IT /Commercial Procurement Manager – Technology

City of Johannesburg, Gauteng 4 January

Alam Ellahi and Associates T/A Ellahi Consulting

  • Description

    IT /Commercial Procurement Manager – Technology
    The employer is a highly recognised global LAW FIRM based in Sandton – CBD, head office based in the UK, with over 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States
    Reporting to the Global IT Commercial Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for Procure to Pay services within the Global Business Services IT department , previous Procure to Pay management experience as well as strong global remote management is required .
    The Information Technology department is responsible for the high-quality implementation, provision and support of all IT services within the firm. Located in brand new offices in Johannesburg you will be part of their new, state-of-the-art Global Business Service Centre and join a team dedicated to providing the highest levels of service to their 7000+ colleagues globally. The IT team comprises a diverse range of specialists from service desk to engineering and architecture roles.
    The successful candidate must have:
    • Matric
    • Degree level education plus Accounting/Finance or Procurement qualification
    • 3 Years of operations team management experience preferably in the P2P process area
    • Previous continuous improvement experience
    • Hands-on, operationally inclined
    • Maturity in managing IT spend and tracking procurement
    • Previous/ current experience in building and standardising a function globally
    • Previous/ current experience managing a global team (motivating a team remotely)
    • Experience running an order desk (payment terms, purchase orders, general commodity procurement, etc.)
    • Understanding of procurement and small tenders
    • Dealing with mobile phone providers (e.g. changing contracts when employees travel abroad, etc.) & Telephone expense management
    • Working experience on AP workflows and Chrome River (or similar) application will be preferred
    • Must have experience, working in a Shared Services Centre (SSC) environment
    • Must have at least 2-3 years in a supervisory role
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Good motivation skills and negotiation skills
    • Experience of Continuous Improvement
    • German language skills would be advantageous
    • Operating hours are: 9:00am to 5:30pm, additional hours may be required to support US and UK - Some travel may be required
    Your busy and challenging day will include but not limited to:
    People Management
    • Day to day management of all IT Commercial Operations staff globally, setting priorities and direction
    Commercial Management
    • Within IT, responsible for the 'procure to pay' process from ordering of goods and services through to payment of all invoices.
    • Accountable for the design, review, publication and management of the following processes, procedures and policies:
    • Department Delegated Authorities lists
    • Expense approval
    • Ordering of third party Goods and Services
    • Goods Receipting
    • Invoice Payments
    • Responsible for the reporting related to procure to pay processes including but not limited to supplier spend analytics, renewals due and non-compliance with IT procurement processes
    • Build strong working relationships within IT and wider Business Services functions to get buy-in for departmental best practice
    • Responsible for ensuring that headcount documentation is maintained and current
    Vendor Management
    • Managing supplier relationships and dealing with queries and discrepancies in relation to the provided accounts payable services
    • Responsible for maintaining the contracts data base - ensures that contracts are uploaded to the contracts data base, data is accurate, and renewals are reported in a timely manner
    • Responsible for the commercial management of the firms telephone expenses
    Please email ****@ellahi.co.za
  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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