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IT Procurement Associate Manager

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00192104 Full-time

Job Description

What you will be doing:

Manage the P+ Technology category for the assigned MUs and Domain:

  • Set stakeholder objectives and obtain ownership buy-in
  • Assess impact of Domain and MUs changing requirements, including legislation and policies
  • Actively support roll-out of Global/Market category development initiatives
  • Support strong and robust procurement and category infrastructure aimed at optimizing activities
  • Create Market Domain or MU stakeholder and supplier relationships by having regular executive meetings and/or being included in executive staff meetings/reviews
  • Ensure execution and measure of the yearly action plans to improve the category performance
  • Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit and collaboration
  • Adopt a cross-category mindset and share Technology knowledge & best practices with team members from other categories.

Ensure implementation of procurement initiatives and sourcing agreements:

  • Lead and support strategic category management and procurement activities
  • Support Global/Market/MU category execution by setting implementation plans and measurements/reporting
  • Identify, support and implement other improvement initiatives e.g. specification optimization
  • Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies

Manage supplier and customer relationships:

  • Manage supplier relationships in line with both the Global/Market category and 360 Center of Excellence Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategies
  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
  • Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
  • Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes
  • Engage as a key escalation point and work to successfully resolve Global/Market and local issues

Perform category management and sourcing activities for projects on a Market Domain & MU level:

  • Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for Market Domain projects and initiatives
  • Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with Global/Market/Domain strategies
  • Determine best source for negotiating agreements with suppliers and incorporate best practice metrics for agreements
  • Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation and SRM
  • Drive deep market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert in P+ Technology Category Management and strategic sourcing as well as project management and planning
  • Good knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance
  • Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts
  • Proven knowledge of the global business units and Accenture go-to-market landscape including commercial models
  • Strong in executive communication and persuasion
  • Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management
  • Strong in Technology category risk and compliance management
  • Strong capability to independently interact throughout the broader Accenture organization
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools content and data analysis
  • Project and process management knowledge and experience
  • Forward looking, out of the box thinking and an innovative, disruptive and open mindset
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Comfortable navigating in a multicultural environment across different time zones
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written plus ideally in a key language spoken in the assigned MU

Qualifications

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, Information Technology, or comparable professional education
  • Proven multi-year track record in the Information Technology industry and solid procurement background
  • Overall 10-12 years of work experience with a minimum of at least 8 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with project and people management elements
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization

Locations

Melbourne, Sydney

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