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Does playing a critical role in protecting customers sound exciting to you? How about working for a global fintech company on an advanced team that is passionate about preventing money laundering and other illegal financial transactions?


We are seeking a Strategic Sourcing Manager to support Western Union’s Global Headquarters in Denver, Colorado. In this role you will beaccountable for development and execution of sourcing strategies to reduce total costs in IT and telecom spend portfolio. Drive proposal process and vendor selections. Negotiate business and contract terms.


Objective and Responsibilities

·        Drive sourcing activities, category strategy and negotiations for multiple areas of spend within technology spend categories, including IT managed services, technology consulting, system implementation, software license agreements, data center and telecom

·        Facilitate and lead cross-functional teams with key stakeholders to develop effective cost reduction and risk mitigation strategies as well as implementation plans while maintaining and improving internal client satisfaction

·        Develop category strategies which outline and define the product, market, and supply strategies

·        Work with business unit and function decision makers to decide on sourcing methodologies and strategies, factoring in market conditions and costs

·        Assist BU and function leaders in implementing category strategies

·        Know the supply market and sourcing savings opportunities as they relate to assigned sourcing categories

·        Develop and maintain network across Western Union globally and specifically with all levels of the GoTech (IT) and Service Provider Governance organizations

·        Deliver total cost of ownership reductions, as well as year-over-year productivity improvements while maintaining or improving product quality and supplier service levels

What you will need to succeed:

·        7+ years of relevant work experience, including experience in procurement / strategic sourcing, negotiation and contract management on large, complex deals

·        Technology category expertise (and research skills to keep current)

·        Experience in global markets with experience in EU, India, and the Philippines preferred

·        Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills

·        Strong influencing/negotiation skills and change management

·        Experience with the ability to successfully manage complexity and multiple priorities


What will make you stand out:

·        BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience

·       Prefer 3-5 years leadership experience

·       3 years experience in procurement function


What’s in it for you?


·       Competitive global pay, benefits and mobility

·       Unparalleled experience as part of one of the most advanced teams in the world, with opportunities to build valuable skills and grow your career

·       The chance to share your ideas and contribute to the development of our products

·       Diverse, global team with colleagues in over 50 countries


What it’s like here:

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both! 

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money for better. It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and success. Achieving our common vision depends on people with diverse backgrounds working together. Who knows; your unique point of view could be the key to our next groundbreaking idea. We’d love to explore that possibility!

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or another protected category.



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