Sourcing Professional Services - Expert

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    27 September 2022
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Sourcing Professional Services - Expert

Title:  Sourcing Professional Services - Expert


Zürich, CH

Date:  Nov 24, 2022


Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Bucharest and Mumbai / Pune – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, Poland, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Australia).

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team and are therefore looking for you!

The candidate must have proofed analytical and business case development skills and experience in the end-to-end sourcing with a concentration in professional services (management consultants, financial consultants, dealing with Big 4, IT consulting, onsite and offshore for time and material and fixed price engagements, etc.).


Your responsibilities:

  • Consult and support Business Partners on all matters relating to the Sourcing of Professional Services. Development and execution of procurement strategies within a complex, high spend, and highly visible category

  • Independently lead the implementation of tender initiatives and contract negotiation as project lead via e-sourcing tools

  • Establish and maintain a close relationship with internal and external Business Partners as well as vendors. Manage a challenging, broad role in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for multiple client accounts

  • Coordinate commercial, operational, and legal aspects with relevant experts in a cross-functional team

  • Collaboration on global procurement strategies and implementation of regional requirements

  • Provide key stakeholder support in the sourcing lifecycle - including driving sourcing, RFI, RFP, evaluation, drafting, contracting, on-boarding, negotiations, operational task related to projects & requests and diverse aspects of supplier management (TRPM), etc.

  • Collaboration on special projects in interdisciplinary (global) teams


Your profile:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Supply Chain Management or equal

  • Several years (>8 years) of progressive experience in indirect procurement of Professional Services in an international (corporate) environment or in sales/ BD at a global Professional Services firm

  • In depth experience in review, negotiation, and execution of contracts with vendors. Understanding of how professional services contracts (incl. Master Service Agreements and Supply Orders) are scoped, structured, and cost controlled. Specific know-how in Sourcing of Consulting, Audit and Tax Services is preferred. Understanding of typical risks and contractual mitigation/management of such

  • Experience in senior stakeholder management and managing complex vendor/client relationships including proven ability to build rapport with clients and maintain professionalism in communications with all levels of client stakeholders

  • Expert knowledge of technologies/ processes/ tools as well as contractual and legal aspects of Professional Services contracts. Secure command of e-sourcing tools (SAP Ariba, Ivalua, Jaggaer, Archlet) of advantage

  • Good analytical and conceptual skills and quick understanding of complex content, figures and interfaces. Ability to utilize procurement and financial data to understand spending trends and to leverage that information to identify procurement insights that result in process efficiencies or cost savings for the client

  • Proactive, flexible, and client-focused personality with excellent negotiation and communication skills. Broad negotiation toolkit and ability to function effectively in the face of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity


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