Job Purpose :
This position is responsible for assisting with the procurement and sourcing operations based in Caribbean, Central America, Uruguay, and Chile.
He or She will interact with all levels across the organization within Citi and with the ESC Regional team.
Job Background :
Enterprise Supply Chain (ESC) is the organization responsible for executing the procurement operations in compliance with the policies and procedures of Citi.
ESC organization pursues to deliver effective sourcing strategies, Supplier selection, and Supplier risk management; to ensure meeting the targets of cost savings;
improved time to market for product and service delivery; enhanced service levels for internal and external customers; increased productivity of internal resources;
and enhanced compliance with legal, regulatory, and policy requirements.
Key Responsibilities :
The Sourcing Manager participates in the sourcing and Buying Desk operations process for the various products and services either locally within the country and in coordination with Regional Teams from ESC organization.
The Sourcing Manager is a facilitator of the overall ESC process and supports the cross-functional team in developing and executing sourcing, supplier management strategies, risk and controls request management, PO creations, and complex contract negotiations.
The Sourcing Manager needs to be organized, detailed and have strong multi-tasking skills as they will be responsible for all aspects of sourcing and contract management processes from strategy thru negotiation, contract execution (if applicable) and PO creations.
Essential Position Responsibilities :
Participate in the development, management and analysis of Requests for Proposal, eAuctions, supplier negotiations, financial analysis, contract administration, and project management.
Identify opportunities to leverage the sourcing of procurement commodities.
Work with suppliers to measure and track performance and any reporting requirements.
Keep duly updated by policies and procedures the suppliers’ database.
Attend and report metrics and requests to the Regional Procurement Head
Respond to customer service inquiries and clarify requirements and provide information as needed.
Utilize various procurement tools and processes to research supplier and commodity information.
Report and record Procurement transactions such as Sourcing Request Forms, Projects, Sourcing Strategy, Savings, Contracts, Approved Suppliers.
Meet all audit guidelines and ensure adherence to Citi process and procedures.
Encourage the population of Citibank within the Cluster, fulfilling all policies at local and global levels, for the procurement process : policy Citi Expense Management Policy (CEMP) and Third Party Management (TPM).
Guide all business units in the Procurement E2E process, application purchases and service contracts for country operations.
Any individual joining or working within O&T at Citi will also be expected to be an exemplar of the following Operating Principles and will be assessed and asked to demonstrate evidence against these principles were applicable during the selection process :
Treat everyone with dignity and respect
Create an environment where talent thrives
Act with urgency, courage, and conviction
Inspire excellence - be the standard
Be accountable - own the outcome
Be unselfish - empower others
Reward results - promote meritocracy
Act with integrity - do what is right
Collaborate - be a team Leadership it begins with you
Complete all tasks in connection with the organization’s activity but not detailed in the current job description, charged by the direct manager, supervisor, or the functional head.
Knowledge and Experience :
3-5 plus years of previous business, Sourcing and Procurement experience
Certified Procurement Professional such as CPM or CIPS is a plus
Experience in Procurement applications (Oracle or SAP eSourcing an advantage)
Experience of working in an international context
Process improvement skills an advantage
P2P experience an advantage
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience preferred
Procurement / logistics experience.
Experience in bank operations is a plus.
Able to speak, read and write English. Fluency in French is a plus.
Excellent personal communications skills
Ability to work with customers and vendors remotely.
Ability to resolve execution issues remotely.
Working knowledge of MS Office
Experience with Access and Excel a plus
Good level of numeracy skills, financial / accounting skills is a plus
Strong administrative and analytical skills
Attention to Detail
Drive & Determination
Team working Skills
Ability to multi-task
Prioritization skills and time management
Flexibility to work additional hours outside of regular schedule when required
Ownership & Accountability
Working within the parameters of set policies and procedures in a large multinational firm
Meeting deadlines and achieving service excellence