EY Associate – Procurement Services in Karnataka, India

Title: Associate – Procurement Services

Location: IN-Karnataka-Bangalore

Job Number: IND009L8

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 EY’s 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 Associate – This role will support the Products & Services procurement team in the categories of Talent, Brand Marketing & Communications (BMC), Enterprise Support Services (ESS) and Professional Services, to manage the contract signing and contract database upload process across multiple English language countries. The role will work closely with the Procurement Operations leader and the Regional Category leaders.

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.


  • This role requires the resource to individually manage the contract signature and upload process.

  • Ability to read and understand key contract information for all types of agreements.

  • Support the upload of contracts into the SAP CLM contracts repository. Knowledge of CLM or other similar tools would be beneficial.

  • Liaise with suppliers, internal clients and key internal functional teams in support of contract execution and upload.

  • Strict adherence and diligence to ensure the procurement policy has been followed.

  • Ensure follow-ups are made to have approvals on time

  • Maintain highest levels of integrity and honest procurement process

  • Manage the overall quality of service across all processes on a timely basis.

  • Continually challenge existing ways of working. Identify and develop new opportunities for standardization and consistency in service delivery

  • Engage and create meaningful and productive business relationships with clients and stakeholders

  • Work under the direction on the sourcing managers and provide high quality support as requested

  • The role holder will be required to show experience in procurement and contracts across for the following categories would be beneficial:

  • Talent – including benefits, learning & development, mobility

  • BMC – Marketing

  • ESS – facilities

  • Professional Services

  • Technology

  • Positive, can-do attitude and strong business acumen

  • Excellent organization, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong communication (verbal and written in English) and interpersonal skills – able to handle conflict situations and resolve issues satisfactorily

  • Culturally sensitive, capable of handling interactions with a “global mindset”

  • Demonstrable facilitation and presentation skillsAbility to explain the decisions being taken to close procurement deals and share the outcome of the same