The customer is the focus of everything we do, and millions of end users rely on our products daily. We believe in the value of empowering Senior Procurement Sourcing Specialist with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of our business, which is why we need you.
Manulife’s Finance Operations is seeking for an individual, who is obsessed with delivering value, is forward-thinking, and is primarily responsible for driving and supporting global sourcing and contracting events in the low impact stream of Manulife’s indirect spend categories including, Marketing, Real Estate, IT, (either or all of Hardware, Software, SaaS, Telecom) HR, Office Supplies, Business Print and Professional Services.
The role is strategic in maintaining the relationship between the Company and its third-party vendors during the course of the end to end procurement process with a focus on client satisfaction, as well as support for the Category Managers in-line with the Buy Better strategy of the Procurement organization.
What motivates you?
You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit
You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile mindset and enable business outcomes
You thrive in teams, and enjoy getting things done together
You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters
You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up
You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone
We are looking for someone with :
Graduate of any 4-year university course, in Business, Finance, Information Technology, Engineering, or other related disciplines.
Minimum of 5-years experience in Procurement and Supply Chain;
Familiarity with North American contracts including main clauses required for specific types of agreement, Statement of Work, Project Requirements and Exhibits
Comfortable working with legal and risk subject matter experts
Knowledge of Procurement or Finance applications and systems, databases and reporting tools allowing for high level spend assessment and analytics.
Strong PC skills and proficiency with MS excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc.
Familiarity with project management processes and systems
Strong preference for experience within real estate / facilities, marketing and / or human resources
Work Habits / Personal Traits :
Highly engaged with strong communication, interpersonal skills and service-oriented attitude to stakeholders and customers
Strong multitasking skills with an ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines
Attentive to details, innovative and result driven
Operates in a professional and ethical manner with customers and vendors
Comfortable challenging the status quo
Amenable to working night shift
On the job you will :
Support and / or lead sourcing initiatives in accordance with business requirements within aggressive timelines while ensuring the integrity of the bidding process
Establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with third party vendors
Conduct negotiations and secure deals that drive savings, meet and fulfill business requirements
Ensure projects are conducted in compliance with internal procurement policies
Manage the mailbox and work intake tools to ensure timely resolution of stakeholder queries and concerns; accurate documentation of project development;
and prompt communication of relevant issues and updates with business partners
Strategy and Planning
Perform detailed analysis of spend, contract terms and conditions
Drive and champion established procurement strategies for each sourcing event in accordance with their respective spend categories.
Maintain a mutually beneficial engagement with Category Managers to allow for sharing of best practices and ensure alignment with category strategies
Coordinate with functional subject matter experts such as Risk, Legal, Finance, and Tax to ensure compliance with the company’s standards from a contractual standpoint
Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers for the respective category
Support business unit clients’ understanding of procurement processes, policies, and systems
Our commitment to you
Our mission; to be a part of making Decisions Easier and Lives Better
A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success
A bold ambition and set of goals to be a leader in driving transformation in our industry
Our best. Every day.