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Strategic Sourcing Category Manager

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Employer Provided Salary: 127,200-215,000 Annually
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Role Description

Dropbox is seeking an experienced Sourcing Manager to join the foundation of our growing Supply Chain team. You will be responsible for building the software and professional services sourcing landscapes that will enable Dropbox to scale beyond our current one billion files/day stored by 700M+ users and support new product launches.


  • Act as a trusted adviser, and subject matter expert, leading Software and Professional Services procurement across multiple Dropbox teams 
  • Leverage experience in IT Application Services Category - IT Project Development / Application Maintenance Support / SaaS implementation
  • Lead the strategic vendor relationships with key partners including vendor selection, pricing negotiations, new product introduction, and contract negotiations
  • Strong ability to determine contractual/financial exposure and lead contract negotiations
  • Knowledge of software and professional services contracting trends, licensing models - traditional and emerging contract/vendor performance models
  • Where applicable, understanding of government and industry regulations that will influence contracting approach and vendor behavior (for example, SOX, SECURITY)
  • Implement “best in class” sourcing improvements
  • Build strong relationships for constant collaboration with key internal stakeholders including, product, engineering, finance, legal and business leaders
  • As a Sourcing Manager at Dropbox you are responsible for developing and executing Sourcing Strategy across global vendors. We're looking for a self starter who will thrive in an often-times ambiguous environment and isn’t afraid of a challenge. 


  • BA/BS or equivalent with 5+ years of relevant experience; 8+ years experience preferred
  • Minimum of 5+ years as a Sourcing or Procurement Manager at a major technology company with large cloud infrastructure footprint
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to influence, develop productive working relationships, and lead technical teams and key stakeholders from different business functions
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain and procurement principles and processes
  • Strength in negotiations, cost/price analysis is essential
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
  • Experience delivering compelling presentations and leading meetings

Total Rewards

US Zone 1

$159,000$215,000 USD

US Zone 2

$143,100$193,500 USD

US Zone 3

$127,200$172,000 USD

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What are Dropbox Perks + Benefits

Dropbox Benefits Overview

We’re proud to offer benefits that help all Dropboxers take care of their holistic selves, so they can keep flowing at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
At Dropbox, this is called 'Recharge'
Paid holidays
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In order to be successful in our Virtual First environment we needed to make changes that would allow employees to have more control over both where and how they work. Therefore, we embrace “non-linear workdays” with defined core collaboration hours that overlap across time zones. Beyond that, we encourage employees to design their own schedules to balance collaboration with needs for individual focus. We’ve also moved from “all day syncs” to an “async by default” culture, reserving meetings for discussion, debate, and decision-making, and handling all other work in our deep focus hours.

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