Sourcing Director, Marketing/SG&A/Software at Yahoo (Washington DC)

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Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love-from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news-with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.
A Little About Us:
Yahoo spends approximately $1.9 billion annually with 3rd party vendors across major indirect spend categories. Category Managers are aligned to spend families and budget owners and are empowered to negotiate and contract on behalf of the company. We are highly strategic, highly visible, and highly impactful. We set a high standard of performance; the opportunity to succeed is higher.
This role is equal parts strategy, sourcing, and vendor management. Your mission as Sourcing Director, Marketing, SG&A, and Software is to:
  • Apply your subject matter expertise: lead, own, and optimize the category of spend for Yahoo
  • Proactively develop, define and execute effective sourcing strategies that enable Yahoo's business goals, through a collaborative approach with stakeholders.
  • Lead competitive vendor selection processes, and all aspects of negotiations, including representing Yahoo RFP execution, facilitating timely resolution and delivering best-in-class results through industry-leading suppliers.
  • Influence sourcing decisions of senior leadership level via effectively presenting solutions.
  • Own all strategic sourcing & vendor management activities for your categories.
  • Contract negotiation working closely with Business Units and Legal team.
  • Establish a strong relationship with stakeholders

A Lot About You:
Our expectation of procurement disciplined execution is traditional, our approach is not. We focus on the how - how you do anything is you do everything. We encourage you to:
  • Think big: Think broadly for the company, build comprehensive commercials solutions
  • Love it: be passionate about building and enriching stakeholder and supplier relationships
  • Lead it: be courageous for Yahoo. Step forward to address difficult issues and in doing so lead courageously, putting yourself on the line to deal with important problems, and standing firm when necessary for the good of the company.
  • Own it: take ownership and drive for results while exemplifying a positive attitude.
  • Solve it: apply critical thinking to simplify complex problems.
  • Get it done: be proactive, action-oriented, and solution-focused.
  • Have fun!

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 5-7 years of Sourcing or equivalent Industry or Subject Matter experience in indirect spend for Marketing, SG&A, and Software categories.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in negotiation planning and execution, including RFP development & delivery.
  • Advanced knowledge of standard sourcing practices and techniques (such as market knowledge and data analysis, cost management, negotiation and conditioning, supplier management and development, etc.) based on extensive personal experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Experience leading strategy development, for indirect spend categories, for our internal needs.
  • B.S. Degree, MBA preferred

Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( ) or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.
At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( ) page to learn more.
US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.
More Information on Yahoo
Yahoo operates in the AdTech industry. The company is located in Sunnyvale, CA. Yahoo was founded in 2022. It has 10001 total employees. To see all 173 open jobs at Yahoo, click here.
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