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Strategic Sourcing Manager, APAC



Victoria, Australia · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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

Block has an exciting career opportunity for a Strategic Sourcing Manager based in Australia (Remote) to support the Technology,Marketing, Product, BPO & Professional Services (HR, Finance, Consulting) category. This is a chance for an experienced Strategic Sourcing and Category Leader Professional. You will focus on supporting insource-outsource programs and adoption of the source-to-pay process through system optimization and proactive partner outreach along with sourcing management, contract management, and negotiation support where applicable. You will report to a Sourcing Lead within Procurement. We ask that you have a continuous improvement philosophy, management skills, and the ability to share thoughtful education with important partners while maintaining receptiveness with important collaborators on best practices and market trends.

You Will:

  • Lead Insource-Outsource Programs and guide RFX’s, Contract Negotiations and help improve APAC Procurement initiative.

  • Oversee the selection/negotiation/management/purchasing for large category groups and multiple smaller suppliers or sub-categories as a necessary contributor/leader.

  • Work with Procurement and leaders to implement category strategies.

  • Support Block leadership strategic planning efforts, focusing on sourcing (through the best sourcing methodologies), contract negotiation, buying, and risk mitigation strategy.

  • Oversee complex, Block-wide supplier relations, developing solutions to new problems and using your foresight to anticipate future trends and issues.

  • Lead a network of other authorities, building agreement. You are responsible for and will project manage Important Category Supplier Relationship QBRs to ensure Block is receiving agreed to services based on main Service level agreements and Performance Indicators.

  • Model collaboration skills and have a noticeable positive impact on the velocity and success of your teammates.

  • Develop selection/negotiation criteria, establish purchasing goals, coordinate resources, and provide category leadership following long-term buying goals.

  • Uphold, champion, and exemplify the Block values.

  • Will support partners around APAC including Australia, New Zealand and Japan.


You Have:

  • Minimum 7 years of Procurement/Strategic Sourcing experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Experience depth with Source-to-Contract and Procure-to-Pay Practices

  • Experience using Procurement Tools such as SCOUT, COUPA, Oracle, etc.

Additional Information

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, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any 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.


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

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.