Sourcing Excellence Specialist


Location: Remote - US only

Job Type: Full time


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The Sourcing Excellence Specialist will support the evaluation, enhancement and development of Okta’s Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (SS&P) processes across categories and regional organizations. This includes, but is not limited to Sourcing Toolkits, Governance, Manage Spend Under Management, Project Pipeline Management, Scorecards, Spend & Savings Analytics, Quarterly Business Reviews, Management of Sourcing Tools.

SEA will report to the Sourcing Excellence Leader (SEL) and will closely collaborate with other functions like rest of the SS&P team, Finance Transformation, Business Technology, Finance leaders and other stakeholders as needed to develop and implement strategies.


  • Develop and maintain standardized reporting of spend, savings, project pipeline while partnering with other business groups as needed
  • Develop and maintain standard metrics/ dashboard reporting with regard supplier and sourcing performance
  • Convert raw data sets into insightful sources of information for reporting
  • Present analyses to internal and external audiences at all organizational levels in a user-friendly, intelligent way
  • Support RFx processes including data gathering, spend analytics, and supplier research
  • Lead initiatives to maintain Systems, Process and Policies as it relates to Sourcing and Procurement operations, ensure compliance. Partner with other areas within Sourcing & Procurement organization as needed
  • Create and lead the Sourcing Savings Pipeline Management process, support Category Managers in building project pipeline and increasing understanding of SS&P value across the organization
  • Identify and implement ways to improve Procurement Systems through partnership with other Business areas and third parties
  • Perform spend analysis to support business objectives and build business case as needed for various projects
  • Track and flag compliance to relevant Sourcing policies and procedures, both within SS&P and Business Organizations
  • Support Global Category Managers to drive and implement Global/ Regional Category Strategies
  • Support delivery and validation of Savings for Global Category Managers
  • Identify and maintain SS&P’s training requirements, both technical and professional
  • Support ad-hoc requests by Management to ensure data driven business decisions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Sourcing professional with strong background rooted in process-based sourcing
  • Strong analytic abilities
  • Experience with sourcing processes (tendering, RFx, supplier negotiations, and contracting) across geographies and multiple spend categories
  • Experience working with IT to create cloud database to stand up reporting and score card capabilities
  • Strong Financial acumen
  • Ability to manage multiple workstreams at once while reporting to several groups
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong presentation skills with emphasis on converting analyses into intuitive presentations
  • Strong Project Management
  • Interest in IT Services and data analytics infrastructure
  • Experience using e-Sourcing tools (e.g., SCOUT) and P2P systems (e.g., COUPA)


  • 3+ years of relevant experience (Within sourcing & Procurement, Finance)
  • Strong understanding of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement operations and processes (executing RFXs etc.)
  • Degree in Finance, Management, Business, or equivalent domain
  • System implementation experience is a plus
  • Consulting background is a plus
  • Foreign languages are a plus
  • Expert ability with applications like MS Excel, Tableau and MS PowerPoint

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located. We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live. Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Find your place at Okta

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