Ernst & Young Global Client Technology Sourcing Assistant Director Jobs in South Africa

Ernst & Young Global Client Technology Sourcing Assistant Director Jobs in South Africa

Job description

  • At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

  • Would you like to work for a global leader in Assurance, Tax, Transaction and Consulting Services with over 300,000 people around the world? Would you like to be part of a global Supply Chain Services team that employs innovation and technology to disrupt the status quo and generate business value? Would you like to play a role in building a better working world every day? If so, you will want to read this.

    About Procurement

  • Our global Supply Chain Services team includes over 450 people working across 33 countries and speaking 46 languages. We are relentless trendsetters, employing the latest in innovation and technology to better service the business. In a world of disruption, we embrace transformation and work to find best-in-class services and suppliers to help us stay ahead of the curve. We are responsible for sourcing across four categories of spend:

  • Talent Procurement & BMC (Brand, Marketing and Communications).

  • Technology and External Data.

  • Real Estate (including Workplace Services and Real Estate Technology and Innovation).

  • Travel, Meetings & Events.

    The opportunity

  • This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of the Procurement Services Enablement support model, driving to deliver our future technologies to meet the needs of our people now and moving forward.

  • EY Technology (EYT) creates, manages, and operates all the technology used by EY covering the entire process life cycle, from understanding the needs of the organization’s different Areas and service lines, through defining appropriate strategy and architecture, to the delivery of solutions and managed operational services.

  • Beyond the basic provision of reliable, cost-effective IT infrastructure and operations, EYT is increasingly acting as a catalyst for business success. Priority projects such as Global CRM, Data Center Consolidation, and messaging and collaboration are essential to delivering on EY’s Global Priorities, and in sustaining our competitive advantage as the most globally integrated organization in professional services.

  • Within EYT, the Client Technology Sourcing team supports key programs and solutions globally in partnership with our Client Technology and Service Line colleagues to continue to enhance EY’s position as a technology driven industry leader.

  • Technology Sourcing is part of the Global Procurement Group focusing on the requirements from the Technology teams and managing circa $1.5B of spend annually.

    Role Objective

  • Supporting the Technology Sourcing team in the delivery and management of procurement activities may include the following activities:

  • Manage full lifecycle of contracts for assigned programs of work and key suppliers

  • Pro-actively manage contract and license renewals

  • Build and foster collaborative working relationships with EYT and other internal business partners

  • Supporting and leading stakeholders through the Onboarding of Technology Goods and Services end-to-end process.

  • Socialization and facilitation of the Procurement policy and processes, ensuring that the project teams and stakeholders understand the value of the policy and adhere to it accordingly

  • Timely and frequent submission of management information, including project status and savings reporting

  • Support for the Technology Sourcing team in developing a strategy which adheres to the overall global technology strategy while supporting local engagements as well

  • Facilitation of any needed market research to identify potential suppliers, ensure competitive pricing and terms, etc.


  • The Technology Sourcing Assistant Director reports into a Client Technology Sourcing Leader within the Technology Sourcing
    team and is responsible for sourcing strategy and execution, customer engagement and experience, and vendor management in line with the Global Procurement Policy and processes.

  • The role of the Technology Sourcing Assistant Director may include:

  • Responsibility as a senior individual contributor on a Client Technology Sourcing team aligned to one or more service lines as well as client serving business units.

  • Act as an individual contributor and trusted business advisor - managing multiple complex transactions directly or indirectly and working closely with senior stakeholders to deliver successful results.

  • As the Africa Technology Sourcing Liaison, you will be responsible for managing the following:

  • Increasing Technology Spend Under Management for the Arica region.

  • Valued contribution to the EY BBBEE program.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key Africa Executives and Stakeholders,

  • Managing critical sourcing projects for the Africa region.

  • Working closely with risk management business partners to minimize contractual risks to the firm whilst demonstrating year on year improvement in value for money.

  • Partnering with GCO (legal) to lead key negotiations and reporting on the quantitative and brand value delivered.

  • Effectively build a pipeline of deals and develop the appropriate resourcing plans.

  • Supporting improvement in processes, policy, systems, management information and reporting.

  • Successfully leading negotiations for global and regional deals meeting the timelines, scope, and requirements agreed with key stakeholders.

  • Working with senior EYT and Service Line stakeholders to help develop a category strategy which supports the overall global technology strategy.

    Skills and attributes for success

  • Strong experience with senior stakeholder management with the ability to collaboratively co-develop strategies and set and manage expectations.

  • Heavy experience with negotiating contracts related to software licensing & rationalization, cloud based solutions and professional services

  • Heavy experience with negotiating contracts globally and regionally.

  • Experience of managing complex service agreements both from the commercial and service delivery side

  • Experience of working in a Sourcing/ Procurement/Vendor Management team in a complex and global environment

  • Experience working in an IT role as part of delivering technology solutions is a plus

  • Strong influencing and networking skills as the organization relies on working in cross functional teams across borders

  • Good knowledge of the IT vendors and new technologies is important to successfully work with the EYT teams

  • Strong communication skills required; must have the ability communicate in English effectively, transparently, and timely across multiple mediums (email, voice, IM, etc) in a global environment

  • The ability to independently manage and prioritize workload

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and have an appetite for change

  • Provide high level of Exceptional Client Service


  • Business degree or equivalent.

  • CPM (US), CIPS (UK) or similar Procurement certification is welcomed but not essential

    Other requirements:

  • Excellent oral, written communication and presentation skills in business English.

  • Experience working in a truly global, culturally diverse organization.

  • Advanced knowledge of Project, PowerPoint, and Excel.

  • Flexibility to work UK/US hours.

    What we look for

  • We are looking for a high energy individual who embraces change to ensure we can continue to deliver world-class Supply Chain Service programmes in an ever-changing environment.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ernst & Young Global Client Technology Sourcing Assistant Director Jobs in South Africa

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