IT Operations Procurement Specialist

  • Coinbase
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Jan 16, 2020

Job Description

Location: San Francisco, CA

Coinbase has built the world's leading compliant cryptocurrency platform serving over 30 million accounts in more than 100 countries. With multiple successful products, and our vocal advocacy for blockchain technology, we have played a major part in mainstream awareness and adoption of cryptocurrency. We are proud to offer an entire suite of products that are helping build the cryptoeconomy, and increase economic freedom around the world.

There are a few things we look for across all hires we make at Coinbase, regardless of role or team. First, we assess whether a candidate demonstrates our values: Clear Communication, Positive Energy, Efficient Execution, and Continuous Learning. Second, we look for signals that a candidate will thrive in a culture like ours, where we default to trust, embrace feedback, disrupt ourselves, and expect sustained high performance because we play as a championship team. Finally, we seek people with the desire and capacity to build and share expertise in the frontier technologies of crypto and blockchain, in whatever way is most relevant to their role.

Read more about our values and culture here.

IT Operations Team

The IT Operations Team at coinbase owns the back office functions that help the company scale and execute on work in a fast, secure and reliable fashion. As we’ve grown, we have identified the need for a dedicated function around IT asset/inventory management. This new role will help identify the tooling and processes needed to ensure we are meeting our scaling needs from within our budget on a global scale. You will own collaborating with a variety of teams, ensuring a holistic program around inventory and asset management is designed and implemented.  

What you’ll be doing:

  • Spearhead tool selection and implementation  of an Asset and Inventory Management solution to meet regulatory and compliance requirements as well as those of IT and Security.
  • Oversee IT asset lifecycle: procurement, tracking/assignment, reallocation and disposal.
  • Purchase hardware/software in a timely manner to attain cost & inventory objectives, minimizing risk for the organization.
  • Maintain vendor relationships while forecasting demand, maintaining levels according to forecasted projects a growth projections.
  • Partner with FP&A to supervise the budget estimations and compliance. 
  • Partner with Global Service Desk to define and implement inventory management processes and policies.
  • Collaborate with partners like Legal, Strategic Sourcing, Accounts Payable and PM teams to ensure smooth on/off boarding of new vendors and tooling.
  • Develop and manage reporting tools and excel models, tracking and reporting key metrics.

What we look for in you:

  • Experience building, integrating and maintaining large-scale asset and inventory management systems with Google, Jamf and security logging tools.
  • Knowledge of inventory tracking and ordering processes and familiar with various software used to manage inventory.
  • Deep passion for operational efficiencies and someone who excels in documentation and knowledge sharing.
  • Excellent relationship building skills both in-house and with vendors/suppliers globally.

Nice to haves:

  • Metrics driven, with the ability to exercise judgment and operate independently.
  • Ability to prioritize requests and communicate effectively in a deadline driven environment.
  • Experience with Coupa and NetSuite. 

Coinbase is committed to diversity in its workforce and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to review all of our job postings to minimize biased language. Coinbase does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sex, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Coinbase will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance and similar local laws.