Senior Director, Global Procurement

| Greater NYC Area


Braze delivers customer experiences across email, mobile, SMS, and web. Customers, including Citi, Disney, Urban Outfitters, and Venmo, use the Braze platform to facilitate real-time experiences between brands and consumers in a more authentic and human way. And we do it at scale – each month, tens of billions of messages are sent to a network of over 1.8 billion active users through Braze. 

Need more proof? Braze was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms in 2019. The company has also been named on the Forbes Cloud 100, Inc. Magazine’s 2019 Best Places to Work, and Crain's 2019 Best Places to Work in NYC lists. 

We are headquartered in New York with offices in London, San Francisco and Singapore. And we have over 400 employees and are growing!

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

The Senior Director of Global Procurement is responsible for overseeing Braze’s Global procurement activities. This role is expected to develop strategic business relationships with external suppliers and internal business leaders as well as other internal key stakeholders, leading contract negotiations, driving cost savings initiatives, and implementing strategic sourcing best practices. In addition, the Director must have substantial experience in the processes that support a best in class Procurement organization, such as Purchase-to-Pay systems, Purchasing cards, other payment alternatives, and supplier diversity programs.

  •  Support Braze’s transformation objectives by leading the evaluation, implementation, and ongoing management of Procurement processes at Braze, globally
  • Ensure that programs implemented adhere to legal, compliance, and audit requirements
  • Manage supplier negotiations, both as an end-to-end process and as a discrete “last and final” negotiation
  • Develop and maintain high-level supplier relationships to assure continued focus and support of Braze’s overall requirements.
  • Analyze Braze spend and recommend cost reduction opportunities
  • Review compliance of service agreements - terms and conditions
  • Ensure contract compliance with client company policies
  • Monitor and report trends in global supply dynamics.
  • Maintain good business practices
  • Develop and maintain solid relationships with various Braze clients and business leaders
  • Develop Supplier Diversity Program and partner with Braze’s major clients to satisfy their Supplier
  • Diversity reporting requirements

WHAT YOU BRING

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Supply Chain or related field. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Requires a minimum of 10+ years of experience in strategic sourcing, including experience in software and infrastructure negotiations and other technology services.
  • Experience in supplier qualification and supplier relationship management processes
  • Proven track record in both written and oral communications, including writing high-level program documents such as policies and procedures and effective employee communication plans
  • Proficient at managing multiple and shifting priorities, delivering timely and accurate work products, and responding with a sense of urgency as required
  • Self -motivated, with the ability to take initiative, identify and define better processes, work with minimal direction, and prioritize time to delivery results in a timely manner
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; proven ability to gather and analyze business and financial data and formulate effective plans and targets
  • Comfortable working in a partnership environment where some back-office tasks are outsourced.
  • Strong project management skills, able to define, organize, and manage work expectations

WHAT WE OFFER

Complete tech startup vibe including free daily lunches & snacks, group events and top of the line computer setup! A general feeling throughout the office that what you do matters everyday.

Collaboration! Complete support of your teammates across all departments and a real “get it done” attitude for our customers.

  • Excellent medical insurance and life assurance coverage for you and your dependents
  • Matching 401K
  • Daily catered lunches, snacks and beverages
  • Collaborative, transparent, collegial and fun loving office culture
  • Flexible time off policy to balance your work and life in the way that suits you best

In addition, this position is exempt under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Location

Easily accessible from Penn Station and Hudson Yards.

An Insider's view of Braze

What are some social events your company does?

Every month, a different department hosts a social event - this provides a great opportunity to get to know and collaborate with people across teams. In addition to broader team social events, we also host a quarterly team outing where we do team building activities and socialize outside the office. It’s really fun!

Zana

Business Development Manager, East

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I work closely with teams from across marketing, as well as from a variety of different departments—from customer success to product—to inform the content we create. Thankfully, the people at Braze aren’t just really smart; they’re also thoughtful and kind. That makes collaboration easier and something I look forward to every day.

Todd

Managing Editor, Content Marketing

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At Braze, we refer to work-life balance as work-life harmony -- and we strongly value it. Our flexible paid-time-off policy gives team members the ability to take time off in the way that suits them best.

Andrew

Senior Manager, People Relations

What are Braze Perks + Benefits

Braze Benefits Overview

Our health, dental, and vision plans are among the best out there — a happy team member is a healthy one. Our flexible time-off policy lets you balance your work and life in the way that suits you best. Globally, we support you as you plan for your future, through regionally tailored programs like 401(k) matching through Betterment in the US. When it comes to snacks in the office, we've got you covered — and lunch is on us every single day. When it comes to engaging in the community, we take it seriously. Each year we send team members to conferences around the world to engage with the developer community and learn the latest and greatest updates in all of the technologies we use. And lastly, we support your professional growth through formal career pathing, the Braze University learning platform, and ongoing enablement to foster success. Want more? Further your education with tuition reimbursement.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
In addition to volunteering in our communities globally, our Braze Cares program focuses on charitable giving. Employees can curate donation funds to support causes and Braze matches $100 per employee
Partners with Nonprofits
We have a partnership in NYC with New York Edge, a nonprofit bridging the opportunity gap among underserved students by providing programs to improve academic performance, health & wellness & more.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program.
Continuing Education stipend
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