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Procurement organizations today are severely challenged to take out costs while also delivering new kinds of value to the business by becoming more innovative, business-driven and agile. Achieving those goals requires a unique combination of leadership and skills.
A common denominator among the best-performing procurement organizations, according to Accenture research, is the procurement workforce: attracting top talent and then giving them the skills they need over time to be both highly productive and increasingly insightful.
Accenture Academy meets the needs organizations have for broader and more integrated employee skill sets. We offer an extensive, proven sourcing and procurement curriculum, and integrate that curriculum with a variety of specialty skills in areas such as analytics, process excellence, project management, risk management and sustainability.
As a worldwide leader in innovative and effective learning solutions, Accenture Academy provides a blended, interactive and highly engaging learning environment. Accenture Academy courses are designed to achieve measurable business outcomes, and our learning professionals help organizations keep learning plans aligned with changing strategies and business goals.
Accenture Academy provides a sourcing and procurement curriculum that is based on up-to-date functional competency models and job frameworks.
Our integrated sourcing and procurement curriculum includes the following subject areas:
Category Management: Aligning resources, developing a category strategy and engaging stakeholders for successful category management.
Industry/Market Analysis: Acquiring corporate intelligence and analyzing key aspects of industries and markets including structures, financials, trends, competitors and consumers.
Negotiation and Contract Management: Developing full and clear contractual agreements, policies and procedures in line with business strategies.
Purchase-to-Pay: Managing the end-to-end process from requisition and purchase of goods and services to payment for those purchases.
Spend Analysis and Cost Reduction: Working with suppliers and customers to minimize cost—conducting a spend analysis and understanding total cost of ownership in addition to strategies for cost reduction.
Supplier Selection and Relationship Management: Developing relationships during renegotiations, supplier relationship management, financial impact on supplier management.
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