Location: Poznan

About Network Guard

We’re one of the world’s leading providers of online privacy and security services for consumers. Founded in 2009, we’ve grown to a team of more than 700 people across the globe, with a site that appears in 18 languages for millions of active paying customers. Our brand is recognized by hundreds of millions of people worldwide.We see huge growth in our industry, and are rapidly gaining market share through strong execution.

We’re hiring a Procurement Manager

We’re looking for an experienced Procurement Manager with a proven track record of advanced negotiation, contract review, and execution skills. Detail-oriented and self-motivated, you will utilize these skills to drive supplier activities through all external and internal processes. Procurement at Network Guard is a strategic and data-driven function that is in an exciting growth phase. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and talented team at a market-leading tech company. You won’t be in the doldrums of mundane repetitive work, but will instead drive strategic initiatives across our organization, special projects and more.   

What you’ll be doing (responsibilities)

  • Procurement support across the organization:
    • Build trust and credibility across the organization with Network Guard’s leadership, stakeholders, and cross functional teams
    • Provide a superb level of support with outstanding stakeholder management skills; You are a team player with a knack for needs and goals determination, but can also influence and push back to achieve optimal outcomes
    • Drive projects to identify and consolidate suppliers across our multiple organizations
    • Create and run OKRs for managed area, targeting process & system improvements, as well as cost optimization
    • Support organization-wide reporting
  • Supplier management and planning:
    • Develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies to optimize managed area
    • Strategy development and execution for new purchases and renewal negotiations, supplier issue management, varied strategic projects, etc
    • Perform market research
    • Hold potential and current suppliers accountable with performance reviews
    • Manage supplier activity timing. Close activities quickly and efficiently based on the spend level and complexity
  • Risk Mitigation
    • Review and negotiate contract T’s & C’s
    • Coordinate closely with partner functions such as Legal and Finance
    • Identify opportunities for risk mitigation and drive solutions
  • Data Analysis
    • Perform data analysis on supplier bids, strategic sourcing strategies, etc. to objectively show the measurable value
    • Build analyses transferring complex data into a simple visual format that can be reported to leadership to clearly articulate the desired communication
    • Ability to read data analysis models, derive conclusions, and develop a strategy based on the data

What you’ll need to succeed (required skills)

  • Strong understanding of procurement fundamentals, best practices, and ethics
  • Advanced negotiation planning and execution skills, with proven track record
  • Strong contract review skills and deep understanding of what is possible with T’s & C’s negotiations
  • Driven and self-motivated, with the ability to work autonomously to drive supplier activities through all external and internal processes eg. supplier bids, negotiation, analysis, contract review, internal reviews etc
  • High standards for own work
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, as well as analytical and data manipulation skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Professional fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to influence others
  • Data-driven mindset with attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and to work within ambiguity
  • Flexibility to work across time zones when required for supplier discussions

Required Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Procurement Organizations, preferably with 5+ years in a Procurement Manager or more senior role.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing and Negotiation with 3rd parties.

Preferred Experience (Optional) 

  • MBA
  • Professional Procurement Certifications (CPSM, CSCP, CSCM, CIPS, Negotiation training etc)
  • Experience in a multi-national Procurement Organization highly preferred
  • Experience within a Procurement Department focused on strategy, data, best practices, and defined policies
  • Negotiation experience is varied, through handling countless different scenarios and challenges
  • Broad experience and technical understanding of Cloud services through experiences procuring SaaS services, or experience in an IT or engineering role working on SaaS services
  • Experience procuring marketing or other indirect goods and services
  • Experience with e-Procurement tools

This position

  • Reports to the Head of Procurement
  • Will benefit from the exciting opportunities that come from working in a growing department and organization
  • Attractive compensation and benefits
  • 40 hours per week, with flexible working hours
  • A fun and collaborative work environment with talented and motivated colleagues

About Us

For more than 11 years, we’ve paved the way towards a more private and secure digital world. We’re a global SaaS company and an industry leader in cybersecurity. Millions of consumers worldwide use our internet privacy and security products every day.

Our team of over 800 employees spans the planet. Team members work from major international hubs like London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, Taiwan, Poznań, and more.

We’re profitable, and we’re growing. Right now, we’re hiring talent across all functions: software development and engineering, product, data analytics, marketing, content, and people.

We’d love you to join us and be part of the team.