Strategic Sourcing Specialist

| United States | Remote
Employer Provided Salary: 70,000-90,000 Annually
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We’re on a journey to empower makers to bring their ideas to life. The world’s product visionaries face exceptional challenges finding the right materials, inputs, and resources to build their products at scale. At Valdera, we want to make it effortless for innovators and manufacturers to source the right materials from the right places. We’re led by a vision to get high quality physical products in the hands of millions of consumers across the world.

Our team has a proven track record of serving some of the world’s largest Fortune 500 industrial manufacturers, CPG brands, and chemical companies. We’re growing quickly, and we can’t wait to find the best-in-class experts to spearhead the next leg of our journey.


We're looking for a procurement expert to lead Valdera's efforts in chemical, raw material, and ingredient sourcing. We're looking for an expert negotiator to build long term relationships with vendors and suppliers across the globe. You'll partner with our operations teams to build the industry's most robust network of specialty chem suppliers to serve our buyers' critical business needs. The role will include a range of studying buyer needs, reaching out to suppliers, executing partnerships, onboarding suppliers, and closing deals. We're looking to bring on someone that's passionate about helping our buyers source the best inputs to build best-in-class products.

** Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States, and also live in the United States. We are unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

In this role, you'll do the following:

  • Assess and understand the needs of the buyers and manufacturers that Valdera serves
  • Source, build, and maintain strong relationships with new suppliers
  • Rapidly find and connect a high volume of relevant suppliers to each of our buyers' needs
  • Help buyers close deals and execute high volume, multi-geography raw material purchases (specifications, finance & logistics)
  • Develop and implement negotiation strategies to deliver cost savings, reduced lead time, and a wide range of options for buyers
  • Build scalable methods and best practices for managing several sourcing and raw material projects simultaneously
  • Onboard suppliers onto the Valdera platform and provide a frictionless experience integrating with our system

You have the following required skills & experience:

  • 4+ years experience working in raw material supply chain management and leading procurement/sourcing activities (Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering, or Logistics)
  • Expert negotiator with the ability to manage and execute several technical raw material projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in chemistry, raw materials, and ingredients
  • Familiarity with chemical and material purchasing documents (TDS, SDS. RFQ, COA etc.)
  • Excellent attention to detail and velocity
  • Ability to understand suppliers' feedstock, technical specifications, and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to clearly create, document, and communicate material challenges, opportunities, and recommendations across teams

What's in it for you:

Valdera is a young, fast-paced, high-growth start-up. As we continue building out the world’s best procurement sourcing platform, we need more driven company builders, who are excited to innovate on an antiquated process. You will have the opportunity to contribute in significant ways to our mission, to grow with the company, and make an outsized impact! There’s lots of opportunities for career growth, and to enjoy a people-first company culture that allows you to bring your best self to work every day.

The typical salary range for this role is between $70,000-90,000 annually with a semi-monthly payroll cadence. Salary ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity, and budget. The exact offer will be determined by a variety of factors such as the candidate’s individual skills, qualifications, location and experience relative to the requirements of the role.

We are committed to investing in each team member as an individual, and in each team as a whole. Here are just some of the ways we support our team members:

- Career growth opportunities

- Competitive total compensation

- Pre-IPO Equity (Stock Options) with a 4-year vest and a 1-year cliff

- 100% employer paid premiums for Medical, Dental and Vision coverage for employees

- 50% employer paid premiums on Medical insurance for Dependents

- $100 monthly Wellness Bonus for gym memberships, athletic equipment, massages, etc.

- Voluntary Short & Long-term Disability & Supplemental Life Insurance

- 401(k) with Traditional & ROTH investment options

- Generous Flexible PTO, Sick Leave, Parental Leave policies, & 11 company-paid holidays

- Free One Medical account for on-demand, virtual primary care appointments for employees who live in a covered area (medical insurance still applies)

- Free 3rd party Health Advocate

- Remote working opportunities 

- Annual company trips in fun places with other potential opportunities to spend time in person together throughout the year

If you’re interested in this opportunity but don’t meet all of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. Feel free to attach a cover letter to highlight any relevant experience you have that might not stand out on your resume.

Valdera is an equal-opportunity employer and we welcome applicants of all backgrounds. We celebrate our diverse culture and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, skills and experience. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

All employment decisions including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, qualifications and the needs of our business.

More Information on Valdera
Valdera operates in the Chemical industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA. It has 16 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Valdera, click here.
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