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Senior Procurement Specialist
100 Summer St 13th Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Job description

Rapid7’s Purchasing Manager will work closely with global suppliers, legal and key business stakeholders with the support of Accounts Payable and the Finance teams. The right candidate will manage the process of executing supplier agreements, identify opportunities for sourcing initiatives and perform category analysis in support of various categories.  This position will also provide thoughtful and tactical support for sourcing activities.  This position will act as a business relationship manager and provide support to each functional and business unit organization as needed.  


  • Define and align strategy to company globally
  • Ability to communicate and influence all levels within the organization
  • Extensive expertise in IT, Professional Services and Marketing commodities
  • Demonstrate good understanding of total cost of ownership to drive cost reduction
  • Execute defined strategic sourcing process for commodity and drive utilization of tools and techniques that align to standardized processes
  • Issue, manage, and evaluate RFI’s and RFP’s
  • Focus on key suppliers and manage supplier relationships to drive ongoing cost reduction
  • Ensure an effective contract management structure is in place throughout the entire lifecycle involving key business stakeholders and the legal department
  • Partner with internal / external stakeholders to perform ongoing price / rate to ensure market competitiveness
  • Leverage advanced analytics to identify ways to reduce and optimize current and future spend including planning, forecasting, aggregating risk analysis, governance, and compliance
  • Leverage spend data to identify supply risks and program opportunities

Share annual spend information with the business to drive actionable insights

  • Assist in the annual budgeting processes
  • Review and update procurement policy to support the business and the company overall
  • Implement an end-to-end P2P vision, aligned with the companies technology

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience with contract management and sourcing in a technology environment
  • Successful track record in developing and executing strategic programs involving supplier and internal stake holders
  • Exposure to commodity price risk mitigation
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally in a matrix organization
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in supply chain management or similar study
  • Highly proficient in excel

Desired Qualifications

Proficient with:

  • Coupa, Concur, NetSuite


Category: Corporate Functions

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