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Procurement Assistant Manager - Consulting Services

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Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

Location: London

Service Line: Connected Technology

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Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

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Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

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Procurement Manager - Consulting Services

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Service Line: Operational Transformation

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FS Technology Enabled Procurement Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The use of cloud-based technologies continues at pace and we continue to see that most Procurement transformation programmes demand technology support, and every successful Procurement technology programme involves some ground-breaking activity.

At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how technology can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement technologists to join us, grow with us, and develop our Procurement Technology delivery capability, driving our strategy through large-scale Procurement Cloud Technology transformation. Part of a developing team in Financial Services that will become our ‘go to’ for Procurement Technology, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to build our technology delivery team and influence within a fast-growing business area. To join us, therefore, you’ll need to be inquisitive and have a strong, informed point of view. Of course, this will need to be balanced with an unwavering client focus. You’ll have excellent listening skills, and a proven track record of helping Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes. We’re looking for self-starters, those with gravitas, credibility, and the natural ability to encourage confidence and empower change. On the technical side, you’ll need a thorough understanding of Procurement Technology solutions including but not limited to Coupa, Ivalua, Basware and/or SAP Ariba.

The Person:

We are looking for a Manager with a proven track record of selling, procurement technology projects. In particular we are looking for individuals who have managed complex procurement technology strategy programs, software selection projects and Source-to-Pay implementations.

We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud technologies and associated processes. This is a key-profile role within the team, requiring a balance of assisting business development, industry knowledge, project and client delivery. The role reports into the Associate Director of Powered Procurement.

Essential Experience:

• Understand demand, identify and unlock client opportunities for Powered Procurement in Financial Services by providing the technology expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A deep knowledge of the current procurement technology market
• The ability to build strong relationships at senior levels (c-suite), and a strong existing network
• Experience designing, selecting, supporting and implementing multiple solutions
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Strong people management skills, with an ability to coach and develop others

Key Skills:

• Ability in building and supporting winning client proposals including relevant collateral
• Contracting and commercial knowledge
• Support Sales and Business Development
• Leadership and relationship building
• A Technology professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of procurement technology solutions in a consulting environment
• Facilitation and conflict resolution
• Persuasive power to communicate with a variety of partners in the organisation
• Excellent People Leadership
• Strong network in Financial Services Procurement
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and procurement transformation using Cloud solutions, at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis

Location:

UK based. Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time (UK, Europe and internationally), so will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.

Procurement Assistant Manager - Consulting Services

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


About our team:


We are seeking an experienced Procurement professional to join our Corporates Operations Transformation team. Our team helps clients build leading practice capability across plan, source, make, move and sell - focussing on large corporate clients in the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 businesses.


In the Procurement domain we are recognised as industry leaders by clients and analysts including:

• ALM Vanguard leader in Sourcing and Procurement Consulting
• A Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know
• A Leader in Business Consulting Services (IDC)


What we do, and what our key services are:


The Assistant Manager will be responsible for as part of a team alongside colleagues and clients on complex commercial or transformational engagements.


The key services are outlined below:


Procurement Analytics

- Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and Should cost modelling
- Supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation.
Procurement Transformation

- Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
- Identifying procurement improvement areas across people, process and technology
- Developing Procurement Strategy and business alignment
- Defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
- Evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services - including working in or delivering outsourced contracts
- Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques, technology and processes
- Supporting our clients to implement improvements across the end to end Source to pay Process including business partnering, benefits realisation, procurement analytics, category management, sourcing, contract management supplier management and purchase to pay
- Producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.
Digital Procurement Strategy

- Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
- Helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Procurement that leverages cloud based source to pay technology, advanced analytics, collaborative category management technology, robotics process automation and AI solutions
- Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
- Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements
Cost and Cash Optimisation

- Procurement analytics - Analysis of and insights from data (incl spend) to drive better decision making
- Identification of savings/value creation opportunities using a range of demand and supply side levers
- Delivering savings/value creation initiatives through strategic sourcing, contract improvement, outsourcing, supplier management, demand management, cash process improvement, contract audits and other approaches
- Tracking value to the client’s P&L and locking in benefit
Complex sourcing

- Supporting complex sourcing projects including managed services in categories including Facilities, IT and Logistics
- Advising clients on the appropriate strategy for complex outsourcing including service and commercial models
- Planning and executing sourcing and vendor evaluation
- Planning and managing vendor transition and service transformation
As well as working in teams to deliver these solutions, Assistant Managers are also expected to contribute to practice development by developing and bringing to fruition new solutions, be involved in business development activity, provide a broad contribution to development of the overall team and support the management team.


The Person


We are looking for someone with a strong Procurement background, as this will be the main focus of the work they will be doing – however, it will be advantageous if they also have broader Supply Chain experience.


Ideally you will have previous experience of consulting within Procurement and / or have an operational management background or similar role within procurement with skills developed across different markets and sectors.


Essential experience:

- Procurement experience
- Strong understanding of procurement processes – including: sourcing, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supply relationship management Purchase to Pay (P2P),
- Experience working as part of a team improving procurement processes
- Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
- Experience of developing and managing project plans
- Experience undertaking procurement projects including the identification and delivery of cost saving programmes
- Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments

Additional experience:


The following experience would be of additional value:
- Broad experience of categories across direct and indirect spend including, analysis, design and implementation of value projects. (IT and Marketing category experience of particular value)
- Blue Chip, FTSE 100, Fortune 500 company experience
- Understanding of advanced procurement analytics techniques, tools and approaches
- Category knowledge of areas of direct and indirect spend
- Sector experience in Defence
- Detailed knowledge of procurement processes demand and supply planning, warehousing, distribution, S&OP, IBP and) procurement procedures.

Key Skills:
- Project management and delivery.
- High quality delivery
- Relationship development skills with clients and colleagues
- Drive and resilience
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by data and analysis.
- Excellent commercial acumen and business context.
- Flexibility
- Strong understanding of the Procurement and Supply chain processes, issues and solutions
- Broad consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, data gathering, process mapping and analysis.
In addition, applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.


Location:


Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time and will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.

The role will be based in Canary Wharf, London.



Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Functional Solution Architect (Grade C)


The Team:
We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud implementations and detailed working knowledge of Source to Pay software including one or more of the following; Coupa, Ivalua, Oracle and SAP Ariba.
While predominantly focusing on ensuring successful delivery of our programmes you will play an important role in several key areas, including:
• Procurement Solution Architectures – driving business strategy that meets the relevant client business, technology and regulatory requirements
• Practice Development – Ensuring that the team continues to deliver value to our clients through understanding leading practice developments, potential disruptors to the market in the shape of new technologies and helping to ensure the team are sufficiently equipped to support our clients
• Sales Support – Providing your experience and knowledge into the sales cycle ensuring our clients are set up for success

The Role:
Key accountabilities: Clients
• Providing consultancy to assist clients in defining their overall technology strategy, designs and delivery programmes
• Whole-stack reference models and architectures across application, data and technical domains
• Defining the Baseline and Target states alongside the migration steps from one to the other
• Providing Security, compliance, governance and other key viewpoints to the client
• Supporting clients with their Infrastructure and provisioning strategies
• Supporting the sales teams where applicable to provide expertise in bids to help clients to get more out of their existing Digital channels identifying the best of breed technologies and services based on client needs, constraints and strategies
• Presenting and communicating with confidence to stakeholders up to C-Suite level and supporting them in setting their strategic direction. Confident in expressing points of view and recommendations
• Evaluating architecture options and making recommendations in the light of technical, delivery and commercial factors
• Translating business and technical requirements into coherent, consistent and complete architecture designs
• Understand, define and capture the architecture of clients and identify opportunities for transformation
• Define how propositions can be implemented within the client architecture
• Confidence in chairing and leading meetings, such as workshops, reviews and governance bodies

Key accountabilities: Quality
• Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
• Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
• Executes projects to a level that meet member firm’s Quality standards within a commercial context.
• Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
• Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.

Key accountabilities: People
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
• Meets deadlines throughout the Performance cycle both for personal development and appraisees ensuring quality feedback is requested, goals are set and monitored, providing feedback on engagement reviews
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
• Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by demonstrating empathy and awareness of team.
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
• Actively shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of knowledge resources.
• Manages onboarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.

Key accountabilities: Public trust
• Ensures team complete all mandatory and regulatory training required by member firm by the due date.
• Does not undertake work that does not fit with firm capabilities or Risk Management criteria.
• Undertakes the appropriate training and coaching in line with member firm requirements.
• Pro-actively takes action to avoid Personal Independence breaches.
• Takes action and speaks up if they observe and/or are made of conduct that is inconsistent with KPMG’s values and ethical standards.

Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

Location: Manchester

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Functional Solution Architect (Grade C)


The Team:
We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud implementations and detailed working knowledge of Source to Pay software including one or more of the following; Coupa, Ivalua, Oracle and SAP Ariba.
While predominantly focusing on ensuring successful delivery of our programmes you will play an important role in several key areas, including:
• Procurement Solution Architectures – driving business strategy that meets the relevant client business, technology and regulatory requirements
• Practice Development – Ensuring that the team continues to deliver value to our clients through understanding leading practice developments, potential disruptors to the market in the shape of new technologies and helping to ensure the team are sufficiently equipped to support our clients
• Sales Support – Providing your experience and knowledge into the sales cycle ensuring our clients are set up for success

The Role:
Key accountabilities: Clients
• Providing consultancy to assist clients in defining their overall technology strategy, designs and delivery programmes
• Whole-stack reference models and architectures across application, data and technical domains
• Defining the Baseline and Target states alongside the migration steps from one to the other
• Providing Security, compliance, governance and other key viewpoints to the client
• Supporting clients with their Infrastructure and provisioning strategies
• Supporting the sales teams where applicable to provide expertise in bids to help clients to get more out of their existing Digital channels identifying the best of breed technologies and services based on client needs, constraints and strategies
• Presenting and communicating with confidence to stakeholders up to C-Suite level and supporting them in setting their strategic direction. Confident in expressing points of view and recommendations
• Evaluating architecture options and making recommendations in the light of technical, delivery and commercial factors
• Translating business and technical requirements into coherent, consistent and complete architecture designs
• Understand, define and capture the architecture of clients and identify opportunities for transformation
• Define how propositions can be implemented within the client architecture
• Confidence in chairing and leading meetings, such as workshops, reviews and governance bodies

Key accountabilities: Quality
• Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
• Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
• Executes projects to a level that meet member firm’s Quality standards within a commercial context.
• Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
• Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.

Key accountabilities: People
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
• Meets deadlines throughout the Performance cycle both for personal development and appraisees ensuring quality feedback is requested, goals are set and monitored, providing feedback on engagement reviews
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
• Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by demonstrating empathy and awareness of team.
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
• Actively shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of knowledge resources.
• Manages onboarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.

Key accountabilities: Public trust
• Ensures team complete all mandatory and regulatory training required by member firm by the due date.
• Does not undertake work that does not fit with firm capabilities or Risk Management criteria.
• Undertakes the appropriate training and coaching in line with member firm requirements.
• Pro-actively takes action to avoid Personal Independence breaches.
• Takes action and speaks up if they observe and/or are made of conduct that is inconsistent with KPMG’s values and ethical standards.

Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Functional Solution Architect (Grade C)


The Team:
We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud implementations and detailed working knowledge of Source to Pay software including one or more of the following; Coupa, Ivalua, Oracle and SAP Ariba.
While predominantly focusing on ensuring successful delivery of our programmes you will play an important role in several key areas, including:
• Procurement Solution Architectures – driving business strategy that meets the relevant client business, technology and regulatory requirements
• Practice Development – Ensuring that the team continues to deliver value to our clients through understanding leading practice developments, potential disruptors to the market in the shape of new technologies and helping to ensure the team are sufficiently equipped to support our clients
• Sales Support – Providing your experience and knowledge into the sales cycle ensuring our clients are set up for success

The Role:
Key accountabilities: Clients
• Providing consultancy to assist clients in defining their overall technology strategy, designs and delivery programmes
• Whole-stack reference models and architectures across application, data and technical domains
• Defining the Baseline and Target states alongside the migration steps from one to the other
• Providing Security, compliance, governance and other key viewpoints to the client
• Supporting clients with their Infrastructure and provisioning strategies
• Supporting the sales teams where applicable to provide expertise in bids to help clients to get more out of their existing Digital channels identifying the best of breed technologies and services based on client needs, constraints and strategies
• Presenting and communicating with confidence to stakeholders up to C-Suite level and supporting them in setting their strategic direction. Confident in expressing points of view and recommendations
• Evaluating architecture options and making recommendations in the light of technical, delivery and commercial factors
• Translating business and technical requirements into coherent, consistent and complete architecture designs
• Understand, define and capture the architecture of clients and identify opportunities for transformation
• Define how propositions can be implemented within the client architecture
• Confidence in chairing and leading meetings, such as workshops, reviews and governance bodies

Key accountabilities: Quality
• Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
• Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
• Executes projects to a level that meet member firm’s Quality standards within a commercial context.
• Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
• Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.

Key accountabilities: People
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
• Meets deadlines throughout the Performance cycle both for personal development and appraisees ensuring quality feedback is requested, goals are set and monitored, providing feedback on engagement reviews
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
• Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by demonstrating empathy and awareness of team.
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
• Actively shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of knowledge resources.
• Manages onboarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.

Key accountabilities: Public trust
• Ensures team complete all mandatory and regulatory training required by member firm by the due date.
• Does not undertake work that does not fit with firm capabilities or Risk Management criteria.
• Undertakes the appropriate training and coaching in line with member firm requirements.
• Pro-actively takes action to avoid Personal Independence breaches.
• Takes action and speaks up if they observe and/or are made of conduct that is inconsistent with KPMG’s values and ethical standards.

Procurement Manager - Consulting Services

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


The Team

We are seeking an experienced Procurement professional to join our Corporates Operations Transformation team. Our team helps clients build leading practice capability across plan, source, make, move and sell - focussing on large corporate clients in the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 businesses.

In the Procurement domain we are recognised as industry leaders by clients and analysts including:
- ALM Vanguard leader in Sourcing and Procurement Consulting
- A Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know
- A Leader in Business Consulting Services (IDC)

We are specifically seeking an individual with experience of procurement transformation programmes including digital / technology.

What we do, and what our key services are:

The Manager will be responsible for managing teams and/or working as part of a team alongside clients on complex commercial or transformational engagements.

The key services are outlined below:

Procurement Analytics

Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and Should cost modelling
Supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation.

Procurement Transformation

Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
Identifying procurement improvement areas across people, process and technology
Developing Procurement Strategy and business alignment
Defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
Evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services - including working in or delivering outsourced contracts
Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques, technology and processes
Supporting our clients to implement improvements across the end to end Source to pay Process including business partnering, benefits realisation, procurement analytics, category management, sourcing, contract management supplier management and purchase to pay
Producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.

Digital Procurement Strategy

Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
Helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Procurement that leverages cloud based source to pay technology, advanced analytics, collaborative category management technology, robotics process automation and AI solutions
Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements

Cost and Cash Optimisation

Procurement analytics - Analysis of and insights from data (incl spend) to drive better decision making
Identification of savings/value creation opportunities using a range of demand and supply side levers
Delivering savings/value creation initiatives through strategic sourcing, contract improvement, outsourcing, supplier management, demand management, cash process improvement, contract audits and other approaches
Tracking value to the client’s P&L and locking in benefits


Complex sourcing

Managing complex sourcing projects including managed services in categories including Facilities, IT and Logistics
Advising clients on the appropriate strategy for complex outsourcing including service and commercial models
Planning and executing sourcing and vendor evaluation
Planning and managing vendor transition and service transformation

As well as being capable of managing the delivery of these solutions, Managers are also expected to contribute to practice development by developing and bringing to fruition new solutions, be involved in business development activity, provide a broad contribution to development of the overall team and support the management team.

The Person

We are looking for someone with a strong Procurement background, as this will be the main focus of the work they will be doing – however, it will be advantageous if they also have broader Supply Chain experience.

Ideally you will have previous experience of consulting within Procurement and / or have a senior operational management background or similar role within procurement with skills developed across different markets and sectors.

Essential experience:

Digital Procurement Transformation
Transforming procurement capability at large corporate clients using digital technology
Understanding of the current procurement technology market and trends including providers such as Coupa, Ariba, Ivalua and Oracle
Detailed knowledge of procurement processes – including: sourcing, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supply relationship management Purchase to Pay (P2P),
Experience designing and implementing Procurement operating model changes
Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
Experience of managing direct reports and / or project team

Additional experience:

The following experience would be of additional value:
Experience of complex cost reduction programmes across direct and indirect spend including, analysis, design and implementation
Blue Chip, FTSE 100, Fortune 500 company experience
Understanding of advanced procurement analytics techniques, tools and approaches
Category knowledge of areas of direct and indirect spend
Sector experience in Defence
Detailed knowledge of procurement processes demand and supply planning, warehousing, distribution, S&OP, IBP and) procurement procedures.

Key Skills:

Project management and delivery
People management
Relationship development skills with client or business partners
Sales and business development skills
Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
Drive and resilience
Excellent commercial acumen and business context
Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by data and analysis
Strong understanding of the Procurement and Supply chain processes, issues and solutions
Broad consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, data gathering, process mapping and analysis.

In addition, applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.

Location:

Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time and will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.

The role will be based in Canary Wharf, London.

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