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Procurement Strategy and Sourcing - Manager

Company: PwC
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

A career in Procurement, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to develop and manage the procurement of all goods and services required by PwC for operational and strategic purposes. As a part of the team, you'll assist in developing our standard practices and compliance infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal clients and suppliers to aid in the strategic selection of suppliers, supplier diversity, and contract negotiations. As part of our team, you'll be responsible for the acquisition of services and capital equipment and goods. We serve as the relationship manager for both internal clients and suppliers by seeking appropriate solutions for all sourcing needs, creating, reviewing, and negotiating contractual arrangements through thought leadership, subject matter specialisation, and strategic advising.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
  • Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
  • Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
  • Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
  • Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
  • Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience:

5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Experienced in the development, implementation, and execution of procurement strategies. Demonstrated ability to: Collaborate with Strategy & Sourcing leaders and peers to implement bidding and contracting processes that are consistent across commodities and that result in verifiable savings, increased controllable spend, increased diverse supplier spend, and other supply chain improvements. Drive the bidding process to capitalize on eCommerce opportunities and facilitate effective long-term supplier relationship and contract management. Direct transition of new and renegotiated contracts to the managed services team and routinely exchanges relevant commodity and/or supplier performance information (such Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and related supplier performance metrics) to improve future bid work and supplier compliance with contract terms and conditions. Write and conduct to complex RFx's (Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Requests for Information (RFI)) in related commodity areas on a global, cluster, and/or local basis. Manage sourcing projects in accordance with Firm guidelines and compliance with arm's length, transparent, and fair bidding processes. Collaborate with the Procurement Legal team to incorporate Procurement template content into contracts and RFx's and seeks requirements and input from customers. Consult with technical subject matter specialists on the Legal team, Independence Office, and other Finance support teams and helps increase awareness of Procurement practices and policies Demonstrate and apply strong negotiation skills at various levels internally and in the supplier community. Contribute to the development and support implementation of strategies for procurement categories and related Sub-Categories, ensuring alignment with Firm strategy and key imperatives. Understand and utilize best practice methods and measures to ensure that the optimum balance of cost and quality is achieved in all contracts. Participate in the development of performance metrics and reports on them. Coach and develop senior associate level Procurement staff.

Keywords: PwC, Harrisburg , Procurement Strategy and Sourcing - Manager, Other , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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