1+ months

Sourcing and Category Management Manager, Technology

Austin, TX 78701

Sourcing and Category Management Manager, Technology Denver, Colorado; Austin, Texas

Are you successful at negotiating and procuring technology/software agreements? Do you want to be at the center of building and maintaining our ecosystem? Are you interested in joining a globally diverse organization where our unique contributions are recognized and celebrated, allowing each of us to thrive? Then its time to join Western Union as a Sourcing and Category Management Manager, Technology.

Western Union powers your pursuit.

In this pivotal role, you will continually assess the business needs, the financials, and the service provider markets to determine the best options and sources of supply for the organization as follows:

Role Responsibilities

  • Drive end-to-end execution of sourcing and category initiatives, which include aligning business requirements with internal stakeholders, conducting RFPs, negotiating agreements and commercial terms, drafting deal summaries for executive approval, and reporting on validated cost savings for tracking against departmental KPIs.
  • Identify, execute on, and capture cost savings within our overall spend base with a focus on the urgency to pull cost out of operations immediately in 2023.
  • Keep abreast of industry trends that have an impact on the sourcing strategy, through good working relationships with existing and potential third parties.
  • Present and update all pertinent supplier and/or industry trends to stakeholders and immediate management and propose improvements to existing strategies.
  • Engage with the business to understand business drivers, risk appetite, and environmental factors that will influence the development and maintenance of the sourcing strategy.
  • Develop the ability to influence and negotiate outcomes with senior leadership and ensure that effective processes and communication channels are in place to maximize the delivery and implementation of any sourcing activities.

Role Requirements

  • Education in business or other management disciplines, such as supply chain management or equivalent skills are required.
  • Five+ years of experience in sourcing and/or procurement and/or vendor management
  • Execute work efficiently and with transparency with a high degree of individual problem-solving skills to deliver high-value outcomes with timeliness and accuracy.
  • Experience leading key negotiations and large-scale or enterprise sourcing activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a well-conceptualized, -socialized, and -executed sourcing strategy.
  • Professional presence and comfort interacting with both internal and external senior leaders.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills at all levels.
  • Collaborative and oriented to internal customer service.

We make financial services accessible to humans everywhere. Join us for whats next.

Western Union is positioned to become the worlds most accessible financial services company transforming lives and communities. Were a diverse and passionate customer-centric team of over 8,000 employees serving 200 countries and territories, reaching customers and receivers around the globe. More than moving money, we design easy-to-use products and services for our digital and physical financial ecosystem that help our customers move forward.

Just as we help our global customers prosper, we support our employees in achieving their professional aspirations. Youll have plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and build a career, as well as receive a great compensation package. If youre ready to help drive the future of financial services, its time for Western Union. Learn more about our purpose and people at https://careers.westernunion.com/.


The on-target earnings range is $99,705.00 $175,720.00 per year, which includes a base salary and short-term and long-term incentives that align with individual and company performance. Actual salaries will vary based on candidates qualifications, skills, and competencies.


You will also have access to short-term incentives, multiple health insurance options, accident and life insurance, and access to best-in-class development platforms, to name a few
(https://careers.westernunion.com/global-benefits/). Please see the location-specific benefits below and note that your Recruiter may share additional role-specific benefits during your interview process or in an offer of employment.

Your United States-specific benefits include:

  • Family First Program
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Medical, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Parental Leave

We are passionate about diversity. Our commitment is to provide an inclusive culture that celebrates the unique backgrounds and perspectives of our global teams while reflecting the communities we serve. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status. The company will provide accommodation to applicants, including those with disabilities, during the recruitment process, following applicable laws.




  • Banking / Finance
Posted: 2023-02-09 Expires: 2023-04-21

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