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Senior Procurement Specialist



Operations, (Operations)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2023
<div class="content-intro"> <h2>The Company You’ll Join</h2> <p>Carta is a platform that helps people manage equity, build businesses, and invest in the companies of tomorrow. Our mission is to create more owners. </p> <p>Carta is trusted by more than 30,000 companies and over half a million employees in nearly 150 countries to manage cap tables, compensation, and valuations. Carta also supports over 5,000 funds representing over $100B in assets under administration with their venture capital solutions. Carta’s liquidity solutions have returned $13B to shareholders in secondary transactions. Today Carta’s platform manages over two trillion dollars in equity for nearly two million people globally. Companies and funds like Canva, Tribe, and Pipe build their businesses on Carta. </p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">The company has been included on the </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Forbes World’s Best Cloud Companies</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;">, </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Fast Company's Most Innovative</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> list, and </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Inc.’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;">. We’ve also been recognized as a </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">2023 Built In Best Place to Work in the U.S.</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;"> and a </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Muse VIBE Award winner in the Vacation and Time Off category</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;">.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">For more information about our offices and culture, check out our </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight:400;">Carta careers page</span></a><span style="font-weight:400;">.</span></p> </div><h2><strong>The Team You’ll Work With</strong></h2> <p><span style="font-weight:400;">Carta’s dynamic Sourcing &amp; Procurement Team is looking for an experienced Sourcing professional to support various strategic sourcing &amp; procurement related activities. The Senior Procurement Specialist will serve as an essential contributor to enhancing and scaling Carta’s source to pay processes. This team member will report to the Procurement Team’s Senior Manager. The successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated, prepared to adapt to a fast paced environment, has experience in the software industry and a strong understanding of sourcing and procurement concepts. </span></p> <h2><strong>The Problems You’ll Solve</strong></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Build and develop partnerships with Carta’s business stakeholders, helping them to deliver on key initiatives and contribute to the overall success of Carta</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Working collaboratively at senior levels to facilitate their procurement activities to ensure Carta gets favorable business and commercial terms.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Lead cross-functional management to plan sourcing strategies and supplier management programs aligned with business objectives.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Analyzing Carta’s current spend and supplier base and ensure our vendors are delivering value out of our current investments.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <span style="font-weight:400;">Review Carta’s current procurement processes and provide recommendations for process improvement. </span><span style="font-weight:400;">Drive change management initiatives to improve processes.</span> </li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Design, track, generate &amp; update reports and dashboards including but not limited to deal dashboard, Category analysis, and contract renewal calendar.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Proactively manage upcoming procurement actions such as project timelines, contract renewals, notices, and negotiations.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work closely with Carta’s Strategic finance team on spending metrics and budgets to maximize cost-efficiency.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Support Carta’s Sourcing Manager on RFP projects providing updates, meeting agenda, and meeting minutes/action items.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Assist in training employees on procurement systems and processes.</span></li> </ul> <h2><strong>About You</strong></h2> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Bachelor’s Degree with 3+ years of experience in indirect procurement, strategic sourcing, and vendor management.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ability to analyze data and effectively communicate interpretations and recommendations.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ability to develop, cultivate, and maintain complex working internal stakeholder/customer relationships.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience and understanding of the procure-to-pay processes </span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Quantitative modeling skills using Excel or other data tools. Looker or Domo.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Comprehensive knowledge of contract negotiation and sourcing methodologies.</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">A strategic thinker focused on improving efficiencies, scale, and minimizing company risk.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Clear and effective written and verbal communication</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Preferred:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Degree with a major in one of the following: Operations, Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Industrial Engineering.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience in the technology industry</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience in software, hardware, cloud services, financial systems, and marketing sourcing.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience within a procurement function at a financial technology, broker-dealer, bank, or other financial services firm.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience managing a third party or vendor risk management program.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience administering/managing Coupa, Productiv and/or Zip</span></li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p> </p><div class="content-conclusion"> <p><span style="font-size:10pt;">We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a positive interview experience for every candidate. 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