28 days old

Business Svcs & Travel Sourcing and Negotations Sr. Associate

Tampa, FL 33602
PwC/LOS Overview
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It takes talented people to support the US firm of the largest professional services organization in the world. Not all of us work directly with external clients. Some of our best people choose to apply their talents inside PwC.

As part of Internal Firm Services, you're serving an organization on par with many of our external clients. Our Internal Firm Services team consists of first-rate marketers, human resource professionals, computer technologists, knowledge managers, accountants, financial planners, administrators and leaders. Internal Firm Services staff are the people who make it work for the people who make it work for our clients.

Job Description
PwC's US Finance organization is a strategic business advisor responsible for managing the firm's financial risk, including: financial planning and reporting, data analysis, and assisting leadership with strategic and tactical matters. Services include: budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, data and analytics related to portfolio performance, shared services and financing. Finance works daily with US Leadership, engagement partners and managers on managing the profitability of engagements and the overall business portfolio. Finance also works closely with the Network on portfolio management and investment decisions and has assisted other PwC Network firms regionalize their financial operations. Finance also analyzes potential acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and divestitures, assisting with all integration and separation matters likely to arise.

As a part of Finance, 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 Business Services Travel Strategy and Sourcing team is responsible for the acquisition of services and capital/expensed equipment and goods. Strategy and 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. The Business Services and Travel team is also responsible for Category and Sub-Category daily operations.

Position/Program Requirements
Minimum Year(s) of Experience: 2

Minimum Degree Required: High School Diploma or GED

Degree Preferred: Bachelor's degree

Knowledge Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough knowledge and/or a proven record of success

in procurement strategies, tactics, processes, procedures, and systems.

Skills Preferred:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

- Collaborating with other Strategy and Sourcing staff and Procurement leadership to provide a consistent and comprehensive procurement process;

- Performing sourcing project activities in accordance with Firm guidelines and compliance with arm's length, transparent, and fair bidding processes;

- Interacting with managers from Finance, US IT, Internal Firm Services, and the business units to identify requirements, coordinate supplier selection, and implement management strategies;

- Engaging with department leadership, customer groups, and supplier organizations regarding purchase decisions and support creation or delivery of status presentations on sourcing projects with routine to medium complexity, visibility, and impact;

- Conducting routine to medium complexity sourcing projects or RFx's (Requests for Proposal (RFP), Requests for Quotation (RFQ), and Requests for Information (RFI)) with the potential for global, cluster, and local territory impact;

- Supporting RFx's and contracts drafting, negotiations, and renegotiations of agreements with selected suppliers;

- Supporting implementation of strategies for procurement categories and related subcategories;

- Preparing, organizing, and supporting structured supplier negotiations to achieve optimum cost and concessions;

- Applying commodity knowledge and commercial contracts specialization to negotiate and prepare sound, favorable contracts that preserve the Firm's position;

- Gathering and developing documentation of customer requirements and specifications;

- Demonstrating and applying necessary negotiation skills at various levels internally and in the supplier community;

- Supporting the daily operations of PwCs travel and meetings programs;

- Understanding and utilizing best practice methods and measures to establish that the optimum balance of cost and quality is achieved in all contracts; and,

- Teaming with Operations, Methods and Tools team to establish best practice protocols are being followed.


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