Procurement Category Manager
Procurement Category Manager
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Belmont, CA
Department: Procurement and Supply Chain
The RingCentral environment is dynamic, success-driven, team-oriented and committed to providing world class service for its customers. Do you have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment? We are looking for candidates with an entrepreneurial spark!
We’re not a phone company; we’re a cloud business-solutions provider. We've thrown out the old PBX along with its rigid rules and eliminated the complexity and unnecessary expense of managing business communications the old way.
RingCentral fosters career development and provides leadership training, education, workshops, and coaching for all employees. RingCentral promotes a healthy work-life balance by providing catered lunch and breakfast on a daily basis as well as a kitchen stocked with a variety of complimentary beverages and delicious snacks.
Reporting to the VP of Procurement and Supply Chain, the Procurement Category Manager will be responsible for end-to-end commodity procurement activities, including but not limited to partnering with internal stakeholders, data analysis, research, strategy development, proposal analysis, and vendor/contract reviews and implementation. The assigned commodities emphasize SaaS applications, IT hardware, network gear and other related data center goods and services.
The Procurement Category Manager will be tasked with driving operational excellence by the means of P2P system features and enhancement implementation. This position requires dedicated problem solving, contract negotiations, internal customer relations, and vendor management.
- Cross-functional collaboration with stakeholders to secure competitive pricing and contract terms that drive savings and mitigate risk.
- Negotiate annual contract renewals, new agreements, and purchases.
- Analyze monthly
spendreports to identify trends and opportunities for cost reductions.
- Prepare and review contracts, quotes, proposals, and MSA vendor agreements for legal correctness, terms & conditions, and acceptability of items to specifications.
- Partner with Legal and Security teams on new vendor agreements by reviewing and taking measurable precautionary security risks with new SaaS-related vendor agreements involving RingCentral data.
- Vendor relations and management, including quarterly business reviews.
- Key facilitator in Purchase Requisition to Purchase Order creation - including PO monitoring and approvals with various domestic and global suppliers.
- Coordinate signatures via DocuSign on fully executed and agreed upon contracts based on RingCentral location and entity.
- Work closely with our Finance team on budget
spendto maximize cost efficiency within each department.
- Assist in department budget support of RingCentral global entities, expense reporting, etc.
- Global Procurement Policy - support and enforce our policy and processes to employees across all entities and locations.
- Bachelor’s Degree with 5-7 years of Procurement experience managing IT, SaaS, and hardware commodity purchases.
- Metrics driven, with the ability to exercise judgment and operate independently.
- Ability to prioritize requests and communicate effectively in a deadline driven environment.
- IT contract experience with Web Hosting, SaaS, Subscription and Cloud infrastructure providers.
- Strong contract negotiation skills, and experience working with leading global suppliers.
- Experience in data privacy or working with vendor DPA’s is a plus.
- Proficient in Coupa P2P software, or comparable is desired.
- Familiarity with NetSuite for ERP financial management or similar.
What we offer:
- An opportunity to partner with world-class and passionate business groups.
- An opportunity to join us build a world-class HR function
- A face-paced environment
And yes, we also offer:
- A competitive base salary
- Quarterly bonus
- Immediate full benefits (Health, Vision, Dental) effective day one at no cost to you
- 10 company holidays
- Flexible PTO
- Employee Stock Purchase Plan
- Restricted Stock Units
- Opportunities that accompany a high growth organization
RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.
RingCentral is an EEOC employer.