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Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services
Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career? If you are, then PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (www.pwc.com/us) is the firm for you. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC US) is well placed to help clients meet the challenges and opportunities of the US marketplace in the areas of assurance, tax, and advisory. We offer the perspective of being part of a global network of firms combined with detailed knowledge of local, state and US national issues. More than 169,000 people in over 158 countries across the PwC network are committed to deliver quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. People across the PwC network share knowledge, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and deliver practical advice.
At PwC US, you will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. We offer a flexible career progression model that allows for a variety of challenging opportunities throughout your career. We provide unparalleled coaching, mentoring, and career development programs; global opportunities; and state of the art technology-driven methodologies to help you provide quality service to our clients.
Not Applicable to IFS
The Finance Organization provides a comprehensive suite of services to its internal customers including: Financial Analysis and Reporting; Budgeting and Forecasting; Shared Services (payroll, time and expense, accounts payable/receivable); and timely, accurate, and complete financial information in support of PwC while controlling costs and providing revenue enhancing opportunities. This organization is comprised of several units, each focused on helping Line of Service Leaders, Market Leaders, Sector Leaders, and their partners and managers deliver the Unique Client Experience to our clients and create the distinctive PwC Experience. From reporting to engagement support to shared service functions -- everything we do is focused on our current and prospective clients and is of the highest quality.
Procurement is a centralized team responsible for the purchasing of capital, expensed equipment and services for the Firm. This team oversees vendor relationships with suppliers; reviews outsourcing arrangements; leads supplier diversity initiative; and works as a strategic advisor for other service arrangements (e.g., off-shoring, staff augmentation, etc.).
The Strategy & Sourcing team is responsible for the acquisition of services and capital/expensed equipment and goods. Strategy & Sourcing serves as the relationship manager
for both internal clients and suppliers by seeking appropriate solutions for all sourcing needs, creating, reviewing, and negotiating contractual arrangements through thought leadership, subject matter specialization, and strategic advising.
Basic Qualifications/Preferred Skills & Knowledge
Experienced in the development, implementation, and execution of procurement strategies.
Demonstrated ability to:
Collaborate with Strategy & Sourcing leaders and peers to implement bidding and contracting processes that are consistent across commodities and that result in verifiable savings, increased controllable spend, increased diverse supplier spend, and other supply chain improvements.
Drive the bidding process to capitalize on eCommerce opportunities and facilitate effective long-term supplier relationship and contract management.
Direct transition of new and renegotiated contracts to the managed services team and routinely exchanges relevant commodity and/or supplier performance information (such Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and related supplier performance metrics) to improve future bid work and supplier compliance with contract terms and conditions.
Write and conduct to complex RFx's (Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Requests for Information (RFI)) in related commodity areas on a global, cluster, and/or local basis.
Manage sourcing projects in accordance with Firm guidelines and compliance with arm's length, transparent, and fair bidding processes.
Collaborate with the Procurement Legal team to incorporate Procurement template content into contracts and RFx's and seeks requirements and input from customers.
Consult with technical subject matter specialists on the Legal team, Independence Office, and other Finance support teams and helps increase awareness of Procurement practices and policies
Demonstrate and apply strong negotiation skills at various levels internally and in the supplier community
Contribute to the development and support implementation of strategies for procurement categories and related Sub-Categories, ensuring alignment with Firm strategy and key imperatives.
Understand and utilize best practice methods and measures to ensure that the optimum balance of cost and quality is achieved in all contracts.
Participate in the development of performance metrics and reports on them.
and develop senior associate level Procurement staff.
Undergraduate Degree (e.g., BA or BS) Preferred
Minimum Years of Experience Necessary:
Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
High School Diploma
Marketing & Communications agreements cover advertising program development and agency services/media placement services. Other contracts include brand development, promotional item programs, publicity, special events
/venues. This category includes agreements for third party content and information services. Contracts for supporting services such as printing, fulfillment, video production and marketing materials are also part of this area.