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Equitable Corporate Sourcing & Procurement - Relationship Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

Corporate Sourcing & Procurement - Relationship Manager ( 21000122 )

Primary Location : UNITED STATES-NC-Charlotte

Other Locations : UNITED STATES-NY-SYRACUSE

Organization : Equitable

Schedule : Full-time

Description

At Equitable, our power is in our people.

We're individuals from different cultures and backgrounds. Those differences make us stronger as a team and a force for good in our communities. Here, you'll work with dynamic individuals, build your skills, and unleash new ways of working and thinking. Are you ready to join an organization that will help unlock your potential?

The Corporate Sourcing and Procurement (CSP) team partners with business areas, as trusted advisors and business facilitators, to provide leading sourcing strategies and expertise, to manage vendor risk and optimize third party spend.

CSP is at the forefront of major company initiatives with primary responsibility for negotiations, risk assessment, contracting and ongoing vendor management of the organization’s third-party vendor contracts. Using contemporary technology platforms, the CSP team partners with business area vendor managers in a manner that manages risk while providing the best value for the negotiated price. The CSP team, focuses on mindset, approach and tools to drive increased value through effective risk management, spend optimization and speed to market.

The Relationship Manager is an experienced professional with proven ability to drive value through data insights, driving approach and work effectively toward outcomes through effective collaboration with business area owners. The role defines and drives outcomes from assigned strategic initiatives in spend optimization through an optimized base of strategic vendors, with a deep understanding of the value drivers in the source-to-pay process. We are looking for a leader comfortable working in a lean organization, flexible in managing competing priorities and focused on value-based outcomes.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead assigned third-party spend initiatives with a focus on spend optimization through quick-wins and sustained value, by leveraging strong working relationships with business area owners, Sourcing Relationship Managers and other key stakeholders.

  • Create value to the business through data driven insights and analysis of third-party spend and critical vendor relationships. Use results to inform business area portfolio transparency and priorities to optimize third-party spend.

  • Maintain effective working relationships and represent CSP with executive leaders in all areas of the company.

  • Implements and drives project management discipline to plan, execute and communicate project approach, priorities, status and risk assessment to drive to key outcomes effectively and timely.

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with the broader CSP team including Accenture, our managed service provider. Ensure proper management of assigned projects, monitoring services provided.

  • Assist with other source-to-pay critical initiatives as assigned, leveraging working knowledge of business process, risk, analysis and controls. Matters are driven by business priorities and may relate to sourcing, vendor risk assessments, procurements operations or accounts payable process or technology.

Qualifications

Skills required to ensure success include:

Business Acumen: Knowledge of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Cross-functional Collaboration: Knowledge of collaborative techniques and approaches; ability to promote a culture of continuous improvement and working together across functions to solve business problems and meet business goals.

Effective Communications : Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Influencing : Knowledge of effective influencing tactics and strategies; ability to impact decisions within and outside own organization.

Managing Multiple Priorities : Knowledge of effective self-management practices; ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities, making effective judgments as to prioritizing and time allocation.

Negotiating: Knowledge of successful negotiation concepts and techniques; ability to negotiate successfully across the organization and with external vendors and clients in a constructive and collaborative manner.

Procurement: Knowledge of buying and procurement; ability to work with organizational strategies and practices, and use tools for buying goods, supplies, equipment and services needed to conduct business.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrates a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion by treating everyone with respect and dignity, ensuring all voices are heard and advocating for change.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 2-3 years of work experience in procurement preferred

  • Critical thinker with ability to analyze problems and data to drive timely results

  • Strong working knowledge of business risk, vendor risk and overall controls mindset

  • Demonstrated understanding of business operational processes, preferably source-to-pay processes

  • Demonstrated success in using data analysis to inform decision making and strategy

  • Effectively facilitates meetings and communicates results to peers and executive management, rolling up messaging to bring along stakeholders and drive to specified outcomes

  • Strong meeting management and presentations skills

  • Curious about learning new ways to optimize third-party spend, investigating contracts and other related data to help identify opportunities for optimizing spend.

  • Demonstrated success as a leader in a large financial services organization

ABOUT EQUITABLE

At Equitable, we’re a team of over ten thousand strong; committed to helping our clients secure their financial well-being so that they can pursue long and fulfilling lives.

We turn challenges into opportunities by thinking, working, and leading differently – where everyone is a leader. We encourage every employee to leverage their unique talents to become a force for good at Equitable and in their local communities.

We are continuously investing in our people by offering growth, internal mobility, comprehensive compensation and benefits to support overall well-being, flexibility, and a culture of collaboration and teamwork.

We are looking for talented, dedicated, purposeful people who want to make an impact. Join Equitable and pursue a career with purpose.


Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.

NOTE: Equitable participates in the E-Verify program.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process or to perform the essential job functions of this position, please contact Human Resources at (212) 314-2211 or email us at TalentAcquisition@equitable.com .

Req ID: 21000122

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