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Supervising Associate Level - Temp Role for 12 months



Kochi, Kerala, India
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

About Procurement

Our global Supply Chain Services team includes more than 400 people working across 30 countries. We are relentless trendsetters, employing the latest in innovation and technology to better service the business. In a world of disruption, we embrace transformation and work to find best-in-class services and suppliers to help us stay ahead of the curve. We are responsible for sourcing across the following categories of spend:

  • Real Estate (including Workplace Services)
  • Technology, Talent, Alliances and Brand, Marketing, and Communications (TTAB)
  • Travel, Meetings & Events
  • Environmental Social Governance Services and Enablement

These - categories collaborate strongly cross-functionally.

The opportunity:

As a Workplace Procurement Team member, you will have the opportunity to work with a professional team of Procurement professionals on interesting sourcing projects across India GDS

You will work with the Procurement leader based in Bangalore, India on Facility Management projects, New office Fitout out projects, ODCs, Office Repair and Maintenance, Office Products, Food Services, Security Services, Furniture and Fixtures, etc. This role is time bound in nature on contract for a maximum of 12 months.

The role:

The role of the Supervising Associate – Workplace Services will be to individually support the regional Workplace procurement lead in developing and delivering procurement strategy, customer engagement and vendor management across the Workplace Services categories for India GDS and hence experience working mainly with suppliers and this category in the region be considered preferential (but not essential).

Your key responsibilities:

  • Implement Sourcing Strategies for one or more of the Workplace Services categories
  • Support the sourcing lead build a pipeline of Procurement projects for the region in collaboration with local stakeholders and execute them in the timelines agreed with key stakeholders
  • Deliver both sourcing projects and demand management initiatives in support of the Workplace Strategy
  • Increase the strategic value of procurement by delivering value to the bottom line through cost savings and cost avoidance, as well as increasing spend under management
  • Develop strong relationships with key local stakeholders, agreeing procurement projects, providing Exceptional Customer Service, and delivering Value to the bottom line through Cost savings and cost avoidance.
  • Achieve cost reduction targets, help to develop new cost reduction strategies, and improve negotiable spend via sourcing and demand management.
  • Provide strategic Procurement support to the global Real Estate Design & Construction team
  • Ensure all projects and documents are Audit ready, we will have to work closely with the Internal Audit teams and compliance team and take necessary steps to ensure Audit readiness and Compliance.
  • Lead RFPs and negotiations and support the team in the analysis of the information and the negotiation of the contract in conjunction with the stakeholders and legal teams.
  • Minimize contractual risks to the firm and manage business relationships with vendors according to EY’s Procurement and Independence policies.
  • Provide accurate monthly reports on his deals and savings.
  • Contribute driving and create the standardization of global processes and operations and ensure compliance to the Procurement policy by education of local EY staff and presentations to stakeholders.
  • Educate users, and stakeholders on these policies to ensure compliance. Challenge and escalate non compliance.
  • Contract management.
  • Respect for others and a desire to work as a team with stakeholders and the Supply Chain Services team.

To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Business degree or equivalent qualifications preferred but not essential.
  • Experience of at least 8-10 years in procurement and or strategic sourcing initiatives.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English, other local languages would be considered a benefit
  • Proficiency in standard workplace technology, e.g. Microsoft office

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Ability to align efforts with the key stakeholders and influence these leaders, as necessary, and possess a global mindset
  • Strong commercial skills in order to drive sourcing and demand management strategies across a broad array of categories. Advanced skills in procurement, financial analysis and project management are pre-requisite.
  • Agile and adept at managing multiple concurrent activities. Energetic and driven to achieve results.
  • Ability to balance the global mind-set with cultural diversity, ensuring global strategies can be successfully implemented locally.
  • Previous experience working in a Global Team with remote supervision it would be considered.
  • Able to understand complex organizational processes with a proactive mindset.
  • Experience of various Source to Pay (“S2P”) processes in order to support the design and implementation of the global S2P system

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