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2024-05-09 Waymo

Indirect Category Manager

Remote, USA

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with the mission to be the most trusted driver. Since its start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has focused on building the Waymo Driver—The World's Most Experienced Driver™—to improve access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. The Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, a fully autonomous ride-hailing service, and can also be applied to a range of vehicle platforms and product use cases. The Waymo Driver has provided over one million rider-only trips, enabled by its experience autonomously driving tens of millions of miles on public roads and tens of billions in simulation across 13+ U.S. states.

Waymo's Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing team is a diverse, collaborative, and innovative group responsible for sourcing Waymo's infrastructure needs and indirect services by providing business insight through robust RFPs and an outstanding procure to pay structure. We handle all processes and supplier development strategies: from contracts, RFPs, robust analytics, negotiations, purchasing, and process optimization. We collaborate actively with Waymo's BSE (IT), Marketing, Legal, Finance, Policy, Engineering, G&A, and Product teams as well as external suppliers to make sure Waymo is receiving the best services at the best industry pricing.

This role will be based remotely and report into our Finance organization.

In this role you'll:

  • Provide subject matter expertise on categories including construction, operations facilities and the procurement of equipment to meet pressing demand schedules and fulfill needs of our scaling operations.
  • Develop multi-year category strategy, build procurement processes with delivery strategies to run processes concurrently to accelerate execution delivery and meet pressing demand schedules.
  • Partner with other teams to implement complex category strategies aligned with business/finance goals, address escalations and serve as the supplier relationship champion.
  • Lead the end-to-end RFX process, identify and build relationships with strategic suppliers, and maximize value creation.
  • Negotiate and draft agreements that minimize financial and business risk exposure, improve terms and conditions, and enforce supplier accountability. Understand and negotiate business specific legal terms and conditions and explain them clearly to clients.
  • Analyze data to determine the value of negotiations and the final change in total cost of ownership.

At a minimum we'd like you to have:

  • At least 10 years of procurement experience including 7+ years focusing on data centers, physical security, facilities, or construction services spend areas.
  • Experience performing make versus buy outsourcing analyses and developing total cost of ownership models.
  • Experience influencing others and challenging the status quo within their department and company.
  • Experience building relationships with a variety of internal and external business contacts.

It's preferred if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in business management, supply chain or related field; or equivalent education and work experience
  • Sourcing skills including: identifying sourcing opportunities, performing spend analysis, development of sourcing strategy, project management, development of RFX documents, contract management, supplier bench-marking, contract compliance, purchase order development, resolution of payment issues.
  • Demonstrated track record for being able to quickly deliver measurable savings in a fast-changing organization.
  • Internal or external business consulting experience.

While at Waymo, you will enjoy benefits that cover…

Health and wellness: Our people are at the heart of everything we do. At Waymo, you can enjoy top-notch medical, dental and vision insurance, mental wellness support, a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), a Health Saving Account (HSA), and special wellness programs.

Financial wellness: Your financial peace of mind is important to us. At Waymo, we offer competitive compensation, bonus opportunities, equity, a generous 401(k) plan, 1-on-1 financial coaching, a 529 College Savings Plan and lots of other perks and employee discounts.

Flexibility and time off: Take the time you need to relax and recharge. Enjoy the flexibility to work from another location for four weeks per year. We support an on-site or hybrid work model and offer remote working opportunities, paid time off, bereavement, sick, and parental leave.

Supporting families: When it comes to growing your family or caring for your loved ones, you have our full support. Enhanced leave options include paid parental leave (birthing parent gets 24 weeks of paid leave with up to 4 weeks of additional leave before their due date, and non-birthing parent gets 18 weeks of paid leave), and 20 days of subsidized backup childcare or adult/elder care.. Access to fertility care or adoption support as you grow your family.

Community and personal development: At Waymo, you'll find a range of opportunities to grow, connect, and give back. We offer education reimbursement, personal and professional development, mentorship, and other ways to connect through Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), other internal groups, and even time off to volunteer.

Cool perks: Access to Google offices, cafes, wellness centers, massages, and so much more. To support your wellbeing at home, you can enjoy at-home fitness and cooking classes, and more.

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The expected base salary range for this full-time position across US locations is listed below. Actual starting pay will be based on job-related factors, including exact work location, experience, relevant training and education, and skill level. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for the role location or, if the role can be performed remote, the specific salary range for your preferred location, during the hiring process. 

Waymo employees are also eligible to participate in Waymo’s discretionary annual bonus program, equity incentive plan, and generous Company benefits program, subject to eligibility requirements. 

Salary Range
$180,000$227,000 USD
We appreciate your interest in Waymo. Waymo is an equal employment opportunity employer, committed to maintaining a supportive and inclusive workplace for all employees. Waymo does not discriminate against, and prohibits harassment of, any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Waymo will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. Waymo is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability and require an accommodation to participate in the application or interview process, please let the recruiting team know or email waymo-candidatesupport@google.com. (This email address is intended to be used only for requesting accommodations as part of the application process. Other inquiries will not receive a response.)

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