Sr. Director Sourcing and Procurement

Job Locations US-ID-Boise | US
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(6/24/2022 1:21 PM)
Finance & Accounting


This is a remote opportunity


Cradlepoint was born in Boise and built for wireless. We are a team of authentic, hard-working, and innovative people driven by a shared vision to Connect Beyond the limits of wired networks. We help customers — big and small, across industries and around the world — utilize LTE and 5G cellular technology to connect people, places, and things, anywhere. We’re at the forefront of the Wireless WAN and 5G — the next big waves in networking — and we remain as hungry and humble as the day we started. If you’re hungry to be part of something big, come join us.


How Will You Contribute to the Company?


You will lead all global sourcing and procurement responsibilities with a focus on developing, driving, and executing effective sourcing strategies, data-driven supplier selection processes, implementation of an end-to-end automated solution, identifying supply chain-related risks, and providing recommendations on mitigation, implementing compliance strategies, and collaboration with business partners supporting cost reduction activities.  


What Will You Do?

We will look to you to ensure that the Global Sourcing and Procurement strategy is aligned with our Business and Operations strategic objectives. More specifically, this includes:  



  • Define overall sourcing and procurement strategic direction for planning, organizing, leading, measuring, and analyzing the sourcing of direct and indirect materials globally. 
  • Continuous review and analysis of the strategy as required to accommodate changes in market dynamics. Help formulate strategy, recommend & implement solutions and adjust according to demands
  • Formulate and implement fundamental sourcing and procurement policies and procedures across spending categories, including third-party management, privacy, risk, and compliance
  • Develop and hold training sessions with employees to ensure adherence to the policies and procedures
  • Lead selection and implementation of sourcing, procure to pay solution to enable a complete process to provide visibility of spend and better controls of the sourcing and procurement process.
  • Create and implement clear roles and responsibilities between contract reviews, sourcing, and procurement functions
  • Develop and implement key strategic programs and projects to align with the needs of the business
  • Contributes to the planning, development, communication, and implementation of Cradlepoint’s Sourcing and Procurement activities working closely with planning and purchasing teams
  • Plans, develops, and implements business plans and budgets, including long-range objectives, performance goals, and metrics for each category by collaborating with Operations, Legal, Supply Chain, and other teams as needed to champion cross-functional sourcing initiatives
  • Collaborate and contribute cross-functionally to develop and recommend sourcing solutions, limiting risk, adhering to compliance policies, and ensuring continuity and go-to-market timelines are met
  • Directly manages complex negotiations with suppliers that require a detailed strategic plan and have a direct correlation with operational needs goals
  • Ensure relationship development and management with key suppliers
  • Provides continuous leadership, oversight of work quality, and constructive feedback to the distributed team
  • Manage and improve sourcing processes/performance through an effective Management Operating System to drive change and procurement transformation


  • 10-12 years of managerial experience, global
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Great relationship manager with vendors, customers and cross-functional business leads
  • Proven experience managing complex partnerships and projects
  • Strategic thinker around sourcing and procurement
  • Subject matter expert on sourcing and procurement processes 
  • Strong change management skills
  • Process improvement oriented
  • Cost efficiency and savings driven
  • Contract review and terms and condition experience
  • Multinational and entity experience
  • Leadership experience coaching and mentoring a large team
  • Industry Expertise

Note: Did you know that women and other marginalized groups often hold back on applying to jobs if they don’t meet 100% of all listed requirements? We don’t want you to hold back! If you don’t check every single box above but still feel like you could successfully do the work, we encourage you to apply! We’d love to connect and see how you could add to our team.


Why Cradlepoint?

At Cradlepoint, we’re one team - all in on inclusion. Celebrating the uniqueness of our individual team members across the globe helps us build diverse teams where we all can thrive. Our connected, community-focused culture enables each one of us to perform at our best and fully be ourselves.


Our Cradlepoint values drive everything we do:

  • Stay humble and hungry: Be a curious learner, resilient, and competitive.
  • Don’t point a finger; lend a hand: We are one team! Communicate, provide support, and lift others.
  • Make a difference: Prioritize, innovate, differentiate, and think big for customer success. Make a difference in work and in our communities.
  • Keep it simple: Eliminate complexity. Reduce time to value.
  • Enjoy the ride: Celebrate – appreciate – grow.
  • Trust, Respect, and transparency: Be ethical, data-driven, respectful, and straight shooters who share openly.


We are creating the future of global connectivity & community. Come join us. You belong here.


Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive salary with a focus on a global market; Annual and Incremental Incentive plans; employee retirement plans (where available)
  • Flexible Time Off with Global Holiday Schedules to promote work-life balance
  • Wellness initiatives focused on the health and mental well-being of our team members and their families, including free membership to Headspace (a mindfulness and well-being app), an International Employee Assistance Program, and dedicated quarterly Well-being Days and No Internal Meeting Fridays.
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Eligible to participate in customary health and other benefit plans and programs based on location
  • Work from home opportunities across our global locations with a culture rooted in inclusion and teamwork 




Cradlepoint’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging mission is to create an inclusive work environment where all employees’ differences are celebrated, their thoughts matter, and everyone feels safe to bring their authentic selves to work. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and aim to attract, develop, and engage top talent from a diverse candidate pool. It is our policy and commitment to provide equal opportunity employment for all persons and not discriminate in employment decisions by placing the most qualified person in each job, without regard to any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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