Purchasing Manager

| Austin

BigCommerce is disrupting the e-commerce industry as the SaaS leader for fast- growing, mid-market businesses. We enable our customers to build intuitive and engaging stores to support every stage of their growth.

BigCommerce, named a 2019 "Best Place to Work" in Austin, is looking for a Purchasing Manager to take Procurement from a purchasing function to a strategic sourcing organization, building a corporate change agent by innovating, negotiating, contracting, and improving how we do business. Close interaction and coordination with internal business partners is required. Success will be measured based on ability to learn quickly, prioritize effectively, deliver quantifiable value, keep completion commitments, and overall service to stakeholders. 

What You’ll Do

  • Lead the build-out of a strategic procurement function, including scoping the opportunity for early wins, building policies to drive change, and building a roadmap for long-term procurement discipline
  • Increase capacity for strategic sourcing engagements to improve measurable financial results
  • Partner with business and budget owners to serve as a critical team member supporting strategic programs, negotiations, contract management, and other priorities.
  • Efficiently conduct supplier negotiations via process driven methodologies (i.e. RFI, RFP, RFQ)
  • Serve as lead negotiator for sourcing agreements that result in quantifiable, positive results
  • Quantify and calculate financial benefits of negotiations and program deployments suitable for VP Finance approval
  • Create and present summary-level results to executive management monthly
  • Lead and facilitate RFP’s
  • Negotiate and manage contracts and supplier agreements
Who You Are
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience
  • Advanced expertise with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word is required
  • Project management and Six Sigma experiences are differentiators
  • A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding, innovative, and proactive individual with a natural bias to take action and deal with ambiguity
  • Strong orientation to relationship building, collaboration, confidentiality, and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Able to lead and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities appropriately
  • Competent level of quantitative and analytical skills to build financial business cases that impact annual operating budgets and value delivered per negotiation or project completion
  • Skilled in negotiating, managing, and extracting value
  • Strategic, analytical, and adept at problem solving
  • Demonstrates and maintains a professional and respectful demeanor in all situations

Diversity & Inclusion at BigCommerce
We have the opportunity to build not only a great business, but a great company, with soul. Our beliefs and commitment to diversity and inclusion are a central part of achieving that.

Our dedication to diversity and inclusion is grounded in two things: a moral belief in the dignity, value, and potential of every individual, and a practical belief that diverse, inclusive teams will create the best outcomes for our customers, partners, employees, and company. We welcome everyone to be a part of our journey.

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We're downtown at: 211 E 7th St Suite 500, Austin, TX 78701. We also have an amazing office in NW Austin: 11305 Four Points Drive, Austin TX 78726.

What are BigCommerce Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

A free online store to help you live out your entrepreneurial dreams. Competitive compensation packages. Pet Insurance. Comprehensive health insurance coverage that starts on day one. Open vacation policy for salaried team members and generous accrued time off policy for hourly team members. Employee-driven team building activities like hackathons, paintball, rock climbing, social sports leagues, movie nights, river floats, etc. Peer to peer rewards and recognition program. Paid parental leave and adoption assistance for new parents. Employer-paid life insurance and disability coverage. Educational assistance for qualified pre- and post-grad courses.

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