Senior Associate Procurement Services

Skill: headcount , accounting , closing , business services , tas , tax , finance; Exp: 3-6 years; Senior Associate Procurement Services New Bangalore, Karnataka, India Core Business Services IND00BVD Requisition # 17 hours ago Post Date Job Summary GDS Procurement Services is a new service offering that is being setup in collaboration with EYs Procurement organization which is seeking to utilize the location footprint and skills/capabilities available from our Global Delivery Services (GDS). The GDS provides enabling services to EY member firms, Service Lines, business support functions and Area/Global entities. These services are provided via the Client Service – Assurance, Advisory, Knowledge, Tax and TAS, and Enablement Services Procurement Services, IT Services, Finance & Accounting Services, Risk Management Services, People Shared Services, Markets Enablement Services, Brand, Marketing and communications. The Client Service and Enablement Services are an important component of EYs Vision 2020 strategy, and has an ever increasing shared services footprint across the world, including five centers in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Kochi and Trivandrum), and in Argentina, China, Poland and the Philippines. The GDS headcount is currently approx. 15,000 (September 2015) and is predicted to grow to over 30,000 by 2020. Procurement was established as a globalized function just over six years ago. Its purpose it to drive efficiencies in the way EY member firms select and manage their vendor relationships. This is achieved through a number of channels including creating procurement processes which are repeatable, can be leveraged, are transparent as well as are aligned to business strategies and goals. The role of the Senior Associate – Procurement Services, GDS will be to individually manage the procurement of technology products up to $30K, including hardware and software services, at an agreed set of Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators. The role will work closely with the Procurement Operations leaders and also participate in negotiations giving desired levels of cost savings. The role holder will be expected to form lasting relationships with leaders and other key stakeholders/ clients to drive the development of the procurement organization. Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities Have global standards of negotiation and deal closing capabilities Swift decision making and contract signing skills Think creatively and provide innovative suggestions that will improve service delivery Prioritize and manage the implementation of multiple initiatives to improve productivity and efficiency. Use previous working experience and knowledge to demonstrate expertise in the offshore business model, applying to procurement service delivery Knowledge and Skills Requirements The role holder will be required to show in-depth understanding of technology procurement and process details that go into deal closure Positive, can-do attitude and strong business acumen Excellent organization, analytical and problem solving skills Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills able to handle conflict situations and resolve issues satisfactorily Culturally sensitive, capable of handling interactions with a global mindset Ability to explain the decisions being taken to close procurement deals and share the outcome of the same Supervision Responsibilities Discuss and develop a formal performance goal setting with team members, including development and career goals, in line with stated performance review process Maintain a high performing team, focused on delivering Exceptional Client Service Job Requirements Education Bachelors degree or above from an Engineering, commercial, business or procurement related discipline Experience At least 3-6 years of relevant progressive experience from a large organization, either a partnership or multi-national corporation In depth working experience of IT procurement Proven working experience of a Shared Services Centre operations and/or BPO operations Certification Requirements Proficiency within a procurement or a procurement related speciality Proficiency in standard workplace technology, e.g. Microsoft office Other Requirements This role is based out of Bengaluru Occasional travel to other GDS Location and/or other cities as may be required from time to time

Cost Accounting/ ICWA

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Experience: 3-6

Function: Accounting / Tax / Company Secretary / Audit