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Connected Solutions - Coupa Supply Chain Associate Director (SME)

multiple locations +view all Job No. r00194526 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities.

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Accenture is looking for passionate Supply Chain and Procurement Experienced Architects and Sales leaders to join our Supply Chain Connected Solutions Practice. You will help drive innovation, build differentiated solutions, and define the vision for supply chain digital transformations for our customers. You’ll work with smart people across our industry specialist organisations, and technology groups to help our customers get the most out of their supply chains in their cloud journey.

Learn more about our Connected Solutions business here: https://www.accenture.com/au-en/services/technology/connected-solutions

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for Clients and internally around Supply Chain Management / Supply Chain Planning and eProcurement platforms and Procurement processes.

  • Provide guidance on Procurement solution suites – such as Coupa*, Ariba, Jaegger, Ivalua, Zycus where possible.

  • Contribute to the growth strategy for the Connected Solutions Practice utilizing existing knowledge and experience gained within similar Consulting or Vendor organization.

  • In this role you are required to identify and assess complex problems for area(s) of responsibility

  • The individual should create solutions in situations in which analysis requires in-depth knowledge of organizational and architectural objectives.

  • Requires involvement in setting strategic direction to establish near-term goals for area(s) of responsibility.

  • Interaction is with senior management levels at a client and/or within Accenture, involving negotiating or influencing on significant matters.

  • Should have latitude in decision-making and determination of objectives and approaches to critical assignments.

  • Their decisions have a lasting impact on area of responsibility with the potential to impact areas outside of own responsibility.

  • Individual manages large teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.

Please note that this role may require you to work in rotational shifts.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience in supply chain management a must

  • Technical proficiency in eProcurement platforms and Procurement processes

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5+ years of industry experience

  • Experience with large-scale IT environment

  • Experience with sales/sales support/pre-sales-architecture

  • Sales & pipeline management experience

  • Vendor relationship management

  • Adaptable and flexible

  • Ability to perform under pressure

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Detail orientation

  • Ability to establish strong client relationship

Preference for candidates experienced with:

  • Procurement solution suites: Coupa*, Ariba, Jaegger, Ivalua, Zycus

  • Niche/Specialty Procurement solutions around 3rd party risk management, contracting, sourcing, invoice management, or procurement data and AI tools

Preferred Location

  • Sydney or Melbourne AU

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