The Sourcing & Vendor Management (SVM) department isresponsible for the bank's global sourcing and procurement activities.
SVMoptimally sources external goods and services for Credit Suisse (CS) byapplying standard methodologies while mitigating key commercial, contractualreputational risks to the Bank.
As a valued partner, we strive to work collaboratively withinternal business partners and key vendors to deliver increasingly high-
qualityand efficient sourcing services through : commercial-valued and risk-mitigatedsourcing, analytical insights and market expertise, driving vendor innovation,supporting select third-
party agreements during the fulfillment phase.
This role is for leading the Procurement ApplicationSoftware team, managing all applicable commercial and contractual aspectswithin the Application Software category globally.
The role includes drivingsupply-side initiatives / projects related to Application Software anddeveloping / maintaining successful relationships with suppliers, peers, andinternal business partners on a global basis.
Lead global commercial and procurement aspects within Application Software category and value thresholds, and provide support globally to deals within their specific location for SME.
Ensure proper spend categorization.
Advise internal business partners on Application Software end-to-end procurement process, policies, templates, RACI, deal risks, and possible risk mitigation steps as part of procurement process or contracting.
Ensure full Procure-to-Contract compliance with all applicable Application Software processes, policies, etc. Support sub-
category leads with RFx template population, response evaluation, draft contract template population on complex files.
Collaborate with other SVM regions and teams in order to ensure integrated delivery of procurement initiatives.
Define and implement plans in line with category strategy, decision trees, play book. Guide CS procurement & contracting requirements, with due consideration for local market trends + opportunities.
Based on play book, ensure all software specific contract terms included + addressed. Use appropriate procurement / sourcing tools.
Execute Application Software tail spend management category strategy through appropriate procurement decisions. Consolidate supplier base and pursue, where relevant, alternative sources ensuring uninterrupted supply of services, delivered in a cost effective and quality manner.
Conduct periodic market research for assigned category, incl. monitoring of market trends and supply / demand factors, legal dictates to help in the decision-
making process to meet the strategic goals of the organization. Answer contract commercial / rate card / legal / business term inquiries on existing contracts.
Establish regular communications with the key internal business partners, to ensure agreement and adoption of category strategies, ongoing review of activities undertaken and maintenance of strong client service.
Lead Contract Renewal / Expiry reviews, and re-source or amend per internal strategy.
Accurate and continuous collection and reporting of projects managed, contracts concluded and their associated expenditure and financial impacts.
We are a department that values Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and is committed to realizing the firm’s D&I ambition which is an integral part of our global Conduct and Ethics Standards.
Qualifications and Requirements
You have a Minimum of five (5) years experience in sourcing or procurement of Application Software category or contracting experience with legal background
You have significant experience of procurement / sourcing and contracting Application & Infrastructure software
Strong risk and control culture and an understanding of Supplier Screening programs with the ability to determine, evaluate and mitigate any associated potential business risk to CS.
You understand how to analyze a category cost structure.
Strong understanding of end-to-end Source / Procure-to-Pay processes and tools.
You have strong negotiation and influencing skills, at same and higher level of organization.
You have an experience or deep understanding of electronic procurement or sourcing tools (Ariba, Ivalua, PeopleSoft, etc.).
Experience working within a very strong compliance and regulatory culture, driving policies and procedures, both internally and externally.
Dynamic presentation skills, including experience using Excel pivot tables and PowerPoint to support analytical techniques and presentation of data.
Ability to extract detailed procurement requirements from internal business partners, and to translate business requirements into contract language.
You are able to actively identify material, unmitigated business or contract risks on a particular deal, to articulate effectively to partners, and find appropriate solutions.
Tenacious and resilient approach. Skilled in building relationships; confident, firm, empowering and positive in his / her attitude towards people and of personal stature and reputation to ensure ready acceptance within the company and to build a favorable representation of the company department internally and to external parties.
Collaborative style, including experience navigating through matrix organizational responsibilities, organizational change, and working across all global regions, global time zones and teams to elicit successful and synergetic approaches and solutions.
Strong Solution focus with a lookout for improvements.
Ability to facilitate / quasi project manage various procurement / contract partners (internal, vendor) and subject matter areas, and to move them towards acceptable negotiated solutions.
Creative, Dedicated and a Highly motivated individual with hands-on approach and strong organizational skills with capability to manage a growing book of work over time and being able to juggle multiple priorities and types of work.
Degree level qualification with strong analytical skills.
Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) required.
Flexibility to partially overlap with US business hours is a requirement.
Understands the value of diversity in the workplace and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive culture in all aspects of working life so that people from all backgrounds receive equal treatment, realize their full potential and can bring their full, authentic selves to work.
This should be further elaborated on in your application.