• Sr. Procurement Analyst

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  • About Blackhawk Network:

    Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and rewards programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk’s Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, SMB and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incent and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Blackhawk operates in 26 countries. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.com, cashstar.comhawkcommerce.comhawkincentives.com or our product websites GiftCards.comgiftcardmall.comGiftCardLab.com and OmniCard.com.


    We are looking for a seasoned Sr. Procurement Analyst to join our growing Global Procurement team to be responsible for managing the execution of strategic sourcing activities for the department.  The successful candidate will work with various internal stakeholders to determine the needs for goods and services required to operate the company; identify specific sourcing and procurement strategies; identify and qualify sources of supply, create statements of work and RFXs, conduct bidding and negotiations, recommend an award strategy and finish with a solid contractual relationship between Blackhawk and the selected source(s) of supply.


    Develop, Manage, and Implement Strategic Sourcing Events

    • Lead the development, drafting and approval of strategic sourcing plans for assigned commodities, in particular for indirect goods and services, including the development, review and approval of commodities assigned to direct reports.
    • Understand the market dynamics for the good or service being procured, including major suppliers, key pricing trends, general news and development which could affect key decision-making.
    • Work closely with internal customers (budget owners), outside suppliers and others to ensure that sourcing strategies are aligned with broader organizational goals.
    • Be responsible for drafting comprehensive RFX documents, including both RFIs and RFPs, that correctly capture Blackhawk’s requirements for service or products in high-quality statements of work.
    • Issue RFX documents, track and manage the bidding process, including conducting bidder’s conferences, walk-throughs, and other activities as necessary to ensure suppliers are provided with adequate opportunity to fully understand our requirements.
    • Assist with rationalizing our supplier base to ensure we have the optimal number of suppliers in each area to meet our needs, consistent with driving the total cost of ownership, ensuring business continuity and providing upside capacity for unexpected growth opportunities.

    Negotiate and award contracts

    • Partner with Procurement and Legal contracting process owners to assist with creation of an appropriate contractual relationship with selected providers including strong terms and conditions, statements of work (as noted above), and periodic evaluation programs.

    Manage supplier performance

    • Work with internal clients who utilize the supplier to conduct periodic performance reviews of key performance metrics that were agreed to in the contracting process.
    • Manage performance issues, including documentation and resolution to ensure that Blackhawk’s interests are protected.
    • When supplier performance issues are present, work proactively with the supplier to identify causes and solutions to the issues, document those and ensure the supplier works to resolve each issue quickly and permanently.


    • The successful candidate for this position will need demonstrated capacity in each of the following areas: Strategic Sourcing, utilizing best practice sourcing processes and strategies; Contract Negotiation; and Process Improvement. 
    • Minimum of 4-6 years relevant experience
    • Must have demonstrated ability to manage multiple, high-complexity projects simultaneously
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field, professional certification CPM, CPIM a plus.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished as automated, written, and oral requests
    • Ability to effectively communicate with internal clients, external partners and executive management and articulate complex ideas in an easy to understand manner.
    • Good understanding IT Procurement – desktop hardware and software, maintenance and asset management, including strong understanding of IT related accounting principles.
    • Familiarity with the use of procurement systems such as Microsoft Dynamics, Coupa, Zycus or similar.
    • Proficient use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and web-based ticket system such as Service Now, Remedy, or other.
    • Excellent customer service skills, self-starter with ability to work independently or collaboratively within a team, demonstrate strong interpersonal skills as evidenced by the ability to build support, loyalty, and commitment.
    • Blackhawk Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Blackhawk Network believes that diversity leads to strength.




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