latinx, Pridebox (LGBTQ), Vets at Dropbox, Women at Dropbox, ATX Diversity (based in Austin, Texas) and the Dropbox Empowerment Network (based in Dublin, Ireland).