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  • Credit Suisse Securities (India) Pvt Ltd

Job Description:

Credit Suisse is a leading global wealth manager with strong investment banking capabilities Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, we have a global reach with operations in about 50 countries and employ more than 45,000 people from over 150 different nations Embodying entrepreneurial spirit, Credit Suisse delivers holistic financial solutions to our clients, including innovative products and specially tailored advice Striving for quality and excellence in our work, we recognize and reward extraordinary performance among our employees, provide wide-ranging training and development opportunities, and benefit from a diverse range of perspectives to create value for our clients, shareholders and communities We are Credit Suisse

We Offer

Sourcing & Vendor Management (SVM) sources external goods and services for Credit Suisse (CS) by applying standard methodologies while mitigating key commercial, contractual and reputational risks to the Bank

As a valued partner, we strive to work collaboratively with internal business partners and key vendors to deliver increasingly high-quality and efficient sourcing services through commercial-valued and risk-mitigated sourcing, analytical insights and market expertise, driving vendor innovation, and supporting select third-party agreements during the fulfilment phase

The open position is part of SVMs Procurement team, which is responsible to

Lead and execute high volume type commercial procurement and non-catalogue requisition transactions
Partner with respective Sourcing Category colleagues and CS departments to execute transactional to high complexity procurement efforts
Align to global sourcing category and sub-category strategies when executing procurement transactions

This role is responsible for management of commercial and contractual aspects within the Data Center (IT Sourcing) spend category globally A key part of the role includes developing and maintaining successful relationships with suppliers, peers, and internal business partners on a global basis


Lead global commercial and procurement aspects within Data Center category and value thresholds, and provide support globally to deals within their specific location for SME Ensure proper spend categorization
Advise internal business partners on Data Center end-to-end procurement process, policies, templates, RACI, deal risks, and possible risk mitigation steps as part of procurement process or contracting Articulate pros and cons of, and requirements for, various Data Center commercial model options for a particular deal
Ensure full Procure-to-Contract compliance with all applicable Data Center Outsourcing processes, policies, etc Support sub-category leads with RFx template population, response evaluation, draft contract template population on complex files
Collaborate with other SVM regions and teams to ensure integrated delivery of procurement initiatives
Define and implement plans in line with category strategy, decision trees, play book Guide CS procurement & contracting requirements, with due consideration for local market trends opportunities Based on play book, ensure all Outsource specific contract terms included addressed Use appropriate procurement/ sourcing tools
Execute Data Center tail spend management category strategy through appropriate procurement decisions Consolidate supplier base and pursue, where relevant, alternative sources ensuring uninterrupted supply of services, delivered in an efficient and quality manner
Conduct periodic market research for assigned category, incl monitoring of market trends and supply/demand factors, legal dictates to help in the decision-making process to meet the strategic goals of the organization Answer contract commercial / rate card / legal / business term inquiries on existing contracts
Establish regular communications with the key internal business partners, to ensure agreement and adoption of category strategies, on-going review of activities undertaken and maintenance of strong client service Lead proactive Contract Renewal/ Expiry reviews, and re-source or amend per internal strategy
Accurate collection and reporting of projects managed, contracts concluded and their associated expenditure and financial impacts

You Offer

Minimum eight years experience in sourcing or procurement Experience on Data Center
Significant experience of procurement/ sourcing and contracting for IT Hardware (Servers, network equipment, storage, etc) & Infrastructure software
Understanding of how to analyze a category cost structure
Strong negotiation and problem solving skills
Detailed understanding of electronic procurement/ sourcing tools (Ariba, Ivalua, PeopleSoft, etc)
Strong understanding of end-to-end Source/ Procure-to-Pay processes and tools
Experience working within a compliance and regulatory culture, driving policies and procedures, both internally and externally
Strong risk and control culture and an understanding of Supplier Screening programs with the ability to evaluate and mitigate any associated potential business risk to CS
Strong presentation skills, including experience using Excel pivot tables and PowerPoint to support analytical techniques and presentation of data
Ability to extract detailed procurement requirements from internal business collaborators, and to translate business requirements into contract language
Ability to actively identify material, unmitigated business or contract risks on a particular deal, to articulate effectively to partners, and to find appropriate solutions
Tenacious and resilient approach Skilled in building relationships; confident, firm, empowering and positive in his/her attitude towards people and of personal stature and reputation to ensure ready acceptance within the company and to build a favorable representation of the company department internally and to external parties
Collaborative style, including experience navigating through matrix organizational responsibilities, organizational change, and working across all global regions, global time zones and teams to elicit successful and collaborative approaches and solutions
Strong Solution focus
Ability to facilitate / quasi project manage various procurement / contract partners (internal, vendor) and subject matter areas, and to move them towards acceptable negotiated solutions
Proactive, hands-on approach and strong interpersonal skills with capability to manage a growing book of work over time and the ability to balance multiple priorities and types of work
Degree level qualification
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills required; Strong business German (verbal & written) a definite plus as you will have to liaise with German/Swiss stakeholders
Flexibility to partially overlap with US business hours is a plus!

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Financial Services/Stockbroking, Banking
Functional Area : Materials/Logistics/Supply Chain Mgmt/Procurement
Role : Purchasing/Sourcing
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 20th May 2020

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