Sourcing & Vendor Management - Procurement Expert (Business Consulting)
Credit Suisse
Pune, Pune, Indien
5d ago

We Offer

The open role is within SVM’s Procurement team, which is responsible to :

  • Lead and execute high volume type commercial procurement and non-catalogue requisition transactions
  • Partner with respective Sourcing Category colleagues and CS departments to execute transactional to medium complexity procurement efforts
  • Align to global sourcing category and sub-category strategies when executing procurement transactions
  • This role is responsible for management of commercial and contractual aspects within the Business Consulting (BC) spend category globally.

    A key part of the role includes building and maintaining successful relationships with suppliers, peers, and internal business partners on a global basis.

    Responsibilities :

  • Lead global commercial and procurement aspects within BC 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 BC end-to-end procurement process, policies, templates, RACI, deal risks, and possible risk mitigation steps as part of procurement process or contracting.
  • Articulate pros and cons of, and requirements for, various BC commercial model options for a particular deal.

  • Ensure full Procure-to-Contract compliance with all applicable BC 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 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 consulting specific contract terms included + addressed. Use appropriate procurement / sourcing tools.

  • Execute BC 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 figure outs 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 dedicated Contract Renewal / Expiry reviews, and re-source or amend per internal strategy.

  • Accurate and continuous collection and reporting of projects handled, contracts concluded and their associated expenditure and financial impacts.
  • You Offer

  • Minimum four (4) years’ experience in sourcing or procurement. Experience on Consulting services from vendor side (bid / MSA / SOW negotiations with clients) a definite plus.
  • Significant experience of procurement / sourcing and contracting for labor services / professional services (Consulting, Non-IT Professional Services).
  • Understanding of how to analyze a category cost structure.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills, at same and higher level of organization.
  • Experience or deep understanding of electronic procurement / sourcing tools (Ariba, Ivalua, PeopleSoft, etc.).
  • Deep understanding of end-to-end Source / Procure-to-Pay processes and tools.
  • Experience working within a very strong compliance and regulatory culture, driving policies and procedures, both internally and externally.
  • Strong risk and control culture and an understanding of Supplier Screening programs with the ability to evaluate and mitigate any associated potential business risk to CS.
  • Strong 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.
  • Ability to dedicatedly identify material, unmitigated business or contract risks on a particular deal, to articulate effectively to partners, and to find appropriate solutions.
  • Tenacious and resilient approach. Skilled in building positive 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 collaborative approaches and solutions.
  • Strong Solution focus.
  • Ability to facilitate / quasi project handle various procurement / contract partners (internal, vendor) and subject matter areas, and to move them towards acceptable negotiated solutions.
  • Dedicated, hands-on approach and strong organizational skills with capability to handle a growing book of work over time and the ability to juggle multiple priorities and types of work.
  • Degree level qualification.
  • Strong communication skills in English (verbal & written, incl. contracting) required; Strong business German (verbal & written) a definite plus.
  • Flexibility to partially overlap with US EST and APAC business hours a requirement.
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