Senior Procurement Operations Specialist

Finance New York, United States


The role:

You’ll be responsible for executing the global Procurement Operations vision in North America, with the goal of achieving both operational and financial benefit for the company. Under the guidance of global Procurement, you’ll focus on the implementation of the global business spend management tool across North America functions, ensuring spend under management is optimized for improved spend management, operational efficiency and indirect spend. In scaling business spend management processes in the business, you’ll execute and develop if applicable, category sourcing strategies.

You’ll be responsible for the development of vendor relationships, conducting RFPs, negotiations and e-auctions. Whilst being a business partner to local teams, you will develop effective relationships with key stakeholders. Furthermore, this person will support the Head of Commercial Finance & Marketplace Growth, North America as a financial and analytical business partner. You’ll be comfortable with developing financial models and performing trend analysis in order to identify opportunities and recommend solutions to current priorities.

The ideal profile is someone with a strong strategic and business acumen, a high degree of analytical ability and solid leadership skills, ideally with past exposure to e-commerce. We are looking for a true starter with a strong financial analysis background, problem solving skills, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

What you’ll do:

  • Execute global Procurement Operations vision in North America
  • Implement the global business spend management tool in North America
  • Identify business needs and prioritize operational and financial benefit opportunities
  • Conduct financial planning and analysis, building complex financial models and analytical tools to support and inform procurement strategies
  • Lead RFP, negotiation, e-auction to select vendors
  • Proactively and frequently communicate business results
  • Analyze new business ideas, make analytical judgments, and provide data intensive analyses to drive meaningful change
  • Use deep understanding of objectives, issues and root causes and provide insightful, fact-based data analysis to help solve complex problems
  • Work with business owners in vendor selection and negotiations (price and other terms)
  • Assess financial stability and risk of potential vendors
  • Support development of non-standard vendor contracts in collaboration with legal
  • Support vendor audit and ensure all vendor onboarding documents are compliant
  • When necessary manage external supplier relationships and internal customer relationships
  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders

Who you are:

  • BA/BS degree in business, finance or a related field; master degree is preferred
  • 5+ years of relevant procurement and/or finance experience
  • Sourcing, project management, planning skills
  • Experience with Coupa will be a plus
  • Strong business partner experience; experienced in working with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills
  • Track record of managing deliverables from multiple parties to meet challenging deadlines
  • Ability to self-motivate in a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment
  • Comfort with ambiguity and a willingness to work with a high degree of autonomy
  • Proven ability to work within strict deadlines
  • Strong identification with Farfetch core values
  • Willing to travel if necessary