UBS Financial Services MDS Category Manager in London, United Kingdom

Your role:

Are you passionate about applying your expertise in Market Data Services (MDS) cost management and procurement to identify and lead execution of initiatives that put value-creation at the heart of the category by

  • Working collaboratively with senior stakeholders to develop clear category strategies (e.g., with reference data operations team)

  • Creating, agreeing and renewing a transparent pipeline of MDS cost management and procurement P&L relevant opportunities that follow the Total Cost of Ownership approach (Commercial, Demand and Process)

  • Shaping MDS deals and processes to yield P&L savings

  • Ensuring MDS category initiatives are developed and followed-through, from inception to full execution of value, in cross-functional teams made-up of finance, cost-management, budget, technical and service owners and users

  • Working seamlessly across Supply Chain including with regional procurement, vendor management and Chain IQ (our outsourced procurement services partner) to integrate activity into category management and enhance knowledge sharing and communication

  • Establishing and institutionalizing best practice end to end processes, policies and mindsets

  • Leading, and developing the capabilities of MDS supporting category managers

  • Compliance aspects. Make accountable for T&C and procurement processes

What we offer:

Together. That’s how we do things. We offer people around the world a supportive, challenging and diverse working environment. We value your passion and commitment, and reward your performance.

Keen to achieve the work-life agility that you desire? We're open to discussing how this could work for you (and us).

Take the next step:

Are you truly collaborative? Succeeding at UBS means respecting, understanding and trusting colleagues and clients. Challenging others and being challenged in return. Being passionate about what you do. Driving yourself forward, always wanting to do things the right way. Does that sound like you? Then you have the right stuff to join us. Apply now.

Disclaimer / Policy Statements:

UBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect and seek to empower each individual and support the diverse cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Your team:

You will report to the Head of Category Management in Supply Chain. Supply Chain is a recently established Group Sourcing function. It was created to enhance value identification and delivery within Group Sourcing.

Supply Chain provides 3 services, Category Management, Supplier Management and Regional Procurement and includes a Commercial Support and Transformation team.

Group Sourcing was created to support UBS with its third party vendor sourcing strategies and managing the services provided by our near- and offshore delivery centers (UBS Business Solution Center, Outsourcing Delivery Centers…)

Your expertise:

You have:

– A university degree or equivalent qualification in any discipline and may have a professional commercial qualification e.g, MBA or CIPS

– Expert knowledge and mastery of the MDS market and service requirements including the intersection with technology. E.g. deep practical knowledge and application of MDS savings levers and use cases, data feeds, reference data, benchmarking approaches and sources, vendor capabilities and market approaches

– Highly financially literate

– Strong interpersonal skills and leadership skills demonstrated by leading MDS teams and building relationships to deliver tangible results in complex environments

You are:

– Fluent in English both oral and written – other languages an advantage

– Strong team player

– Flexible and pragmatic

– Motivated to deliver ambitious cost reduction targets

About us:

Expert advice. Wealth management. Investment banking. Asset management. Retail banking in Switzerland. And all the support functions. That's what we do. And we do it for private and institutional clients as well as corporations around the world.

We are about 60,000 employees in all major financial centers, in more than 50 countries. Do you want to be one of us?

Your colleagues:

Job Reference #: 186016BR

Business Divisions: Corporate Center

Title: MDS Category Manager

City: London

Job Type: Full Time

Country / State: United Kingdom

Function Category: Management and Business Support, Outsourcing / Offshoring, Process, project and program management