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Associate Director Global Procurement

Requisition #: 32840

Practice Area: Business Support Services

Location: Houston, TX

Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today’s most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It’s also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it’s no wonder we’re consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you’re as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director to join our Global Procurement Technology organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the category strategies and plans for high value, highly complex and high risk categories within technology category
  • Understand the dynamics of the demand and supply sides, define the right buying channels, help ensure sourcing strategies are aligned with the overall category strategies and carry out robust supplier management
  • Manage client planning and reporting, as well as lead the strategic sourcing and negotiating activities
  • Research innovative or emerging procurement processes in the marketplace and lead the execution of approved category plans
  • Lead strategic sourcing projects for high value, complexity and risk contractual and commercial negotiations with third parties
  • Support the implementation, execution and maintenance of the category governance framework, as well as develop and deliver relationship management and service level standards based on established industry standards

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of six years of procurement experience within a professional services firm or similar large, complex organization operating in multiple jurisdictions
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • An industry expert in Software/ IT category
  • Strong understanding of supplier management and contract governance
  • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and leading industry practices
  • Experience successfully negotiating commercial, legal, standard and complex terms and conditions

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex/gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, physical or mental handicap unrelated to ability, pregnancy, veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, genetic information, personal appearance, family responsibility, matriculation or political affiliation, or other legally protected status. KPMG maintains a drug-free workplace. KPMG will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state or federal law (including San Francisco Ordinance number 131192). No phone calls or agencies please.

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