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Vice President of Procurement



United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023
About Us

At Cloudflare, we have our eyes set on an ambitious goal: to help build a better Internet. Today the company runs one of the world’s largest networks that powers approximately 25 million Internet properties, for customers ranging from individual bloggers to SMBs to Fortune 500 companies. Cloudflare protects and accelerates any Internet application online without adding hardware, installing software, or changing a line of code. Internet properties powered by Cloudflare all have web traffic routed through its intelligent global network, which gets smarter with every request. As a result, they see significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Cloudflare was named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top Company Cultures list and ranked among the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.

We realize people do not fit into neat boxes. We are looking for curious and empathetic individuals who are committed to developing themselves and learning new skills, and we are ready to help you do that. We cannot complete our mission without building a diverse and inclusive team. We hire the best people based on an evaluation of their potential and support them throughout their time at Cloudflare. Come join us!

About the role

Cloudflare’s Vice President of Procurement is responsible for leading the procurement function, aligning on strategy, enhancing and administering our procurement systems, processes and policies, as well as purchasing goods and services at optimal pricing. We are looking for a highly experienced professional with experience managing the end-to-end procurement process, including systems, efficient use of resources and strategic initiatives. Role will function as the internal point of contact for key business functions.

The key objective of this position is to continue building the optimal procurement process by implementing current best practices, enabling the efficient transaction flow, ensuring strict adherence to the procure-to-pay process and controls, leveraging the Company’s buying power while ensuring required service quality and supplier performance are maintained with a high degree of stakeholder satisfaction.

What you'll do

  • Develop and execute procurement strategies aligned with the company's objectives and financial goals.
  • Collaborate with senior management to determine procurement priorities and budget allocation.
  • Establish clear procurement policies, guidelines, and procedures to ensure compliance and consistency across the organization.
  • Continuously seek cost-saving opportunities through strategic sourcing and value analysis initiatives.
  • Implement cost management strategies to control expenses and improve overall procurement efficiency.
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with ethical sourcing practices and sustainability guidelines.
  • Utilize data-driven insights to make informed decisions and optimize procurement processes.
  • Champion a culture of continuous improvement within the procurement function, encouraging innovation and efficiency gains.

Examples of desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Minimum 12 years strategic management experience in procurement, with at least 5 years in an executive leadership position
  • Proven leadership experience with deep understanding of best-in-class procurement business practices
  • Demonstrated ability to use technology and new solutions to efficiently scale the procurement function in a high growth company
  • Strong business acumen and ability to analyze how economic trends will impact business
  • Strong project management skills, demonstrated “hands on” leader and the ability to manage competing priorities while driving larger organizational priorities
  • Experience leading global teams and driving year over year cost savings across multiple spend categories, developing KPIs and actionable solutions.
  • An influencer and a problem solver, able to drive consensus across stakeholders and able to demonstrate business partnering expertise
  • Accountable and self-motivated individual with ability to work under pressure with changing priorities and limited information
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


Compensation may be adjusted depending on work location.

  • For Colorado-based hires and Washington hires: Estimated annual salary of $283,000 - $346,500
  • For New York City-based and California (excluding Bay Area): Estimated annual salary of $312,300 - $381,700
  • For Bay Area-based hires: Estimated annual salary of $325,800 - $398,000


This role is eligible to participate in Cloudflare’s equity plan.


Cloudflare offers a complete package of benefits and programs to support you and your family. Our benefits programs can help you pay health care expenses, support caregiving, build capital for the future and make life a little easier and fun! The below is a description of our benefits for employees in the United States, and benefits may vary for employees based outside the U.S.

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical/Rx Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Fertility & Family Forming Benefits
  • On-demand mental health support and Employee Assistance Program
  • Global Travel Medical Insurance

Financial Benefits

  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Employee Stock Participation Plan

Time Off

  • Flexible paid time off covering vacation and sick leave
  • Leave programs, including parental, pregnancy health, medical, and bereavement leave

What Makes Cloudflare Special?

We’re not just a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company. We’re a highly ambitious, large-scale technology company with a soul. Fundamental to our mission to help build a better Internet is protecting the free and open Internet.

Project Galileo: We equip politically and artistically important organizations and journalists with powerful tools to defend themselves against attacks that would otherwise censor their work, technology already used by Cloudflare’s enterprise customers--at no cost.

Athenian Project: We created Athenian Project to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free, so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.

Path Forward Partnership: Since 2016, we have partnered with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization, to create 16-week positions for mid-career professionals who want to get back to the workplace after taking time off to care for a child, parent, or loved one. We released to help fix the foundation of the Internet by building a faster, more secure and privacy-centric public DNS resolver. This is available publicly for everyone to use - it is the first consumer-focused service Cloudflare has ever released. Here’s the deal - we don’t store client IP addresses never, ever. We will continue to abide by our privacy commitment and ensure that no user data is sold to advertisers or used to target consumers.

Sound like something you’d like to be a part of? We’d love to hear from you!

This position may require access to information protected under U.S. export control laws, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Please note that any offer of employment may be conditioned on your authorization to receive software or technology controlled under these U.S. export laws without sponsorship for an export license.

Cloudflare is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all people and place great value in both diversity and inclusiveness. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to their, or any other person's, perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, or any other basis protected by law. We are an AA/Veterans/Disabled Employer.

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