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Finance and Tax Category Manager - CSI-IT-094

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Milwaukee, WI, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Manager, Project Management

Posted on
Mar 06,2019

Valid Through
Jun 19,2019

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In this role, the person is responsible for maximizing procurement leverage across the entire global portfolio of our client's products businesses, service business and functions.

In terms of the Indirect Procurement Corporate Services categories, the position's concentration enterprise Finance & Tax Services.

In addition, this individual will support the corporate services categories, as needed and assigned by the manager.

What you will do:

Develop and lead implementation of global category procurement strategies for assigned Indirect Procurement Corporate Services categories; key areas of focus include Supplier agreements supporting enterprise Finance & Tax Services Lead both traditional and non-traditional supplier procurement activities, ensuring timely execution and focusing upon global and regional solutions which improve services and reduce costs

Facilitate supplier procurement process and negotiations relative to business requirements and cost, maximizing Client's leverage and negotiation position

Lead supplier contracting negotiations and execution

Collaborating with Corporate Legal for escalation of certain risk-related terms and conditions

Identify, develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders to increase engagement and develop a robust procurement project pipeline

For each procurement project, ensure project alignment and drive collaborative procurement efforts with the necessary cross-functional counterparts and matrix teams (e.g. IT, Risk Management, HR, Compliance, Legal, etc.) to maximize transnational efficiency and mitigate potential risks

Identify, develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers to understand the suppliers' current services for the company as well as additional capabilities

Gain a comprehensive understanding of business and functional strategic road maps and resulting business requirements, as related to assigned categories

Drive cost out targets for the supply management organization; calculate and report savings

Drive compliance of enterprise agreements Assist with key supplier issue resolution and risk mitigation, as required

Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of marketplace, benchmarks and industry best practices for assigned categories

Perform all duties within the Company's Code of Conduct Assume additional procurement category management responsibilities, as required

What we look for:

Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university is required

Advanced degree in business and/or legal is highly desirable 8 years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required

Significant negotiating experience is required

Operational and/or procurement experience in most if not all of the assigned Indirect Corporate Services Categories is strongly preferred

Prior contracting experience (negotiation, implementation, management of agreements) is required

Extensive project management experience and/or PMP certification is preferred

Leadership and Project Management Skills:

Ability to lead complex procurement events and demonstrated negotiation skills

Ability to influence others and manage competing internal stakeholder priorities

Ability to generate alternative solutions for consideration to increase total value to the organization while reducing cost and minimizing risk

Ability to develop and communicate vision and strategic procurement initiatives, both verbally and in writing, to internal and external stakeholders

Demonstrated project management capabilities to lead multiple and complex projects

Demonstrated capability to translate strategies into executable implementation plans

Ability to identify new procurement opportunities

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse groups of people in a global, matrix organization

Clear problem solving skills

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills Sound prioritization skills to balance multiple tasks simultaneously

Comfort with ambiguity Ability to embrace change in the organization Supply Market

Knowledge and Corporate Services Procurement Knowledge:

For most or all of the above-listed categories

In-depth knowledge of key industry drivers and dynamics

Understanding of categories and category-specific procurement processes/issues/strategies, &

Understanding of current supplier markets, products, customer demands, and future trends In-depth knowledge of variety of procurement implementation approaches (e.g. RFX, e-auction) In-depth knowledge of pricing issues, service levels, and supplier contracts

Strong contract development skills Supplier Management and Stakeholder Management


Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers/customers, understand supplier/customer organization and operations and identify new opportunities

Ability to perform sustained supplier performance management and continuous improvement Strong verbal and written communication skills

Demonstrated presentation skills and ability to interact with all levels of the organization

Sufficient knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint Analytical Skills

Strong financial analytical skills for conducting data analytics, cost modeling, business case development, reporting, and proactive interaction with Corporate Finance functional stakeholders

Ability to conduct bench-marking or other analysis to track global spend and savings

Ability to think strategically about key procurement and financial issues and quantify the underlying implications

Comprehension of company financials and implication on market power

In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Excel

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Company Profile
Cynet Systems was recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Virginia. It was awarded the Fantastic 50 Award for the highest overall growth. We have been consistently recognized as the Top North America Supplier- GOLD Star Partner for the last four years by one of the top 5 IT Services Company in the world. Our specialties in staffing and recruiting include the following: Infrastructure Consulting, Engineering Consulting, IT Consulting, Health care & Life Sciences Consulting, Federal Consulting and Corporate Recruitment With a specialized recruiting army, we have developed a network of professionals who are poised to serve your need. In 2015, Cynet was recognized as the #1 Infrastructure Supplier for North American Region by a top IT Services Company. Whatever the need, our specialists deliver!

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