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Global Technology Sourcing Associate Director

 

 

 

 

 

The Sourcing Manager will report to the Assurance and Cross-Org Procurement Lead, within Global Procurement. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the strategy, sourcing execution, stakeholder engagement and vendor management in accordance with EY’s Procurement Policy, as well as the coaching and development of the sourcing managers.

The role of the Sourcing manager will include:

• Successfully manage strategic technology deals within EY’s Assurance, Tax  and Cross-Org IT organizations in the timelines agreed with key stakeholders.  Projects are across all IT categories (Hardware, Services, Software and Telecoms) and typically in the range $1M - $30M.

• Minimizing contractual risks to the firm whilst demonstrating year on year improvement in value for money.

• Leading key negotiations and reporting on savings achieved and building a savings forecast.  

• Working closely with Risk Management business partners to minimize contractual risks to the firm whilst demonstrating year on year improvement in value for money. 

• Effectively building a pipeline of deals and developing the appropriate resourcing plans. Ensure the adequate planning of the team’s resources around the deal pipeline and renewals of key contracts

• Coaching, influencing and developing the team

• Supporting improvement in processes, policy, systems, management information and reporting

The Sourcing Manager will be responsible for leading the analysis of the information and the negotiation of the contract in conjunction with the IT and business partners. There are good precedents in use within the team and processes and policies have been developed to support our activities.

Final vendor recommendations are made with the senior IT stakeholders and leadership team and therefore the job holder should have very strong 

Written and verbal communication skills to inform people globally of their recommendations.

Essential Functions of the Job:

The job holder must have proven track record as an experienced Technology sourcing negotiator, who will have worked in global environments and managed high value complex commercial negotiations.   

A good knowledge of the IT vendors and new technologies is important to successfully work with the IT stakeholders. The job holder will be up to date with key trends in the Technology space including Hardware, Software, Services and Telecoms and needs to possess strong commercial management skills. 

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities

Stakeholders expect our procurement team to operate at a strategic level on a global basis, acting as an advisor with a high degree of professionalism, market knowledge and capable of implementing best of breed procurement practices. The job holder will be an experienced negotiator with strong decision making capabilities in accordance to the Procurement policy. 

He/she will have managed sourcing projects in a complex and global environment so needs to have strong analytic, numerical and commercial skills. He/she will also have strong influencing and networking skills as the organization relies on working in cross functional teams across borders. Good organizational and leadership skills are as important as negotiating skills. 

Supervision Responsibilities:

The job holder will not have direct reports.

Some travel will be required.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

Our IT Services stakeholders expect our procurement team to operate at a strategic and efficient level on a global basis, acting as an advisor with a high degree of professionalism, market knowledge and capable of implementing best of breed procurement practices.

Our team needs to be proactive in engaging with stakeholders and managing projects as portfolios, and to demonstrate the right project management skills to manage global deals successfully, whilst being commercially sensitive to emerging markets. 

The job holder will be a very experienced negotiator and team leader and will have led some teams in a complex and global environment.  He/she will have strong influencing and networking skills as the organization relies on working in cross functional teams across borders, especially to sell the benefits of global deals.

The successful applicant will therefore have a good track record of change management to meet our globalization challenge. Good organizational and leadership skills are as important as negotiating skills. 

A good knowledge of the IT vendors and new technologies’ trend are important to successfully work with the IT teams.

Job Requirements:

Education:

Degree educated

Experience:

Minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior technology procurement role with cross-category experience. Ideal candidate should have experience of managing a global team, gained preferably in a blue chip organization.

The job holder must have had experience of stakeholder management at CTO or CIO level in their previous role. 

Certification Requirements:

CPM qualification is desirable

 

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