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Akamai Technologies, Inc. Procurement Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Do you enjoy working with a globally distributed, diverse pool of stakeholders and supporting them with you expertise?

Are you an analytical mind able to manage complex transactions?

Join our Procurement Operations Team!

The Global Procurement team defines category management and sourcing strategies as well as oversee and negotiate new and existing supplier contracts on behalf of Akamai. The team works collaboratively with suppliers and internal stakeholders to identify continuous cost and performance improvement strategies, and ensures Akamai is compliant with best practices and existing business policies and procedures.

Partner with the best

The Procurement Specialist will support Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Diversity, and Supplier Relationships in purchased goods and services within Marketing and Facility Services, as well as the governance of the procurement process. You will interact closely with senior leaders of the company in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing for identified categories, and delivering total cost of ownership savings and procurement process improvements

As a Procurement Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Supporting Director of Procurement in the development and implementation of Category Strategy in line with the established overall Procurement Strategy.

  • Coordinating and executing strategic sourcing activities in line with the category strategy and managing the pipeline of sourcing requests

  • Reviewing sourcing & procurement requests and enforce global and category specific policy adherenceas well as executing Spot Buying

  • Facilitating the Procure to Pay process, analytics, research, and administrative functions of the procurement organization while developing market intelligence needed for effective sourcing

  • Supporting and coordinating reporting and analytics: spend, benefit/cost savings, KPI/metrics, andmaintaining master data

  • Supporting management and compliance management

Do what you love

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have Facilities sourcing and contracts knowledge to be able to execute sourcing strategies in line with the overall category strategy

  • Have ability to challenge internal processes, requirements, policies to open new sourcing or cost reduction opportunities.

  • Have ability to work collaboratively with suppliers and internal stakeholders to identify continuous cost and performance improvement strategies

  • Have General understanding of the Marketing & Communications category, Marketing Technology, Commercial Brand and Agencies, and digital media

  • Have experience and knowledge of Facilities Services (managed services), preferably on a global basis

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

We are happy to discuss flexible working options in this role, please discuss your requirements with the recruiter when you apply.

Working with us

At Akamai, were curious, innovative, collaborative and tenacious. We celebrate diversity of thought and we hold an unwavering belief that we can make a meaningful difference. Our teams use their global perspectives to put customers at the forefront of everything they do, so if you are people-centric, youll thrive here.

Working for you

At Akamai, we will provide you with opportunities to grow, flourish, and achieve great things. Our benefit options are designed to meet your individual needs for today and in the future. We provide benefits surrounding all aspects of your life:

  • Your health

  • Your finances

  • Your family

  • Your time at work

  • Your time pursuing other endeavors

Our benefit plan options are designed to meet your individual needs and budget, both today and in the future.

About us

Innovating on a global scale, we deliver our customers a fast, smart and secure intelligent edge platform. Working against a backdrop of digital collaboration, our highly skilled teams build progressive solutions that have the scope to transform entertainment, business, and life in ways that we have yet to imagine.

Join us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will challenge and inspire you!

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.