Director of Procurement at Toast

| Greater Boston Area
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The Director of Procurement will lead the development of a corporate-wide procurement strategy including policy and long-term cost structure goal development. The Director will act as a leader, coach and player across all facets of the procurement lifecycle; “rolling up the sleeves” as we build out a team. The Director will drive the implementation of procurement best practices and transformation activities, including identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities to align with the company's mission and stakeholder needs.

About this roll*: 

  • Lead the development and execution of our sourcing and procurement strategies to ensure we meet our business goals and financial targets 
  • Partner cross-functionally within Toast to identify and forecast business needs and create highly effective strategic vendor, contract, and negotiation programs 
  • Oversee Procure to Pay program to ensure compliance and help scale in a fast paced environment with improved processes and automation
  • Build a high performing procurement team and provide supervision, training, coaching and feedback to improve performance in meeting individual and functional goals
  • Create and implement Procurement and Supply Chain KPI’s to measure performance and monitor macro trends in supplier and contract base to address cost and supply risks and opportunities
  • Manage and continuously improve vendor relationships to drive value for the business
  • Compile and analyze statistical data to determine value improvement opportunities and identify supply risks 
  • Collaborate with business managers on pricing, quotes and negotiating contracts
  • Partner with hardware operations on inventory management 

Do you have the right ingredients*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Administration; Procurement certifications are a plus
  • 10+ years of progressive procurement experience and 5+ years of management or leadership experience 
  • Experience in building a procurement function, developing a detailed strategic plan and managing multiple procurement professionals across a number of commodities
  • Excellent communication and listening skills; Ability to work cross-functionally; Comfort and experience discussing with and presenting to senior leadership
  • Change management skills and self-awareness to take varying approaches with a
    dynamic set of stakeholders in a complex organization 
  • Knowledge and experience with vendor and enterprise risk management
  • Strong negotiation skills for significant commercial deals
  • Understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
  • Strategic and analytical mindset with the ability to consider non-traditional approaches as the function, our needs and our industry evolves
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Toast is headquartered in the heart of Fenway. Catch a Sox game, grab a bite, and stroll through one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Boston.
Toast values candidates with varied backgrounds — and these 3 employees prove it

An Insider's view of Toast

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Our office has both a relaxed but productive vibe. You'll see people with their heads down working, but you'll also see people hanging out and collaborating in open spaces. There's a good balance between work and play. When I'm not heads down coding, you'll find me playing guitar or hanging out in the Toast Pub.

Gabe Gonzalez

Associate Technical Sourcer, Previously: Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I began as an Implementation Engineer, moved into instructional design, and now I am in my dream role as a Product Manager. This is afforded because Toast fosters a culture where experts in their domains are eager to give you a masterclass in what they do – you only need to ask and be willing to learn. This is the best perk when working at Toast.

Sean Park

Product Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

Where should I start? For hard skills, I’ve learned more than I ever thought I would about Excel and Salesforce. I’ve also learned what it looks like when a company not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. We’ve been able to execute on what we’ve set out to do because we are willing to try new things, make mistakes, and learn from them.


Payments Relationship Manager

What are Toast Perks + Benefits

Toast Benefits Overview

Toast strives to provide competitive compensation and benefits programs that help to attract, retain and motivate the best and brightest people in our industry. Our total reward package goes beyond great earnings potential and provides the means to a healthy lifestyle with the flexibility to meet our employees’ changing needs.

Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious Bias Training
Someone's Primary Function is Managing the Company's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team Workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company-Sponsored Family Events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and Learns
Cross-Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
Time Allotted for Learning
Online Course Subscriptions Available
Customized Development Tracks
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