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PwC Procurement Senior Manager - Operations, Methods and Tools in Portland, Oregon

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.

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 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:

  • Encourage everyone to have a voice and invite opinion from all, including quieter members of the team.

  • Deal effectively with ambiguous and unstructured problems and situations.

  • Initiate open and candid coaching conversations at all levels.

  • Move easily between big picture thinking and managing relevant detail.

  • Anticipate stakeholder needs, and develop and discuss potential solutions, even before the stakeholder realises they are required.

  • Contribute technical knowledge in area of specialism.

  • Contribute to an environment where people and technology thrive together to accomplish more than they could apart.

  • Navigate the complexities of cross-border and/or diverse teams and engagements.

  • Initiate and lead open conversations with teams, clients and stakeholders to build trust.

  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience :

5 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Extensive understanding of process improvement and change management methodologies which will be leveraged to implement procurement systems, related enhancements, practices and processes across the Network for Firms and to design and deliver Procurement services to small and mid-size territories.

Experienced strategic leader with demonstrated relationship management skills which support his/her ability to understand stakeholder needs and drive the delivery of world-class systems, tools and methodologies for the Network of Firms. Experience with Mergers & Acquisitions and implementing an MDM approach. Demonstrated ability to: Serve as a liaison between Territory Procurement Teams, the US Operations, Methods & Tools (OMP) Team and the Network Procurement Core Team Collaborate with appropriate team members to design, implement, and oversee: cross-network process optimization; a global data management approach; technology to support cross-network efforts; performance management; and regulatory compliance for Global suppliers. Monitor and maintain the network data management approach and oversees development of tools, systems and processes to support it . Work with Global Category Strategists to provide contract data and spend analysis . Facilitate and support Network Procurement meetings, initiatives and activities. Serve as Procurement Business Lead in US Firm acquisitions/mergers . Stay aware of and applies current Procurement practices and process improvement trends, when appropriate. Share knowledge of business requirements and Procurement practices to support implementation of sound, consistent policies and practices. Develop and maintain process documentation to confirm industry best practices are employed.

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/coloradoifsseniormanager.

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