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Manager, Global Procurement Services - Travel

Toronto, Ontario  - Contract

Job Description

Role/ Job Title: Manager, Global Procurement Business Services Category Management
Reports to (Name/Job Title): Head of Global Procurement, Business Services
Business Unit / Function: Global Procurement
Is Travel Required in this Role?: May require international travel (10% to 25%)

Must Have Skills:

Organizational Context and Background

Provide a brief background of the group and function’s purpose and mandate
Global Procurement (GP) provides procurement services to member firms in situations where goods and/or services are being procured for multiple member firms.
Global Procurement focuses on driving a competitive commercial edge in contractual arrangements with our suppliers while simultaneously managing reputational, commercial and contractual risk including:
• Leading our client Procurement Leadership Forum, consisting of the US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, India, Canada, Brazil and our client, in collectively defining and deploying best practices in procurement policies, processes, frameworks, and toolkits
• Aggregating the demand for planned purchases of goods and services across the network (our clients and member firms) and leveraging this scale to negotiate competitive contracts with third parties
• Providing strategic sourcing services to key functional groups in our client’s (e.g., Global IT Services, Global L&D, Global Collaboration & Knowledge, Global PPC, Global Marketing & Communications), in partnership with the Office of General Counsel (OGC), Information Protection Group, Independence, Information Security, to enter into contractual relationships with third parties
Global Procurement endeavors to drive a relentless focus on quality and excellent service, aligning its efforts on our client’s strategic priorities, and building a culture, wherein, working shoulder-to-shoulder in true partnership with our stakeholders is the norm, not the exception.

Role Summary
Provide a brief description and purpose of the role. Include the impact of performing these responsibilities on department’s/function’s goals and objectives.
The Manager, Global Procurement Business Services Category Management reports to the Head of Global Procurement, Business Services and is responsible for developing and implementing the category strategies and category plans for medium value, medium complexity and/or medium risk categories within Business Services (e.g., travel, credit cards, and professional services). This includes understanding the demand and supply sides for the assigned category/categories, defining the right buying channels, ensuring sourcing strategies are in line with the overall category strategies and managing suppliers. In addition, this role manages client planning and reporting and leads the sourcing and negotiating activities for the assigned category/categories.
This role is responsible for maintaining trusted relationships with assigned our client’s (e.g., Heads/Directors and/or Senior Managers within the various functions), our client’s control partners (e.g., OGS, Information Security) and member firm procurement teams for the assigned category/categories as well as promoting Global Procurement's value proposition and our client’s values.

Role Scope and Dimensions
Outline the quantitative scope of the role - $ value of budgets, revenue, etc., # of employees directly and/or indirectly supervised and any other quantitative information that illustrates the dimensions of the role.
Budget Management:
While the Manager, Global Procurement Business Services Category Management is not responsible for the core budget for Global Procurement, this role is responsible for:
• Driving a competitive commercial edge in contractual arrangements with our client’s suppliers
• Delivering on annual procurement savings targets
• Clearly defining and managing the recharge mechanisms with member firms

Nice to Have Skills:

Certified Procurement professional qualifications. For example:
⁻ The Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certificate in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) offered by The Association for Operations Management (APICS);
⁻ The Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM); and
⁻ The SCPro™ from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).
⁻ The Complete Skilled Negotiator™
(or equivalent certifications)

Starting: ASAP
Travel: 25%
Dress Code: Business Smart Casual
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