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Newark, New Jersey

Manager, Global Procurement

People & Operations   |   Job ID  2477604
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Job Summary

Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

As Manager, Global Procurement you will be responsible for executing sourcing events across Audible (with a focus on IT, Marketing, and international spend), reviewing spend and potential savings opportunities, building relationships with business partners, and acting as a liaison between Procurement and the business. Ultimately you will be accountable for executing sourcing events and following direction given by the Director of Procurement.

Audible Procurement’s mission is to engage functions across the organization to successfully navigate the procurement process, maximize operational efficiencies, and identify opportunities to drive cost savings.

As a Manager, Global Procurement you will...
- Facilitate cross-functional teams from differing levels of the organization regarding procurement-related services
- Conduct/provide expertise to strategic sourcing, supplier selection, industry analysis and contract development
- Manage the development and implementation of sourcing strategies and provide consultation to senior management on supplier management, industry trends and strategic cost reduction opportunities
- Analyze spend, identify new cost reduction opportunities within supported categories, and lead conversations with the business stakeholders regarding identified opportunities
- Work collaboratively with the business and legal to execute contractual agreements
- Develop and document complex project plans and lead others in executing project plans for key strategic sourcing events
- Assist in the development of e-procurement policies and practices
- Provide guidance to technology plans and programs designed to augment and support the procurement function at the direction of the Director of Procurement
- Conduct analysis and recommend changes to procurement processes and procedures, including appropriate communication and training
- Collect relevant supplier performance metrics and provide input to the supplier performance review process
- Monitor compliance with sourcing policies
- Manage Sourcing Specialists and help aid in their career development
- Support activities/events promoting the overall procurement function
- Perform other sourcing and procurement related duties as assigned

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word. Audible offers a Hub+Home hybrid workplace model that gives employees flexibility between gathering in an Audible workspace (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Newark, NJ, USA

Basic Qualifications

- BA in business or another qualified field
- 3+ years of experience in indirect sourcing and procurement, spend analysis, e-sourcing, P2P, Contract Management
- 2+ years of Marketing and/or IT Sourcing Experience within a tech organization
- 1+ years of management experience with proven ability to coach and develop teams, set stretch objectives, and evaluate performance against stated goals
- Experience managing IT, Marketing, and international projects

Preferred Qualifications

- Strong communication skills with ability to build relationships with resources outside of their department
- Proven record of strong negotiating and analytical skills
- Experience building supplier management & supplier diversity programs
- Ability to support different initiatives and adaptable to changes in direction and priorities
- Strong communication skills with ability to build relationships with resources outside of their department.
- Proven record of strong negotiating and analytic skills
- Ability to think strategically and translate strategy into results.
- Highly motivated, drives results, and deals well with ambiguity

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit
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