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PwC Operations Consulting - Sourcing & Procurement - Coupa - Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio

Specialty/Competency: Operations

Industry/Sector: Not Applicable

Time Type: Full time

Travel Requirements: Up to 60%

A career in our Enabling Technologies Other Applications practice, within Enabling Technologies Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients develop technology and applications that makes decisions easier, tasks simpler, and drives business results. Simply put, we help companies enable their growth and improve operational efficiencies by developing strategies to harness the benefits of their current technology or by integrating new enterprise systems.

As part of our team, you’ll help our clients leverage and manage various software applications to get the most out of their enterprise technology.

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 :

Bachelor Degree

Required Fields of Study :

Accounting, Business Administration/Management, Economics, Industrial and Operations Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering

Minimum Years of Experience :

7 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Degree Preferred :

Master Degree

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader by the following:

  • Demonstrating both deep source-to-contract and procure-to-pay functional knowledge and technical knowledge through applicable configuration experience enabling Coupa applications from design through deployment and post go-live support.

  • Providing technical and functional leadership and support during the following implementation phases: Assess and plan, Design, Build / Configure, Test & Train, Deploy & Hypercare

  • Possessing the ability to troubleshoot software application issues and lead / assist application testing and triage

  • Leading the design of a module/set of modules within Coupa leveraging past experience and leading practices;

  • Identifying gaps, developing the business and/or technical requirements to build leading practice designs for clients;

  • Leading Project Management activities including work plan development, status meetings, supporting the development of leadership communications and presentations;

  • Overseeing junior staff and providing guidance and coaching to ensure their development and success on engagements;

  • Overseeing work progress and ensuring timely completion of technical development activities;

  • Providing fact based insights based on qualitative and quantitative data sets to support recommendations;

  • Communicating firm understanding of both Strategic and Operational Procurement practices, helping to guide client leadership and staff in support of a leading practice system;

  • Providing oversight and guidance to system build and testing activities;

  • Overseeing Supplier Enablement activities including supporting change management activities related to communications and training;

  • Coordinating with Change Management teams in the system deployment activities, including training, communications, go-live readiness and leading applicable stakeholder calls; and,

  • Overseeing hypercare activities and providing recommendations and solutions to address any unexpected post-go-live issues.

Demonstrates extensive abilities and/or a proven record of success as a team leader:

  • Understanding of Sourcing and Procurement leading practices and the ability to communicate at a strategic and operational level;

  • Possessing the ability to facilitate working sessions with client leads to define business requirements and design leading practice solutions;

  • Thinking creatively and independently to solve complex problems;

  • Providing insights and improvements to current tool sets and offers opportunities for improvement;

  • Demonstrating extensive interpersonal skills and the ability to motivate staff;

  • Possessing the ability to develop presentations for leadership level clients;

  • Demonstrating experience in Procure to Pay, Sourcing, Contracting, and Supplier Management modules of Coupa;

  • Demonstrating experience in CLM-A, Risk modules, Coupa Pay and Coupa Expenses;

  • Understanding of system architecture and benefits of different ERP systems and their connectivity with Coupa; and,

  • Possessing the ability to motivate others, including staff and client personnel.

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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

For positions based in San Francisco, consideration of qualified candidates with arrest and conviction records will be in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

For positions in Colorado, visit the following link for information related to Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act: https://pwc.to/coloradoadvisorymanager.

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