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Strategic Sourcing Specialist

Company: Ping Identity
Location: Denver
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At Ping Identity, we believe in making digital experiences both secure and seamless for all users, without compromise. We call this digital freedom. And it's not just something we provide our customers. It's something that inspires our company. People don't come here to join a culture that's built on digital freedom. They come to cultivate it.
Our intelligent, cloud identity platform lets people shop, work, bank, and interact wherever and however they want. Without friction. Without fear.
While protecting digital identities is at the core of our technology, protecting individual identities is at the core of our culture. We champion every identity. One of our core values, Respect Diversity, reminds us to celebrate differences so you are empowered to bring your authentic self to work.
We're headquartered in Denver, Colorado and we have offices and employees around the globe. We serve the largest, most demanding enterprises worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune 100. At Ping Identity, we're changing the way people and businesses think about cybersecurity, digital experiences, and identity and access management.
Ping Identity has an exciting career opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Specialist to join the growing Strategic Sourcing & Procurement team. This high visibility position will report to the Manager of Strategic Sourcing & Procurement. The ideal candidate for this role is an excellent lead negotiator, is familiar with crafting contracts, and is comfortable working cross-functionally to support Ping's business stakeholders on all levels of strategic projects, supplier engagements, renewal conversations, etc.
You Will:

  • Support the end-to-end Source2Pay (Procurement) process, including cross-functional collaboration with FP&A, Legal, Security, Tech, and business owners.
  • Build relationships with internal stakeholders across the business to understand business requirements, needs, and funding allotments.
  • Support the review and negotiation of vendor contracts through qualitative and quantitative analysis such as cost modeling, market research, and data collection.
  • Own the development and implementation of key sourcing strategies and buying channels within various categories at Ping.
  • Negotiate and drive best-in-class deals for Ping. This is a strategic role and will include many of Ping's largest enterprise-level engagements.
  • Lead deep-dive financial analyses into unit-cost economics for our current vendor contracts to ensure contracts are optimized to match go-forward business needs. You Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, finance, business, or other related field.
    • At least 2-4 years of experience working in strategic sourcing & procurement (SS&P) on a large variety of goods and services categories.
    • A very high level of self-motivation, initiative, passion, excitement to work cross-functionally and exceptional interpersonal skills are a MUST have for this role!
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to synthesize quantitative & qualitative information into clear recommendations on course of action.
    • Experience assisting in, or leading the development and management of category plans, sourcing strategies, key contract terms, and best in class processes.
    • Willingness to offer thought leadership and to think creatively at all levels of an organization, from individual contributors to executives.
    • Familiarity working with Netsuite or other ERPs, and an eagerness to learn and drive adoption of new technologies. Our Benefits
      • Open PTO
      • Parental Leave
      • Free Healthcare Option
      • 401(k) Match
      • Generous Holiday Schedule
      • Commuter Offset
      • Education Reimbursement
        Ping Identity is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
        In accordance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB 19-085) the approximate compensation range for this role in Colorado is listed below. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors, such as knowledge, skills, and abilities.
        Colorado Salary Range: $85,000-$105,000

Keywords: Ping Identity, Denver , Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Other , Denver, Colorado

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