*Preferred location: Within the U.S; Open to any location within a jurisdiction (country for U.S. State) where WVI is registered to operate.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
ProVision Programme Director is responsible for driving strategic direction and day-to-day management oversight and accountability of the global ProVision Programme (Source to Pay systems, processes and controls). Leadership, oversight and management responsibilities are required to ensure that ProVision continues to deliver and drive value and benefits to the Partnership. This position must function as a credible ProVision expert with the ability to understand and synthesize details to problem solve and maintain the strategic direction of the programme. The position must also have a demonstrated skill to effectively influence and communicate with upper levels of management and executive leadership (ExL) as well as build and maintain relationships with key external vendors and service providers.
Drive strategic direction of ProVision in partnership with executive leadership. Accountable for day-to-day and long-term smooth and efficient global operations of the ProVision programme and related functions.
Manage the relationships with, and influence the various stakeholders groups, business units and field operations, as the primary point of contact for ProVision.
Provide leadership, oversight and facilitation to the successful maintenance of the ProVision Governance Group (PGG).
Manage relationships with, and influence external key programme suppliers, industry experts and organizations, as primary point of contact.
Manage and oversee the ProVision global design, and global support model.
Manage and oversee the ProVision portal, communications, change management of new initiatives, content, training programmes and materials.
Manage and oversee ProVision global analytics, metrics and dashboard, including the routine production of dashboards and bringing together a single view of total spend management.
Drive thought leadership on new directions of technology and e-procurement.
Drive leadership of connecting field operations with Global Centre with use of ProVision.
KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Graduate degree or equivalent experience (7-10 years) in finance, procurement, project management or organizational change management required.
Candidate must possess strategic and critical thinking skills, ability to leader virtual/matrix teams and strong capacity to influence others to act. Must possess strong business acumen, be a quick learner, be analytical and detail oriented.
Change management and/or process improvement skills are essential.
This position requires a high level of technical capability in IT, Procurement and/or Finance.
Demonstrated ability to lead global initiatives, negotiate and influence others to act.
Demonstrated Programme Management skills.
Strong communication skills.
Strong ability to effectively work across diverse stakeholders bring them to a single purpose.
Ability to arbitrate between a diverse stakeholder group to move forward with an end-to-end process.
PMP or CPA strongly preferred, but not required.
Proven problem-solver, able to “get things done” across a broad range of stakeholders, able to build business cases and articulate value propositions.
High performing computer literacy, both with systems and with programs.
Demonstrated experience leading change or process improvement projects.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% annually.