IT Procurement Specialist
At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers more than 10 trillion requests per month. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare have all web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer and named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list.
We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!
About the role
Cloudflare’s IT Procurement Specialist is responsible for enforcing our procurement policies and processes. This person will also purchase IT related goods and services at optimal pricing while maintaining vendor relationships. We are looking for a professional that will assist in the end-to-end procurement process and work with the IT department to ensure inventory remains stocked for business needs. This role will function as a point of contact for all internal business functions requiring goods or services from the IT department.
The key objectives of this position are to ensure strict adherence to the centralized purchasing process, while validating requests against existing equipment and software. This role will work to maintain service quality and supplier performance with a high degree of customer (internal business units) satisfaction.
The role reports to the IT Procurement and Asset Coordinator. The Procurement Specialist will be responsible for supporting end-to-end procurement activities, including:
- internal customer support
- vendor relations
- data analysis
- proposal gathering
In addition, the IT Procurement Specialist will play a key role in creating purchase orders and working with other tools to manage existing inventory. This position requires dedicated problem solving, ability to manage customer relations, and learn new software as needed.
What you'll do
- Coordinate with internal stakeholders and vendors to ensure a smooth purchasing process.
- Provide qualitative and quantitative analysis to aid in metrics-driven negotiations and vendor selection.
- Lead procurement administration efforts.
- Facilitate Purchase Requisition to Purchase Order creation.
- Work directly with resellers to maintain pricing standards.
- Assist in placing purchase orders and tracking orders.
- Validate and expedite internal purchasing requests.
- Initiate first contact with new vendors to get needed contacts, and start the purchase negotiations
- Maintain list of IT Standard Hardware and Software.
- Monitor IT inventory to watch for possible inventory shortfall.
- Maintain purchasing records.
Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years of experience in an IT, Procurement, or Contract Management function.
- Metrics driven, with the ability to exercise judgment and operate independently.
- Ability to prioritize requests and communicate effectively in a deadline driven environment.
- Proficiency with spreadsheets and able to learn new software quickly.
What Makes Cloudflare Special?
We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.
Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.
Project Athenian: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one.
Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!
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