Procurement Manager

| Greater NYC Area
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Unqork is the no-code platform that's pioneering a new way for companies to build, deploy, and manage complex, enterprise-grade applications. At this moment, Fortune 100 companies are using Unqork to create and deliver software without writing a single line of code.

Gary Hoberman, former CIO of Metlife, founded Unqork in 2017 with a team of hand-picked industry professionals, and together we're creating a massive paradigm shift in the way software is built. If you want to have a hand in defining the future of application development, we want to hear from you.

The Opportunity:

A vendor management role involves working closely with all the company’s departments and vendors to make purchasing decisions and maintaining relationships with vendors throughout their lifecycle with the company. 

Specific vendor management roles and responsibilities include communicating with vendors to ask any product or price questions, negotiating contracts to get the desired pricing, conducting RFPs, and providing leadership over purchasing agents and buyers. This role requires strong communication and proven negotiation and relationship management skills to effectively maintain vendor relationships. Math and decision-making skills are important for selecting vendors that best fit the company's needs.

  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms; Develop procurement strategies that are inventive and cost-effective
  • Review existing contracts with suppliers and vendors to ensure on-going feasibility
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness; Prepare procurement reports.
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements
  • Control the procurement budget and promote a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs.
  • Monitor and update relevant departments regarding price fluctuations of goods and vendor pricing
  • Work closely with the legal department to ensure contract terms are favorable to the company
  • Expect unfavorable events through analysis of data and prepare control strategies
  • Implement new processes and improve existing ones
  • Implement supplier or third-party management software
  • Work closely with Security, Finance, Legal and IT to track all the company requirements on the supply of goods and services.

What we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of 5 years working in a purchasing role, with exposure and prior experience in other functions of the business (e.g. marketing, finance, client management, etc.)
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration 
  • Proven working experience as a procurement manager, procurement officer or head of procurement
  • Good knowledge of supplier or third-party management software is a must
  • Aptitude in decision-making and working with numbers
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
  • Strong understanding of procurement and negotiation techniques
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Bonus:

  • Prior experience working at a fast-growing, fast-paced SaaS startup
  • Certifications in vendor management (e.g. Compliance Education Institute's Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager certification, International Association for Contract and Commercial Management's Supplier Relationship Manager credential.)

Unqork is an equal opportunity employer, and proud to be committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, disability or age. 

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Location

We’re located in Union Square West: great food, a quick block away from the park, and a short walk to the N/Q/R/W, 4/5/6, L, B/D/F/M, and PATH trains.

An Insider's view of Unqork

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office is a refreshing place to work - it’s a place that’s supported by the belief that success is driven by the well-being of its makers. There’s a trust that everyone knows how to get things done in a way that’s most efficient for them. The non-egotistical and supportive energy allows everyone to thrive in the ever changing dynamic!

Kelly Jin

Production Support Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Unqork encourages different teams to build creative solutions on a daily basis. Thomas and I have been working on a project together for the past few months, and most of our days consist of collaborating together in a fun and relaxed room, brainstorming to come up with innovative solutions to complex business problems.

Thomas Erlendson and Russell Epstein

Technical Specialist and Solutions Architect

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

From my first day, I was quickly able to see the results of my work in projects. There is an inherent positive feedback loop of effort translating to valuable technical and business experience in the company. This increased my learning, responsibilities and exposure to impactful decision making quicker than I thought I could have in my career.

Leo Fisher

Technical Specialist

What are Unqork Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Key Example is our Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Unqork provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Performance driven equity grants
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
16 weeks for primary caregiver and 12 weeks for secondary caregiver
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Lunch is catered every Tuesday and Thursday, while we have breakfast and snacks available daily.
Game Room
We have Pacman and a ping pong table!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Tuesday and Thursday
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Unqork offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses.
Tuition Reimbursement
Unqork recently launched a student loan payback program.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Unqork hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes career mentoring and leadership mentoring
Customized development tracks
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