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Procurement Specialist with Italian

Location:  Wrocław
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  31 Mar 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1482678

Procurement Specialist with Italian


Let us introduce you the job offer by EY GDS Poland – a member of the global integrated service delivery center network by EY.


The opportunity


You will be responsible for leading Workplace Services and Talent Procurement projects and activities, sourcing execution and effective stakeholder management in Italy:


Workplace: This spend has several large components including: Maintenance, Cleaning, Office Products, Food Services, Mail Services, Security Services, Furniture and Fixtures, Carpet etc.

Talent Procurement: This spend has several large components including: recruitment, external workforce (contingent workforce and subcontracting), learning and development, automotive, rewards and benefits, health and insurance, etc.


Your key responsibilities


  • Implement Sourcing Strategies for one or more of the Workplace Services and Talent categories.
  • Build a pipeline of Procurement projects for the region in collaboration with local stakeholders and execute local and regional deals in the timelines agreed with key stakeholders and Regional Procurement leads.
  • Deliver both sourcing projects and demand management initiatives in support of the Workplace and Talent strategy.
  • Increase the strategic value of procurement by delivering value to the bottom line through cost savings and cost avoidance, as well as increasing spend under management.
  • Develop strong relationships with key local stakeholders, agreeing procurement projects, and providing Exceptional Customer Service
  • Achieve cost reduction targets, help to develop new cost reduction strategies, and improve negotiable spend via sourcing and demand management.
  • Provide strategic Procurement support to the global Real Estate Design & Construction team.
  • Ensure the adequate planning around the deal pipeline and renewals of contracts.
  • Lead RFPs and negotiations and support the team in the analysis of the information and the negotiation of the contract in conjunction with the stakeholders and legal teams.
  • Minimize contractual risks to the firm and manage business relationships with vendors according to EY’s Procurement and Independence policies.
  • Provide accurate monthly reports on his deals and savings.
  • Contribute driving and create the standardization of global processes and operations and ensure compliance to the Procurement policy by education of local EY staff and presentations to stakeholders.
  • Educate users, and stakeholders on these policies to ensure compliance. Challenge and escalate non compliance.
  • Contract management 
  • Respect for others and a desire to work as a team with stakeholders and the Supply Chain Services team.


Skills and attributes for success


  • High level of Italian and English language, both languages will be essential for daily work activities.
  • Global Mindset, ability to align country requirements from key stakeholders and Global processes.
  • Good skills in procurement, financial analysis and project management are pre- requisite.
  • Agile and adept at managing multiple concurrent activities.
  • Energetic and driven to achieve results.


To qualify for the role, you must have


  • Strong commercial skills to drive sourcing and demand management strategies 
  • Ability to balance the global mind-set with cultural diversity, ensuring global strategies can be successfully implemented locally.  
  • Previous experience working in a Global Team with remote supervision it would be considered.
  • Able to understand complex organizational processes with a proactive mindset. 
  • Experience of various Source to Pay (“S2P”) processes 


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • An advanced degree in business, technology or legal field.
  • Management experience, particularly in guiding teams across borders.
  • A procurement relevant qualification (e.g., CPM or CIPS).


What we look for


We're seeking professionals who are driven, innovative and put excellence above all else. Individuals who possess a global perspective, have a deep understanding of strategic sourcing and procurement, and handle challenges with agility. If you thrive in a dynamic work environment and approach each task with determination and a problem-solving attitude, you could be the perfect fit for this role.


What we offer


EY Global Delivery Services (GDS) is a dynamic and truly global delivery network. We work across ten locations –  Argentina, China, Hungary, India, the Philippines, Poland, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Spain and the United Kingdom – and with teams from all EY service lines, geographies and sectors, playing a vital role in the delivery of the EY growth strategy. From accountants to coders to advisory consultants, we offer a wide variety of fulfilling career opportunities that span all business disciplines. In GDS, you will collaborate with EY teams on exciting projects and work with well-known brands from across the globe. We’ll introduce you to an ever-expanding ecosystem of people, learning, skills and insights that will stay with you throughout your career.


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next. 
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way. 
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs. 
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs. 


About EY

EY | Building a better working world


EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. 

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. 

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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