We’re hiring a Procurement Analyst in Columbus, OH

The role. 
Root is seeking a Procurement Analyst to support vendor relationships across the business by setting a high bar for optimization and driving processes through to completion. We’ll need a highly analytical, creative problem solver who is ready to jump right in and work with a variety of cross-functional stakeholders. This position will involve strategic sourcing primarily related to software/IT products, but this person should be ready to lead the process for a wide variety of categories as needed by the business. The best person for the role will exhibit a high level of ownership and empathy when it comes to fulfilling business needs while balancing those needs with a smart financial approach. 

Reports to: Director of Financial Operations

What you'll do.

  • Support the development, planning, and execution of vendor management strategies.
  • Collaborate with the business to establish a vendor management framework, including optimizing for vendor performance. 
  • Foster productive relationships with vendors through email/phone communications, coordinating document review, and driving alignment to timelines. 
  • Coordinate with vendors, business partners, legal, and information security teams to manage the contract lifecycle and push contracts to completion. 
  • Iterate and optimize our framework for outlining contract process, type, reviews, authorization levels, and approval process. 
  • Partner with functional area leaders to manage and optimize vendor contract pricing and relationships. 
  • Proactively identify vendor opportunities and make recommendations. 
  • Maintain and improve a database of vendor information containing key contract terms for utilization across the company. 
  • Drive innovation and improvement in procurement programs
  • Track and report key functional metrics to manage vendor expenses and effectiveness in line with business objectives. 
  • Develop and maintain effective business partner relationships. 
  • Perform other duties and ad-hoc projects as requested. 

What we're looking for.

  • 2+ years demonstrated procurement experience; experience in financial services and/or fast-paced technology environment a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s degree with analytical focus and/or procurement, supply chain, program management and/or relevant industry certifications. 
  • Tech-savvy with a strong interest and proven success in vendor management. 
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Strong collaborator; ability to partner with business partners through change management and sharing the “why” behind processes. 
  • Approaches problem solving with natural intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and comfort with ambiguity. 
  • Strong knowledge of contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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Who we are.
Root Insurance is the nation’s first licensed insurance carrier powered entirely by mobile. We were founded on the belief that the services you need for everyday life should serve you better. That’s why we base insurance coverages on you, not your demographic. It’s the way insurance should be. And it’s all conveniently in an app.

What draws people to Root.
We’re a venture-backed technology company. Our early success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building and promoting it. We look for individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and a highly analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy. For assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact. By challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration. We encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People. We are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us

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