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Tanium // endpoint security & systems management
Remote, US    Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2021
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The Basics:

As the Procurement Specialist, this position reports to Taniums Senior Manager, Strategic Sourcing & Contract Negotiations. The Procurement Specialist will develop sourcing & category management strategies with clear action plans to increase procurement engagement & smart spending with global teams. Collaborate with internal departments providing analysis of market trends & work with cross functional teams to develop sourcing strategies that add value, minimize risk & ensure alignment with company goals. 

What you'll do:

  • Engaging with key stakeholders by coordinating business activities through the development of strong business relationships & strategic alliances with suppliers. 
  • Managing procurement lifecycles, resolving identified process issues, streamlining contract & security reviews, & support the source to pay process. 
  • Developing & reviewing requests for proposals by managing the sourcing process for new supplier relationships. Pushing for value add opportunities including supplier management & driving accountable performance through conducting quarterly business reviews with key stakeholders & annual supplier reviews . 
  • Partnering with Finance to understand the full view of spend & budgetary impact of procurement support.
  • Reporting & presentation of category spend, savings & other relevant metrics. 
  • Managing agreement records in Apttus to ensure the supplier agreement terms are appropriately tracked & managed for compliance. 
  • Maintain purchase orders & work with accounting to ensure any open purchase order related issues are addressed. 
  • Assist business partners to identify preferred suppliers.
  • Negotiate terms with suppliers such as price, quality of goods, deadlines, expectations, etc.
  • Liaise with suppliers & business partners to ensure that the procurement practices are in compliance with company policies.
  • Attend meetings with the legal department to review & escalate any contractual obligations are not favorable to the company.

We're looking for someone with:

  • Education
    • BA/BS preferred or equivalent 3-5 years' experience in procurement or sourcing.
    • Any combination of education & experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, & abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying. 
  • Experience
    • Ability to be innovative, think outside the box approach to procurement & supplier management solutions. 
    • Knowledge of strategic sourcing process, category management methodology & approach. 
    • Motivated self-starter with ability to self-manage & work well independently, as well as in a team within a dynamic environment. 
    • Ability to think, adapt, & react in a high-energy, evolving, fast-paced environment. 
    • Knowledge of Office 365, Coupa, Netsuite & Apttus is a plus. 
    • Authorized to work in the United States 

About Tanium:

At Tanium, we offer a proven platform for endpoint visibility & control that transforms how the world's largest & most sophisticated organizations manage & secure their computing devices with unparalleled speed & agility. Theres a reason why more than half of the Fortune 100, top retailers & financial institutions, & four branches of the US Armed Forces rely on Tanium.

Our unstoppable spirit, drive to do the right thing & win as a team attitude has earned us the rank of 7th on the Forbes list of Top 100 Private Companies in Cloud Computing for 2019 & 10th on FORTUNEs list of the 100 Best Medium Workplaces.

At Tanium, we take care of our employees & their communities with things like 5 days of Volunteer Time Off.

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