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Head of Procurement



San Francisco, CA, USA · Mountain View, CA, USA · Austin, TX, USA · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Airtable is looking for its first Head of Procurement to build and scale the procurement function in a rapidly growing technology company. This role requires experience across a broad range of procurement activities including sourcing, contracts, supplier management and procure-to-pay processes. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively across stakeholders including buying organizations, legal and finance teams and be comfortable working in a fast-paced and high growth environment. You will report to our Head of Finance Operations.

What you'll do

  • Build and scale a world-class global procurement function to support company growth, driving efficient growth while managing risk.
  • Partner across the business to develop and execute strategies for all spend categories.
  • Design and implement procurement and sourcing processes and procedures, driving controls, visibility and efficiency.
  • Educate business partners and stakeholders on the sourcing processes as well as the value that the procurement team can and will deliver.
  • Manage, rationalize and create relationships with the supplier base.
  • Lead and set strategy for supplier contract negotiations.
  • Ensure that benefits from the strategic sourcing process are sustained and extended during the period of the contracts through ongoing improvement strategies and initiatives including post sourcing.
  • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders including legal, finance and internal business partners.

Who you are

  • Accomplished and seasoned professional with 8+ years of procurement experience, inclusive of Professional Services, SaaS/Software, IT / technology, Cloud computing categories.
  • Top-class negotiation skills.
  • Mastery of procurement tools, techniques and processes (knowledge of Workday, Zip, Productiv, Airtable is a plus).
  • Working knowledge of Accounting and Finance processes and requirements.
  • Strong leadership, internal and external relationship building and communication skills.
  • Ability to build a brand for procurement in the company and drive change.
  • Excellent partnering, communication, and project management skills in leading sourcing initiatives.
  • Deep knowledge of a range of spend categories and ability to quickly master new areas.
  • Transparent in dealings and a reputation for honesty and integrity.
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment.

Compensation awarded to successful candidates will vary based on their work location, relevant skills and experience. The base salary range for this role is $196,000-$294,000 for work locations in San Francisco, Mountain View, Seattle, NYC and LA. The base salary range for this role is $176,000-264,000 for all other work locations including remote. Our total compensation package also includes the opportunity to receive benefits, restricted stock units, and may include incentive compensation.To learn more about our comprehensive benefit offerings, please check out Life at Airtable.

Airtable is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and strive to create a workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any characteristic protected by applicable federal and state laws, regulations and ordinances. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.

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