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20 ноября 2020

SaaS Procurement Specialist

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The opportunity

Grammarly empowers people to thrive and connect, whenever and wherever they communicate. Every day, 30 million people around the world use our AI-powered writing assistant. All of this begins with our team collaborating in a values-driven and learning-oriented environment.

To achieve our ambitious goals, we’re looking for a SaaS Procurement Specialist to join our Corporate IT team to own and further improve vendor management at Grammarly. Team members at Grammarly have the freedom to innovate and uncover breakthroughs—and, in turn, influence our product roadmap. The complexity of our technical challenges is growing rapidly as we scale our interfaces, algorithms, and infrastructure. This endeavor goes hand in hand with leveraging the benefits of a wide variety of third-party SaaS vendors that Grammarly uses for both product development and corporate operations. Our SaaS Procurement Specialist will be a crucial part of helping the company and product grow.

Your Impact

You will play an integral part in the Corporate IT function at Grammarly by enabling stakeholders to achieve success—bringing innovation and driving savings through your work. In addition to owning the end-to-end vendor management process, you will focus on in-depth vendor assessment, negotiating cost-efficient contracts that maximize value, minimizing risk, onboarding smoothly, and managing overall supplier performance over time.

You will be the founding Procurement Specialist at our company—an ideal role for someone who is interested in flexing their talents at a high-growth, profitable technology company that genuinely cares about and values- and data-driven decision-making. You will have exposure to a broad range of functions—from Finance and Security to Compliance and Legal. Ultimately you will work with team members across all teams at Grammarly.

In this role, you will:

• Manage the SaaS vendor management process at a global level.
• Orchestrate the involvement of various stakeholders to ensure process objectives are met.
• Further improve the procurement process, including assessing timing, usage, competitors, pricing, and risks.
• Maintain and develop appropriate Procurement documentation.
• Continuously assess and update knowledge regarding usage of services, the evolving needs of the team, and potential alternatives on the market.
• Have ongoing in-depth 1-1 discussions with teams to know what needs might potentially come up in the coming months for any new vendors.
• Identify agreements that should be renewed in foreseeable future and start an assessment on whether the alternatives should be considered or whether pricing should be negotiated.

We’re looking for someone who

• Embodies our E.A.G.E.R. values (Ethical, Adaptable, Gritty, Empathetic, Remarkable).
• Has at least 5 years of software procurement experience, including 3+ years of technology and/or engineering sourcing experience.
• Has experience leading continuous projects, with an ability to influence others without a mandate or formal policy.
• Has strong negotiation skills, with a past success of achieving meaningful improvement of terms through negotiations.
• Has solid communication and interpersonal skills; can communicate complex matters and risks to all management levels.
• Has an upbeat attitude—will seek out opportunities and be willing to “roll up your sleeves.”
• Is disciplined and has a need to apply structure to life.
• Is thorough and goal-oriented, and can work well independently in a team environment.

Support for you, professionally and personally

Professional growth: We hire people we trust, and we give team members autonomy to do their best work. We also support professional development with training, coaching, and regular feedback.
A connected team: Grammarly builds products that help people connect, and we apply this mindset to our own team. We have a highly collaborative culture supported by our EAGER values. We also take time to celebrate our colleagues and accomplishments with global, local, and team-specific events and programs.
Comprehensive benefits: Grammarly offers all team members competitive pay along with a benefits package that includes superior health care. We also offer ample and defined time off, catered lunches, gym and recreation stipends, admission discounts, and more.

We encourage you to apply

At Grammarly, we value our differences, and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in tech organizations—to apply. Grammarly is an equal opportunity company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, criminal prosecution, judgment in a criminal case, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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