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Procurement Services Leader with German

EY Global Delivery Services

  • Wrocław

    Wrocław, Lower Silesia
  • offer expired 2 months ago
  • contract of employment
  • full-time
  • manager / supervisor
  • hybrid work
  • remote recruitment
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About the project

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

EY Global Delivery Services means 40.000 specialists providing globally IT, HR, finance, project management and strategic business services to EY member firms. In addition we deliver support and solutions to clients from all over the world.

Our global Procurement team includes more than 600 people working across 36 countries. We are relentless trendsetters, employing the latest in innovation and technology to better service the business. In a world of disruption, we embrace transformation and work to find best-in-class services and suppliers to help us stay ahead of the curve. We are responsible for sourcing across four categories of spend:

• Real Estate (including Workplace Services and Real Estate Technology and Innovation)

• Technology Sourcing & External Content

• Travel, Meetings & Events (including Brand, Marketing and Communications)

• Talent

Your responsibilities

  • End-to-end delivery of sourcing projects and category management activities for EY business stakeholders, along with commercial management of key suppliers.

  • Act as a trusted business advisor to EY stakeholders, aligning procurement projects with the business’ pipeline and providing Exceptional Customer Services while delivery both brand and quantitative value to the bottom line through cost savings and cost avoidance.

  • Adherence to EY Procurement policy and processes, including collaboration with Legal (GCO), Risk Management and other EY support functions.

  • Provides structured management and accurate progress reporting on all projects.

  • Build and manage a pipeline of Procurement projects in support of category strategy/plan and in collaboration with Procurement leaders and global/local (as applicable) stakeholders

  • Lead complex Request for Proposals (RFPs) including strong commercial contractual negotiations, while partnering with stakeholders and shared functions such as GCO, Risk Management and Vendor Assurance.

  • Develop strong relationships with key EY business stakeholders and report procurement progress via regular meetings.

  • Continuously deliver procurement and category insights to key stakeholders and educate the procurement process to local EY staff and stakeholders as needed.

  • Solid knowledge of key suppliers and their position in the market, in addition to working through current market intelligence resources and partners to perform the latest research.

  • High quality execution of sourcing projects in line with the Procurement policy and within the timeline as agreed with key stakeholders.

  • Minimize contractual risks to EY and manage supplier relationships according to EY’s Procurement and Independence policies.

  • Achieve value targets, while innovatively developing new cost reduction strategies to improve negotiable spend via sourcing and demand management activities; including spend consolidation and supplier rationalization.

  • Work collaboratively with other EY Procurement leads to deliver projects in regions where there may not be category coverage/support, or when sourcing expertise is required.

  • Provide accurate monthly reporting on deals and timely submission of savings forms.

Our requirements

  • Demonstrable Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in Workplace or Facilities Management procurement

  • A strong team player, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently

  • Excellent communication and networking skills – able to effectively manage and influence senior leaders as well as a broad range of internal and client facing professionals

  • Ability to work in a high pace, agile environment

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, managing multiple priorities effectively

  • High level of cultural awareness and EQ

  • Excellent German and very good English

  • Strong procurement expertise and commercial acumen to drive sourcing and demand management strategies across a broad array of category services.

  • Strong strategic sourcing expertise and deep background in in Workplace or Facilities Management procurement

  • Proven track record of leading complex procurement activities, including multi-regional or global projects.

  • Ability to align efforts with key stakeholders and influence these leaders, as necessary, and possess a global mindset.

  • Experience with Source-to-Pay (“S2P”) processes, including managing sourcing projects on ARIBA, and execution of online Rfx and e-Auctions.


  • Experience in workplace services, facilities services or real estate project procurement

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to present to senior stakeholders.

  • A Bachelor’s and follow on degree in related discipline is recommended (but not necessary)

What we offer

In EY GDS you can count on stable employment and upgrading your career. You will meet people and gain important knowledge and insights that will stay with you throughout your professional life.

This role will involve a great exposure to the market in Germany. You will interact with EY stakeholders on a daily basis and will be offered a variety of challenges to learn and implement. On top of that you will have a chance to excel your language skills.

The opportunity

EY’s Global Workplace Procurement Services (WPS) team is responsible for developing strategies and negotiating transactions supporting and benefitting all member firms with a spend of US $450M annually across our 750+ EY offices and 360,000 people around the globe. Examples of the scope of this strategy development, stakeholder engagement, sourcing and supplier management would include: outsourced FM Services, cleaning, catering and food services, records management office supplies and furniture, utilities, real estate brokers, project management, furniture to name a few.

The role of the Supervising Associate – Regional Workplace Services Leader will be to lead in developing and delivering procurement strategy, sourcing execution, customer engagement and vendor management across the Workplace Services category primarily in the Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA) region and other geographies as demand requires. This position will form a pivotal role in supporting the growth and influence of the WPS team across the GSA region and as such is joining at a time of positive change that ensures the right candidate can influence the strategic direction of the category and fellow team members.

What we look for

We’re looking for an experienced, high energy individual who embraces change and innovation to ensure that we can continue to deliver world-class Procurement programs in an ever-changing environment.

EY Global Delivery Services

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.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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