Talent Procurement Associate Director

  • Competitive
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY Australia
  • 21 Apr 19

Talent Procurement Associate Director

The opportunity A passionate and experienced Talent (Human Resources) Procurement professional with focus on strategic sourcing excellence

A requirement for the role is category experience in Talent (Human Resources).insurances, rewards and benefits, recruitment, external workforce, mobility, learning and development. Procurement experience in Brand, Marketing and Communications (BMC) would be a benefit too.

To ensure success the candidate must proactively work with global Talent Centers of Excellence (CoE) to maximize quantitative and qualitative value to EY, with those respective Talent sub-categories.

Experience creating, maintaining and leading the delivery of a pipeline of Talent and BMC Procurement projects while ensuring accurate and up-to-date reporting (global and regional) is maintained. Total annual spend in Oceania is circa $45M (USD).

Oceania is the geographic remit with particular focus on the larger Australian marketplace. Ability to manage and influence challenging stakeholder requirements and address sensitive topics effectively.

Support the Oceania Talent Procurement Lead (and provide back-up support) by delivering challenging commercial targets and the ability to balance competing expectations.

Strong aptitude and interest in investigating, identifying and capturing quantitative value opportunities (cost savings and cost avoidance), and executing contracts providing best-in class service value, strong stakeholder relationships and continuous improvement to EY.

Strong focus also required to investigate and convert non-managed (non-contracted supplier spend) to contracted supplier spend.

The candidate must have the ability to work with both autonomy and collaboration, while supporting and advocating EY Talent Procurement's Oceania and EY's global goals. Curiosity to explore cross regional synergies and to collaborate with procurement team members across regions is essential.

Flexible working arrangements are also available.
Your key responsibilities

  • Develop category plans that align key stakeholder objectives with a strategic approach to maximize quantitative value (cost savings and cost avoidance), complement transactions with brand value (those value items not quantitatively measured), reduce risk, and effectively manage the supply of products and/or services;
  • Build and manage a pipeline of Procurement projects in close collaboration with stakeholders;
  • Execute end-to-end strategic sourcing activities in accordance with the Procurement policy and provide excellence throughout the process analyzing information, setting sourcing strategies, identifying requirements and opportunity, negotiating terms and conditions, and contracting products and/or services;
  • Increase spend under management;
  • Drive results and set a high bar for yourself and others whilst providing accurate reporting on quantitative and qualitative results achieved;
  • Work closely with stakeholders and business leaders to continuously identify opportunities for the organization within the category;
  • Have review meetings with key suppliers throughout contract life to maximize the value of current interactions and to uncover and implement new opportunities;
  • Actively gather expertise and participate in relevant industry discussions to identify and apply best practices and innovative solutions;
  • Understand if the market provides opportunities for "start-ups" to complement the Talent functional processes;
  • A 'digital first' mindset, creative in using IT solutions to drive efficiency and informational advantage wherever possible;
  • Collaborate with other Procurement teams across APAC to identify (cross-category) opportunities;
  • Collaborate with Procurement Center of Excellences on projects and strategies where there is opportunity;
  • Proactively develop partnerships with key enablement functions such as Legal, Finance, and Risk Management;
  • Identify and implement opportunities to drive end-to-end process improvements with key stakeholders aimed at making it easier for stakeholders to get consistent, dependable, high-quality outcomes;
  • Be an advocate of the Procurement policy and relevant processes to facilitate more efficient and effective methods of getting value for money;
  • Drive an inclusive and sustainable sourcing mindset to build a better working world; and
  • Provide structured reporting on progress of the function, issues, and opportunities.

Skills and attributes for success To qualify for the role, you must have:
  • A minimum of 10+ years of experience in Procurement in a collaborative, high-performance environment and a minimum of 5+ years of experience with the Talent category;
  • Strong Procurement expertise and proven track record of setting strategies, leading complex Procurement projects, driving negotiations, and implementing SRM initiatives in the Talent category;
  • Strong business acumen in order to drive results and ability to link business needs to sourcing strategies;
  • Effective decision-making skills that increase the speed and efficiency of processes;
  • High levels of EQ and cultural awareness to build relationships, align efforts, and effectively influence;
  • Assertive in sharing ideas, clear and concise, and seek to build relationships across a wide range of stakeholder audiences;
  • Tenacious problem-solver with a focus on building mutually beneficial relationships;
  • Strong analytical skills converting data into decision-quality information and using it strategically to drive successful outcomes;
  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills to have high levels of engagement with stakeholders;
  • Project management skills, including the ability to complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
  • A desire to be part of a high-performance, transformational environment that is fast-paced and collaborative;
  • Curiosity that allows you to constantly learn and challenge the status quo;
  • Ability to work independently, energetic, and self-motivated; and
  • Respect for others and a desire to work as a team with stakeholders and the Procurement team.

What education we look for:
  • Business degree or equivalent

Other requirements:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in business English
  • Flexible to travel on occasion for stakeholder, supplier, and Procurement team meetings; and
  • Experience working in a global organization is preferred.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we're using the finance products, expertise and systems we've developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we'll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

What working at EY offers EY is committed to be 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 whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, 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.

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