VP, Strategic Sourcing at DigitalOcean

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Have you ever wondered what happens inside the cloud?

Based in New York, DigitalOcean is a dynamic, high-growth technology company that serves a robust and passionate community of developers, teams, and businesses around the world. We believe that today’s entrepreneurs are changing the world through software. Our mission is to empower these entrepreneurs by bringing modern app development within reach for any developer, anywhere in the world.

We are looking for a senior leader to spearhead our efforts to improve the efficacy of our investment in Digital Ocean’s global infrastructure. 

Reporting to our COO, this executive will be responsible for directing all purchasing done by the company with a primary focus on the technical components needed to drive our global cloud business, primarily servers, that reside across 12 business data centers worldwide. In addition, this executive will be involved with all other purchasing done by the company with particular emphasis on software needed to support the country’s functional departments. This executive will lead the process of evaluating suppliers, conducting interviews with vendors, negotiating supplier agreements and managing supplier and vendor contracts. With annual purchasing in excess of $100 million this will be a critical role for the company.

DigitalOcean is a highly collaborative company. You will be engaging with business teams from engineering, product, marketing, sales, finance and people, to assist them in the investments they need to drive the business forward.

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Direct all strategic procurement activity for the company and support the company’s objectives regarding revenue growth, profitability, customer satisfaction
  • Coordinate corporate wide supplier sourcing strategy by partnering with best in class suppliers and collaboration with internal cross functional partners
  • Manage supplier performance using objectives and metrics to provide best in class supply assurance and flexibility, acquisition of enabling technology, capital acquisitions, cost management and risk mitigation
  • Leverage total spend of the company to get best in class price terms and conditions
  • Manage all strategic supplier relationships enabling preferential treatment of price, terms, service, access to new technology
  • Implement and manage best practices for the corporate function including corporate planning, buying/contracting, risk management & mitigation
Metrics:
  • Assurance of supply for goods, services, capital acquisitions to meet revenue and customer satisfaction objectives on time
  • Cost reductions versus corporate targets to contribute to gross margin performance of the company
  • Management of strategic executive relationships with suppliers/partners as evident by preferred customer treatment and prioritization
  • Acquisition of key technologies, enabling product roadmap and offerings
  • Responsive to upside opportunities to meet customer needs as well as managing downside exposure and risk.
  • Supplier performance as measured by Quarterly Business Review scorecards
What We’ll Expect From You: 
  • Supply Chain Management or Business degree preferred or related area (finance, economics)
  • Senior level experience in a high tech company managing all aspects of strategic corporate procurement
  • Proven experience in managing executive level strategic supplier relationships
  • Industry knowledge in aerospace, telecom, data storage, computers, government, business
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills in strategic buying/contracting
  • Objectives/metrics driven executive supporting the top level objectives for the company
  • Team player with proven collaboration skills across company functions and external partners
  • Strategic thinker contributing to the longer term objectives of the business in terms of revenue growth customer satisfaction and profitability
  • Person of integrity who operates at a high level of ethical behavior
  • Customer service oriented and responsive to the changing demands of the business and customer needs
  • Experience with scaling data centers globally/regionally
  •  Extensive Knowledge of key suppliers/providers of servers, memory, storage networks.
  • Management experience of CM/ODM since this may be a longer term sourcing strategy
  • Executive level negotiation skills
  • Broad cost management experienced across various spend categories
  • Experience on managing executive relationships with top suppliers
  • Process, Data and metrics driven for results
  • Expert in collaborating cross functionally
 Why You’ll Like Working for DigitalOcean:
  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people in the industry. We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.
  • We value development. We are a high-performance organization that is always challenging ourselves to continuously grow. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do and invest deeply in employee development. You’ll need to be great to get hired here and we promise you’ll get even better.
  • We care about you. We offer competitive health, dental, and vision benefits for employees and their dependents, a monthly gym reimbursement to support your physical health, and a monthly commuting allowance to make your trips to and from work easier.
  • We invest in your future. We offer competitive compensation and a 401k plan with up to a 4% employer match. We also provide all employees with Kindles and reimbursement for relevant conferences, training, and education.
  • We want you to love where you work. We have great office spaces located in the heart of SoHo NYC and Cambridge, Ma and offer daily catered lunches to keep your hunger at bay. We’re also very remote-friendly—we use Slack to communicate across the company—and all remote employees have the opportunity to onboard in-office and take an all-expenses-paid trip to our annual company offsite, Shark Week, to get quality in-person time with the team at least once a year. We also allow employees to customize their workstations to meet their needs—whether remote or in office.

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Location

Easy to access for employees both in and outside of NYC, our HQ is located in the heart of trendy SoHo.

An Insider's view of DigitalOcean

What are some social events your company does?

We host an annual Shark Week where the entire company comes together for a week of learning, team time, opportunities to network cross-functionally, social activities, and more. We also host internal Hackathons (or Shark-a-hacks, as we call them) twice a year!

Olivia Melman

Manager, Recruiting Operations

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success on my team is fueled by my team’s mutual respect and trust. My team has given me all of the necessary tools needed to get the job done and I am trusted to contribute to company projects that will transform the business. It is invaluable to be surrounded by a team that is just as committed to my success as I am!

Melonie

People Operations Associate

What is your vision for the company?

DO is in a unique position as the entry point to the internet for 500,000 customers today, and with the potential to reach many millions more over time. We have an incredible opportunity to help the world's developers and entrepreneurs test their ideas, build their business and realize their dreams.

Yancey

CEO

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

DigitalOcean sources meetups, conferences, projects, non-profit organizations, student-run hackathons, and individual developers who create useful content. The ethos here is community driven, and based on love, so we go out of our way to support developers and entrepreneurs who are creating meaningful technologies and businesses.

Daniel

Senior Developer Relations Manager

What are DigitalOcean Perks + Benefits

DigitalOcean Benefits Overview

DigitalOcean benefits offerings vary by region. You can expect to enjoy things like:
- Full Health Coverage: Fully paid health benefits for all our employees. Nobody gets sick on our watch
- Commuter Benefits: Local employees receive a monthly metrocard or equivalent reimbursement for remotees
- 401k Plan: It's never too early to start saving. DigitalOcean matches up to 4% of every employee's salary
- Education Support: All employees receive reimbursement for conferences, training or education
- Gym Reimbursement: Up to $100 per month to support your physical health
- Custom Workstations: Mac? PC? Linux? We’ll hook up your rig with your preferred equipment
- Free Meals Every Day: Food tastes better when you’re eating together
- Flexible Vacation Time: Take the time you need to live a balanced and fulfilling personal life
- Headphones: Up to $100 for headphones of your choosing
- Teambuilding & Social Events: Hackathons, Shark Week (our annual company retreat), team offsites, anniversary parties and more

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
DigitalOcean's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
DigitalOcean gives employees unlimited PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive unlimited days of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Our NYC office provides free catered breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per week in the warmer months.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
DigitalOcean reimburses its employees up to $100 per month for fitness services and activities
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
DigitalOcean hosts lunch and learn meetings weekly.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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