As Senior Director of Strategic Sourcing, John Stephens manages a worldwide team responsible for sourcing, negotiating and contracting suppliers for Microsoft’s global business requirements. He also has responsibility for Microsoft’s global procurement processes, technology and global travel.
A 24 year veteran of Microsoft, John has held positions managing supply of all significant categories of spend for Microsoft including Marketing and Advertising, Technology, Professional Services and Employee Experience. In addition to his category work, he has led the deployment of Microsoft’s procurement infrastructure incorporating e-procurement systems, procurement data systems, fulfillment/distribution operations and Microsoft’s preferred supplier program globally. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, cooking, and playing music at the local Washington wineries.