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Sourcing Associate Manager, Corporate Services

Job Location: Melbourne

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00508419

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Your career in Accenture Operations Sourcing Associate Manager, Corporate Services.

Are you a dynamic thinker passionate about improving systems? 

Join a team that’s driving change

Do you want to help companies and governments improve their operations each and every day? By working closely with our clients your mission will be to improve effectiveness, efficiency and customer experience by leveraging new innovations, new technology and new operations. If you are an innovator, we can help you exceed your career aspirations by joining a team that truly drives change.

Accenture Operations

Within Accenture Operations you will make solutions real and deliver business outcomes. We help clients become more successful by helping them improve their systems and effectiveness. We are constantly innovating and generating new ideas with the goal of helping clients identify the technologies and operations they need to differentiate and win in the marketplace. 

The Position Accenture is seeking a collaborative and results oriented Sourcing Associate Manager with expertise in a wide range of Corporate and Professional Services categories to work with Fortune 500 clients to develop and execute services, sourcing strategies, develop sourcing and procurement solutions that are designed to drive spend and savings, and incorporate vendor management metrics that’ll support our client s goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels.

In this role you lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead the development of market insights from cross client sourcing activity and collaborate with the Procurement Category function to Corporate and Professional Services best practices.
  • Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects and or make recommendations for incumbent negotiations.

  • Drive and manage analytical efforts in areas specific to business function and industry focus Negotiate agreement with supplier and incorporate best practice metrics for agreements to aid the Category Management process in SRM activities May be responsible for contracting negotiated agreement.

  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts support account stakeholder relationship plans.

  • The Opportunity Participate in the development and execution of 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 category management services.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree Minimum of 8 years of experience in consulting, sourcing procurement supply chain management function
  • Minimum of 5 years in the field of Corporate and Professional Services related procurement or delivery from the supplier side
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain or related discipline Masters Business Administration Formal training and or experience in strategic sourcing Deep knowledge of multiple sub categories within Corporate and Professional Services such as Finance, Tax, Audit, and Consulting Knowledge of procurement operations.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software e.g. Microsoft Excel and presentation software i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint Professional Skills Demonstrated ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to HR services categories Well developed, solution oriented selling skills.
  • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team oriented environment.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem solving environment Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a wide range of suppliers.
  • Ability to drive transformational change Solid multi phase project management skills.
  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers.
  • Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer satisfaction.
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 411,000 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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