Procurement Operations Specialist

Slack is looking for a customer focused, detailed oriented Procurement Operations Specialist to join our Procurement team. You will be responsible for crafting and streamlining the Procurement process to help make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant and more productive. You will partner with internal teams and external vendors in understanding and refining our procurement logistics. As a key member of the Business Operations team, you will have the opportunity to help drive new initiatives and support our rapidly growing global organization.

Above all else, you are passionate about delivering a simple Procure to Pay experience. Sound interesting? Come work at Slack!

Responsibilities

  • Order Management
    • Manage purchase requests and supplier setups
    • Partner with accounts payable to streamline the Procure to Pay process
    • Drive the implementation and adoption of our procurement solutions
  • Compliance
    • Lead our procurement compliance processes: purchase requests, purchase approval and orders, audit compliance and high data quality especially around general ledger coding and all matters impacting accruals
  • Outreach
    • Develop deep knowledge of business needs and recommend continuous improvement around procurement processes and systems
    • Challenge our supplier, employees, and profession to enable a simple Procure to Pay process
    • Partner with Security, IT, and Legal teams to facilitate new supplier screenings
    • Work with our Supplier Community to drive automation and to improve supplier performance
    • Manage and maintain the relationship between the internal customers and vendors while focusing on growing positive relationships with our suppliers
  • Reporting
    • Build and maintain Procure to Pay dashboard and metrics

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in Inside Sales, Procurement, AP, Accounting, or related fields
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written skills with a high attention to detail
  • Excellent internal relationship building skills – your ability to partner with other parts of the organization will be critical to your success
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Familiarity with the budgeting and financial close processes
  • Technical knowledge of systems such as Coupa and Netsuite preferred
  • BA/BS degree or related work experience


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