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Procurement ICT Sourcing Associate Manager

Job Location: Melbourne

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00493596


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Your career in Accenture Operations


Accenture Operations – Procurement Sourcing Associate Manager


Are you a dynamic thinker passionate about improving systems? 


Join a team that’s driving change


As part of our Accenture Procurement team you will build a brilliant career alongside our unique hybrid team of service experts. You will develop your skills by helping companies under pressure to improve cash flow and liquidity, drive immediate and sustained cost savings and also position themselves for growth. Working with a global team, you will bring solutions to life across over 40 industries in more than 120 countries.


Accenture Operations – Procurement


By joining our internal Procurement team, you’ll work closely with operating and capability groups to obtain good commercial arrangements.  Here, you could be providing review and counsel on new offerings, supporting Accenture’s alliances and business process outsourcing services, developing package knowledge and ensuring contract agreements are upheld. Working with talented professionals and specialists from across our global network, you’ll enjoy first-rate professional business skills training and other learning opportunities to help with your own career development.


Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture we partner with forward-thinking business leaders, of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.


As one of the leading procurement outsourcing specialist, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.


Role Requirements


Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.


Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and internal Corporate Functions. Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

Outsourcing professionals work on projects across a range of business processes, business applications and information technology. They may provide technology services, such as application management, infrastructure management and systems integration, or they may deliver business process outsourcing services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Outsourcing professionals may be based at a client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world.


The Sourcing Associate Manager will have expertise in a wide range of ICT categories to work with clients to develop and execute sourcing strategies that support each company’s business goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels.  In this capacity, you will be based in Melbourne and will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in spending across a wide array of leading companies
  • Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution
  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans
  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth 
  • Mentor sourcing team on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting
  • Represent the Sourcing & Category Management team as a category expert to current and prospective customers

The Opportunity:

  • Participate in the development and execution of global sourcing strategies
  • Drive regional category strategy, in support of a global approach, contributing to overall growth and delivery commitments
  • Grow team management skills, coaching team members in the art of Negotiation and Contracting
  • Expand business development skills to identify and propose account growth opportunities for additional sourcing services

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function

  • Minimum of 3 years in the field of ICT Sourcing Services

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with/managing a wide range of suppliers across the ICT landscape such as Software services, Infrastructure, Cloud, As-a-service, Telecom, Hardware and Peripherals service providers

  • Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to ICT categories

  • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients

  • Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills

  • Well-developed, solution-oriented selling skills

  • Ability to drive transformational change

  • Solid multi-phase project management skills

  • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

  • Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing, negotiations

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially PowerPoint and Excel

  • Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer satisfaction


  • This position may requires some travel.

About Accenture


At Accenture, we can help you build the career you dream of. Our success relies on ensuring our people enjoy the inspiring challenges, exceptional experience and flexibility they need to succeed at every stage of their career.


As a leading professional services company with more than 435,000 people working across 120 countries, your career can take many exciting paths spanning digital, strategy, consulting, technology and operations.


As part of a global diverse workforce you will help organisations across every industry imaginable improve the way they work. Join us and let challenging, interesting and enjoyable work become part of daily life.


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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