PwC Procurement on Demand Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Industry/Sector: Not Applicable
Time Type: Full time
Travel Requirements: Up to 20%
A career in our Advisory Acceleration Centre is the natural extension of PwC’s leading class global delivery capabilities. We provide premium, cost effective, high quality services that support process quality and delivery capability in support for client engagements.
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 Manager, you'll 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:
Develop new skills outside of comfort zone.
Act to resolve issues which prevent the team working effectively.
Coach others, recognise their strengths, and encourage them to take ownership of their personal development.
Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.
Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.
Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm's/client's expectations.
Use data and insights to inform conclusions and support decision-making.
Develop a point of view on key global trends, and how they impact clients.
Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties.
Simplify complex messages, highlighting and summarising key points.
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Job Requirements and Preferences :
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum Degree Required :
Minimum Years of Experience :
Preferred Qualifications :
Degree Preferred :
Master of Business Administration
Preferred Knowledge/Skills :
Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or proven record of success as both an individual contributor and team member, identifying, and addressing client needs including:
Ability to provide candid, meaningful feedback in a timely manner, and keeping leadership informed of progress and issues;
Develop and monitor target category strategies;
Support Procurement project delivery against KPIs and other major initiatives;
Provide training and development to support PwC staff on Procurement best practices;
Manage issues and escalations through collaborative problem solving and solutioning with client and PwC leadership team;
Develop Relationship management of Key client executives (including governance, cadence, and strategic planning);
Encourage and facilitate sharing of opinions and open discourse amongst all team members;
Develop global sourcing strategies for various categories;
Work with various business stakeholder groups to identify and qualify new or existing capable suppliers, initiate requests for proposals/quotations (RFPs/RFQs), advise requestors with respect to contract terms and conditions;
Conduct RFP and lead cross functional teams through the selection process of preferred suppliers with effective scoring criteria to critically evaluate supplier proposals in accordance with company policies;
Lead negotiations on General Procurement agreements, including, but not limited to: Master Agreements, Statements of Work, Change Orders balancing business deliverables, legal interests and pricing;
Conduct analysis on proposals for services in support of various business functions;
Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct;
Provide subject matter expertise in sourcing & contracting tools (Coupa, SAP and/or Oracle);
Knowledge and experience with contract negotiation,vendor management, and influencing skills;
Negotiating and formulating contracts, understanding cost models and various price structures, management of contractual, IP and labor law risks;
Proven skills in project management;
Ability to work well in a dynamic environment, handle multiple projects simultaneously, and ensure task completion and deadlines are met as required;
Experience with Microsoft Office applications, such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint;
Demonstrates a proven ability to communicate well in English both in verbal and written form; and,
Proven ability to present to C-level executives, stakeholders, and articulate strategies and performance metrics.
At PwC, our work model includes three ways of working: virtual, in-person, and flex (a hybrid of in-person and virtual). Visit the following link to learn more: https://pwc.to/ways-we-work.
PwC does not intend to hire experienced or entry level job seekers who will need, now or in the future, PwC sponsorship through the H-1B lottery, except as set forth within the following policy: https://pwc.to/H-1B-Lottery-Policy.
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