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Director of Procurement, IT & Telecom

at Cloudflare


About Us

At Cloudflare, we are on a mission to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers millions of websites and other Internet properties for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company. 

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us! 

Available Locations: Remote US

About the role

The Director of Procurement – IT & Telecom will be responsible for Cloudflare’s global information technology and telecom spending of approximately $200 million annually across the entire footprint. Lead a team of Category Leaders responsible for strategic sourcing activities and supplier management functions. Develop a sourcing strategy aligned with functional / business objectives, build organizational strength, create robust sourcing strategies, negotiate agreements, manage strategic supplier relationships, and drive continuous improvement and year-over-year savings. Act as a critical business partner to the IT Leadership Team.

What you'll do

  • Act as the key global IT and telecom sourcing interface with all Cloudflare divisions, ensuring
    alignment of strategies and commitments.
    • Understand the company’s IT Strategy and Plan objectives, timelines, and goals. Align the
      Strategic Sourcing plans to enable IT investments and operations.
    • Analyze cross-divisional spend and develop global strategic sourcing plans to reduce the total
      cost of ownership for all business units.
    • Demonstrate a measurable reduction in year-over-year total cost of ownership for the goods and
      services being sourced without compromising quality and service levels.
  • Provide thought leadership in developing and implementing sourcing strategies.
    o Create subcategory strategies using cross-functional teams and sourcing process diligence.
    • Manage contracting process and lead coordination with Legal, Compliance, and Privacy to ensure commercial relationships are appropriately documented.
    • Champion the use of e-sourcing, Spend Visibility, and P2P tools company-wide
    • Manage the supplier qualification, RFP, supplier selection, contract development, implementation, compliance, and ongoing supply base management process related to IT & Telecom.
  • Drive functional excellence across the IT & Telecom portfolio, including skills development and identifying training needs.
    • Manage relationships with the IT senior management and the suppliers.
    • Create and maintain communication mechanisms to ensure coordination with IT and reporting of sourcing impact.
  • Leads the Global Sourcing IT & Telecom Team
    • Develop staff to create expertise in both the areas of spend being managed and in strategic sourcing processes.
    • Mentor and develop staff through counseling and training program development that addresses individual improvement areas.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, as well as a graduate degree in engineering, supply chain, or “hard”
    technical field (STEM). Soft degrees (B.A., B.F.A., etc.) not accepted.
  • Minimum 12 years of experience in procurement or supply chain leadership roles.
  • Concrete experience in IT hardware, software, SaaS, Cloud, and professional service categories.
  • Solid experience in global matrix organizations with a worldwide operation footprint.
  • Experience in a continuous improvement environment with a track record of achieving significant P&L savings year over year.
  • Strong negotiation and presentation skills, proven experience driving the strategic sourcing process and category strategies (A.R.Q.S.C.I.).
  • Proven track record in building and leading multicultural, global, high-performance teams.
  • Customer-centric mindset and problem-solver.
  • Adaptability to work across all functions and levels of an organization (from C-Level to buyer planner).
  • Industry: Heavy regulated; Financial Services, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Telecommunications, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Food & beverage, Banking.


Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location.

  • For Colorado-based hires and Washington hires: Estimated annual salary of $221,000 - $271,000
  • For New York City-based and California (excluding Bay Area): Estimated annual salary of $225,000 - $275,000
  • For Bay Area-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $237,000 - $289,000


This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare’s equity plan.


Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family.  Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun!  The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
  • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Medical Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Participation Plan

Time Off

  • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
  • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave


What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

Cloudflare provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job. Examples of reasonable accommodations include, but are not limited to, changing the application process, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job, please contact us via e-mail at or via mail at 101 Townsend St. San Francisco, CA 94107.


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