Director, Services Procurement Sourcing

  • Aquiles Serdán
  • Thomas Reuters
Director, Services Procurement Sourcing Are you passionate about the chance to bring your procurement experience to a world-class company that is market-leading or both content and technology? If yes, we’re looking for you. Join our team You will be part of Global Services, which comprises procurement, real estate, and facilities management functions. We are responsible for delivering value by providing safe, efficient, and effective procurement and real estate services to Thomson Reuters businesses and functional operations. Our overarching mission is to ensure our colleagues spend less time and energy on ordering Services, ensuring their primary focus is building great content and products that delight TR customers and grow TR business. In Global Services, these objectives are achieved through an offshore Services Operations team in India, a near shore Center of Excellence and Service Delivery Management team in Mexico and Costa Rica, that supports the on shore in country teams. We imagine a future Services organization that strives to be ahead of the curve in employing innovative and industry-beating approaches to service provision aspiring to deliver services with little to no friction that fully meet stakeholder needs, are easy to use and understand through an experience considered enjoyable by our user base. As a team, we believe in winning as one – collaborating to reach shared goals and developing solutions that transform the way forward. Global Services comprises a team of people from different cultures, backgrounds, and across multiple time zones. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance – and their own by having ambitious targets. Within Global Services, the Procurement Sourcing team delivers measurable value to Thomson Reuters through the establishment or improvement of competitive frameworks and markets for the purchase of goods and services. The principal function of the team is to develop and deploy category strategies for IT, professional services, and content & royalties supporting the Thomson Reuters Group globally. Our aim is to, through category and sourcing strategies, capture sustained and competitive value on par with world-class benchmarks. This team provides procurement consultancy services in accordance with industry best practices that enable the provision of united, standardized, and value creating services to the business. At Thomson Reuters Global Services, we are focused doing that and help our colleagues doing their jobs better, creating more efficient processes leveraging technology for them to focus on what moves the needle most. About the Role In this opportunity as a Director, Services Procurement Sourcing , you will: Develop and deploy of world class category strategies within a medium risk/medium complex domain of IT, professional services, and content & royalties spend. Be responsible for the effective and timely delivery of projects against their timeline and plan and to coordinate a group of sourcing professionals to drive results in alignment with the category strategies. Lead the development of the Procurement function and the delivery of procurement consultancy services in accordance with industry best practices enabling value creation to the business. Lead ongoing improvements in sourcing capability and maturity at Thomson Reuters by executing best-practice sourcing methodology and standards and will develop your team to become a high performing team driven by excellence principles around strategy creation, data quality and effective execution and reporting. Lead sourcing projects and programs spanning low/mid budgets, one-year/multi-year contracts, and low/mid risk profiles for the business. Serve as internal business subject matter expert in a couple of domains or service areas, providing guidance and policy awareness, analyzing feedback for program enhancements, managing different tools and working in conjunction with internal partners and suppliers. Ensure continuously deliver flawless and frictionless customer service performance from your teams. About You You’re a fit for the role if your background includes: You have a minimum of 8-10 years global experience, working in matrixed teams, Procurement and Sourcing teams. You have the ability to constantly drive and deliver results, reduce downtime to the business and avoid barriers to productivity. You are capable to plan and prioritize effectively and then efficiently manage yourself, your team, other resources, processes, and tools to successfully deliver value creation projects. You have a sound understanding of and can apply most elements of the strategy development process with the ability to execute it. You are able to assign work, allocate resources, monitor results, control costs and manage staff on multiple projects. Functional experience applying sourcing methodologies (e.g., 7 steps) to different categories of spend and managing a large range of stakeholders. Fact-based savings results through complex negotiation processes for IT and Non-IT areas of spend. You have an attitude to work and win in teams. Leadership: Capable of deliver through others, act as a role model, create synergies, obtain the best from the team members and keep an energized and connected team. You are experienced in managing and leading change, delegating, and empowering others to increase their contribution and keep people accountable. You can build and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and stakeholders and ensure Procurement Sourcing operates seamlessly and meets the needs of our colleagues and organization. You have excellent verbal and written communications skills in English, and adaptable for non-native English speakers. You hold a Master’s degree in either: Computer Science, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Project Management or Business Administration. (preferred) Microsoft Office experience is desirable. Location: CDMX LI-JA1 What’s in it For You? You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to yourpersonal and professional growth through: COVID-19 Response: Currently many of our employees are working within a hybrid environment consisting of in-office and remote work and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines. Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: company-wide Mental Health Days Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking. Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we have never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth, and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.