Sr Mgr, Strategic Sourcing (f/m/d)

Dreilinden, Germany Requisition Number R0041299 Subsidiary eBay

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About the team:

The Strategic Sourcing team oversees all aspects of eBay’s finance, analytics, and information technology functions. This includes controllership, procurement, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, audit, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations. At eBay, we love data, so finance plays a key role in establishing strategic focus, enabling growth, ensuring execution and driving efficiencies across the organization.

Reporting to the Global Procurement Organization, the Sr Sourcing Manager leads the development and execution of high value procurement related activities and projects globally. This role will partner with business divisions, internal procurement, and externally to define and execute sourcing plans created to maximize value for eBay. The role will use sourcing tools and processes to facilitate market research, identify optimal procurement scenarios, and facilitate supplier negotiations, while ultimately driving annual savings targets, improved efficiency and optimization of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).


  • Direct purchases for high value related spend along with ad hoc requests as required.

  • Partner with internal and external partners to collect and develop key requirements and work to direct into appropriate buying channels in order to extract maximum value.

  • Lead cross functional teams through an end to end sourcing project plan for high risk large spend products and services inclusive of financial viability analyses, supplier risk, negotiation plans, and supplier selection. Involved in budgeting process with BU clients. Lead teams in understanding how projects fall within eBay strategy.

  • Lead sourcing, need identification, market research, competitive bid review, and direct negotiations while demonstrating best in class procurement methodologies to ensure efficient TCO.

  • Decision point relative to execution of sourcing strategies including RFx, multi-bid, market test, direct negotiations, and catalog negotiations.

  • Analyze procurement spend to provide visibility on key savings opportunities and assist in developing a roadmap for achieving savings targets.

  • Operate as the Subject Matter Expert on assigned category. Provide category and industry knowledge to key partners including market drivers and suppliers, cost structures and technical improvements.


  • 8-10+ years proven experience across supply chain, with particular focus in strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, competitive price analysis, supplier relationship management and performance management.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA desirable, including additional applicable work experience.

  • Strong track record delivering procurement results in a highly dynamic environment.

  • Experience leading sourcing projects from end to end. Marketing and Professional Services experience preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of industry and market trends including analysis of market drivers, cost structures and technical improvements.

  • Strong executive presence with ability to step in and lead major initiatives while driving outcomes across all levels of the organizational hierarchy, including C suite.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills including ability to communicate effectively, form relationships, anticipate needs, and negotiate successful outcomes.

  • Must be a self-starter, imaginative innovator, results-oriented, driven, internally motivated, with a drive for results.

  • Able to demonstrate critical thinking and ability to execute on strategies while demonstrating outstanding planning, problem solving and decision making skills.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Benefits are an essential part of your total compensation for the work you do every day. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, eBay offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefit programs to meet your needs. Including maternal & paternal leave, paid sabbatical, and plans to help ensure your financial security today and in the years ahead because we know feeling financially secure during your working years and through retirement is important.

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel eBay is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work.. To learn about our Diversity & Inclusion click here:

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