A career in Procurement, within Internal Firm Services, will
provide you with the opportunity to develop and manage the
procurement of all goods and services required by PwC for
operational and strategic purposes. As a part of the team, you'll
assist in developing our standard practices and compliance
infrastructure, managing relationships for both internal clients
and suppliers to aid in the strategic selection of suppliers,
supplier diversity, and contract negotiations. As part of our team,
you'll be responsible for the acquisition of services and capital
equipment and goods. We serve 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
specialisation, and strategic advising.
To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a
constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to
be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help
us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership
development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations
across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides
transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful
and progress in our careers, now and in the future.
As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem
solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to
execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this
management level include but are not limited to:
- Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal
strengths and address development areas.
- Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching
them to deliver results.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to
- Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights
from current industry or sector trends.
- Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and
- Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation
and can explain the reasons for this choice.
- Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different
situations, environments and perspectives.
- Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when
influencing and connecting with others.
- Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality
- Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.
Job Requirements and Preferences:
Minimum Degree Required:
High School Diploma
Minimum Years of Experience:
Experienced in procurement strategies, tactics, processes,
procedures, and systems. Demonstrated ability to: Collaborate with
other Strategy & Sourcing staff and Procurement leadership to
provide a consistent, comprehensive procurement process. Perform
sourcing project activities in accordance with Firm guidelines and
compliance with arm's length, transparent, and fair bidding
processes. Interact with managers from Finance, US IT, Internal
Firm Services, and the business units to identify requirements,
coordinate supplier selection, and implement management strategies.
Engage 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. Conduct routine to
medium complexity sourcing projects/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. Support RFx's and contracts drafting, negotiations, and
renegotiations of agreements with selected suppliers. Support
implementation of strategies for procurement categories and related
subcategories. Prepare, organize, and support structured supplier
negotiations to achieve optimum cost and concessions. Achieve best
value for the Firm consistent with ?win/win? supplier
relationships. Apply commodity knowledge and commercial contracts
expertise to negotiate and prepare sound, favorable contracts that
preserve the Firm's position. Gather and develop documentation of
customer requirements and specifications. Demonstrate and apply
necessary negotiation skills at various levels internally and in
the supplier community. Understand and utilize best practice
methods and measures to ensure that the optimum balance of cost and
quality is achieved in all contracts. Team with Operations, Methods
& Tools team to ensure best practice protocols are being