Strategic Sourcing Analyst

Okta, United States

Okta is an integrated identity and mobility management service

Strategic Sourcing Analyst Job Description

Okta’s Strategic Sourcing & Procurement team is looking to hire a Strategic Sourcing Analyst who will support the sourcing, negotiating, and contracting for the business teams in the G&A (general & administrative) category. Teams that fall under this category may include Finance, Accounting, Consulting, Legal, Workplace, and HR.

The primary objective of this position is to maximize the value and minimize the risk associated with contracts and procurement-related activities. This role will partner closely with the stakeholders and guide them throughout the entire sourcing process, from defining requirements & scope, to leading negotiations, and through contracting. The Analyst will work closely with the contracts team on negotiating commercial terms for project-level agreements (Statement of Work, Engagement Letters, etc). We are looking for a strong candidate who is proactive, organized, and works well within a fast-paced environment.


  • Manage entire lifecycle of sourcing projects from end-to-end
  • Collaborate with G&A business partners to identify requirements and lead supplier selection activities including conducting RFI’s, RFP’s, market assessments, etc
  • Develop strong relationships with stakeholders to understand their objectives and align procurement initiatives with their business requirements
  • Conduct internal/external data analysis and provide recommendations based on the analysis
  • Ensure adherence to compliance regulations in accordance with Okta’s Sourcing and Procurement policies and procedures
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with contract management/legal, security, and business teams
  • Manage contract renewals schedule and maintain updated documentation in the contract repository
  • Develop category strategy plans and manage key supplier relationships
  • Aim to deliver maximum value across the complete procurement process while minimizing risk
  • Support M&A integrations with contract consolidation efforts


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Finance, Business or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum 3+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience within indirect/services categories and overall procurement experience
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing and contracting best practices
  • Experience with G&A business partners in the sourcing and procurement space
  • Familiarity with the procure-to-pay process and vendor management principles
  • Great communicator with good interpersonal, verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Excellent project management and time management skills
  • Proficiency with analytics and reporting
  • Experience with ERP and financial systems. Familiarity with Coupa, Workday/ScoutRFP is a plus
  • Proficiency in MS office suite (Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta 

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About Okta

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 applications, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access for any user from any device. Thousands of customers, including 20th Century Fox, Adobe, Dish Networks, Experian, Flex, LinkedIn, and News Corp, trust Okta to help them work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work.


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