At Nuance, we empower people with the ability to seamlessly interact with their connected devices and the digital world around them. We are creating a world where technology thinks and acts the way people do by designing the most human, natural, and intuitive ways of interacting with technology.
Our nimble technology uses analytics and advanced algorithms to transform the inanimate into animate and reduce complicated processes into simple ones.
Summary: This position leads the strategic sourcing activities for the Professional Services and transcription categories, assists with the management of other categories as needed and manages the supply chain in achieving the targeted cost reductions, while maintaining/improving product quality and supplier service levels. This successful candidate will work closely with key stakeholders to execute and further develop effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans. The Procurement Manager's primary responsibilities are to utilize the strategic sourcing best practices to capture real savings while making effective supply base decisions and mitigating contractual risk. This includes savings captured through negotiations, consolidating company-wide volume, applying operational and commercial TCO levers to reduce cost and leading the review and negotiation of contract T&Cs.
Number of Years of Work Experience: 8-12
•Global indirect procurement experience
•Must have experience negotiating commercial contract Terms and Conditions and working with Legal Counsel
•Able to take the lead on implementation of savings opportunities that affect numerous lines of business
•Strong ability and prior experience effectively communicating with and presenting to executive leaders
•Ability to respectfully challenge senior leadership with data/fact driven hypothesis
•Comfort and familiarity with constructing presentations, organization communications, and business cases
•Strong ability to build relationships and networks with multiple functions and at the leadership levels
•Strong analytical capabilities and negotiation skills
•Self-starter and independent worker
•Strong leadership skills
Preferred Skills: Prior procurement experience in the professional service and facilities sectors a plus
Education: BA/BS in Supply Chain Management/Business or related field required with MBA preferred
Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.
Nuance Communication Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster and its supplement is available here. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 – Human Resources Department and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.