Waymo is the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Building on software and sensor technology developed at Google, Waymo is now launching the world's first fully self-driving transportation service that will take members of the public from A to B at the touch of a button.
Waymo's supply chain and manufacturing teams are making the cars of the future a reality. We handle all production processes and supplier development strategies: from contracts and purchasing, to designs for improved manufacturing, through quality control and delivery. We collaborate actively with Waymo engineering teams as well as external suppliers and partners to make sure everything is built to spec and delivered on time to meet the rising demands of our business.
In this Strategic Sourcing Manager role, you'll:
Partner with the various Indirect departments, such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Facilities, and G&A; to develop and implement sourcing strategies for respective indirect categories
Category Management: Proactively monitor and understand the industry(ies) associated with the category(ies) being sourced and identify opportunities resulting from new industry offerings and/or market shifts
Develop and manage Requests for Proposals, Quotes, and Information including the collection of requirements, management of bidder communications, and meticulously analyze bid responses
Negotiate and draft category wide agreements that minimize financial and business risk exposure and provide optimal terms and conditions. Understand and negotiate business specific legal terms and conditions and explain them to clients in an easy to understand manner
Baseline and Savings Measurement: Quantify the baseline value of goods and services being sourced, the value of negotiations, and the final change in total cost of ownership
At a minimum we'd like you to have:
At least 5-7 years of procurement experience
3+ years with knowledge of Facilities, Information Technology, and Human Resources services and commodities
Excellent interpersonal skills to deal effectively with all internal and external business contacts
Ability to perform make versus buy outsourcing analyses and to develop return on investment models
Ability to influence others and to act as a change agent within their department and company
High personal integrity and ethics
It's preferred if you have:
Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Finance or a related field; or equivalent education and work experience
Candidate must have sourcing skills including but not limited to: identifying sourcing opportunities, performing spend analysis, development of sourcing strategy, project management, development of RFX documents, negotiation, contract management, supplier bench-marking, contract compliance, purchase order development, resolution of payment issues, etc
Demonstrated track record for delivering significant and measurable savings in a large, complex and fast-moving organization
Internal or external business consulting experience highly desired
We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer. Waymo's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other or any other characteristic protected by law. Waymo also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.