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Procurement Strategy & Sourcing Mktg & Comms Sr. Manager

Company Name:
PwC
Line of Service:
IFS
Industry:
Finance
State & City:
PA-Philadelphia
NY-Rochester
NY-New York
NY-Melville
NY-Buffalo
NY-Albany
NJ-Jersey City
NJ-Florham Park
CT-Stamford
CT-Hartford
Travel Requirements:
0-20%
Position Type:
Full Time
Auto req ID:
55771BR-2
PwC/LoS Overview:
Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP ( ) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) helps clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the advantage of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 180,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice. At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.It takes talented people to support the US firm of the largest professional services organization in the world. Not all of us work directly with external clients. Some of our best people choose to apply their talents inside PwC.As part of Internal Firm Services, you're serving an organization on par with many of our external clients. Our Internal Firm Services team consists of first-rate marketers, human resource professionals, computer technologists, knowledge managers, accountants, financial planners, administrators and leaders. Internal Firm Services staff are the people who make it work for the people who make it work for our clients.Join our Internal Firm Services (IFS) team and help make PwC work even better.
Job Description:
US Finance and Operations plays a pivotal role in implementing the firm's business strategy, drives our financial and operational performance excellence to sustain and strengthen the firm's financial well being, and provides business analytics that help extend PwC?s market competitiveness. There are ten correlated groups within Finance and Operations:Finance - Controller Operations, LOS Finance, Treasury, Partnership Tax, US Procurement, Internal Audit; Operations - Meeting & Event Services, Real Estate, Travel, SecurityThese groups manage the firm's capital monetary resources; drive budgeting, forecasting, reporting and engagement economics at the partner/business unit level; establish internal controls and processes for cost management; provide a safe and progressive workplace; and provide efficient travel and meeting space so our partners and people can profitably grow our is a centralized team responsible for the purchasing of capital, expensed equipment and services for the Firm. This team oversees vendor relationships with suppliers; reviews outsourcing arrangements; leads supplier diversity initiative; and works as a strategic advisor for other service arrangements (e.g., off-shoring, staff augmentation, etc.).The Strategy & Sourcing team is responsible for the acquisition of services and capital/expensed equipment and goods. Strategy & Sourcing serves 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 specialization, and strategic advising.
Position/Program Requirements:
Minimum Years of Experience: 5Minimum Degree Required: Bachelor's degree or 7 years of procurement experienceSkills Preferred:Extensive experience in the development, implementation, and execution of procurement strategies.Demonstrated ability to:Write complex Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), Requests for Information (RFI) in related commodity areas, in collaboration with the Procurement Legal team; incorporates Procurement template content, customer requirements, and inputs from other Finance support teams. Negotiate with customers in setting realistic, quality-driven expectations of Procurement sourcing deliverables/results. Conduct or supervise facilitation of sourcing projects of varying complexity (e.g., RFP/Q/Is) in accordance with firm guidelines. Serve as a customer group(s) main point of contact for sourcing seamless Procurement support to customer group(s) by proactively engaging the appropriate Contract Management and Maintenance leader or designee to address concerns or new bid that savings are coupled with high quality service delivery and enhanced customer access.Utilize own specific commodity knowledge and that of staff to locate and introduce the best sources of supply and services.Understand and utilize industry best practice methods and measures to enable the optimum balance of cost and quality for all endeavors. Keep up-to-date on current and emerging trends.Directly supervise others or serve in a sourcing project lead role to enable Procurement staff and/or others in the firm to contribute to the achievement of this job objective.Work effectively and in a team setting across Procurement to achieve continuous improvement/refinement. Support supplier diversity, Procure to Pay (P2P), e-business and other organizational/firm with the US Strategy & Sourcing Director and global category specialists in the implementation and execution of the Sub-Category Strategies for specified spend area. Coach and train staff in a wide variety of areas including teaming, interpersonal skills, relationship building, and business knowledge.

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