Strategic Sourcing - Technology

Interested to take on impactful Tech Sourcing projects that span basically every ridiculously talented team at Yelp?
Looking to achieve Jedi mastery of your tech sourcing / vendor management / indirect procurement skills?

Yelp wants you, exceptional citizen, to help build relationships and develop strategic partnerships with Yelp’s technology vendors.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist in the technology sourcing process, including strategy, identifying the right potential partners, outreach, competitive bidding, pricing & contract negotiation, PO processing, and contract approval.
  • Develop strong relationships externally with vendor partners and internally with business stakeholders.
  • Handle multiple projects simultaneously, from quick contract renewals to in-depth new strategic partnerships.
  • Organize a large database of partnerships, be data-driven, and provide clear reporting back to management on the status of renewals or other important contract terms.
  • Analyze spend and other data, monitor purchasing activity, and conduct benchmarking.
  • Work with the IT Logistics teams and Corporate Infrastructure leaders across Yelp sites to manage hardware & software license forecasts and fulfill procurement needs.
  • Create purchase requisitions as needed and follow through to payment; ensure that all contracts are executed and cataloged.
  • Monitor purchase order status: track production, shipping, & receiving status of shipments

We Are Looking For:

  • Solid understanding of Strategic Sourcing, ideally Tech Sourcing (software, hardware, telco, or datacenter), and at least 2-4 years of total work experience.
  • Tech credibility - the ability to work seamlessly with engineering and other internal teams on a wide range of tech-related needs.
  • Analytical experience grounded in strong business/finance fundamentals.
  • Outstanding communication skills in all forms - written, presentation, & negotiation.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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