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Strategic Sourcing Specialist - Edina, Minnesota

  • Department Finance
  • Location United States - Edina, MN
We’re looking for an experienced strategic sourcing specialist to support our Marketing, Sales, and People organizations along with our event and training categories. Reporting into Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, this role will be responsible for end-to-end engagement from business function management and planning, category management, strategic sourcing, sourcing execution, contract review and negotiation, and supplier management.

What You'll Do

  • Manage assigned business relationships and procurement sourcing requests in Marketing, Sales, and HR as well as event and training engagements!
  • Review and negotiate purchase a wide variety of contracts for compliance to company standards
  • Conduct large- and small-scale sourcing events to determine optimal supplier solution
  • Actively manage key supplier relationships
  • Lead in the development of a contract review playbook and process
  • Assist in the development of spend analytics capabilities and metrics

Who We Are

  • Data Driven – Using analytics and metrics to drive reasoned decisions and actions
  • Critical Problem solver – Constantly seeking opportunities for improvement everyday
  • Negotiator – Sensitive to the needs of all parties to drive for an optimal win-win solution
  • Initiator and Owner – Unafraid to take on challenges to see them to the end for business results
  • Analytically Minded – Ability to assess priorities and determine root causes amid ambiguity
  • Solution Oriented – Looking beyond challenges and limitations to design a practical, realistic solution
  • Collaborator – Always seeking opportunities to partner for perspectives for the best solution

Your Skills and Experience

  • 5-7 years of global strategic sourcing experience, including contract management, preferably in Marketing, Sales, and HR and SaaS
  • Strategic sourcing and category management
  • Contract negotiation and lifecycle management experience
  • Business partner management and procurement planning
  • Management of key suppliers and their associated risk  throughout their lifecycle
  • Experience with spend analytics, operational metrics, and contract playbooks is desirable

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.

CAREER MOBILITY

CAREER MOBILITY

Your career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire’s community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ locations.