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Consultant Advisory

Pontoon

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location-pin Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
location-tag APAC00023_EN
About the role

The Lead Advisory Consultant assists client’s end users through all phases of the client requisition process in order to encourage a fair and competitive environment as well as maintain adherence to program process and compliance. Responsible for developing partnering relationships with client’s end user community and gaining 
a strong understanding of their business. This role requires experience in overall workforce management and the  ability  to  differentiate  between  labor  categories  and  provide  cross  functional  support.  Required  client facing experience to drive conversation and provide guidance on different delivery solutions. Role requires prior 
recruiting  experience.  Optimize  efforts  to  service  client  in  a  high-quality,  cost-effective  manner  for  multiple client work locations. Responsible for management of assigned resources including performance management and time approval. Works under minimal supervision.

What you’ll be doing

• Provides governance, leadership, liaison, and subject matter expertise responsibilities down to 
subordinate program team. 
• Ensures service delivery and oversight of Pontoon teams assigned to a particular procurement category 
(IT, Consulting, etc.) 
• Assists / owns complex procurement transactions beyond coverage of subordinate teams. 
• Provides assigned resources adequate oversight, training and leadership to ensure they reach 
potential.  
• Acts as the day-to-day escalation contact for Procurement Specialists within the account.  Designs and 
implements a team-results oriented culture, reinforcing collective results over individual results. 
• Supports program to ensure that financial goals and objectives are met or exceeded while ensuring full 
compliance on all policies and procedures.  
• Works with Business Analyst and other applicable resources to provide accurate, timely and complete 
performance analyses. Accountable for monthly/quarterly reporting of the MSP on the various metrics 
that have been established for the program. 
• Supports  the  client’s  workforce  management  requirements  to  include  performing  as a sourcing
advisor, mediator, and negotiator on client’s behalf.                                           
• Evaluates  client’s  project  requirements  to  determine  best  ;practice  sourcing  solution;  escalates 
deviations  for  client  approvals  /  decision  making.  Develops  deep  competency  knowledge  of  the 
business and supplier community to assist with sourcing recommendations. 
• Responsible for managing all stages of requisition activity  using VMS technology.  Oversees the use of 
VMS technology to ensure optimum, cost-effective, timely, and high-quality results.  Provides adequate 
oversight,  training  and  leadership  to  ensure  end  user  community  and  supplier  partnerships  reach 
potential. 
• Provides consultative support to end users to clarify job responsibilities, skills and other requirements 
of specific requisitions.  
Leverages recruiting experience to review and shortlist candidate submittals from suppliers to ensure 
the best qualified candidates are submitted for end user review and placement. 
• Performs analysis to include cost savings reporting and other quality or efficiency data to help improve 
operational processes. Understanding of pricing models and what goes in to creation of bill rate along 
with candidate employment status. 
• Provides program Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) training and updates to supplier and client 
end user community on a regular basis to ensure understanding and compliance of VMS technology
use and overall program cadences. Communicates program procedural changes and updates to 
program suppliers and client users in a timely manner.  

About you

What You'll be Doing (cont.)

• Confirms suppliers appropriately manage their employee on-boarding, employee relations issues, and off-boarding activities.  
• Provides and analyzes standard program reporting to client end users and stakeholders, to include the support of ad hoc report requests as required.   

Establishes and maintains a proactive, positive working relationship with client end users and suppliers
through regular phone and in-person contact.  Performs site visits and promotes communication with the 
client end users within assigned market area or skill set. 
• Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field with a minimum of five  (5)  years  of  related  professional  and recruiting  experience  with  a  proven  track  record  measured  by  customer  service  levels  and  satisfaction, increased responsibilities, and working relationships with colleagues and management; or equivalent combination of post high school education and experience. Ability and willingness to travel is required. Previous experience working with Statement of Work (SOW) procurement agreements is highly desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: 
• Skilled in communicating effectively verbally and in writing, both in one-on-one and in group 
presentation settings with various levels of professionals both internal and external. 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.  
• Ability to professionally and effectively represent the organization as required. 
• Ability  ;to  perform  accurately  in  a  detailed  environment  while  being  able  to  effectively  prioritize, 
organize and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously. 
• Ability to self-manage workload, set target dates, meet deadlines, follow processes, and develop and 
implement project road maps to achieve optimum results. 
• Ability to demonstrate high-level customer service to internal and external clients. 
• Ability  to  effectively  influence  others  at  various  levels  within  the  organization  and  who  represents 
clients. 
• Ability to negotiate pricing and delivery terms with supplier firms. 
• Knowledge of and the ability to utilized best practices in purchasing, procurement and client 
negotiation. 
• Knowledge  of  and  the  ability  to  effectively  utilize  accounts  payable,  purchase  ;order, and  Vendor 
Management Systems and tools. 
• Proficient with Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

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It’s an exciting time to be part of our team. We’re proud to be a global thought-leader and care about doing the best job we can to ensure better futures for everyone. We do this by building our Future@Work strategy as a united team of 30,000+ colleagues with a collective spirit working in over 60 countries globally.

You’ll have the opportunity to grow across a variety of interesting jobs and careers over our extensive portfolio of global brands. We empower our colleagues to work in the smartest, most efficient ways to achieve total balance between the demands of their jobs and their lives. That’s why we give you the autonomy and support you need to work in the way that makes you most productive, agile, confident and insightful. 

Putting people first, pioneering with a collective spirit and always advancing with a growth mindset -that’s what we stand for at the Adecco Group. Here, we are all individuals with a unique perspective on the world we live in. That’s what makes us stronger. Whoever you are and whatever your background, you can be yourself. So, we aim to build on the attributes that make you, you. We offer a range of world-class resources for upskilling and development, satisfying your curiosity while the sharing skills, knowledge and expertise to grow together. 

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