Sourcing Manager

Job Description

We are a specialty retailer offering the very best of what’s next in fashion for men, women and children since 1901.



Whether you design clothes or business strategies, crunch numbers, lead projects or write code, we have a place for you at our Seattle headquarters. And we think Seattle is a pretty great place to live. More than just rainy days and coffee, Seattle has it all — mountains and beaches, arts and parks, music and film. It's made up of quirky neighborhoods, award-winning restaurants, and thriving industry. Come see for yourself!


A day in the life...

This job contributes to Nordstrom success by effectively developing and leading sourcing strategies, effectively managing suppliers and internal networks to deliver best in class performance for the Marketing spend category. Consistently delivers measurable and strategic goals to enable a competitive advantage to bottom-line and top-line company growth, and corporate social responsibility leadership.  Manages a global spend of $100 Million plus depending upon market complexity.  The Marketing Strategic Sourcing Manager is an individual contributor role responsible for the sourcing of MarTech, professional services, digital media, agencies and/or other categories as assigned.


  • Manage the contract life cycle of complex Marketing technology, agency, digital, sponsorship, and other spend categories as assigned.
  • Develop effective multi-year negotiation strategies to enable success.
  • Leads highly complex cross functional teams and collaborates effectively internally and with suppliers.
  • Employ strong knowledge of key industry players, competitors and market dynamics.
  • Draft and negotiate a wide variety of agreements, such as SaaS, sponsorship, Master Service Agreements, agency agreements, etc.
  • Utilize category expertise, understanding of primary risk factors, and cost reduction opportunities within Marketing spend categories to drive results, manage costs and mitigate risks while ensuring speed to market.
  • Develop new effective business and professional relationships with strategic suppliers and industry players.
  • Professionally manage and measure suppliers for continuous performance and improvement.
  • Employ advanced program and project management tools, solutions and techniques.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Independently solve problems and make decisions for primary and strategic execution and tactical issues within the relevant portfolio of projects and or processes.
  • Provide day to day oversight and drive for strong business results.
  • Effectively collaborate with Strategic Sourcing peers and leadership.



You own this if you have... 

  • 6+ years of experience in category management, strategic sourcing, or procurement with an emphasis on Marketing and in-depth knowledge and experience in managing the procurement of indirect spend categories.  Experience in one or more Marketing categories is preferred.  
  • Strong knowledge of global market analysis, sourcing category strategy, supplier relationship management, , and multi-year negotiation strategies, supplier continuous improvement programs
  • Strong knowledge of the Marketing supply landscape, including agency, MarTech, digital and media, production, and events.
  • Knowledge of critical procurement legal requirements and contracting best practices
  • Knowledge of business ethics and Ethical Sourcing Requirements
  • Ability to influence at an Executive Level both internally and externally. Ability to lead and influence peer groups both internally and externally
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication
  • Strong experience with MS Office Suite, Oracle, BI Apps, charting programs and others
  • Ability to structure RFPs, evaluate proposals against a broad set of evaluation criteria and provide recommendations for vendor selection.  
  • Vendor risk management experience. 
  • Knowledge of contracting trends, traditional and emerging contract and vendor performance models; expert negotiation tactics and strategies; proven track record of negotiations that result in cost savings and risk avoidance.




We’ve got you covered…


Our employees are our most important asset and that’s reflected in our benefits. Nordstrom is proud to offer a variety of benefits to support employees and their families, including:

  • Health
  • Retirement
  • Time Off
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Lifework / EAP resources


A few more important points...


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