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Procurement Continuous Improvement Project Manager

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Job Description

Cognizant is investing in the creation of a global procurement function with an exciting and challenging agenda. There represents an opportunity to make a financial impact delivering true return on investment at a critical time in the company's evolution.

The global procurement team is transforming from a regionally-led structure with a predominant focus on India and North America to a Category?led model with a global footprint and diverse direct and indirect expenditure profile.

We are seeking to grow our internal capability and joining us will be an exciting and challenging career step.

About the role

This role represents a unique opportunity to join the team at a pivotal time with a global responsibility for our process improvement and change agenda. This role will work extensively with the Procurement team as well as associated Corporate Functions to instill best practice and ensure Global Procurement processes and systems are in synch with the wider organisation.

Responsibilities shall include:

  • Implementing global design procurement processes

  • Project Management of key initiatives and systems implementations

  • Cross functional stakeholder management

  • Supporting the build of a sustainable continuous improvement program across procurement activities.

  • Building end-user engagement and system reporting to inform process design, end user training, customer experience improvement and adoption.

  • Driving efficacy of Procurement change initiatives through ongoing measurement and evaluation of their operational impact.

  • Introducing best practices from other organisations / industries and supporting innovation of Cognizant procurement practice.

  • Collaborating with the broader procurement team to look horizontally across all categories to identify synergies / opportunities

    Global Procurement's ability to incrementally improve its performance across the $3.2bn of expenditure it manages can have a material impact.

Candidate Description

  • Good level of post-qualification work experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Shared Services or related field

  • Experience working within a Best Practice environment.

  • Familiar with core operating models and processes within procurement.

  • Articulate with strong communication, people, and leadership skills.

  • Strong problem-solving ability and change management knowledge.

  • Experience working within a process excellence environment.

  • Able to execute delivery of programs of improvement across a global team.

  • Experience working in a global corporate environment with a matrix management structure is desirable.

  • Post graduate qualifications (MBA/Masters) or professional certifications in any area within operations is desirable.

  • Agile or equivalent qualification

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