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Senior Director, Source to Pay

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: Optimizely

Optimizely is focused on unlocking digital potential and we are the recognized category leader in Digital Experience Platform (DXP) and created the category for A/B Testing and experimentation software. We have incredible customers – isn’t that one of the most important aspects of looking for your next job? Optimizely has over 9,000 brands from global organizations such as Visa, Sky, Yamaha, Wall Street Journal to tech innovators like Atlassian, DocuSign, FitBit and Zillow.


Not only are we financially sound and growing but we have unicorn status: Exceeded $300M in revenue in 2020, is profitable already, and has all strategic options ahead of itself. Optimizely continues to invest and addresses a market opportunity north of $30 billion, providing significant personal career growth opportunities.


We are an inclusive culture with a global team of 1200+ people across the US, Europe, Australia, and Vietnam. We blend European and American business culture with emphasis on teamwork, inclusion, and moving fast. People make the difference!


If you are looking to work on the next generation of digital technologies in a fast-paced, hyper-growth environment, apply! We’re just getting started...


The role will be required to understand and drive Optimizely’s source to pay processes across a wide range of business models and markets. The role will also have responsibility for strategic sourcing and building a preferred supplier list; supplier risk processes, as well as leading the process for selecting and implementing a world class source to pay system. As a fast growing global company Optimizely operates across multiple territories and across a range of business. Our business is undergoing significant financial transitions with new and emerging business models being continuously developed

Job Responsibilities

•    Leads the strategic transformation of Optimizely’s source to pay processes and systems
•    Continuously benchmarking internal processes against best practices to determine gaps, opportunities for improvement.
•    Drives and owns the delivery of multiple, often parallel improvement projects across the source to pay process.
•    Lead the strategy, design, implementation, and monitoring of the processes related to the collection, use, and maintenance of vendor-related data for functional and transactional use.
•    Influence, collaborate, convince, and act as advocate of the strategic process agenda across a wide network of stakeholders both at a junior, peer, senior and business wide level.
•    Supports the creation of business policies/guidelines, KPIs and process standards and has ideas, experience and proven methods in other sectors/industries that can help provide comparable and new ways of working.
•    Understands supplier risk and can design appropriately targeted processes to ensure Optimizely can manage and mitigate risks, where necessary, across all suppliers.
•    Reviews and owns the training materials and relevant knowledge management as well stewarding the source to pay strategy and improvement plans.

Knowledge and Experience

•    Extensive experience of leading source to pay teams on a global scale
•    Experience of end-to-end source to pay interactions and interdependencies including expertise in spend management, category strategy, negotiating and contracting, procurement, accounts payable and expenses.
•    Experience working in a multi-national matrix organisation.
•    Proven project, programme and change management experience and demonstrated ability to champion and drive change
•    Knowledge of Netsuite preferred, but not essential if there is demonstrated experience in large scale ERP and S2P systems
•    Fluent English verbal and written with experience of working globally across varying cultures, languages and markets.


  • Degree level education

Optimizely is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.