PwC Procurement on Demand Senior Associate in Houston, Texas
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 Senior Associate, 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:
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 firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
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Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in Sourcing and Procurement Services in the following areas:
Sourcing and Procurement in Financial Services or Health Industries or Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices or Consumer Markets or Technology & Telecom and/or Retail sector;
Contract Management as it relates to working through multiple business stakeholders to take a contract from start to finish, managing contract renewals proactively, quick supplier negotiations;
Supplier management as it relates to conducting QBRs, managing supplier performance, etc.;
Proven success of procurement operations and/or understanding of procurement outsourcing operating model;
Procure-to-Pay (P2P) platforms such as Coupa, SAP Ariba;
Fundamental principles of P2P including spend and commodity taxonomies, requisitioning, PO generation, receiving and invoice processing;
Spend Analysis, Category savings assessment, Procurement Diagnostics, Operating Model Design, and Procurement Process Design;
Design and execution of Strategic Sourcing initiatives including RFI / RFP (Request for Information / Request for Proposal) design, development and analysis;
Supplier negotiation strategy, Third Party Lifecycle Management, Supplier Risk Management,Category management with knowledge of various Direct & Indirect Categories;
Demonstrates experience delivering significant business results that utilize strategic and creative thinking, problem solving, and taking individual initiative; and,
Communicating effectively (written and verbal) to various situations and audiences as well as conducting quantitative and qualitative benchmarking and primary and secondary analyses of large and complex data.
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.
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