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Manager, Global Procurement (Software)

Toronto, ON
Full Time
2 days ago

KPMG International is the coordinating entity for the overall benefit of the KPMG network of Member Firms.

As a member of KPMG International, you'll work alongside some of our profession's most skilled practitioners on rewarding programs and initiatives that are changing the way business operates, delivering value to our clients, and driving positive change in the communities we serve.

You'll help champion new ways of working, using cutting edge technology and working together with our member firms located in nearly 150 countries to help us achieve our ambition to become the most trusted and trustworthy professional services firm.

And through your work, you'll build a global network and unlock opportunities that you may not have thought possible with access to great support, vast resources, and an inclusive, supportive environment to help you reach your full potential.

About KPMG International and the Global Resource Centre

KPMG is a global network of professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services, operating in 152 countries with 189,000 people and with global revenues in FY16 of $25.42 billion.

KPMG International, a matrix organization, works at the global level and sets strategy, ensures global consistency and provides expertise to support member firms in the achievement of their business and Employer of Choice objectives. Many resources to support Global have been centralized at the Global Resource Centre (GRC) in Toronto. The GRC provides Global Marketing & Communications, Learning & Development, Supplier Management, Risk, Finance and IT.

KPMG Professionals Are...
Individuals who take deep personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence, driven to achieve their full potential and understand the value of building relationships with clients, future clients, their communities, the global firm and each other. A KPMG professional should have all the following characteristics: Strong work ethic, thrives on challenges and dedicated to providing outstanding client service.

Organizational Context and Background

Global Procurement (GP) provides procurement services to both KPMG International (KPMGI) and to member firms in situations where goods and/or services are being procured for multiple member firms.

Global Procurement focuses on driving a competitive commercial edge in contractual arrangements with KPMG's suppliers while simultaneously managing reputational, commercial and contractual risk including:

Leading the KPMG Procurement Leadership Forum, consisting of the US, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, India, Canada, Brazil and KPMG International, in collectively defining and deploying best practices in procurement policies, processes, frameworks and toolkits

Aggregating the demand of planned purchases of goods and services across the network (KPMGI and member firms) and leveraging this scale to negotiate competitive contracts with third parties

Providing strategic sourcing services to key functional groups in KPMGI (e.g., Global IT Services, Global L&D, Global Collaboration & Knowledge, Global PPC, Global Marketing & Communications), in partnership with the International Office of General Counsel (IOGC), Information Protection Group, Independence, Information Security, to enter into contractual relationships with third parties

Global Procurement endeavors to drive a relentless focus on quality and excellent service, aligning its efforts on KPMG's strategic priorities, and building a culture, wherein, working shoulder-to-shoulder in true partnership with our stakeholders is the norm not the exception.

Role Summary

The Manager, Global Procurement Software reports to the Director, Global Procurement (Software) and is responsible for leading the contractual and commercial negotiations with third parties on medium to high complexity/medium to high risk transactions and supports the negotiations on high value/high complexity/high risk transactions for the assigned category/categories. The role is also supporting the development and execution of the category plans for the assigned high value/high complexity and high risk category/categories.

What you will do

  • Supports the development of the category strategies and annual category plans for assigned high value/high complexity/high risk category/categories
  • Analyzes and prepares reports on the supply market for products/services within assigned categories
  • Researches innovative or emerging procurement processes
  • Researches and consolidates procurement activities, in KPMGI and member firms, and identifies potential opportunities and risks
  • Supports client demand planning and reporting activities for assigned category/categories

  • Modifies category plans based on any unforeseen circumstances/ new client requirements identified
  • Supports the execution and delivery of approved category plans for assigned category/categories
  • Analyzes and monitors buying channel options to ensure that the right, value-added channels are used for the different types of spend
  • Recommends supplier segmentation based on optimal alignment with business requirements
  • Monitors and updates preferred supplier lists
  • Monitors plans and resolves issues or escalates to the Senior Manager, Global Procurement Category Management
  • Leads all aspects of the sourcing and contractual and commercial negotiations with third parties for assigned requests
  • Develops sourcing strategies and obtains approval from the appropriate governance forums
  • Establishes supplier selection criteria, metrics and measures based on business needs
  • Partners with clients to source and select suppliers
  • Provides the analysis and response to the commercial proposal from suppliers
  • Negotiates contractual terms and conditions, detailed statements of work, pricing, service levels, and executes agreements
    • Engages subject matter experts and/or individuals who can best influence the outcome of supplier negotiations
    • Addresses the requirements of the various stakeholders, balancing the business need, the commercial value and risk mitigation
  • Delivers on annual procurement savings targets
  • Supports the Senior Manager, Global Procurement in the sourcing, contractual and commercial negotiation activities with third parties for high risk transactions within assigned category/categories
  • Ensures Global Procurement systems, and the data contained therein, are accurate and current at all times
  • Escalates risk and clients issues in a timely and proactive manner
  • Assists member firms in negotiations with products/services
  • Provides advice and counsel to member firms on procurement services provided by Global Procurement
  • Provides advice and counsel to Buyers in Global Procurement Operations on how to operationalize the Category Strategy
  • Participates in Global Procurement's continuous improvement program by identifying opportunities to improve effectiveness and/or better align to client needs
  • Maintains subject matter expertise in assigned category/categories
  • Researches latest trends and best practices
  • Monitors relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Participates in internal and external forums to build capability, establish a network of experts, Identify emerging trends and best practices for potential implementation

What you bring to the role

Education and Training
  • University/College 4 years
  • Certified Procurement professional qualifications are desirable. For example: (CSCP), (CPIM), (APICS), (CPSM), (ISM), The SCPro™ from (CSCMP), The Complete Skilled Negotiator™

  • An experienced Procurement professional responsible for all aspects of procurement operations (sourcing, contracting, ordering, etc) within a large complex organization operating in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Be experienced (at least 6-8 years) in assigned category/categories (Software - both traditional on premise, as well as "as a service" or cloud models) operating in multiple jurisdictions
  • Understand supplier management (managing technical, schedule, commercial, and terms and conditions compliance)
  • Have knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices

Ideally, incumbent should have experience in:
  • Subject matter expert in software and cloud based licensing
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices
  • Negotiating commercial, legal, standard terms and conditions
  • Global procurement experience is a key benefit

Ideally, the incumbent should also have demonstrate the following KPMG Global Behaviors:
  • Delivers exceptional client experiences
  • Embraces and implements change
  • Delivers relevant solutions
  • Adopts a global mindset
  • Maintains drive and resilience
  • Manages expectations
  • Informs decisions with data
  • Influences and challenges stakeholders

Our Values, The KPMG Way

Integrity, we do what is right | Excellence, we never stop learning and improving | Courage, we think and act boldly | Together, we respect each other and draw strength from our differences | For Better, we do what matters

KPMG in Canada is a proud equal opportunities employer and we are committed to creating a respectful, inclusive and barrier-free workplace that allows all of our people to reach their full potential. A diverse workforce is key to our success and we believe in bringing your whole self to work. We welcome all qualified candidates to apply and hope you will choose KPMG in Canada as your employer of choice.

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