Goldman Sachs

Corporate and Workplace Solutions - Spend Management - Strategic Sourcing - Vice President - Birmingham

2 weeks agoBirmingham, United Kingdom

MORE ABOUT THIS JOB

We are open to considering requests for flexible working

CORPORATE AND WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS

The Corporate and Workplace Solutions Division (CWS) is comprised of Corporate and Workplace Solutions and the Office of Global Security. Our team focuses on commercial management, client support, advisory solutions, strategic planning, risk management, people security, real estate strategy and the enablement of collaboration and productivity tools across the firm.

At Goldman Sachs, our culture is one of teamwork, innovation and meritocracy. We often say our people are our greatest asset and we take pride in supporting each colleague both professionally and personally. From collaborative work spaces and mindfulness classes to working from home and flexible work options, we offer our people the support they need to reach their goals in and outside the office.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS

WHO WE ARE

The Corporate and Workplace Solutions Division (CWS) is comprised of Corporate and Workplace Solutions and the Office of Global Security. Our team focuses on commercial management, client support, advisory solutions, strategic planning, risk management, people security, real estate strategy and the enablement of collaboration and productivity tools across the firm.

Corporate and Workplace Solutions

We deliver a world-class work experience and environment, managing the firm's corporate real estate strategy, client engagement solutions, essential commercial and risk management functions and flexible digital workstyles that drive the firm's operating efficiency and productivity.

HOW WE'RE ORGANIZED

Real Estate - Encompasses end-to-end strategic real estate work from transactions to facilities. Departments include Real Estate Strategy, Real Estate Development and Facilities.

Spend Management - Aligns all commercial advisory and risk management functions that drive operating efficiency. Departments include Product Finance, Strategic Sourcing, Third Party Governance, Procure to Pay and Infrastructure & Transformation.

Client Engagement - Reflects partnership with internal clients in developing and delivering world-class solutions for the firm. Departments include Document Management, Events, Hospitality and Travel.

CWS Engineering - Aligns all engineering functions integral to the successful performance of the division. Departments include Digital Workplace, Client & Production Engineering, Corporate Engineering and Spend, Data and Automation and Product Success and Delivery Engineering.

Divisional Management (COO) - Aligns division-wide functions to drive strategic cohesiveness, consistency and efficiency. Departments include Business Unit Management, Communications and User Engagement, Risk and Environmental, Social & Governance.

HOW YOU WILL FULFILL YOUR POTENTIAL

  • Interact with Engineering teams to understand strategy and product trends.
  • Lead/participate in both tactical and strategic contract and commercial negotiations for Engineering globally, with knowledge of the local marketplace and practices.
  • Manage the development and completion of RFx processes.
  • Create financial analyses of pending transactions, including the review of a vendor's financial viability as well as performing total cost of ownership analyses. May involve interfacing with outside research companies to create benchmarking models and identify cost savings opportunities.
  • Collaborate with various risk management partners, such as Legal, Finance, Information Security and Compliance, to ensure adherence to the firm's vendor management policies and procedures.
  • Liaise across Engineering management, business and relationship managers, and vendors to identify and escalate vendor/client sensitivities as well as commercial and relationship opportunities.
  • Responsible for tracking of and reporting on Strategic Vendor Management activities, spend and other trends of strategic vendors to understand impact across the firm.
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5-10 years' experience in Technology commercial and contract negotiations, focusing on audio-visual integration, cabling, data center services, end-user hardware, network and real time communications equipment, servers, storage, and/or telecommunications services.
  • Strong communications, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Candidate must exhibit ability to navigate through complex situations
  • Candidate must be a team player with proven ability to work effectively across multiple teams and levels within the organization
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Prior experience in the financial services industry
  • Prior experience working with global teams
  • Prior experience with well-known enterprise vendors
  • Prior technical experience, in-depth understanding of technical concepts and/or vendor management experience
ABOUT GOLDMAN SACHS

At Goldman Sachs, we commit our people, capital and ideas to help our clients, shareholders and the communities we serve to grow. Founded in 1869, we are a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. Headquartered in New York, we maintain offices around the world.

We believe who you are makes you better at what you do. We're committed to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion in our own workplace and beyond by ensuring every individual within our firm has a number of opportunities to grow professionally and personally, from our training and development opportunities and firmwide networks to benefits, wellness and personal finance offerings and mindfulness programs. Learn more about our culture, benefits, and people at GS.com/careers .

We're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with special needs or disabilities during our recruiting process. Learn more: https:// www.goldmansachs.com/careers/footer/disability-statement.html

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Job ID: goldman-2020-66267