Charles Schwab Marketing Strategic Sourcing Manager in Lone Tree, Colorado

We believe that , when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

Corporate Vendor Management (VM) at Charles Schwab & Co. is responsible for implementing a firm-wide, end-to-end vendor relationship management process to maximize vendor performance and value. Corporate VM identifies, mitigates, monitors, and manages vendor risk; and assists Schwab in meeting regulatory and compliance requirements.

What you’ll do:

The Marketing Strategic Sourcing Manager, Marketing Services, plays an essential role within Vendor & Sourcing Management by providing business partners with strategic sourcing support, contract negotiation and risk mitigation. In this role you will also support the broader Sourcing team to manage various lower dollar deals, route contracts for signature, and various other reporting and administrative requirements.

This position will be responsible for establishing strong relationships with Schwab Marketing and Legal stakeholders to develop, maintain and execute contracts for the Marketing Services channel (focus on Events, Research and Sponsorships categories). This role will also manage all aspects of the strategic sourcing lifecycle; lead negotiations, as well as collaborate with risk groups and legal, as required on vendor engagements. The position will not manage people; it is an individual contributor role

What you have:

  • 3+ years of experience in Marketing and/or Professional Services indirect category management , strategic sourcing, consulting, vendor management, and risk management (required)

  • Experience within indirect sourcing categories and contract review or negotiation

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with a proven track record of building effective working relationships with senior level business partners

  • The ability to partner with and project manage cross-functional teams (Marketing, Schwab Legal and Procurement) to drive contract and price negotiations that maximize value and mitigate risks while ensuring internal stakeholders’ requirements are met

  • Strong negotiation skills, with ability to effectively explore alternatives to reach mutually beneficial outcomes

  • Proficiency in Excel (required)

  • Experience with Ariba, Hiperos, PeopleSoft and/or Access a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree

You demonstrate these behaviors:

  • Positivity: brings energy and optimism to our dynamic workplace. Is open to both large/complex sourcing projects as well as more administrative duties or tasks

  • Attention to detail: focus that is directed on the multiple small tasks or concerns that make up a larger task or concern.

  • Strong Communication (written/verbal/ interpersonal): can easily communicate up, down and across the organization with a proven capability to make contributions to teams and initiatives

  • Analytical Thinking: ability to analyze data, and apply it to develop and implement a sourcing strategies and contract negotiations.

  • Self starter: able to manage multiple projects and succeed in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with minimal direction self-motivated to learn and take on new responsibilities and proactively seek out answers to solve problems

  • Adaptable: comfort and ability to quickly take on new, challenging projects and also perform administrative support to the Marketing Sourcing team as required

What you’ll get:

  • Everyday Wellness: Healthy Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Choices, Wellness Champions

  • Financial Fitness: 401k Match, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts

  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer

  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships

  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

Learn more about Life@Schwab at http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.

Position Located In: CO - Lone Tree