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2020-14309

Procurement Purchasing Manager

Location(s): London
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Overview

The Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Manager will be responsible for driving all regional sourcing and procurement activities and initiatives across a variety of categories of spending including but not limited to facility services, professional services, marketing, logistics requiring experience of sourcing primarily low to medium complex categories.This role will partner with other global Sourcing experts to ensure its stakeholders are routed to the right resource.

This role will serve as a strategic leader and contact point responsible for building and managing relationships with key suppliers and Intuit business owners (primarily all Intuit territories outside of US) and will be required to identify strategic sourcing initiatives, drive cost savings, identify and impact efficiencies and support growth strategies within the respective departments supported.

This role also requires the development and execution of sourcing strategies, with an equal emphasis placed on the ability to identify, analyze, and quantify opportunities as well as the ability to manage RFI and RFPs and handle vendor negotiations.

What you'll bring

Basic qualifications:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Experience with ERP and Source-to-Pay tools
  • Experience developing and/or presenting business cases
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other quantitative discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of sourcing experience (e.g., RFI/RFQ/RFP, reverse auctions, interests-based direct negotiations)
  • Experience negotiating with suppliers
  • Experience in contract development, administration, and/or management
  • Experience managing multiple simultaneous projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in negotiating deals with global vendors
  • Experience in managing both global vendor relationships and stakeholders
  • Solid financial and/or quantitative modeling
  • Comfort with written and verbal communication of quantitative and qualitative information with executives
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Availability to directly support and interact with multiple international business units

 

Desired skills:

  • A proven track record of cost reduction and productivity improvements; ability to influence and drive change while building solid relationships with your internal clients and external vendors
  • Internal or external business consulting experience highly desired
  • Knowledge and interest in key sourcing areas such as:
    • Professional Services
    • Financial Services
    • Facility Services, Construction & Maintenance
    • Customer Success and Care
    • Marketing & Media
  • Knowledge of global supply base
  • Strong analytical skills; MS Excel proficient; financial modeling preferred
  • Strong written and communication skills; MS PowerPoint, MS Word proficient
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead and participate in cross functional teams
  • Ability to collaborate in a team environment
  • Awareness of best practices regarding vendor management (e.g., strategic alliances, supplier certification, etc.)
  • Excellent documentation and requirements analysis
  • Attention to detail and ability to analyze complex data

How you will lead

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

 

Leadership

  • Lead projects or is a key contributor to projects that require strategy, planning and execution of standard strategic sourcing projects
  • Partner with P2P Territory lead to ensure vendor contracts or POs include P2P requirements
  • Ensure work is redirected to US team as it relates to any global vendor activities/implementation
  • Direct, define, and implement sourcing strategies and initiatives to drive the delivery of corporate earnings, growth strategy, and business transformation objectives for responsible categories
  • Contribute suggestions to assist management in the development of tower strategy and operational roadmap
  • Contribute ideas and feedback to strategic, innovative and transformational discussions for leadership
  • Develops plans to achieve team’s strategic priorities, goals and objectives planning projects accordingly
  • Proactively builds relationships with and influences stakeholders
  • Collaborate with procurement team where applicable to ensure sourced supplier is setup for ongoing procurement
  • Partner with global teams to implement global suppliers, category strategies to ensure local support
  • Engages with several stakeholders at all levels, primarily Manager and above
  • Demonstrate and practice a high degree of professional integrity and ethical responsibility in all business activities
  • Keep abreast of industry innovation and bring ideas that will help the company re-imagine and leap frog ahead resulting in advancements in technologies, process methodologies or establishing supplier alliances

 

Opportunity Assessment

  • Conduct opportunity assessment with the right balance of strategic insights (spend, supplier, category, contract) and current state illustration to drive senior stakeholder engagement
  • Evaluate and recommend strategic opportunities/initiatives to Strategic Sourcing leadership utilizing current and emerging business models, assessing short-term and long-term industry and strategic considerations
  • Develop an effective approach to present and obtain sponsorship from senior leadership on opportunities
  • Conduct opportunity assessment with or without support of Strategic Sourcing Analyst

 

Strategic Sourcing Process Execution and Project Management

  • Provide category expertise and leverage that understanding to determine potential sources of supply, determine capabilities of suppliers’ product and service offerings, and relate offerings to stakeholder needs
  • Determine the right sourcing process considering bidding approach, formal and informal negotiations, and structure process to resolve conflicts and build consensus
  • Drive project activity across large cross-functional team through communication of expectations, decisions, changes, enforcement of deadlines, and creation and evaluation of deliverables
  • Define data needed to meet objectives and develop an effective plan for gathering it (including spend, contracts, supplier information, stakeholder insights, current state process & tools)
  • Utilize analysis to solve business problems. Draw conclusions and insights that are not immediately obvious
  • Gather, analyze, and document requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis

 

Procurement and Operational Sourcing

  • Execute any required bidding RFI/RFQ/RFP development and execution, formal and informal negotiations, vendor selection, contracting and vendor onboarding and risk) to best deal
  • Implement a superior customer service attitude to deliver outstanding customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Determine the right sourcing and buying strategy & process (bidding, sole source negotiation, direct award) to drive competitive rates, terms and goods/services in alignment with sourcing category plans
  • Add value to stakeholders providing category expertise and insights and engage Strategic Sourcing to ensure alignment with category plans
  • Ensure savings and benefits are realized post-negotiation and contract, and resources are shifted from reactive to proactive activities.
  • Develop approach and processes to gather adequate information to communicate to vendors and approvers and document for PO or contract execution (including SOW, COA, CDS, supplier information)
  • Manage issues & risks and communicate or facilitate communication to management
  • Manage contract approval process
  • Resolve any stakeholder or vendor escalations related to PO involving VMO if currently in the program
  • Drive consensus across vendor selection
  • Proactively manages contract renewal pipeline
  • Identifies consolidation opportunities in alignment with category strategy led by Sourcing
  • Ensure relationship with OSP is productive and SLAs are met
  • Proactively manages the contract renewal pipeline planning in collaboration with Sourcing & VMO to ensure recommended strategic approach can be correctly executed with minimal impact
  • Assesses vendor risk (data, financial, legal, reputational, operational) using information provided by 3PRM team
  • Manage contract administration overseeing Intuit’s process for attribution & storage, expiring contracts and renewal administration, contract research and retrieval and any ad hoc spot audits identified by the team

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