Global Technology Sourcing Director
Posted on 3/15/2023
California, USA • Remote in USA • Remote
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Minimum of 10 years of strategic procurement or vendor management experience; in a high-growth technology environment preferred
  • At least 5 years in a software/technology management position
  • Ability to project manage, demonstrate project status, key actions, risks and opportunities
  • Ability to navigate in unstructured environments while garnering trust with internal customers
  • Experience proactively resolving performance issues with assigned suppliers to ensure resolution
  • Experience leveraging technology and financial systems to extract and analyze data
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university preferably in Procurement, Business Administration, Finance, Technology or related field
  • MBA/advanced technical degree is preferred
  • Support Block leadership strategic planning efforts through:
  • Heavy focus on sourcing (via best class sourcing methodologies)
  • Contract negotiation
  • Risk mitigation strategy
  • Ongoing management and performance of vendor relationships
  • Be a trusted partner to the Technology team in developing new strategies in an effort to increase delivery through people, processes, tools, and vendors
  • Ensure smooth performance of daily operations, allowing them to concentrate on more progressive activities
  • Oversee complex, Block-wide supplier relations, developing solutions to new problems and using your foresight to anticipate future trends and issues
  • Establish partnerships with important business partners aimed at identifying, understanding and fulfilling their requirements
  • Lead a network of other authorities, building cross-functional agreement
  • Develop selection/negotiation criteria, establish purchasing goals, coordinate resources, and provide category leadership following long-term buying goals
  • Collaborate with business partners to lead contract negotiation with suppliers; develop negotiation approaches, fallback positions and acceptable terms and conditions through contract completion and identify important benchmarks to measure contractual arrangements
  • Identify and realize cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities and build a culture of long-term savings on procurement costs without compromising supply assurance or quality
  • Assist to establish vendor life-cycle strategy to oversee planning, sourcing and selection of new vendors, manage data for vendor performance and manage vendor off-boarding and transition
  • Explore new technologies to optimize performance and transparency to business partners
  • Support internal and external audit, SOX compliance and due diligence requests
  • Support other ad hoc projects

1,001-5,000 employees

Digital payment processor
Company Overview
Square's mission is to ensure that all businesses are able to participate and thrive in the economy. The company is building infrastrucutre for online payments.