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Sourcing Manager, Professional Services

Company: LiveRamp
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

L iveRamp is the leading data connectivity platform. We believe connected data has the power to change the world, and we aspire to make it safe and easy for companies to use data effectively. This all starts with our brilliant people. Those who want to make a lasting impact in all that they do will find a home at LiveRamp-an inclusive, collaborative environment where exceptional talent is nurtured, championed, and where people matter most. The Sourcing Manager for the People Category (HR) is a hands-on, high visibility role that will require extensive experience across the entire spend management life cycle. Reporting to the Head of Source to Pay, the ideal candidate will be responsible for Supplier Category strategies for Professional Services, including Contingent Workforce, Consulting, Supplier Inclusion and Diversity for LiveRamp. In this role, you will define best practices to optimize spend across the People Category and include a diverse supplier program. You will:

  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders as a "trusted advisor" across Legal, IT, Finance, HR, Procurement and other business units to ensure that the overall ecosystem is working towards a unified strategy
  • Provide oversight and strategic guidance for the company covering all third party workers.
  • Lead performance management process by identifying and managing suppliers to a set of metrics that will help maximize program successes.
  • Partner with LiveRamp's Head of Diversity Inclusion and Belonging and Sales to expand our modern supplier diversity program.
  • Evangelize programs adoption globally and cultivate a strong internal and external brand for the team. -
  • Initiate, design, plan, execute, monitor, and close process improvement projects, including supplier management and optimization.
  • Oversee/maintain highly effective internal controls and support internal and external financial reporting.
  • Negotiation Strategy/Skills - ability to successfully negotiate contracts/business requirements that meet the needs of organization (risk, quality, cost, etc.) across both programs. About you: -
    • Foundational knowledge and 5+ years industry experience within professional services (ideally including experience with a managed service provider and vendor management system), sourcing Professional Services, and familiarity with Supplier Inclusion and Diversity.
    • Proven ability to drive positive change and build strong stakeholder relationships.
    • Good sense of humor and unflinching attention to detail and willingness to roll-up sleeves and do both tactical and high level strategic work.
    • Strong written and verbal communication, cross-cultural collaboration and relationship management skills
    • Experience with relevant tools such as Coupa, Workday and other specific software
    • Strong technology background and able to navigate new systems and tools as both a user and administrator.
    • Demonstrated experience collecting and analyzing data, applying principles of financial analysis, aptitude in decision making.
    • Proven ability to engage and influence senior business leadership in a fast-paced, high-growth environment.
    • High customer centricity, business acumen and ambition to contribute towards enhancing the overall domain of program management for contingent workforce and supplier inclusion.
    • Project management and process improvement background with exceptional analytical, organization, and problem solving skills; use data to drive recommendations.
    • Experience collaborating with TechScale, WBENC, NMSDC and other leading supplier inclusion organizations. Benefits:
      • People: Work with talented, collaborative, and friendly people who love what they do.
      • Fun: We host in-person and virtual events such as game nights, happy hours, camping trips, and sports leagues. -
      • Work/Life Harmony: Flexible paid time off, paid holidays, options for working from home, and paid parental leave.
      • Comprehensive Benefits Package: Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability. Plus, mental health support (via Talkspace), flexible time off, parental leave, family forming benefits, and a flexible lifestyle and wellbeing reimbursement program (up to $375 per quarter, U.S. LiveRampers)
      • Savings: Our 401K matching plan-1:1 match up to 6% of salary-helps you plan ahead. Also Employee Stock Purchase Plan - 15% discount off purchase price of LiveRamp stock (U.S. LiveRampers)
      • RampRemote: A comprehensive office equipment and ergonomics program-we prove you with equipment and tools to be your most productive self, no matter where you're located.
      • Location: hybrid work (1-3 days a week in office) in Phoenix, AZ More about us: LiveRampers are empowered to live our values of committing to shared goals and operational excellence. Connecting LiveRampers to new ideas and to one another is one of our guiding principles-one that informs how we hire, train, and grow our global teams across nine countries and four continents. By continually building inclusive, high belonging teams, LiveRampers can deliver exceptional work, champion innovative ideas, and be their best selves. Click here to learn more about Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DIB) at LiveRamp. LiveRamp is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (AA/EOE/W/M/Vet/Disabled) and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment of associates or the awarding of subcontracts because of a person's race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, protected veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics or other protected status. Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for the position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. - California residents: Please see our California Personnel Privacy Policy for more information regarding how we collect, use, and disclose the personal information you provide during the job application process. To all recruitment agencies: LiveRamp does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, LiveRamp employees or any other company location. LiveRamp is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: LiveRamp, Phoenix , Sourcing Manager, Professional Services, Executive , Phoenix, Arizona

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