Global Sourcing Manager, Technology


September 14, 2021

Do what you love. Love what you do.

At Workday, we help the world’s largest organizations adapt to what’s next by bringing finance, HR, and planning into a single enterprise cloud. We work hard, and we’re serious about what we do. But we like to have fun, too. We put people first, celebrate diversity, drive innovation, and do good in the communities where we live and work.
About the Team
Workday’s Infrastructure Procurement team is a group of Sourcing professionals who are passionate about technology and enabling our internal customers through Workday’s incredible growth journey. We build strong relationships with our suppliers who provide the critical technology infrastructure that powers our products and our internal operations.
We are driven by a passion for forging close working relationships throughout the company. We’re a diverse group of people, with an invaluable mix of experience and backgrounds.
Our team promotes Workday’s core values with ‘Employees’ being the first of them. This is why we:
  • Empower you to follow your desired career path & achieve professional and personal goals
  • Encourage work-life balance and wellbeing
  • Are proud to champion equal opportunities for everyone.

We are a global team but that doesn’t stop our sense of collaboration, supportiveness and fun! We thrive on open lines of communication, transparency, and camaraderie. We strive to continually improve, solicit active input and participation from all team members equally and always go the extra mile to produce a positive customer experience. We encourage all people to be proud of who they are and what they have accomplished. If you can bring that passion and energy to Workday, we are collectively better for it and the diversity everyone brings to the team.
About the Role
Workday is seeking a Global Sourcing Manager on the Technology Procurement Team in the Global Procurement Office (GPO). This person will help drive the development and execution of category strategies within IT Infrastructure (including, but not limited to the following categories: Data Centers, Network & Telecom, Public Cloud), understand business/company requirements, and collaborate with business partners.
Responsibilities include performing spend and market analysis, conducting Requests for Proposals, negotiating contracts and pricing, and fostering business and supplier relationships. The Sourcing Manager will also contribute to process improvement initiatives that will allow GPO to scale with the company.
The Sourcing Manager should have Sourcing and vendor management experience within Technology procurement (or other applicable experience), and they should communicate well at all levels of the organization, moving seamlessly from tactical to strategic tasks.
Additionally, this person must have a keen eye for detail, provide insights based on market conditions and trends, optimize value from/with suppliers, and improve and influence the decision-making process.
About You
Basic Qualifications

  • 3 + years of direct experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, or Sourcing

OR (combination of below experience & education)

  • 3 + years of combined experience working in Procurement, Sourcing, Supply Chain, Business, and / or Finance

  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, Finance or related degree program

Other Qualifications

  • Experience and interest in IT Infrastructure strongly preferred

  • Demonstrated sourcing experience leading RFx’s, conducting supplier management activities, and managing a Sourcing category with a focus on IT Infrastructure

  • Proficient at standard Sourcing and Category Management concepts, practices, and procedures

  • Proven critical thinking by translating, analyzing and crafting solutions from advanced financial modeling and data analysis

  • Excellent understanding of contracts and contract management

  • Advanced at developing and executing negotiation strategies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proactive, results-oriented, punctual, persuasive, and an excellent teammate

Workday is an Equal Opportunity Employer including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.