Procurement Manager, Marketing

Finance United States Nashua, New Hampshire


Optimizely is focused on unlocking digital potential and we are the recognized category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and created the category for A/B Testing and experimentation software. We have incredible customers – isn’t that one of the most important aspects of looking for your next job? Optimizely has over 9,000 brands from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian, DocuSign, FitBit and Zillow.

Not only are we financially sound and growing but we have unicorn status: Exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and has all strategic options ahead of itself. Optimizely continues to invest and addresses a market opportunity north of $30 billion, providing significant personal career growth opportunities.

We are an inclusive culture with a global team of 1200+ people across the US, Europe, Australia, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business culture with emphasis on teamwork, inclusion, and moving fast. People make the difference!

If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment, apply! We’re just getting started...

This role is responsible for the timely and cost-effective strategic sourcing of complex goods and services in accordance with corporate policies and procedures. This position works closely with the Marketing organization (Revenue Marketing, Brand, Demand, Product Marketing, Events, Marketing Operations, etc.) to develop strategies, maintain existing/create new strategic relationships, and drive incremental value through innovative negotiations and partnerships.

As a Procurement Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Marketing team in their evaluation of and negotiation with new and existing vendors.
  • Working with Marketing team members on contracts for on-off campaigns as well as long-term partnerships
  • Making recommendations on existing vendors and their areas of overlap
  • Negotiating and redlining contracts for cost savings and legal interests, primarily data access and privacy based and legal and finance guidelines
  • Managing procurement process ensuring compliance and risk mitigation criteria are met
  • Removing roadblocks and tracking progress of different procurement processes to ensure timely approvals
  • Building relationships with internal stakeholders to become familiar with business needs, plans, and trends
  • Staying on top of contract expirations and begin renewal conversations in a timely manner
  • Creating & managing a Preferred Vendor List
  • Additional projects and duties as needed.

About You:

  • 4+ years of professional experience in marketing budget management and/or marketing procurement
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to work well under pressure and tight timelines as well as across time zones
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills (i.e. cost analysis)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, knows how to communicate effectively with different levels within the organization
  • Understanding of marketing strategies, organizations, and tech stacks
  • Experience with procurement tools