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Procurement Operations Analyst

Job Location: Brisbane

Regional Description: Australia

Job Number: 00680538

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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:

 

The Procurement Operations Analyst will be aligned to Accenture’s fastest growing business segment, Accenture Operations. The Procurement Operations Analyst integrates the various purchasing functions ranging from the front end/short term strategic activities of sourcing and auction services to the back end/long term activities of TCO driven category management, procurement transaction processing, and procurement enablement. In this role, you will serve multiple clients across industries providing an unmatched opportunity to gain perspective and build a solid platform for career growth. You will build exceptional client relationship management skills while working in a team environment. You will develop strong project management skills and grow analytical problem solving capabilities. You will be part of Accenture’s market leading procurement organization driving significant and tangible value by impacting bottom line results that can support our client’s strategic objectives like sustainability, innovation growth. You will join one of our more than 4,000 procurement and category experts across the globe, and you’ll collaborate using a common set of processes, platform and tools. You will also have access to extensive procurement transformation capabilities strategy development, technology implementation and change management.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide daily support to a team lead

  • Provide process and transaction support

  • Execute the spot buying process for general, low to mid-level spend categories

  • Manage specifications, using the client-specified standards and agreement templates, for the provision of specific goods or services in line with the business needs of the client

  • Strive for best value for money options, through execution of a standardized spot buying processes, use of appropriate spot buy tools and negotiations

  • Completion of quoting process including supplier selection from pre-selected suppliers

  • Completion of buying process initiated by the user including supplier selection from pre-selected suppliers

  • Accountable for maintaining quality and service standards to support the overall Accenture-Client relationship and to deliver continuous improvement

  • Understand incoming requests, check quality requirements, follow up with requester where required (by phone, email) to ensure specifications are clear to select the best spot buying options

  • Where required, make new supplier proposals and align with Procurement Business Partner on client side

  • Identify potential vendors and obtain quotes as needed, per client’s policy

  • Research and identify potential vendors and recommend alternative qualified vendors to requestors to drive client’s savings, relationship leverage, vendor base optimization, and compliance as part of the spot buying or tactical buying process

Update requisition / PO creation process

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a strategic sourcing, procurement, and or supply chain function

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Procurement

  • Strong analytical skills spend analysis, savings opportunity assessment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Eagerness to contribute in a team oriented environment

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

  • Desire to work in an information systems environment

Professional Skills:

  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal including formal presentation skills (needs to be able to build relationships over the phone without meeting suppliers / customers on a regular basis)

  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills

  • Adaptable communication ability to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

  • The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated independent self-starter who thrives on challenge and delivering exceptional results

  • The ideal candidate must possess a desire to learn and deliver as a true team player

About Accenture

 

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 459,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

 

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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