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CloudFlare // highly-available global networks
Austin, Texas    Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the worlds largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects & accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance & a decrease in spam & other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer & named to Entrepreneur Magazines Top Company Cultures list.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious & empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves & learning new skills, & we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse & inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential & support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

About the role

Cloudflares IT Procurement Specialist is responsible for enforcing our procurement policies & processes. This person will also purchase IT related goods & services at optimal pricing while maintaining vendor relationships. We are looking for a professional that will assist in the end-to-end procurement process & work with the IT department to ensure inventory remains stocked for business needs. This role will function as a point of contact for all internal business functions requiring goods or services from the IT department.

The key objectives of this position are to ensure strict adherence to the centralized purchasing process, while validating requests against existing equipment & software. This role will work to maintain service quality & supplier performance with a high degree of customer (internal business units) satisfaction.

The role reports to the IT Procurement & Asset Coordinator. The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for supporting end-to-end procurement activities, including:

  • internal customer support
  • vendor relations
  • data analysis
  • research
  • proposal gathering

In addition, the IT Procurement Specialist will play a key role in creating purchase orders & working with other tools to manage existing inventory. This position requires dedicated problem solving, ability to manage customer relations, & learn new software as needed.

What you'll do

  • Coordinate with internal stakeholders & vendors to ensure a smooth purchasing process.
  • Provide qualitative & quantitative analysis to aid in metrics-driven negotiations & vendor selection.
  • Lead procurement administration efforts.
  • Facilitate Purchase Requisition to Purchase Order creation.
  • Work directly with resellers to maintain pricing standards.
  • Assist in placing purchase orders & tracking orders.
  • Validate & expedite internal purchasing requests.
  • Initiate first contact with new vendors to get needed contacts, & start the purchase negotiations
  • Maintain list of IT Standard Hardware & Software.
  • Monitor IT inventory to watch for possible inventory shortfall.
  • Maintain purchasing records.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge & experience

  • Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience in an IT, Procurement, or Contract Management function.
  • Metrics driven, with the ability to exercise judgment & operate independently.
  • Ability to prioritize requests & communicate effectively in a deadline driven environment.
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets & able to learn new software quickly.

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

Were not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. Were a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free & open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically & artistically important organizations & journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflares enterprise customers--at no cost.

Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state & local governments have the highest level of protection & reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information & voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure & privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Heres the deal - we dont store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy policy & ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something youd like to be a part of? Wed love to hear from you!

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people & place great value in both diversity & inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.

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