Cloud Technology Category Manager - Tech Procurement

Amsterdam /
Operations and Business Support – Platform /
Permanent
The Platform team creates the technology that enables Spotify to learn quickly and scale easily, enabling rapid growth in our users and our business around the globe. Spanning many disciplines, we work to make the business work; creating the frameworks, capabilities and tools needed to welcome a billion customers. Join us and help to amplify productivity, quality and innovation across Spotify.

Are you looking to make a significant direct impact on how Spotify works and serves audio to hundreds of millions of people daily?

Spotify’s Technology Procurement team, part of the Platform Mission, is searching for an experienced Cloud Technology Category Manager with a commercial focus to accelerate our innovation and impact at scale. We are a uniquely positioned procurement team within R&D, focussing directly on our most important technology relationships. You thrive in controlled chaos and show a high level of autonomy in identifying innovative solutions with little existing guidelines. We cultivate a growth mindset and a passion for sustainability in our efforts to move Spotify to a green, lean, execution machine!

We work (and play) in a distributed team (EST, GMT, CET) using agile practices, and partner closely with Engineering, Legal, Security, and Finance teams.

Your work contributes directly to the success of Spotify!

What you'll do

    • Directly impact and develop the most important relationships and largest technology deals at Spotify
    • You will work right in the heart of Spotify R&D Engineering, establishing strong relationships with Engineering and Product
    • Improve long term value for Spotify from key supplier relationships
    • Partner with teams to run proof of concepts, product and supplier evaluations, and contract negotiations
    • Stay on top of the technology market, supplier core competencies and competitive positioning to act as a partner and advisor

Who you are

    • Considerable experience driving negotiations with major public cloud suppliers. Familiarity with GCP is an advantage
    • Experience driving agile, sophisticated, multi-functional projects
    • You influence decision-making at all levels within an organization using a variety of contexts and data
    • An excellent communicator and storyteller, presenting concepts and ideas in different formats, depending on the context
    • Experience in running global Enterprise Software programs across multiple suppliers
    • You anticipate the needs of your internal customers, deliver quality insights and quickly remove any blockers to shared progress

Where you'll be

    • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
    • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the EMEA region in which we have a work location and is within working hours
    • Working hours? We operate within the Central European and GMT time zones for collaboration and ask that all be located in that time zone
    • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences. Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here
Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service.

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