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Manager Hr

Company: Cognizant Technology Solutions
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Sourcing Manager HR Services (Remote Role) The Sourcing Manager HR Services will report to the Global Procurement Director of HR services and is responsible for identifying opportunities to reduce third party spend and increase value of purchases made within the HR category through consolidation of supply, standardisation of demand requirements, optimisation of contracts and negotiation of rates and terms globally.

Qualifications Preferred Degree or Diploma in Procurement, Finance, Business Mgmt, HR or equivalent

Experience Strategic sourcing and operational buying together with detailed knowledge of advanced procurement methods and techniques. Full understanding of RFx process and expert in the HR category relating to HR benefits and Talent Acquisition needs.

Additional Skills

Ability to work in a flexible environment, an independent thinker, relationship focused, client focused and able to navigate a large scale global organization.

Responsibilities Procurement strategy development - Category sourcing process development Provides support to the Category Director/Procurement SLT in developing a business listing of preferred suppliers In accordance with above establishes and maintains a needs-based segmented supply base Ensures that local sourcing practices and processes conform to overall procurement policies Ensures adherence to and understanding of purchasing policies and procedures in order that purchasing standards are upheld Suggests and works with the Category Director/Procurement SLT on process improvements e.g. introduction of more efficient working methods Under the guidance of the Category Director/Procurement SLT implements systems to monitor supplier performance Execute against savings pipeline as set forth by Category lead Procurement strategy execution - End user requirements identification, coordination and supply service delivery Liaise closely with the end-users in determining their requirements so as to provide early input into the sourcing process Provides recommendations on sourcing strategy based on stakeholder needs (RFx, direct negotiation, etc..) Negotiates local or regional contracts in conjunction with the procurement manager.
Advises end users of suitable items of acceptable quality at the most cost effective prices.
Raises the spend visibility of items purchased to enable their placement on contract.
Ensures that end-users requirements are sufficiently detailed in an appropriate format Accountable for all orders to be placed within service level agreement (SLA) limits.
Identify/action cost reduction programmes/procedures.
Compiles and submits work reports to the Category Director/Procurement SLT Drives savings opportunities including execution in support of overall category target Supply base management - Supply base optimisation, market knowledge assimilation, analysis and application Analyses data related to macro environment, market sectors, suppliers and categories.
Reviews prices in market place and develops knowledge on industry characteristics and trends in order to optimise organisational operational expenditure (opex) spend.
Monitors changes/new developments/operating conditions/market capacity and quality issues.
Undertakes or arranges ad-hoc purchasing studies or investigations into suppliers, and costs where appropriate.
Recommends potential sources of supply from knowledge of market, existing supplier service levels, and competitive sources of supply Introduces new suppliers to the business as appropriate and proactively investigates opportunities to take advantage of developments within the supply market.
Identifies potential contract items and liaises with the supply chains contract management function to ensure such items are added to existing contracts or appropriate contracts are established.
Takes cognisance of and action requests from end-users and suppliers for the adding and/or removal of items to contracts and informs contract management accordingly.
Develops and implements strategies for negotiations with suppliers.
Elevates certain activities to procurement specialists on categories that strategic category management is actively handling Works within the business supply chain policy and procedure framework to optimise the organizations supply base.
Gives due consideration to recommendations from key stakeholders with regards to social and economic considerations.

Stakeholder relationship management - Procurement stakeholder relationship development

Promotes interaction between end-users and suppliers to ensure supplier development and appreciation of end-user requirements.
Establishes and maintains effective supplier relationships with suppliers, so that the benefits of better communication and understanding may be reaped by the company.
Monitors supplier delivery and quality performance and reports findings to the Category Director/Procurement SLT.
Supports stakeholder through procurement process and lifecycle starting from RFx activity through due diligence, supplier selection, and contract execution Point of escalation and key liaison with procurement ops, legal, and corp security for all issues raised through supplier on boarding Addresses performance issues with suppliers where appropriate.
Keeps the end-users informed regarding the latest issues involving their requirements and the influences that external forces could have on their situation.
Identifies benchmarking opportunities.

Keywords: Cognizant Technology Solutions, College Station , Manager Hr, Other , College Station, Texas

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