CWS, Strategic Sourcing - Technology, Vice President

Location(s) US-TX-Dallas
Job ID
Schedule Type
Full Time
Vice President
Corporate and Workplace Solutions
Business Unit
Spend Management
Employment Type


Who We Are

The Corporate and Workplace Solutions Division (CWS) is comprised of Corporate and Workplace Solutions and the Office of Global Security. Our team focuses on commercial management, client support, advisory solutions, strategic planning, risk management, people security, real estate strategy and the enablement of collaboration and productivity tools across the firm.


Corporate and Workplace Solutions

We deliver a world-class work experience and environment, managing the firm’s corporate real estate strategy, client engagement solutions, essential commercial and risk management functions and flexible digital workstyles that drive the firm’s operating efficiency and productivity.


How We’re Organized


Real Estate - Encompasses end-to-end strategic real estate work from transactions to facilities. Departments include Real Estate Strategy, Real Estate Development and Facilities.


Spend Management - Aligns all commercial advisory and risk management functions that drive operating efficiency. Departments include Product Finance, Strategic Sourcing, Third Party Governance, Procure to Pay and Infrastructure & Transformation.


Client Engagement - Reflects partnership with internal clients in developing and delivering world-class solutions for the firm. Departments include Document Management, Events, Hospitality and Travel.


CWS Engineering - Aligns all engineering functions integral to the successful performance of the division. Departments include Digital Workplace, Client & Production Engineering, Corporate Engineering and Spend, Data and Automation and Product Success and Delivery Engineering.


Divisional Management (COO) - Aligns division-wide functions to drive strategic cohesiveness, consistency and efficiency. Departments include Business Unit Management, Communications and User Engagement, Risk and Environmental, Social & Governance.




The Strategic Sourcing team is responsible for driving the execution of strategic priorities, including firm’s operational efficiency and supplier diversity targets, as it relates to the Firm’s relationships with vendors.  We partner with Engineering leadership as well as various stakeholders across the firm on all software/SaaS, hardware, storage, telecommunications, multi-media, and co-location engagements.  As a result, we are actively involved in the entirety of the vendor relationship lifecycle – from procurement to payment.

The Strategic Sourcing professional is a highly commercial role that requires extensive internal and external interfacing with a number of constituents, implementation of best practices and sound judgement to arrive at the right outcomes for the firm.



  • Lead/participate in contract and commercial negotiations for technology-related products and services globally, with focus on complex software agreements, including both internally-hosted as well as vendor-hosted arrangements (SaaS/PaaS), while following vendor engagement model and adhering to firm’s vendor-related policies and practices.
  • Collaborate with various risk management partners, such as Legal, Finance, Information Security, Compliance, and others to ensure firm's vendor management policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Create financial analysis of pending transactions, including review of vendor financial viability as well as total cost of ownership and return on investment analyses.  May involve interfacing with outside research companies to create benchmarking models and identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Serve as an advisor to the business/technology groups in the areas of licensing and commercial/contractual/vendor risks, among others.
  • Lead/participate in license audits and certifications, in collaboration with other groups including end users, technology, legal, and others.
  • Liaise across Engineering leadership, business and relationship managers to identify and escalate vendor/client sensitivities, commercial and relationship opportunities.
  • Responsible for tracking of and reporting on strategic vendor management activities, spend and other trends of strategic vendors, understanding impact across firm/business units.




Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in Technology commercial and contract negotiation, with focus on software/SaaS licensing contracts.
  • Strong communication skills, with ability to communicate effectively at various levels of organization.
  • Candidate must exhibit ability to navigate through complex situations.
  • Candidate must be a team player, with proven ability to work effectively across multiple teams and levels within the organization.
  • Expected candidate will be brought in at a VP level.


Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Prior experience with the SAP Spend Management suite of products, including Ariba
  • Prior experience with license compliance audits.
  • Prior experience in the financial services industry.
  • Prior experience with well-known enterprise vendors.
  • Prior technical experience or in-depth understanding of technical concepts



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