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Strategic Sourcing Manager at Workiva, Inc.

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Location: Ames, Iowa

Job Description:

The procurement team is responsible for strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management, data & analytics, outsourcing, commercial review, and contract management across Workiva. We are currently in search of a Strategic Sourcing Manager to join our team.

The Strategic Sourcing Manager will be responsible for developing and executing RFx activities with a high focus on Marketing Operations and IT Software commodities. The Strategic Sourcing Lead will interface with cross functional teams worldwide. This role requires exceptional verbal and written communication, strong organizational, and time management skills.


  • Lead and execute long term agreements through formal RFx methodologies.

  • Analyze spend data and industry dynamics to identify, prioritize, and launch sourcing initiatives.

  • Establish positive relationships across the business units to ensure active and early participation in supplier related matters.

  • Collaborates with business stakeholders to understand requirements and current gaps and challenges to develop best strategic sourcing strategies.

  • Lead supplier contract renewals and leverage competitive pricing, quality and customer service.

  • Develop strategic relationships with existing or new key suppliers and ensure appropriate engagement levels exist to drive partnership objectives.

  • Identify process improvements to increase efficiencies and maximize spend opportunity.

  • Improve Workiva's financial position through the price, payment terms, and other terms & conditions negotiations.

  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on business initiatives and procurement strategies.

  • Coaches and mentors other members of the procurement team on procurement and sourcing best practices.

What You'll Need


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business, Marketing or a related program or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field.


  • Expert negotiation skills in both financial and business matters, including commercial terms for strategic contracts.

  • Must have a high level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation.

  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Creative problem solver and ability to build relationships across teams and with vendors.


  • 5 years of Strategic Sourcing experience focused in Digital Ad Ops, Marketing Product Management, or SaaS

  • Experienced with the execution of the RFx activities from bid to contract execution

  • Demonstrate success with managing a project/program to completion.

  • Experience with contract lifecycle management system

  • Experience using an eProcurement platform, procure-to-pay process.

  • Experience with international procurement is a plus.

  • Proven success in sourcing, negotiating, and delivery of contracts, with an emphasis in software related purchases.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, not in a Workiva office

How You'll Be Rewarded

  • Base Pay Range in Colorado: $93,000 - $120,000

  • A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

  • Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

The base pay range represents the low and high end of the hiring range for this job. Actual pay will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to relevant skills, experience, and capabilities.

Where You'll Work

Our values drive how we work and who we hire. You will see these values ingrained in how we support our customers, work with team members, build our products and in the work environment we've created.

  • Customer Success: Always delight our customers.

  • Trust: Rely on each other.

  • Integrity: Do the right thing, every time.

  • Collaboration: Share resources and work together.

  • Innovation: Keep creating solutions and finding better ways.

  • Inclusion: Support a diverse community where we all belong.

  • Accountability: Be responsible for your success and failure.

We believe our people are our greatest asset, and our unique culture gives employees the opportunity to make an impact everyday. We give our employees the freedom and resources they need-backed by our culture of collaboration and diverse thought-to continue innovating and breaking new ground. We hire talented people with a wide range of skills and experiences who are eager to tackle some of today's most challenging problems.

At Workiva, you'll enjoy:

  • Fantastic Benefits: With coverage starting day one, choose from competitive health, dental, and vision plans on the largest physician networks available.

  • Casual Dress: Workiva has a casual work environment, most people wear jeans to the office.

  • Involvement: Ability to participate in Employee Resource Groups, (Women in Tech, Women in Sales, Ethnic Diversity, Veterans, Rainbow (LGBTQ), Remote Employees, Caregiving) Volunteering, Company wide celebrations, and more

  • Work-life Balance: We have competitive PTO, VTO and Parental Leave. We encourage employees to spend time enjoying life outside of work.

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Workiva is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We believe that great minds think differently. We value diversity of backgrounds, beliefs, and interests, and we recognize diversity as an important source of intellectual thought, varied perspective, and innovation. Employment decisions are made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other protected characteristic.

Workiva is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. To request assistance with the application process, please email