Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit Verisign.com.
The Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager has responsibility for managing the strategic sourcing and supplier management processes at Verisign. This position is responsible for identifying and leading strategic sourcing initiatives and managing competitive bidding processes focused on delivering value across price, quality and service. Responsibilities also includes ongoing monitoring of supplier performance and driving continuous improvement across the supply base.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages the activities of the strategic sourcing and vendor management function. Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods and staffing.
Creates and maintains the strategic sourcing plan through collaboration with stakeholders. Leads the execution of strategic sourcing and competitive bidding initiatives, including conducting spend and data analysis, internal assessments, drafting requests for proposals, evaluating proposals, and negotiating with suppliers.
Collaborates with suppliers and internal stakeholders to measure and ensure supplier performance.
Develops and maintains policies and controls for competitive bidding and supplier management processes to achieve financial, compliance and risk management objectives.
4 year’ Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
8 years of progressively responsible related business experience leading strategic sourcing, competitive bidding, contracting and supplier management initiatives across various spend categories, including Corporate Services, Information Technology, Professional Services, and Telecommunications.
Strong financial and procurement data analysis skills.
Proven experiences in conducting complex strategic sourcing initiatives and related contract negotiations.
Track record in leading supplier performance management programs and initiatives.
Strong communications and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in use of standard strategic sourcing, spend analysis, contracting and procurement related tools.
Strong leadership skills to manage cross functional teams
Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM)