Procurement Contracts Specialist

New York, NY
Finance /
Full-time /
A World-Changing Company

Palantir builds the world’s leading software for data-driven decisions and operations. By bringing the right data to the people who need it, our platforms empower our partners to develop lifesaving drugs, forecast supply chain disruptions, locate missing children, and more.

The Role

As a Procurement Contracts Specialist, you will embed with multiple business units as their primary point-of-contact on the Procurement Team. You’ll own the end-to-end lifecycle of those teams’ procurements, from intake to contract negotiation and operations. You’ll work to establish durable relationships with these assigned business units to be able to credibly advise on procurement strategy and to ensure that all procurements follow company processes and procedures. You’ll be part of a rapidly-evolving and high-paced function and expected to be nimble, versatile, creative, adaptable, and customer-service oriented.

Core Responsibilities

    • Manage the end-to-end contract lifecycle for all supplier-related contracts and other artifacts for assigned business units.
    • Embed and establish rapport with business units to be able to effectively advise on procurement strategy through data analysis.
    • Track, measure, report, and evaluate vendor performance in the context of existing contractual obligations.
    • Conduct risk assessments of vendors to drive risk-based negotiation approach.
    • Act as a bridge between cross-functional teams such as Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Accounting, Legal, Information Security, Compliance and the various business departments to creatively resolve any blockers and push transactions through to completion.
    • Identify and support improvements to end-to-end purchasing processes, including supplier onboarding, contracting, and purchase order management.
    • Maintain program for ensuring company-wide compliance with procurement policy.
    • Act autonomously in project management, proactively pushing projects towards successful completion.

What We Value

    • Strong communication skills, especially in the context of contract negotiations.
    • Experience independently negotiating vendor contracts.
    • Proven ability to analyze and synthesize critical information, through clear and effective communication.
    • Demonstrated business judgement and an ability to thrive in uncertain environments.
    • Ability to identify business process inefficiencies and drive process improvements.
    • Ability to balance commercial needs, assess risks and make decisive, calculated choices for strategic business advantages.

What We Require

    • 5+ years of procurement or legal operations experience, preferably in a rapidly growing and/or evolving environment.
    • Experience working with purchasing systems like Coupa or Netsuite.
    • Strong data analysis skills, with proficiency in Excel.

    • Our benefits aim to promote health and wellbeing across all areas of Palantirians’ lives. We work to continuously improve our offerings and listen to our community as we design and update them. The list below details our available benefits and some of the perks that can be enjoyed as an employee of Palantir Technologies.


    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Life and disability coverage
    • Paid leave for new parents and emergency back-up care for all parents
    • Family planning support, including fertility, adoption, and surrogacy assistance
    • Stipend to help with expenses that come with a new child
    • Commuter benefits
    • Unlimited paid time off
    • 2 weeks paid time off built into the end of each year

The estimated salary range for this position is estimated to be $70,000 - $116,000/year. Total compensation for this position may also include Restricted Stock units, sign-on bonus and other potential future incentives. Further note that total compensation for this position will be determined by each individual’s relevant qualifications, work experience, skills, and other factors. This estimate excludes the value of any potential sign-on bonus; the value of any benefits offered; and the potential future value of any long-term incentives.

Life at Palantir

We want every Palantirian to achieve their best outcomes, that’s why we celebrate individuals’ strengths, skills, and interests, from your first interview to your longterm growth, rather than rely on traditional career ladders. Paying attention to the needs of our community enables us to optimize our opportunities to grow and helps ensure many pathways to success at Palantir. Promoting health and well-being across all areas of Palantirians’ lives is just one of the ways we’re investing in our community. Learn more at Life at Palantir and note that our offerings may vary by region.

In keeping consistent with Palantir’s values and culture, we believe employees are “better together” and in-person work affords the opportunity for more creative outcomes. Therefore, we encourage employees to work from our offices to foster connectivity and innovation. Many teams do offer hybrid options (WFH a day or two a week), allowing our employees to strike the right trade-off for their personal productivity. Based on business need, there are a few roles that allow for “Remote” work on an exceptional basis. If you are applying for one of these roles, you must work from the state in which you are employed. If the posting is specified as Onsite, you are required to work from an office.

Palantir is committed to promoting a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe that all Palantirians share the responsibility of upholding our commitment to these values and encourage candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences to join us in solving the world’s hardest problems. Palantir does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Palantir is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical and mental disabilities. Please see the United States Department of Labor’s EEO poster, EEO poster supplement and Pay Transparency Notice for additional information.

Palantir is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible) and need to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please reach out and let us know how we can help.