Strategic Sourcing Manager
Posted on 2/10/2024

1,001-5,000 employees

Connected planning platform
Company Overview
Anaplan is transforming how enterprises across industries see, plan, and drive business performance. Anaplan customers gain digital-led agility to rapidly pivot strategies, redeploy resources, and optimize plans for growth, efficiency, demand, and profitability. Anaplan's mission is to equip teams to overcome obstacles and seize opportunities ahead of competitors.
Data & Analytics

Company Stage

Series F

Total Funding





San Francisco, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
People & HR
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience in purchasing/sourcing
  • Experience in Technology, Finance or other corporate function negotiation, SOW development, and execution
  • Ability to work efficiently in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication, analytical, leadership and negotiating skills
  • Proficiency in Contract Lifecycle Management tools, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Project Management Tools
  • Drive complex sourcing strategies, scope requirements, business partnerships, and navigate complexity within a growing global matrixed organization
  • Lead or facilitate the supplier selection, RFP, and negotiation process to deliver agreements that include excellent long-term pricing models, measurable service level/performance criteria, effective remedies for non-performance, mechanisms for monitoring performance/remedies, etc
  • Act as an advisor to BU stakeholders with regards to market insights, supplier selection and favorable legal and commercial terms
  • Maintain strong external focus by leveraging industry peers, organizations, associations and by continuing to build strong relationships outside of Anaplan
  • Communicate effectively and frequently, listen carefully, and actively seek and value the perspectives of others
  • Propose and drive opportunities for optimal value through analysis of current spend and external category analysis and benchmarking
  • Idea maker and change agent for process improvement implementation
  • Explore and evaluate sourcing options from the business’ perspective to find suppliers and solutions that best meet its needs
  • Bring business and sourcing perspectives together, helping the business to see the potential and impact of sourcing recommendations
  • Manage preferred supplier relationships, monitor performance and analyze category spend, support building and maintenance of category plans in connection with business leaders to define and strategically leverage spending with proactive focus on major spend initiatives
  • Be a champion for change that can act decisively to drive decisions, while demonstrating agility to support the evolution of business needs
  • Feel bold and empowered to provide input into ongoing process improvements and tool design
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in process transformation, procurement tools and other business operations