Procurement Category Manager

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Amman, Jordan

Posted on: 22 Feb 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Line of Service
Internal Firm Services

Industry/Sector
Not Applicable

Specialism
IFS - Finance

Management Level
Manager

Job Description & Summary
Procurement sits within centralised Finance Function, where the team is responsible for the development of procurement processes, procedures, Procurement strategy development, implementation/administration of procurement activities, optimization of procurement spend via category management, as well as support for travel management and spend.
The Procurement Lead reports into the Category Management Procurement Team Lead and is responsible for supporting the optimization of all categories of spend The team is the primary point of contact for cost review, optimization analysis, tendering, contract review and negotiation with key suppliers across all spend categories.

Financial
Follow procurement strategy set by team leadership, focusing on high opportunity areas of spend, and identifying challenging procurement spend savings across the business
Manage own categories of spend, defining category strategies, working to optimize the contract terms, costing and quality of services delivered.
Reviewing supplier performance and benchmarking across the region.
Supports tendering processes for own spend categories, including creation of scopes of work, technical and commercial evaluation, recommendation and facilitation of sign off with key stakeholders
Reviews contract terms and recommends amendments that support the position of / benefits PwC , particularly strategies for financial negotiations for all significant areas of spend, with aim of achieving year on year reductions in like for like spend
Personally embody company culture of long-term saving on procurement costs, drive ethos of regionalization / centralization of procurement spend and contracts eg.

Regional Frame agreements
Log savings achieved across the procurement categories
Ensure accurate capture of procurement data to feed into Finance Systems e.g
LPOs etc, ensuring meaningful and accurate data is collected, reconciled and managed appropriately

Customer
Build internal customer relationships for own category of spend, with key function leads and build collaborative relationships with common goal of optimising functional procurement budgets
Support development of external supplier relationships with key partners in the markets for own category of spend
Responsible for day to day support of functional procurement activities, including tendering, contract award, negotiations etc
Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries once contracts awarded
Provides ongoing contract management support to those teams who may need additional support
Ensure internal customer satisfaction with Procurement services

Internal Process
Support internal procurement projects and initiatives with any available capacity
Work with business partners to ensure understanding of customer needs and implementation options in order to provide guidance in the delivery of efficient procurement processes and tools in the region.
Escalate any issues to Team Lead for resolution
Support design and implementation of any new opportunities/improvements within category management team
Support risk management and mitigation approach identification, as well as execution for supply contracts and agreements
Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
Manage and execute reporting and analysis as required

Learning & Growth
Capture templates and standards into a repository to build the team's own knowledge management database
Ensures adherence to policies and procedures
Responsible for the continuing professional development of self and junior team members
Act as a key resource and liaison to other functional areas of the business, building cross-functional relationships as needed

REQUIREMENTS

Education
Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field required

Language
Fluency in written and spoken English, proficiency in Arabic is an advantage

Overall Experience
5+ years of experience in a procurement function
Specific Experience
Experience in managing sourcing efforts related to the Professional Services industry in a top tier Big 4 firm preferred
Experience in procurement in a large organization
Experience within the Middle East is an advantage

Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of Corporate Procurement principles
Knowledge of implementing cost improvements
Knowledge of travel/tourism industry and ability to negotiate procurement travel contract terms
Knowledge of the tender evaluation process
Ability to adhere to and implement corporate procurement policies
Negotiation skills and assertiveness in dealing with external vendors
Strong ability to collaborate across functions
Strong customer service orientation
Organization, thoroughness, eye for detail, time management skills and proactivity
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ethical Conduct

ABOUT THE COMPANY

At PwC Middle East, we've set out an ambitious purpose and strive to live it everyday: to solve important problems and build trust in society.

We're a community of solvers that come together in unexpected ways to build trust and create sustained outcomes. We solve important problems, support one another as we grow, develop and build fulfilling careers.

PwC provides industry-focused services for public and private clients across Assurance and Audit, Deals, Consulting, Tax and Legal. We draw on our development legacy that brings together the collective experience of over 7,000 people in our region with offices across 12 countries to solve for tomorrow.

We're striving to consistently deliver innovative work that builds trust and delivers sustained outcomes. And we're proud of the strength that comes from all our different backgrounds and experiences and we value everyone's uniqueness. We thrive in uncertainty, operate with integrity and leverage the diverse perspectives of our teams.

If you're looking for a place that fuels your ambition to make a difference, that matches your curiosity with continuous learning opportunities and reimagines ways of working to enable you to lead a more balanced life, then you're a future PwCer.

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