Strategic Sourcing Category Manager



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2024
Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with over 270 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films, and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause, and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.
We are looking for a Strategic Sourcing professional with specialized experience in indirect sourcing to join our Supplier Management and Operations team. In this role, you will partner with stakeholders and Finance Procurement Operations Business Partners to gather business requirements and execute strategic sourcing strategies across the organization. The perfect candidate for this role is someone who has built and implemented a strategic sourcing framework and has proven experience negotiating and managing contracts across various spend categories.


  • Create, manage and execute a comprehensive sourcing strategy that aligns with the organization’s objectives
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders to understand their needs and become a trusted partner
  • Lead complex negotiations and manage all operational aspects of the contracts
  • Conduct extensive market research and analysis to understand industry trends and category insights
  • Drive process improvements within the sourcing workflows, tools and reports
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess the ability to meet quality and delivery requirements
  • Implement and track key performance indicators (KPIs) for management reporting

Qualities We’re Looking For:

  • At least 8 years of experience in Strategic Sourcing specifically with indirect categories such as facilities, real estate, professional services, staffing, marketing and travel and entertainment
  • Proven experience in building and implementing a strategic sourcing framework
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Comfortable working in self-directed and ambiguous environments
  • Excellent supplier management skills
  • World-class negotiating skills with the ability to challenge the status quo
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Finance or similar relevant field
  • Media and Entertainment or Tech industry experience preferred
Our compensation structure consists solely of an annual salary; we do not have bonuses. You choose each year how much of your compensation you want in salary versus stock options. To determine your personal top of market compensation, we rely on market indicators and consider your specific job family, background, skills, and experience to determine your compensation in the market range. The range for this role is $50,000 - $240,000.
Netflix provides comprehensive benefits including Health Plans, Mental Health support, a 401(k) Retirement Plan with employer match, Stock Option Program, Disability Programs, Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts, Family-forming benefits, and Life and Serious Injury Benefits. We also offer paid leave of absence programs. Full-time hourly employees accrue 35 days annually for paid time off to be used for vacation, holidays, and sick paid time off. Full-time salaried employees are immediately entitled to flexible time off. See more detail about our Benefits here.
Netflix is a unique culture and environment. Learn more here.
We are an equal-opportunity employer and celebrate diversity, recognizing that diversity of thought and background builds stronger teams. We approach diversity and inclusion seriously and thoughtfully. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, caste, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic makeup, marital status, or military service.