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Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing - Datacenter and Cloud Services

Finance Operations, Finance & Accounting
Dallas, Texas |
San Francisco, California |
Palo Alto, California

About the Role

We're disrupting the transportation space and growing rapidly in both the U.S. and internationally. This is an excellent opportunity for an intellectually curious technically savvy strategic sourcing professional to gain valuable non-traditional experience while working in one of Uber's most critical and fastest growing divisions. Uber is looking for a Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager who wants to make their mark on a growing organization.

The right candidate has truly exceptional negotiation skills, technically inclined, charismatic to build rapport with a variety of stakeholders and has experience developing thoughtful processes and reasonable accountability measures. So if you're ready to go deep working on a rewarding set of challenges and if you've got the skills, experience, passion, and a strong team mentality - read on and get in touch!

What You'll Do

  • Develop strong collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across Infrastructure teams to manage spend and the supply base focused on Datacenter and Cloud Services commodity space.
  • Manage complex sourcing projects in this category including competitive bids/RFx process, and analyze proposals for fit against Uber internal requirements and external market conditions.
  • Develop strategy and obtain relevant data to determine market benchmarks.
  • Lead the development of contract strategy, negotiation through execution and ensure compliance with Uber certifications and technology standards
  • Understand the strategic business objectives and procurement requirements to develop sourcing strategies and category roadmaps.
  • Establish and achieve negotiation performance targets
  • Identify and report key performance metrics to measure success and drive continuous improvement
  • Act as subject matter expert in consulting with the business on supplier sourcing strategies, processes, policies, and best practices
  • Provide regular communication and training on processes and systems
  • Perform the supplier management function in collaboration with the business to measure, manage and improve supplier actual performance against negotiated SLAs and quality metrics.
  • Develop strong partnerships with internal business owners, Finance, Legal and Accounts Payable teams
  • Manage, coordinate, and support special projects as needed

What You'll Need

  • BS degree in Computer Science, engineering or other related field.
  • 7+ years of related experience in Technology Procurement with an emphasis on Data Center and Telecommunication (wireline) industry is preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of managing Sourcing programs/projects, meeting deadlines, and driving business process improvements
  • Experience as an engineer in IT or Engineering department is helpful but not required.
  • Able to influence in matrixed capacity and build strong business partnerships.
  • Ability, interest, and self-driven to do what it takes to deliver truly world class results.
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and organizational, interpersonal & motivational skills.

About the Team

This role sits within the broader Technology Sourcing team and is responsible for the global Datacenter and Cloud Services category at Uber.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 600 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.