Technical Strategic Sourcing Lead

Posted 7 days ago
Main Location
United States
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In Finance Operations, we work hand-in-hand with leaders across the company to ensure smooth, disciplined execution of strategic business objectives. We provide end-to-end assistance to support Uber globally across procure to pay; strategic sourcing, logistics, and supply chain; contingent workforce; B2B order to cash; payroll; travel, expense, and business visas; intelligent automation; and F&A shared services.

About the Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, go-getter, curious and technically savvy manager to work on Indirect Technology Hardware/ Software related commodities and services, while gaining valuable experience working for the world's largest gig-economy company.


As a Technical Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will be responsible for handling the company’s end to end sourcing operations. The successful candidate will be able to appraise and improve our sourcing activities by analyzing the company’s spending, supplying partnerships and new possibilities.


You will be a key partner to various teams like IT Engineering, Technical Program Management, HR, Comm Ops, Finance and Legal, Product BU, Strategic Finance, Accounting and Procure to Pay teams based in Uber offices in San Francisco, Sunnyvale and India. 


What You’ll Do

  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Cooperate with partners to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
  • Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Manage the development and implementation of new contracts across the Software Category
  • Influence contract strategy in complex contract negotiations and discussions
  • Track and monitor new contracting requests across the Indirect Tech Category
  • Lead contract discussions with Software Vendors, including rate and language negotiation in accordance with established guidelines
  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with Vendors
  • Coordinates the implementation of executed contracts to properly communicate contract requirements/changes internally
  • Review solicitations and prepare routine responses for proposals, bids, and contract modifications, as necessary
  • Participate in the development of new templates and best practice playbook for software contracts
  • Work directly with upper management in creating new workflow tools and processes to ensure efficiency
  • Responsible for ensuring all in-house documents, tracking information, and data flow for the Category are properly updated
  • Performs other miscellaneous responsibilities and special projects for the department as requested


Basic qualifications

  • 5+ years of professional experience


Preferred qualifications

  • Bachelor's/ Master's degree in Supply Chain/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Hardware Engineering or any other related engineering field
  • Hardware and Software Sourcing experience
  • 8+ years of relevant experience
  • Quick learner and specialist negotiator
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Someone who over-communicates
  • Basic understanding of hardware areas like compute, storage, memory, network, integration etc.
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment while prioritizing and handling multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to call out problems for any support needed for problem resolution
  • Ability to coordinate with geographically dispersed engineering, finance and operations groups and remote management of team members based in other locations
  • Someone who is thorough with the details and can perform work that involves digging-deep into problems, contracts and numbers

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 10,000 cities around the world.



We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let’s move the world forward, together.



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Technical Strategic Sourcing Lead