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Senior Category Manager - Information Technology And Engineering Full-time

at Etsy New York in New York (Published at 21-10-2022)

Company Description

Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. We build, power, and evolve the tools and technologies that connect entrepreneurs with buyers around the world. Etsy, Inc.'s 'house of brands' portfolio has expanded to now include four individually distinct ecommerce brands -- Etsy, fashion resale marketplace Depop, musical instrument marketplace Reverb, and Brazil-based handmade goods marketplace Elo7. As an Etsy employee, you'll tackle unique problems alongside talented coworkers committed to Keeping Commerce Human. We're large enough that you'll focus on meaningful, complex challenges, but small enough that you can make a rewarding impact.

Job Description

What's the role?

As the Senior Category Manager, IT and Engineering, you will lead Category Management, Strategic Sourcing, and Supplier Relationship Management for Hardware, SaaS, Engineering and other technology and services, categories across Etsy’s house of brands. You will be responsible for evaluating the industry space, partner engagement, supplier evaluation and selection, negotiations, supplier management, reporting and analysis. You will report progress to Technology, Finance, and Legal leadership on a regular basis on the strategy, progress and transaction specific recommendations. This is a highly influential and visible role across Etsy that supports technology, products and engineering. You’ll work with a highly collaborative stakeholder base that seeks your expertise in building innovative, long-term supply strategies and driving competitive advantage for Etsy Inc. You’ll join a dedicated, transparent, highly collaborative and fun team that has built strong credibility and delivers superior results for the organization.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management. For this role, we are considering candidates based in the United States of America who are either remote, flex, or office-based. Etsy offers different work modes to meet the variety of needs and preferences of our team. Learn more about our flexible work options and vaccination policy .

What’s this team like at Etsy?
  • Collaborative, innovative and fun culture that operates as one team
  • Leads with curiosity and is customer centric
  • Recognized, supported and appreciated amongst each other and the organization
What does the day-to-day look like?

Provide category sourcing and procurement guidance to your business partners. Develop strategies for competitive sourcing processes, standardization, supplier consolidation, and changes in S2P channel strategies.

Provide thought leadership and be a strategic partner to and wWork with senior leaders from across Etsy Inc. to understand their strategies and influence the role suppliers play in achieving them.

Perform market, usage, and spend analysis for assigned categories. Stay on top of industry and market trends to provide partners with new intelligence and subject matter expertise.

Drive category performance by regularly reporting results and maintaining important metrics.

Generate and provide relevant reports, updates, and engagement specific recommendations / transactions to leadership to guide decision making.

Using RFX processes as appropriate, gather requirements, conduct research, evaluate and select suppliers in close collaboration with business partners. Facilitate approval by providing budget, cost projections, and project time frame to internal partners.

Support business partners to ensure adherence to internal purchasing and contracting processes (Compliance, Legal, Finance, Accounting, InfoSec, Tax, etc) for each transaction. Achieve beneficial contract terms and ensure Etsy receives the best value while having a solution-orientation approach.

Together with the IT, Technology and Engineering operations teams, maintain close working relationships with key supply partners.

Monitor category and supplier performance, facilitate supplier business reviews and regularly report results on category metrics.

Engage with suppliers to achieve continuous improvement, financial benefit, risk mitigation, and social and environmental impact objectives.

Of course, this is just a sample of the kinds of work this role will require! You should assume that your role will encompass other tasks, too, and that your job duties and responsibilities may change from time to time at Etsy's discretion, or otherwise applicable with local law.


Qualities that will help you thrive in this role are:

Minimum of 7 years of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement, Supplier Performance Measurement, Contract Negotiation, Project Management, Category Management, Business Analysis experience

Strong background in assigned categories, specifically sourcing and procuring high value/sophisticated products and services

Deep knowledge of category landscape and trends

Success leading project teams to bring value by applying sourcing methods

Ability to analyze category spend and translate into insights and recommendations to develop an opportunity pipeline

Experience organizing and reporting on IT, Technology and Engineering data

Solid understanding accounting principles and financial modeling.

Keen attention to detail in a fast paced environment supporting multiple locations and projects simultaneously

A trust in and dedication to Etsy’s vision, mission and values

Additional Information

What's Next

If you're interested in joining the team at Etsy, please send a cover letter and resume telling us why you'd be right for the position. As you've hopefully seen already, Etsy is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else -- we want you to be like you! So write to us and tell us what you're all about. Our Promise

At Etsy, we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace makes us a more relevant, more competitive, and more resilient company. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. Etsy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or family status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or caregiver status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application and interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. While Etsy supports visa sponsorship, sponsorship opportunities may be limited to certain roles and skillsets. For U.S. roles only:

Many Etsy roles are open to remote candidates, and you'll be able to identify which ones within the location header of each job description. We're open to remote hires from all U.S. states except Hawaii and Alaska. For candidates who will work remotely from Colorado, visit this for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

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