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Senior Manager
Procurement
Confirmed live in the last 24 hours
Locations
San Francisco, CA, USA • New York, NY, USA • Everett, MA, USA
Experience Level
Entry
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Desired Skills
Management
Marketing
Requirements
  • Experienced in 5+ years supporting procurement processes in a fast-paced environment and hold a Bachelor's degree
  • Someone who has built Strategic Sourcing processes and is confident in vendor performance and relationship management with a strong history of negotiated savings
  • Extremely proficient at analyzing cost related to future growth and current demand
  • Knowledgeable of SaaS products and other vendor types that impact privacy and security
  • Able to analyze and present complex vendor management optimization strategies and performance metrics
  • Able to work with internal business units on business cases for net new contracts and strategic renewals
  • Understands optimization levers such as demand management, consolidation, price negotiation, etc
Responsibilities
  • Create and implement a Strategic Sourcing policy for high spend categories like Technology, SaaS, Construction, Office Operations, Marketing, etc., including building a collaborative evaluation process and developing action plans for upcoming renewal dates
  • Negotiate pricing and other business terms with vendors on net-new purchases and strategic, high spend renewals
  • Create pricing models based on vendor proposals to quantify various buying scenarios related to our future growth and current demand
  • Lead and influence vendor selection decisions (e.g. RFPs), pricing models, and negotiations to further mature Datadog's vendor landscape and engagements
  • Collaborate with Procurement, IT and business stakeholders to identify and document all SaaS applications and subscriptions throughout the organization
  • Continually evaluate and monitor SaaS application inventory across the organization for optimal cost-effectiveness, including the elimination of application or cost-center redundancy. This includes the management of the usage and engagement/adoption of individual tools to ensure we are obtaining the best value
  • Lead teams to independently evaluate their best practices and adopt a value-driven mindset when purchasing on behalf of the organization
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with a SaaS management tool
  • Experience in reviewing industry appropriate contract clauses for inclusion in savings opportunity analysis is a plus
  • Experience with Coupa is a plus
  • Experience at a high growth company is a plus
Datadog
Datadog offers monitoring and analytics for cloud-based workflows.
Company Overview
Datadog is on a mission to build the best platform in the world for engineers to understand and scale their systems, applications, and teams. The company operates a monitoring & analytics tool for IT and DevOps teams that can be used to determine performance metrics as well as event monitoring for infrastructure and cloud services.