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  • Posted: Aug 19, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • EY exists to build a better working world, helping create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax an...
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    Sourcing Specialist

    The opportunity

    EY Global Talent Procurement Team, is looking to hire a professional based in Johannesburg, South Africa; to run its Procurement function managing Talent related annual spend (recruitment, contract labor, professional services, learning & development, health & insurance, rewards & benefits), focusing potentially on the select regions of the Africa, not including French and Portuguese Speaking countries and North Arica.

    With the recent creation of a core business service function in which enablement functions are being placed, the new role is to leverage opportunity to develop a consistent category strategy that drives the delivery of quantitative and qualitative value out of strategic procurement activities. You will report into a member of the Core Leadership Team of Talent Procurement.


    Your key responsibilities

    • End-to-end delivery of sourcing projects and category management activities for EY business stakeholders.

    • Act as a trusted business advisor to EY stakeholders, aligning procurement projects with the business’ pipeline and providing Exceptional Customer Services while delivery both brand and quantitative value to the bottom line through cost savings and cost avoidance.

    • Adherence to EY Procurement policy and processes, including collaboration with Legal (GCO), Risk Management and other EY support functions.

    • Provides structured management and accurate progress reporting on all projects.

    • Build and manage a pipeline of Procurement projects in support of category strategy/plan and in collaboration with Procurement leaders and global/local (as applicable) stakeholders

    • Lead Request for Proposals (RFPs) including commercial contractual negotiations, while partnering with stakeholders and shared functions such as GCO, Risk Management and Vendor Assurance.

    • Develop relationships with key EY business stakeholders and report procurement progress via regular meetings.

    • Solid knowledge of key suppliers and their position in the market, in addition to working through current market intelligence resources and partners to perform the latest research.

    • Execution of sourcing projects in line with the Procurement policy and within the timeline as agreed with key stakeholders.

    • Minimize contractual risks to EY and manage supplier relationships according to EY’s Procurement and Independence policies.

    • Achieve value targets, while innovatively developing new cost reduction strategies to improve negotiable spend via sourcing and demand management activities; including spend consolidation and supplier rationalization.

    • Provide accurate monthly reporting on deals and timely submission of savings forms.


    Skills and attributes for success

    • A strong team player, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently

    • Excellent communication and networking skills – able to effectively manage and influence stakeholders

    • Ability to work in a high pace, agile environment

    • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, managing multiple priorities effectively

    • High level of cultural awareness and EQ


    To qualify for the role, you must have

    • Procurement experience and commercial acumen to drive sourcing and demand management projects across a broad array of category services.

    • Proven track record of leading procurement activities.

    • Ability to align efforts with key stakeholders and influence these leaders, as necessary, and possess a global mindset.

    • Experience with Source-to-Pay (“S2P”) processes, including managing sourcing projects on SAP system, and execution of online RFx and e-Auctions.

    Ideally, you’ll also have

    • Strong analytical skills and ability to present to stakeholders.

    • A Bachelor’s and follow on degree in related discipline is recommended

    • CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) or equivalent is preferred

    What working at EY offers

    EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service while allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our professionals can be required to travel regularly, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

    If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

    Join us in building a better working world. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to EY on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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