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Global Technology Sourcing & Contract Manager

$111,700- $167,500/ year
Posted Apr 29
Full Time
RemoteOakland, California

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

As the Strategic Sourcing & Contract Manager in Technology, you will play a pivotal role in driving the organization's success through management of technology contract negotiations. Your primary responsibility will be to negotiate and consolidate robust technology agreements, including but not limited to Master Agreements, Enterprise Software & Cloud Agreements, Addendums, Order Forms, Statement of Works, NDA, Data Processing Agreement, Security Requirements, etc. Leverage your industry knowledge and negotiation expertise, you will support initiatives to achieve positive ROI, mitigate risks, ensure compliance with legal requirements, and foster strong supplier relationships. This will be an individual contributor role and will report to the IT Procurement Lead.

Contract Negotiation & Management:

  • Lead contract negotiation, ensuring agreements are favorable, cost-effective, minimal risks, compliant with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Serve as a primary contract reviewer for Technology contracts (e.g. Master Agreements, Order Forms, Statement of Works, NDA, etc.), with a focus on Software & Cloud engagements
  • Collaborate with Commercial Legal, Sourcing Team, and internal stakeholders to drive contract consolidation to leverage global scale, minimize risks, and to drive efficiencies
  • Assist with managing and organizing vendor’s contracts, update templates, and conduct research on preferred legal terms and negotiating positions
  • Drive continuous improvement of supplier performance (e.g. cost, terms, quality, timely delivery)


  • Support the development of enterprise-wide sourcing strategies for technology, incorporating supplier segmentation, risk profiles, and spend & cost analysis
  • Conduct thorough market research to identify potential suppliers and evaluate their capabilities, ensuring alignment with organizational needs
  • Develop & execute various sourcing tactics, such as RFP/RFI/RFQ, E-auctions, supplier consolidation and benchmarking, to negotiate favorable terms and achieve savings targets
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to build and maintain relationships with peers, cross-functional partners, and internal stakeholders we serve at all organizational levels to earn the privilege of being a trusted advisor.
  • Ability to drive discussions with leaders and resolution to open issues, bring forth innovative solutions, and drive collaboration on contract negotiation

Team Collaboration:

  • Comfortable working in a collaborative, cross-functional team environment on a global scale


You Have:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience as a transactional paralegal, contracts negotiator, or contracts manager, sourcing manager, vendor manager, or equivalent experience
  • Substantial experience in contract review, structuring, consolidating, and drafting, as well as negotiating complex commercial and technology agreements
  • Strong proficiency in reviewing, redlining and negotiating MSA, order forms and other contractual agreements and knowledge of boilerplate legal concepts (i.e. Indemnity, Limit of Liability, etc), particularly in Enterprise Cloud & SaaS agreements
  • Strong understanding of data analytics and the ability to leverage data-driven insights for decision-making
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities

Additional Information

Block takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. U.S. locations are categorized into one of four zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Zone A: USD $111,700 - USD $167,500

Zone B: USD $103,800 - USD $155,800

Zone C: USD $98,200 - USD $147,400

Zone D: USD $89,400 - USD $134,000

To find a location’s zone designation, please refer to this resource. If a location of interest is not listed, please speak with a recruiter for additional information.

Full-time employee benefits include the following:

  • Healthcare coverage (Medical, Vision and Dental insurance)
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement Plans including company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness programs, including access to mental health, 1:1 financial planners, and a monthly wellness allowance
  • Paid parental and caregiving leave
  • Paid time off (including 12 paid holidays)
  • Paid sick leave (1 hour per 26 hours worked (max 80 hours per calendar year to the extent legally permissible) for non-exempt employees and covered by our Flexible Time Off policy for exempt employees)
  • Learning and Development resources
  • Paid Life insurance, AD&D, and disability benefits

These benefits are further detailed in Block's policies. This role is also eligible to participate in Block's equity plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies, and may be eligible for a sign-on bonus. Sales roles may be eligible to participate in a commission plan subject to the terms of the applicable plans and policies. Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page _.

_ Additionally, we consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment on our team, assessing candidates in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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_Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

_ While there is no specific deadline to apply for this role, on average, U.S. open roles are posted for 70 days before being filled by a successful candidate.