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Procurement Sourcing Execution Specialist

Job Location: Melbourne

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00578146


- Job description

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.  


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 Procurement Contract Services Manager to assist in leading the global contract services team. The Contract Services Manager will lead a team of Contract Services professionals, including assisting in their training and development.  Additionally, you will be responsible for assisting with business development initiatives, managing the team and developing contract services offerings for new clients.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage contract services mobilization activities with new clients

  • Identify risks and issues within the client accounts and implement alternative solutions

  • Train and develop members of the Contract Services team

  • Lead the implementation of onboarding of new clients including evaluating existing client templates, processes and drafting terms and condition

  • Draft and negotiate complicated commercial contracts including joint venture, master outsourcing, and divestitures 

  • Provide key advice to help resolve issues that arise in the contracting process between clients and their major suppliers

  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions with outside vendors for internal Accenture suppliers

  • Evaluate, monitor and audit vendors for applicable regulatory and delivery compliance

  • Report on successes and improvement opportunities with client management

  • Lead relationship building with client sponsors, stakeholders and legal

The Opportunity:

  • Develop relationship management skills through actively engaging clients

  • 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

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:

  • Have flexibility to work away from your work location on temporary assignments

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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