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Senior Consultant-Procurement

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Accounting/Finance/Tax/Audit
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78275 Requisition #

Currently we are seeking an experienced Procurement Consultant to provide end-to-end category management, strategic sourcing, and procurement of indirect Information Technology Software, Business Application and associated Services under general supervision (but will work independently most of the time).


Responsibilities:


Indirect IT Software and Business Application Category management

Collaborate with business and technology partners to develop and execute sourcing and procurement strategies

Analyse industry and vendor data / trends and make recommendations to technology partners about key insights, trade-offs, and risks

Collect requirements and specifications from business and technology partners and lead competitive bidding processes (e.g. RFx, eAuctions, etc.)

Negotiate commercial arrangements and contracts with vendors

Present negotiation strategies and opportunities to technology partners and management

Assist with forecasting / planning processes, demand management, and developing contracts that scale future enterprise needs

Provide thought-leadership around improvements of global policies, operations, programs and processes

Drive vendor quality and performance improvement initiatives and harness vendor innovation ideas

Serve as a key subject matter expert and mentor other employees

Carry out complex activities with significant financial, client, and/or internal business impacts 


The ideal post holder should demonstrate a fair amount of the following qualities:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Finance
Demonstrated experience in the field of IT Software procurement category management
Demonstrated understanding of procurement best practices
Experience developing and implementing process improvements
Success working with cross functional and diverse teams
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Strong time and project management skills
Detail-oriented
Demonstrated ability to breakdown complex problems and resolve them through independent research and analysis
Demonstrated experience with sourcing and utilising procurement applications such as PeopleSoft ERP, MS Office Suite and advanced Excel skills

About Northern Trust:

Northern Trust provides innovative financial services and guidance to corporations, institutions and affluent families and individuals globally. With 130 years of financial experience and nearly 20,000 partners, we serve the world’s most sophisticated clients using leading technology and exceptional service. 

Working with Us:

As a Northern Trust partner, you will be part of a flexible and collaborative work culture, which has a strong history of financial strength and stability. Movement within the organization is encouraged, senior leaders are accessible, and you can take pride in working for a company that is committed to strengthening the communities we serve!     
           
We recognize the value of inclusion and diversity in culture, in thought, and in experience, which is why Forbes ranked us the top employer for Diversity in 2018. 
We’d love to learn more about how your interests and experience could be a fit with one of the world’s most admired and ethical companies. Build your career with us and apply today.



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