Procurement Associate

New York, New York, USA; Boston, Massachusetts, USA

We’re looking for someone to join the Datadog Procurement team and help expand the Strategic Sourcing group. Make an impact by being a trusted subject matter expert in several buying categories and continuing to prove the value that Strategic Sourcing brings to the organization. 

At Datadog, we place value in our office culture - the relationships and collaboration it builds and the creativity it brings to the table. We operate as a hybrid workplace to ensure our Datadogs can create a work-life harmony that best fits them.

What You’ll Do:

  • Lead Strategic Sourcing projects specifically in the Professional Services, HR, Construction and Office Operations categories but also support Technology, SaaS, Marketing, etc. when needed. This includes following a documented, collaborative evaluation process; and developing action plans for net-new purchases and upcoming renewals
  • Analyze spend data, identify potential cost savings opportunities and execute subsequent strategies to address opportunities 
  • Develop strong, trusted relationships with stakeholders and collaborate on strategizing the purchase plan, negotiating pricing and other business terms with vendors on net-new purchases and complex, high spend renewals
  • Create pricing models based on vendor proposals to quantify various buying scenarios related to our future growth and current demand
  • Assist teams to independently evaluate their best practices and adopt a value-driven mindset when purchasing on behalf of the organization.
  • Manage the training program and day-to-day project management of implementing new Strategic Sourcing policies at a global level

Who You Are:

  • Experienced in 5+ years supporting procurement through strategic sourcing with a history of negotiated savings in the focus categories
  • Someone who has experience at a high-growth company and understands the nuances of expanding offices, working on global initiatives, leveraging buying power and breaking down potential silos
  • Proven track record of creating strong partnerships with stakeholders
  • Proficient at analyzing cost related to future growth and current demand
  • Involved in developing and implementing strategic sourcing policies
  • Able to analyze and present complex data and work with internal business units on business cases for net new contracts and strategic renewals. 
  • Comfortable operating within gray areas 
  • Understands optimization levers such as demand management, consolidation, price negotiation, etc.
  • Someone who holds a Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Bonus Points: 

  • Experience with Coupa & Jira is a plus

Datadog values people from all walks of life. We understand not everyone will meet all the above qualifications on day one. That's okay. If you’re passionate about technology and want to grow your skills, we encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Growth: 

  • Generous and competitive benefits package
  • New hire stock equity (RSUs) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Continuous career development and pathing opportunities
  • Employee-focused best in class onboarding
  • Internal mentor and cross-departmental buddy program
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture

Benefits and Growth listed above may vary based on the country of your employment and the nature of your employment with Datadog.

The reasonably estimated salary for this role at Datadog ranges from $116,000 - $160,000, plus a competitive equity package, and may include variable compensation. Actual compensation is based on factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Datadog offers a wide range of best in class, comprehensive and inclusive employee benefits for this role including healthcare, dental, parental planning, and mental health benefits, a 401(k) plan and match, paid time off, fitness reimbursements, and a discounted employee stock purchase plan.


About Datadog: 

Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) is a global SaaS business, delivering a rare combination of growth and profitability. We are on a mission to break down silos and solve complexity in the cloud age by enabling digital transformation, cloud migration, and infrastructure monitoring of our customers’ entire technology stacks. Built by engineers, for engineers, Datadog is used by organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries. Together, we champion professional development, diversity of thought, innovation, and work excellence to empower continuous growth. Join the pack and become part of a collaborative, pragmatic, and thoughtful people-first community where we solve tough problems, take smart risks, and celebrate one another. Learn more about #DatadogLife on Instagram, LinkedIn and Datadog Learning Center.

Equal Opportunity at Datadog:

Datadog is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and is proud to offer equal employment opportunity to everyone regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, and more. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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