EY Senior Associate - Technology Sourcing, EY GDS in Poland

Senior Associate - Technology Sourcing, EY GDS

Core Business Services

Requisition # POL000WC

Post Date Mar 13, 2019

EY Global Delivery Services means 29.500 specialists providing globally IT, HR, finance, project management and strategic business services to EY member firms. In addition we deliver support and solutions to clients from all over the world.

EY GDS Procurement Team was established as a globalized function over six years ago. Its purpose is 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, including hardware, software, professional services and telecoms, at an agreed set of Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators. The role will work closely with the Procurement Leaders and also participate in negotiations giving desired levels of cost savings.

Your key responsibilities

The key parameter for your success for this role will be the turnaround time, cost savings and successful closure of projects. You will be required to work in flexible timings covering multiple time zones and be flexible to work extended hours

  • You will manage individually large sourcing projects

  • You will be expected to follow procurement strategies being implemented by procurement leaders

  • Ensuring cost savings targets are met and quality of service is not compromised will be your daily duty

  • You will also maintain vendor relationships at global standards, as well as highest levels of integrity and honest procurement processes

  • Responsibilities will include managing the overall quality of service across all processes within a multiple country environment on a timely basis.; ensuring adherence to service level agreements and deliver high quality, cost effective and efficient services will be crucial

  • Creating meaningful and productive business relationships with clients and stakeholders

Skills and attributes for success

  • Proficient English, Italian and German language skills

  • University degree in a relatable field

  • Experience in technology sourcing category

  • In-depth understanding of technology procurement and process details that go into deal closure

  • Previous working experience and knowledge to demonstrate expertise in the “offshore” business model, applying to procurement service delivery

  • Having global standards of negotiation and deal closing capabilities

  • Swift decision making and contract signing skills

  • Positive, can-do attitude and strong business acumen

What we look for

We’re interested in hiring a professional who is capable of thinking creatively and providing innovative suggestions that will improve service delivery. A good candidate shall be able to prioritize and manage the implementation of multiple initiatives to improve productivity and efficiency. We are looking for someone who is culturally sensitive, capable of handling interactions with a “global mindset”.

What working at EY GDS offers

This role will involve in great exposure to the market in Italy and Germany. You will be offered a variety of challenges to learn and implement. You will interact with key EY stakeholders on a daily basis, having a great visibility in the global procurement team. You will contribute by generating large cost savings due to skillful negotiations.