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04/05 Harsh Saini
TA at EY GDS (EY Global Delivery Services)

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EY GDS - Vendor Governance Lead - Global Vendor Management (6-14 yrs)

Bangalore Job Code: 921162

The opportunity :

We are looking for a Vendor Governance Lead who would work under direction of the Category Vendor Relationship Manager in managing the vendor lifecycle, perform analytics on spend and invoice data to glean insights to prevent value leakage and optimize governance. The role requires close collaboration with various role in Global VMO, including Vendor Commercial Owner, Vendor Contract Owner, Vendor Risk/ Compliance Owner, business operation, EY IT, EY GCO and finance.

Your key responsibilities :

- Work with the Category Vendor Relationship Manager to chart out a pipeline of suppliers to be onboarded into GVMO framework.

- Be able to read and distil deliverable and obligations from vendor contracts, understand and identify value leakage drivers, quantification of leakages and implementations of right controls to prevent leakages.

- Own the relationship and governance of certain suppliers within the category and provide periodic inputs to the Category VRM on performance and value leakage metrics

- Work closely with Procurement and Business stakeholders to obtain the requisite documents including contracts/SOWs, SLA performance data, historical invoice data, relationship maps, process flows etc. to upload to the SIRION vendor lifecycle management tool.

- Help create the artefacts as needed for the onboarding where missing

- Work closely with the business for vendor stratification, setting up the governance with the supplier by holding periodic meetings to assess performance, contractual obligations, track spend against budget, process improvements etc. Taking minutes and actions and following up with the action owners to ensure complete GVMO control of the agenda and deliverables

- Be responsible for holding multiple vendor relationships across the category / geography

- Possess analytics bent of mind and a flair for presentation in a concise manner as per EY standards

- Perform periodic compliance related tasks as determined for the supplier

- Support Category agenda of vendor consolidation, optimization, market research and peer comparison

- Serves as point-person for internal and external GVMO communications; ensures that transition and transformation milestones, completion dates, costs, contingencies are communicated to all stakeholders

- Provides status reports to leadership.

- Maintain deadlines on deliverables and communicate on an ongoing basis with business partners and Member Firms about contractual obligations

- Lead and contributes as an effective team member and takes accountability for deliverables and ownership of program outcomes

- Perform the management of the tactical relationships with vendors, ensuring alignment to GVMO objectives

- Engage and liaise with relevant internal stakeholders such as IT, Legal, Finance and external stakeholders to facilitate development and implementation of efficiency and improvement programs

- Ensures appropriate governance is in place and adhere to the contractual obligations

- Facilitate implementation of continuous process improvements within vendor management program

- Leads quality assurance processes to ensure solutions are properly tested consistent with test cases and acceptance criteria

- Assists Vendor Management with due diligence and oversight activities to include review of financial performance, reports over internal controls

- Assist with internal audit/compliance review processes for vendors

- Develop and manage knowledge repository to use across vendor engagements

- This is an individual contributor role with a possibility of line management in the future

Skills and attributes for success :

- Fluent in English - written and verbal with a strong emphasis on effective stakeholder communication

- Have worked in a vendor management or procurement organization and experienced the fast paced vendor lifecycle ecosystem

- Very good with data analysis using MS Excel, SQL, PowerBI and be able to create impactful presentations

- Have an understanding of tools like Ariba, Sirion (vendor management workflow tool), Accounts Payable tools built on SAP

- Understanding of standard project methodologies - project initiation, current state analysis, future state design, process design, implementation and project transition/close

- Design thinking skills/certification and excellent skills with power point and storytelling approach

- Continuously advising leadership team on expected project performance vs. contractual obligations

- Good analytical, judgment, tact and decision-making ability along with critical thinking skills

- Able to work in a self-sufficient manner, operating across multiple vendors

- Understands the commercial drivers of vendor performance

- Focuses on contractual solutions that drive continuous improvement of vendor performance

- Demonstrates the ability to apply a forward thinking EY focused lens to developing business solutions

- Demonstrates the ability to challenge assumptions and decisions in an appropriate manner

- Delivers cogent messages, encompassing contractual/financial analysis and recommendations

- Demonstrates appreciation and respect of varying cultures - both corporate and geographical

To qualify for the role, you must have :

- Completion of a four-year college degree (e.g. Bachelor's degree) is required to perform this position, graduate level education and or professional certification is recommended

- 6 - 12 Years of relevant consulting experience with at least 4+ Years of vendor management / procurement / project management

- Strategy or Domain experience in one of the domains - Finance, HR, Risk, Procurement, Technology

Desirable Certifications :

- Certification in Project Management - PRINCE II, PMP, Agile

- Six Sigma Certification

- Certification in Change Management, Design Thinking will be an advantage

- Certification in Facilitation

Women-friendly workplace:

Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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