At Baker McKenzie we are different in the way we think, work and behave. Like no other firm and few other businesses. With more than 6,000 locally admitted lawyers and more than 5,800 business service professionals in 77 offices worldwide and five (5) Service Centers, we have a passionately collaborative community of 60 nationalities and are committed to world-class career development to everyone in every job at every level. Baker McKenzie can offer you both the uncompromising commitment to excellence expected of a top firm and a distinctive way of thinking, working and behaving - as a passionately global and genuinely collaborative firm.
The Procurement Manager will be a member of the Firm's Administration, Operations & Risk (AOR) business service function. The Firm's AOR function supports and manages the day-to-day operations of the Firm, providing expert and in-market support regarding office management, office services and facilities, real estate management, risk management, and secretarial and administrative services. They will manage the full procurement life cycle for the Firm worldwide from setting the sourcing strategy through ongoing contract and vendor management of goods and services for the Firm; ensuring the Firm's budget is spent in the most cost-effective and efficient means possible through the appropriate supply chain under the most favourable terms and conditions. The candidate will report directly to the Procurement Director.
Skills, Qualifications and Experience:
- Relevant undergraduate degree
- Some experience in a procurement leadership role, preferably within a professional services organization
- Understanding of the business risk components related to procurement including general legal, financial, supply chain, and technology risks
- Ability to balance competing priorities based on understanding of team/business needs
- Proven experience and knowledge of procurement principles and best practices associated with the full procurement life cycle
- Proven achievement with the delivery of long and short term cost savings