Western Union Manager, Strategic Sourcing in Englewood, Colorado

Job Title: Manager, Strategic Sourcing

Requisition #: 1702811

Western Union (WU) is a company on the move! We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far, or NGO’s in the most remote communities on Earth, WU helps people and business move money globally. We have a rich legacy of innovation, and are continuing to develop new and more convenient ways for our customers to send and receive money through digital, mobile and retail channels. We have a combined digital and retail network that spans over 200 countries and territories. Some companies specialize in cash-based retail money transfer and others play only in digital. We are leaders in both!

Being on the Western Union team means being tenacious and goal-oriented. It means taking risks and quickly finding the path to success. It means having integrity, and finding ways to make things work. It means thriving as part of a diverse, global team of over 10,000 people who are committed to moving money forbetter . It means being driven to win, and to do work that makes a difference… on a global stage. Sound like you? Apply now!

We’re seeking a Manager,Strategic Sourcing based in our Englewood, CO Corporate Office to:


  • Network across Western Union globally.

  • Build strong relationships withstakeholders and develop sourcing strategies which help support theirbusiness within the Contingent Labor and Professional Services categories

  • Identify opportunities for increasedcompetitive bidding, smarter supplier relationships and more efficientprocesses.

  • Collaborate with teams across theglobe to speed up innovation and support the customer appropriately

  • Know the supply market as it relatesto Contingent labor no matter the industry (or have the research skills tobe able to come up to speed quickly) in order to educate stakeholders andmake better decisions around price and quality

  • Manage robust supplier selectionprocesses using market analysis, concise “Request For Proposals”, with adata driven approach

  • Conduct supplier negotiationsincluding drafting and executing contracts, negotiating pricing,monitoring unit cost reduction performance and management of supplierrelationships along with creating a savings opportunity for the categoryannually

  • Work with A/P, Purchasing, HR, Legal,Privacy, IT, InfoSec and internal business units and other appropriategroups to determine areas of opportunity for process improvement,aggregation of purchases, total cost reduction, etc.

  • Develop Category Strategies forContingent Labor and Professional Services commodities which outline anddefine the markets and supply strategy to assist internal Business Unitsdecision makers on the appropriate sourcing methodologies based on marketconditions and cost components identified by the category strategy

  • Deliver cost savings and costavoidance annually


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practicalexperience

  • Contingent Labor and or ProfessionalServices/Consulting\ category expertise required

  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience,including experience in Procurement/Strategic Sourcing and contractmanagement

  • Negotiation and Contract Managementexperience


  • Experience in Supplier Sourcing andContract Management

  • Experience with developing CategoryStrategies for the Contingent Labor and Professional Services categoriesglobally

  • Experience managing a de-centralizedcategory at a Fortune 500 company and driving results

  • Strong influencing/negotiation skillsand change management experience with the ability to successfully managecomplexity and multiple priorities

  • Quick learner with interest inunderstanding and applying global supplier best practices

  • Excellent communication andpresentation skills

  • Consulting experience

Western Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer. We

are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy or related medical conditions), national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or other protected category. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at careers@westernunion.com