Dec 01, 2021

Services Sourcing Manager

  • Canva
  • Sydney NSW, Australia

Job Description

We’re constantly working towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community all around the world. We celebrate uniqueness and whatever makes you, you and encourage everyone who wants to help us transform the way the world designs, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.  
About UsAt Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time. 
Since launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.
About the Strategic SourcingStrategic Sourcing is Canva’s sourcing organization that exists within Team Spend.  Team Spend is composed of Strategic Sourcing, Purchasing and Shared Shared Services - Accounts Payable and Expense & Travel. Team Spend came together to upgrade Canva’s spending experience for both internal and external stakeholders. Our Mission is to empower Canvanauts to focus on their impact by providing the most Efficient and Frictionless Spend Experience. 
About youYour grit and ability to realize the seemingly unachievable has been the theme of your career as you tackle bigger and more complex problems as opportunity is given to you.  You thrive in the grey area and the unknown where your ability to ask the right questions and leverage the resources around you informs a highly reasoned, thought out strategy.   Your passion for what you do creates network effects to rally others around you on a common mission.  The fulfillment you feel from achievements from those you have led and mentored is substantially larger than accomplishing those achievements yourself.  You love to be challenged, to collaborate, to think outside the box - always 2 steps ahead of what seems predictably in front of you.

What you'll do:

  • Strategy, develop a category strategy based on market research & analysis, data collection/management, cost modeling, RFx strategy development, RFx creation and management, negotiations, contracting, and supplier performance management
  • Be part of the team, help us achieve our big crazy goals by liaising with internal teams to give an awesome experience to our Canvanauts
  • Collaborate, establish strong stakeholder relationships across the Corporate Services lines of business promoting early engagement with Sourcing and involvement on key deals
  • Drive change, in Strategic Sourcing as a trusted advisor for supplier management, negotiations, and supplier business reviews
  • Business process improvements,  design and support efficient and effective Sourcing processes and reporting, and partners with the Procure to Pay team to maintain all relevant supplier data to drive compliance and results
  • Solution orientated, support the execution of spend management projects that accomplish key objectives. Those objectives may include savings, process effectiveness, supplier consolidation & management, risk reduction & management, improved visibility & control of expenditures
  • Communication, Effectively partner with FP&A teams to align broader impact that the Finance organization can have on Canva’s growth

What we are looking for:

  • You are an experienced, confident negotiator in Indirect spend categories including Facilities, HR, Legal, Finance, Sales and Marketing
  • You have a passion for how Sourcing can be an incredible value to all aspects of the business through effective partnership
  • Demonstrated skills in data driven category strategy and decision making that drive impactful many facets of the business
  • Strong quantitative skills with the ability to dissect problems
  • Minimum of 5 years in a fast paced multinational technology company. Experience preferred includes leading Sourcing in Indirect Procurement categories
  • You think and act as We, not Me. We’re all in this together. You love nothing more than to collaborate and build trusted relationships with your team, ensuring everyone is empowered to do the best work of their life, and having the best time doing it
  • Right brain, left brain. Your head is in the clouds while your feet are on the ground. You are solutions orientated but focus on strategic excellence, flipping between big picture thinking and what needs to be done now without jeopardizing the quality of either
  • Able to work under pressure whilst keeping a calm demeanour, you can juggle  multiple tasks, people and systems of varying complexities and deadlines. 
  • Comfortable with chaos. You have a passion for efficiency, process improvements, and map out a path to clarity and execution. You can work out ways to achieve the impossible and ride through change like a boss.
Being a Force for good. One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.
We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. If you’re keen to apply and need reasonable adjustments or would like to note which pronouns you use at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.