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Project Manager - Hybrid

Company: The Computer Merchant, LTD.
Location: Quincy
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Project ManagerHybrid in QuincyJob Description:Provides advice on methods and recommends changes in project management processes, standards and strategies. Oversees the acquisition, analysis and dissemination of subject matter knowledge. Conducts and reviews detailed analysis of costs/benefits, risks, workflow. In a consultative capacity, provides technical and business knowledge to clients. Develops position statements on complex subject matter questions. Provides resolution of major issues and manages project interdependencies and handoffs. Establishes project plans and manages deadlines.Minimum Job Specs: Bachelors Degree in technology, finance, business or equivalent. MBA, CPA or CFA a plus. 10+ years of related professional experience - either in financial operations or systems design. Extensive knowledge of business functions. Excellent analytical skills. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Very strong management, project management and leadership skills. Very strong relationship management skills.The Professional Services Interim Sourcing lead, AVP/VP is an important role within their Global Professional Services Team. The role is expected to bring strong sourcing subject matter knowledge and best practice techniques to manage and lead the "end to end sourcing and negotiation on strategic deals across Professional Services, and support the development & implementation of Category Strategy plans. HR, Legal, Marketing are the primary categories the role will be responsible for, but will also cover Consulting where needed.This role will report to the Head of Professional Services Procurement and be part of the Global Procurement Services (GPS) function.The team you will be joining plays an important role in the overall success of the organization. Across the globe, institutional investors rely on us to help them manage risk, respond to challenges, and drive performance and profitability. In your role you will strive for cutting-edge solutions, that are straightforward and scalable. You will help us build resilience and execute day to day deliverables at our best.Join us if making your mark in the financial services industry from day one is a challenge you are up for.As Professional Services Interim Sourcing Lead, AVP/VP you and your team responsibilities will include:Support and motivate a small team of individuals with varying levels of Category Strategy and Sourcing knowledge and experienceSupport train and develop key talent where applicableDrive annual savings and productivity improvements: via Strategic RFPs, Demand and process managementCoordinate, prepare and manage RFx/competitive bids to optimize cost and servicePerform direct negotiations and manage sometimes large and complex agreementsEstablish cross-functional teams for major projects and change initiativesNegotiate pricing using the five levers that incentivize a supplierHeavily contribute to P&L and Cost Avoid savings for the teamSupport/lead the development and implementation of multi-year Category Strategy plans which align with Business Unit (BU) / functional stakeholders.Find saving opportunities via stakeholder engagement and data analysisDevelop and manage a positive relationship with difficult stakeholdersSupport the use of preferred supplies, pricing / rate-cards, discounts, and buying channelsSolution requests and issues timely, and perform daily problem solvingAssess adherence to plans / guidelines and help address leakage or knowledge gapsEnsure client satisfaction with service, cycle time, and strategic value-addPerforms all duties in accordance with prescribed regulatory compliance guidelinesQuickly learn the State Street end to end process, and work within the guidelines to gain savings and deliver resultsEducation & Preferred Qualifications10 15 years strategic sourcing experience for Professional Services spend is a must. Core experience in HR, Legal, and Marketing categories is a must, with Consulting experience desirableBachelor's Degree in a related field preferred.Proven track record of delivering P&L saving projects.Top level commercial negotiation skills with ability to influence cross-functionally.Prior in-depth experience negotiating with large and difficult Professional Service providers.Experience of and ability to develop and implement category strategy plans for Professional Services sourcing.Proven self-starter who can work independently and within a team while effectively juggling multiple priorities.Understanding of best-in-class procurement, risk, Information Security and payable processes.Personal resilience to work within an extremely fast-paced, ambiguous environment.Strong strategic thinker and problem solver with attention to detail.Established written and verbal communication skillsAbility to manage challenging stakeholders diplomaticallyEqual Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled

Keywords: The Computer Merchant, LTD., Quincy , Project Manager - Hybrid, Executive , Quincy, Massachusetts

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