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2024-04-17 Waymo

Head of Indirect Strategic Sourcing

Mountain View, California, United States
San Francisco, California, United States

Waymo is an autonomous driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to get where they’re going. Since our start as the Google Self-Driving Car Project in 2009, Waymo has been focused on building the Waymo Driver—The World’s Most Experienced Driver™—to improve everyone's access to mobility while saving thousands of lives now lost to traffic crashes. Our Waymo Driver powers Waymo One, our fully autonomous ride-hailing service, as well as Waymo Via, our trucking and local delivery service. To date, Waymo has driven over 20 million miles autonomously on public roads across 25 U.S. cities and conducted over 20 billion miles of simulation testing.

At Waymo, we are mission-driven and believe deeply in the opportunity of autonomous driving technology to improve mobility and make people's lives better. We are united by purpose and responsibility (for our employees and riders alike). We are looking for kind, committed, employees who have integrity, dream big, work together as one team and create a sense of belonging for one another that is the foundation of our culture. We want each team member to feel welcomed and included in every step of our exciting journey. 

In this role you'll:

  • Report to our Director of Procurement and Vendor Enablement within our finance organization
  • Lead the Indirect Sourcing and will be accountable for the strategic sourcing of Waymo's indirect spend categories
  • Collaborate with partners and suppliers to formulate category strategies that deliver value for money, ensure continuity of supply, measurable cost efficiencies, innovation, and world-class sourcing support to our organization
  • Use your procurement expertise in this role
  • Advise senior executives and will also be able to participate in negotiating important contracts for Waymo.

Responsibilities and Daily Activities:

  • Create and support the Indirect Sourcing Team's procurement strategy, prioritize opportunities across the team. Utilize analytics to help demonstrate progress around managing Waymo's indirect spend.
  • Employ strategic sourcing methodologies to develop category strategies, source, negotiate contracts, and manage suppliers. Deliver impactful RFPs and negotiate contracts for Waymo, providing expert guidance on contract terms, including complex pricing options, international implications, and non-standard contracts (e.g., outsourcing contracts).
  • Create scalable processes that enable efficiency and velocity, while maximizing value of our deals and reducing risk to our organization.
  • Cultivate solid relationships with partners at multiple levels, being a trusted advisor who can adeptly navigate the global organization to deliver value.
  • Build a high-performing team, including both FTEs and outsourced BPO resources, that delivers value to Waymo.
  • Manage a team through periods of change and use team resources for impact.

At a minimum we'd like you to have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10 years of experience in contract negotiation, including developing negotiation plans and strategies across a diverse range of corporate services.
  • 8 years of experience in team management or project leadership.
  • 5 years of experience leading an outsourced operation

It's preferred if you have:

  • MBA, Master's degree, or professional qualifications
  • Experience with CLM, procurement, and eSourcing tools
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment, leading ambiguous initiatives.
  • Experience leading teams to achieve process and system improvements
  • Skills to influence and handle change management

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
$221,000$281,000 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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