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Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing & Category Management



Austin, TX, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

About the Team

The Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement team at DoorDash is responsible for aligning effective sourcing and purchasing strategies with long-term business goals. This team conducts the business process to analyze, review, and implement third-party external spend, while ensuring procurement resources are efficient and focused on important categories or larger company initiatives.

About the Role

The Manager, Global Strategic Sourcing & Category Management will be part of the Global Strategic Sourcing and Procurement team. This is a new individual contributor role for our team. You will start as a generalist covering Corporate Services and Technology, and eventually move into a specialist role, based on business needs and preference. You will collaborate with leaders and operators across the company to provide cost savings and positively impact free cash flow. Examples of subcategories supported include: Professional services, Staff augmentation, SAAS, Hardware, Infrastructure etc.

You will report into the Senior Manager on our Global Strategic Sourcing team in our Finance organization. You will work hybrid, going onsite to a local DoorDash office.

You're excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Lead global sourcing (RFx) projects, negotiate deals (MSAs/SOWs), and manage a sizable spend across a broad range of subcategories.
  • Influence, educate and manage internal partners on best practices for sourcing and contracting towards long-term solutions.
  • Benchmark and facilitate best practices, analyze and monitor compliance; drive improvements through reporting and recommendations.
  • Review and drive execution of contracts with a focus on commercial terms: pricing, payment terms, volume commitments, rebates, etc; liaise with the legal team in the execution of agreements.

We're excited about you because you have…

  • 5+ years of experience in a strategic sourcing/category management role for indirect categories with some expertise in Corporate services and Technology
  • Successfully developed relationships with internal stakeholders and suppliers, preferably at a medium to large startup
  • Operated quickly to improve value for priority spend sub categories
  • Juggled simultaneous projects with competing timelines and stakeholders, with precision and accuracy
  • Collaborated and knowledge shared with both immediate and broader teams

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others. In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.