Head of Procurement

Nord Security – Finance - Nord Security /
Full Time /
The Finance team is a team of ambitious professionals, focused on making the finance process smoother and more efficient. We’re keen on converting financial data into meaningful information and insights, which we do by automating workflows and analyzing data. The financial team supports business stakeholders in making decisions, driving strategy, and achieving the lofty goals of an ever-growing unicorn with confidence. Our team owns and executes accounting, controlling, budgeting and planning, data and financial analysis, treasury and procurement functions.

As our Head of Procurement, you will be responsible for setting up procurement processes based on industry best practices, implementing a procure-to-pay tool organization-wide, and building a robust internal controls framework. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the efficient and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services while maintaining compliance and minimizing risk.

Main Responsibilities

    • Develop and implement procurement processes and policies based on industry best practices, promoting transparency, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness;
    • Lead the implementation and optimization of a procure-to-pay tool organization-wide, streamlining procurement activities and enhancing visibility;
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish and maintain strong supplier relationships, negotiate favorable terms and pricing, and manage supplier performance;
    • Implement a robust internal controls framework to ensure compliance with procurement policies, regulatory requirements, and industry standards;
    • Evaluate and mitigate risks associated with procurement activities, including supply chain risks, contractual risks, and compliance risks;
    • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance procurement effectiveness, such as vendor consolidation, process automation, and strategic sourcing strategies;
    • Monitor and analyze procurement data and metrics to identify cost-saving opportunities, drive cost reduction initiatives, and support decision-making;
    • Develop and lead a high-performing procurement team, providing guidance, coaching, and mentoring to foster professional growth and maximize team performance.

Core Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, or a related field; relevant certifications are a plus;
    • 5+ years of progressive experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, or supply chain management, preferably in a SaaS, technology, or cybersecurity company;
    • Proven track record of setting up procurement processes and implementing procure-to-pay tools in complex organizational environments;
    • Strong knowledge of procurement best practices, industry trends, and regulatory requirements;
    • Experience in building and managing internal controls frameworks and ensuring compliance;
    • Excellent negotiation, contract management, and supplier relationship management skills;
    • Analytical mindset with the ability to leverage data and metrics to drive insights and support decision-making;
    • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a high-performing team;
    • Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
About Us

Nord Security is a global leader in internet privacy and security solutions and Lithuania’s second tech unicorn. Established in 2012, Nord Security now has more than 1400 employees and serves millions of users worldwide. Our team has a global mission to shape a more secure and peaceful online future for people everywhere.
With that in mind, we built 4 advanced cybersecurity solutions: NordVPN, NordLayer, NordLocker, and NordPass.

And we’re always looking to expand our team of :

• Future shapers
• Restless achievers
• Self-movers
• Honest communicators
• Team players

 What We Offer

Access to Nord Security products. We build solutions used by millions of users worldwide, and you’ll get to experience our products firsthand;
Professional growth. Internal and external events, online training, conferences, books - everything you need to reach full potential;
Health benefits. Private health insurance, online and on-site workouts, consultations to feel and be your best;
Mental wellbeing. Access to mental health tools like Calm, Headspace, and Mindletic. Options for therapy to keep your emotional wellbeing in check;
Team spirit. Team buildings and parties with games, shows, tastings, food coupons, gifts, and it’s on us;
More free time. Stay with us and additional vacation days will be added to your calendar;
Additional paid leave. Additional days are covered by us in cases of illness or special occasions;
Flexibility. Flexible working time arrangement.

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