Procurement Sr Associate – Business Services & Travel


Specialty/Competency: IFS – Finance

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 20%

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 Senior Associate, youll 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:

Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.

Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.

Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.

Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.

Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.

Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.

Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.

Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.

Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.

Uphold the firms code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

High School Diploma

Minimum Years of Experience :

2 year(s) of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Bachelor Degree

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success in procurement strategies, tactics, processes, procedures, and systems.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas: – Collaborating with other Strategy and Sourcing staff and Procurement leadership to provide a consistent and comprehensive procurement process; – Performing sourcing project activities in accordance with Firm guidelines and compliance with arms length, transparent, and fair bidding processes; – Interacting with managers from Finance, US IT, Internal Firm Services, and the business units to identify requirements, coordinate supplier selection, and implement management strategies; – Engaging with department leadership, customer groups, and supplier organizations regarding purchase decisions and support creation or delivery of status presentations on sourcing projects with routine to medium complexity, visibility, and impact; – Conducting routine to medium complexity sourcing projects or RFxs (Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Requests for Information (RFI)) with the potential for global, cluster, and local territory impact; – Supporting RFxs and contracts drafting, negotiations, and renegotiations of agreements with selected suppliers; – Supporting implementation of strategies for procurement categories and related subcategories; – Preparing, organizing, and supporting structured supplier negotiations to achieve optimum cost and concessions; – Applying commodity knowledge and commercial contracts specialization to negotiate and prepare sound, favorable contracts that preserve the Firms position; – Gathering and developing documentation of customer requirements and specifications; – Demonstrating and applying necessary negotiation skills at various levels internally and in the supplier community; – Supporting the daily operations of PwC’s travel and meetings programs; – Understanding and utilizing best practice methods and measures to establish that the optimum balance of cost and quality is achieved in all contracts; and, – Teaming with Operations, Methods and Tools team to establish best practice protocols are being followed.

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