Description

The Procurement Strategy & Operations Specialist will source the Firm's required products and services at the right price under favourable terms and conditions from the appropriate vendors ensuring the Firm's budget is spent in the most cost effective and efficient means possible.


Responsibilities:

Work with Procurement Manager(s) in maintaining the procurement lifecycle strategy including monitoring of annual contract renewals and application of standard Procurement policies and procedures
Review and management of new product and service contracts to ensure compliance with the Firm’s standard contract terms and compliance to the Firm's General Counsel's requirements as assigned by the Procurement Manager(s)
Maintain open communication with procurement internal customers as necessary to identify and document business requirements for procurement initiatives, including resolving internal and vendor-related issues
Work with Procurement Manager(s) to effectively manage the vendor landscape to identify cost savings opportunities through spend aggregation, negotiated cost reductions or cost avoidance
Develop and maintain a broad understanding of the assigned procurement category and/or industry through the assessment of emerging and changing business and technical needs, as well as industry best practices
Support Procurement Manager(s) with reporting, analysis, and project initiatives of the department
Prepare and issue solicitation documents such as Request for Proposals (RFPs), Requests for Information (RFIs), and bids as assigned
Ensure adherence to documented Global Procurement policies, procedures, and processes
Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes
Leverage technology and creative thinking approaches to develop cost effective solutions and automation of Procurement processes
Identify and initiate contact with potential suppliers as necessary to maintain efficiency for procuring solutions, as assigned
Assist with the development  of vendor performance metrics for use in the selection of repeat or new business partners as assigned by the Procurement Manager(s)
Communicate status on issues and opportunities to internal and external management and suppliers
Ensure adherence to documented purchasing policies, procedures, and processes for Global Services and other Firm entities


Skills and Experience:

Relevant undergraduate degree 
Some proven experience in a procurement role
Experience with the full procurement lifecycle from proposal through contract implementation preferred
Experience of working within a non-manufacturing environment
Relevant undergraduate degree or above
Excellent MS Office skills, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel 
Strong oral and written communication skills, maintaining a professional presence
Ability to coordinate various tasks simultaneously
Strong interpersonal skills necessary
Show initiative; demonstrate ability to be innovative in problem solving
Ability to organize workload and meet all schedules and deadlines
Deal tactfully in interfacing with all personnel levels