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Procurement Sourcing Execution Specialist

Job Location: Brisbane

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00577398

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The Company:
 
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 business process services 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.
 
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, Business Process Services 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.
 
Business Process Services 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 services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Business Process Services professionals may be based at a client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world. 
 
The Position:
 
Accenture is seeking a Sourcing Execution Specialist to provide full, life cycle procurement support of business driven projects for Fortune 500 companies. In this capacity, you will have frequent interaction with team members and customers in the execution of projects that help customers achieve significant value in the form of improved pricing, quality, delivery, supplier performance and other aspects of total cost. You will gain exposure to all aspects of the sourcing process, including Negotiations and Contracting and expand supplier and customer management skills. You will master project management skills and deepen category-specific knowledge to bring added value to sourcing projects and advance career development. This role will work collaboratively with cross-functional team members to deliver significant results.
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Help our customers address urgent and critical business initiatives and projects with strong procurement support.
  • Responsible for creating RFPs and negotiating purchases and contracts for services on behalf of Accenture customers.
  • Communicate frequently and professionally with customer stakeholders regarding the status of the procurement aspect of the project including creation of the sourcing strategy, development of the RFP, scorecard, and Statement of Work, and other sourcing and contracting documents.
  • Perform supplier research and identification and perform RFP analyses such as rate card analyses, basic TCO, etc.
  • Participate in initiatives aimed at improving productivity and efficiency to support company and account growth.
  • Offer creative solutions to support sourcing projects and achieve desired results.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, or managing suppliers
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in contracting/negotiation processes and best practices
Preferred Skills:
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage multiple end-to-end project cycles
  • Excellent communication, organization/time management and problem solving skills
  • Strong project management and relationship-building skills
  • Adaptable management style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers
  • Knowledge of procurement operations
  • Experience working directly with key stakeholders in business units
Travel Requirements: 
  • Ability to travel 10% is required to support client projects or continuing education
 

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