Strategic Sourcing/Procurement Manager

Procurement New York, New York


Description

Position at WW International (formerly Weight Watchers)

WW is looking for candidates to help change people’s lives. We are a global wellness technology company inspiring millions of people to adopt healthy habits for real life. We do this through engaging digital experiences, face-to-face workshops and sustainable programs that encourage people to move more, shift their mindset and eat healthier while enjoying the foods they love. By drawing on over five decades of experience and expertise in behavioral science, we build communities in order to deliver wellness for all. 

To learn more about WW and jobs with a purpose, visit ww.com.

General Summary: 

Reporting to the Director of Procurement, this role is a key member of the team that is responsible for supporting the sourcing, negotiation, contracting and vendor management of all indirect spend at WW. This role will support the transformation of the current procurement/purchasing function to a Strategic Sourcing organization.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage the full strategic sourcing life-cycle from defining the scope and identifying requirements to vendor evaluation to competitive bidding to the negotiation of pricing and contract terms
  • Identify sourcing and category management strategies by leveraging spend analysis, business intelligence, and best practices to identify savings opportunities
  • Manage and report on vendor relationships and vendor performance against contract terms
  • Develop and lead of RFXs and eAuctions via Ariba Sourcing
  • Support multiple spend categories including Professional Services, Marketing, Non-IT, IT, Focus on Marketing
  • Manage the contract review process between legal, vendor risk team, finance, business owners and vendors
  • Support the purchase requisition and PO process through Oracle Financials
  • Drive continuous improvement of all procurement processes to increase efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Conduct market analysis to identify potential suppliers that meet business and corporate requirements
  • Leverage industry expertise and best practices to design and implement category strategies
  • Create a roadmap to prioritize strategic sourcing project demand 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Develop executive-level business cases to garner support for sourcing initiatives
Experience Required:
  • 5 - 8 years of Procurement and/or Strategic Sourcing experience
  • Proven experience managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to analyze and present complex issues
  • Deep experience across multiple spend categories (requires a technology/IT sourcing background)
  • Experience creating and managing Sourcing RFXs (Ariba experience a plus) 
  • Highly proficient with MS Excel including macros and v-lookups (VBA a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to balance workload and prioritize in a fast-paced environment 
  • MBA, J.D. or other related advanced degree preferred

As a company, our purpose is to inspire healthy habits for real life. And as an employer, we inspire the greatest people to do their best work. We provide benefits for real life to help protect your health, finances and overall well-being, including:

  • Competitive compensation and profit-sharing plan
  • A 401K plan to help you plan for your future, plus company match
  • Health care coverage starting on your first day 
  • Tuition reimbursement and online courses to help you reach your career aspirations
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Yearly well-being allowance for your physical, financial, social and emotional well-being
  • Free WW membership for you plus up to six Friends & Family memberships 
  • Free fruit, snacks, and coffee to get you through your day
  • Summer Fridays, happy hours, and company outings
  • Robust employee referral bonuses 
  • Developmental opportunities and assignments to grow your career 

WW is an equal opportunity employer. WW does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.