Strategic Sourcing Manager at Braze

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WHO WE ARE

Braze delivers customer experiences across email, mobile, SMS, and web. Customers, including Seamless, HBO, 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 2 billion active users through Braze.

Need more proof? Braze was named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms in 2019 and the Forbes Cloud 100. The company has also been selected as one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Places to Work (2019 and 2020), and Crain's Best Places to Work in NYC (2019 and 2020).

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking a hands-on Strategic Sourcing Manager to join our rapidly growing team and help scale/optimize our procurement operations. This exciting new role will be responsible for leading global activities related to the procurement of corporate goods and services including technology, marketing, facilities, etc. We are looking for someone who can collaborate extremely well with internal partners like Accounting, Legal, and Finance as well as other key internal stakeholders to develop and execute our procurement to pay lifecycle, align with business requirements and continually exceed expectations. This position will report directly into the Director of Procurement and have visibility throughout the organization.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Assist with building strategic partnerships and trust across all business units at Braze and attend regular meetings with vendor negotiations.
  • Partner closely with the Legal and Security Team while assisting with vendor contract (MSA, SOW, NDA, DPA, etc.) negotiations.
  • Assist and train end users with the creation of Purchase Orders and all other Coupa activities
  • Streamline and prioritize incoming procurement requests from internal employees.
  • Draft, process, and track purchase orders, while working with accounting to track invoicing and payments.
  • Assist in evangelizing the No PO, No Pay policy and assist in formulating internal controls and policies in compliance with SOX and GAAP.
  • Continually advise and evangelize to business partners on procurement best practices.
  • Construct and manage the RFIs and RFP process with vendors.
  • Coordinate project reviews; communicating project status and top procurement issues to leadership and broader team.
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal results.
  • Help aggregate and archive all existing and future vendor contracts to a centralized location.

WHO YOU ARE

  • 4+ years of relevant experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, or partner management.
  • Technology contract experience with SaaS, Subscription, and Marketing
  • Financial, tech and process-savvy person who loves to build seamless processes, systems and tools that benefit our teams and internal customers and partners.
  • Team player with collaborative style and proven track record of building successful relationships with stakeholders and suppliers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost modeling, quotation analysis, supplier selection)
  • Enjoy learning new technology, and you have deep experience configuring and continuously improving various procurement operations tools, systems and supporting software tools like; Coupa, Netsuite, JIRA and contract management systems.
  • Adept at building Spend, Savings, and Procurement Operations metrics
  • Sound judgment with the knowledge to resolve complicated matters while maintaining integrity and confidentiality.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting or finance is a plus
  • A fantastic sense of humor.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation that includes equity
  • Flexible time off policy to balance your work and life, including paid parental leave
  • Free daily lunch in the office (when we return to the office!), including snacks and beverages
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your dependents
  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun loving office culture

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • RubyLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
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    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
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    • PhotoshopDesign
    • FigmaDesign
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    • AsanaManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • MarketoLead Gen

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, and includes paid parental leave. 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
Daily sync
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We have a number of ERGs to help enhance our employees' experience while working with us. Including [email protected], [email protected], Femmentor, Healthy Minds @ Braze, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
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
Family Medical 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
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
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