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Procurement Contracts Associate Manager

Job Location: Brisbane

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00502671


- Job description

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.


Accenture is seeking a Senior Contracts Specialist with Mining Services Sourcing and Supplier Management experience to help customers drive tangible results. In this capacity, you will work on a dedicated basis with an Accenture customer(s) with responsibility for delivering contract and procurement services including, but not limited to, tactical sourcing, client stakeholder management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement. You will assist in the design and implementation of cost savings projects across multiple Mining sub-categories including but not limited to: Labour, Mining Services, Maintenance, Repair and Operations, Capital Equipment and Projects, Central Services and Processing.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with customers’ senior management team members to drive strategic initiatives and communicate progress.


  • Measure and manage Strategic Supplier Performance relative to contracted service levels. Developing annual Category Management Plans across all Mining categories for a Tactical Contracts Portfolio.


  • Develop annual Tactical Sourcing Plans in support of achieving overall savings targets.


  • Work with the Category Management and Sourcing Teams to perform total cost of ownership evaluations for Tactical Suppliers.


  • Work collaboratively with suppliers and customer stakeholders to identify and execute continuous cost and performance improvement strategies.


  • Coach and develop team members in their performance and professional development.  

Career Opportunities for Role:

  • Further advance program and customer relationship management skills.


  • Grow category knowledge to expert levels, creating growth opportunities for team and company.


  • Lead all associated Tactical Team members to achieve target results and customer satisfaction.


  • Development into a Procurement Category Manager Role. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Business/Law, or related degree


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in consulting and/or sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of Mining or Manufacturing related procurement 

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Knowledge of multiple sub-categories including, Labour, Mining Services, Maintenance, Repair and Operations, Capital Equipment and Projects, Central Services and Processing.


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


  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment


  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills  

Travel and Location Requirements:

  • Based in Brisbane with regular travel required OR a residential position in Mt. Isa

Accenture is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.  All suitably qualified applicants will receive equal and fair consideration for employment.


At Accenture, our vision is to create a supportive culture that balances the flexibility needs of the business and our people, enabling us to maximise overall performance.*LI


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