August has delivered another round of fresh roles in the procurement and finance space, with interesting challenges to be addressed at some of the top SaaS companies in the industry. Two of these roles feature interesting intersections of competencies, such as IT management + Finance, or Finance with a focus on Product Management.
If you’re looking to broaden your horizons within your current industry or take on a new role, check out the top five roles we saw this month in both Finance and Procurement below.
1. Anaplan: Senior FP&A Manager, Global Technology Org
Connected planning brings together decision-makers and data in order to optimize the way businesses run. Anaplan, the company that turns data into decisions, is looking for an internal Senior FP&A Manager, Global Technology Org. (GTO) to provide business partnering and financial support for the Global Technology Organization (GTO).
You will work cross-functionally to bring Accounting, Finance, Legal, and Procurement together to drive decisions from headcount to portfolio priority.
The right candidate for this role will collaborate to complete forecasting, budgeting, and cost control functions; support the financial planning cycle; pre journal entries for close activities; and support the optimization of these functions.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree — with an MBA or CPA preferred and 5-7 years in FP&A or Strategic Finance in a SaaS setting.
2. Databricks: Finance Manager, Marketing and Analytics
Databricks’ Finance organization is continuing to grow. The data utilization and analysis firm is currently seeking a Finance Manager, Marketing and Analytics to help surface insights, improve analytics, and drive process improvements within its Marketing and Customer Success Finance teams. The fast-moving group is seeking a candidate experienced in modeling and analysis to help make data-driven decisions “grounded in financial reality.”
The ideal candidate will be an independent worker with deep experience in system and process improvement, helping the company scale and making recommendations based on data and modeling outcomes. This person will report directly to the Sr. Director of FP&A, overseeing data and analytics strategy, lead reporting for Marketing KPIs, and perform executive-level reporting including quarterly reviews and board meetings.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, or comparable quantitative field, and eight or more years of experience within the FP&A or Finance industry for a high-growth SaaS company.
3. DocuSign: VP, Finance – Corporate Finance & FP&A
DocuSign enables businesses to move faster, from anywhere. The company is looking for a VP, Finance - Corporate Finance & FP&A. This candidate will partner with the exec team, CFO, and functional finance team to drive strategic priorities. The right candidate will be comfortable leading and growing a team of finance professionals and working with teams at large to deliver on DocuSign’s strategic and financial goals.
This person should be well-versed in the finance function, including planning, forecasting, corporate planning, capital allocation, and cash flow. They will simultaneously act as a thought leader and go-to advisor for best practices within the team. This candidate will lead the company’s annual planning and budgeting process and provide the data and modeling to grow at scale.
Qualifications: 15+ years experience in senior finance leadership, with 10 years of service within the finance team of a technology software or services organization. Bachelor’s in Finance, Accounting, or Business Management required – an MBA, CFA, or CPA is a plus.
4. Stripe: Head of Finance PMO
If you’re looking for a position with a market leader and new challenges to explore, Stripe is in search of a Head of Finance PMO. Meeting at the intersection of the Finance and Project Management teams, this dynamic role will allow you to take your deep finance knowledge and apply it to the fast-paced project management needs of a quickly scaling organization.
In Stripe’s own words: “The FinSys team owns Stripe’s internal financial infrastructure that enables us to operate our global business efficiently. We own the tools that help generate financial statements, manage finance operations, and enable our F&S team to partner with the broader business, etc.”
The ideal candidate will have a unique mix of Finance fluency, program management, and tech expertise.
Qualifications: 10+ years combined experience in PM and Finance.
1. Cisco: Director, Global Supplier Management
If you’re looking to work with one of the most recognized tech companies in the world, Cisco is seeking a Director, Global Supplier Management to drive strategy and lead its Sourcing and Supplier Management team. This role within Cisco’s Global Supplier Management (GSM) function will be responsible for $7B of direct component spend.
The ideal candidate will set and drive strategic direction for Cisco’s PCB, Power, MS&T and PD&L categories. They will partner closely with engineering leadership, build supplier relationships, and lead the negotiation of all necessary supplier contracts, long-term agreements, DLAs, and MOUs.
Qualifications: BA or BS Degree, Graduate degree preferred. 15+ years of experience in direct sourcing and supplier management in the electronics industry.
2. Cisco: Category & Supplier Manager
Cisco is also in search of a Category & Supplier Manager supporting its Contingent Workforce & Services category of its Global Procurement Services unit. In this role, the candidate will perform research and analysis to support category strategies and savings plans and act as a support and project lead for related initiatives. They will also act as a mentor and point of training to cultivate the overall knowledge and experience of the team.
The best candidate will collaborate with a variety of customers, peers, account leaders, and other stakeholders, including high-level contributors. Thus an adept problem-solver with excellent communication and cross-departmental skills is desirable.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with eight or more years of related experience.
3. DocuSign: Director, Strategic Services
In addition to their open finance role, DocuSign is looking for a Director, Strategic Services to assist its growth offering procurement support services and products to a dynamic, growing customer base.
This role calls for a procurement expert, versed in strategic partnerships to act as an Agreement Expert, interface with clients directly, and coordinate with Marketing, Product, Success, and Sales teams.
This candidate will serve as a thought leader and customer advocate, as well as collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to develop sales plays and product demonstrations to the procurement community. They will also support knowledge and training, and assist in the development and definition of Agreement Cloud requirements for procurement use cases.
Qualifications: BS/BA degree – JD, MBA preferred. 12 or more years of experience in the industry.
4. KnowBe4: Procurement Contract Manager
KnowBe4 makes the world safer by giving security organizations a dress rehearsal for real-world phishing attacks.
The team is currently searching for a Procurement Contract Manager to assist in the review and negotiation of vendor contracts. This candidate will be the go-to contact for procurement operations, responsible for review, negotiation, management, dispute resolution of buy-side agreements, and the enforcement of successful procurement policies and procedures.
This role will also review RFP/RFI/RFQ responses to evaluate vendors, report on contract status, and make recommendations based on findings.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree; A JD (or enrollment in a program) from an ABA accredited college is preferred. Three to 10 years of experience in procurement and technology/cybersecurity.
5. SailPoint: Procurement Business Partner
This person will act as the support for procurement requests, lifecycle management, and new products. They will be a procurement expert with a deep understanding of sourcing, contract, pricing, and compliance. This person has data privacy expertise when it comes to contract redlines and a solid understanding of third-party risk management and supplier performance.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s or equivalent experience, with a legal background or experience preferred. Minimum of five years relevant experience, or an advanced degree with two years experience.