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(Closed) Director, Global Procurement and Sourcing

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πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Santa Monica, CA


GumGum is seeking a Director of Global Procurement and Sourcing to develop and manage our global strategic sourcing initiatives. You will be responsible for developing strategic objectives, policies, and procedures for the procurement of goods and services in support of global business activities, with oversight of all purchasing functions organization-wide.

In this role, you will help achieve the most favorable quality, service, cost and technology for GumGum, and develop and direct the implementation of initiatives related to purchasing systems enhancements, benchmarking, and the development of supplier relationships. As a true business partner, you will deliver effective cost savings without slowing down our rapid cycles of innovation and growth.


  • Hands on leader/operator to develop processes, policies and execution around procurement and sourcing for GumGum
  • Become the key negotiator and strategic buyer for the business
  • Partner with the various business operating leaders to help procure and source products and services to grow our business
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, our legal team and partners/suppliers
  • Direct the identification, selection and pre-qualification of the best suppliers in the industry for each relevant category
  • Direct the development and communication of procurement and sourcing systems (Tipalti), SOPs, policies and procedures
  • Deliver on cost reduction commitments through the identification, development and execution of strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Develop and maintain strong KPI’s and analytics to enable data driven decisions, monitor performance and saving targets
  • Share commodity knowledge on industry trends, benchmarking and deliver improvements on industry best practices


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, purchasing or related field; advanced degree preferred
  • 10 years of business procurement, sourcing or business development experience, ideally with a background in category management, setting procurement strategies and driving company-wide cost savings
  • Knowledge and understanding of US and international procurement complexity
  • Excellent communication, presentation skills, attention to detail
  • Strategic thinker with ability to lead on company-wide initiatives and engage as a business partner beyond the called upon responsibilities
  • Self-starter with excellent business/financial acumen, proficient in leading and setting direction for cross-functional teams, including demonstrated ability to motivate, influence and drive change across all levels of the organization and geographical boundaries
  • CPM certification highly preferred

Benefits & Perks

  • Strong medical, dental and vision plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care FSA
  • 401k plus match
  • Pet wellness discount
  • Commuter perks
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Stock incentive program
  • Unlimited paid time off and sick leave
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Continuous learning and professional development
  • Company-wide hackathons
  • Stocked kitchen with plenty of snacks
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Just blocks from the beach

Career & Personal Development Focus

  • Ongoing learning and development for education opportunities such as webinars, books, classes, relevant conferences and events
  • Opportunities to pursue business related side projects and yearly Hackathon
  • Highly encouraged to contribute to open source software, including our own open source software
  • Environment of learning from peers, including meetups, presentations and blog posts
  • Opportunity to work with cutting edge technology
  • Life Skills sessions - geared towards the whole life/health/person
  • Leadership Bites Dinner Series - connecting current and future GumGum leaders over great food and meaningful conversation
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