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Procurement Sourcing Project Manager

Job Location: WA - Seattle

Regional Description: West

Número da Vaga: 00617357

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- Job description

*Please note that this is a posting for anticipated future opportunities. The interview process could be extended based on the needs of the business.

 
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 Procurement Sourcing Project Manager to collaborate with one of our external clients in developing strategies related to a variety of spend areas (i.e. Technology – hardware/software engineering, R&D – lab equipment, etc.). You will support a variety of sourcing activities including RFP development, negotiations and managing the internal process and approvals, leading sourcing and procurement solutions designed to drive spend capture. You will have frequent interaction with team members and the client in the execution of projects that help 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 technology 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
  • Work with Sourcing Managers and business stakeholders to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with contractual service level obligations
  • Ensure that services are provided within assigned budgets and timelines takes actions necessary to address any issues
  • Provide input to Accenture best practices
  • Monitor and provide guidance on procurement process for categories under management
  • Capture and report key findings from procurement activities that can be used to gain efficiencies and or knowledge for similar engagements
  • Support development of subcategory market insights materials or benchmarks Understand clients’ business needs to develop optimal sourcing solution
  • Lead and facilitate with the clients’ cross functional team the selection criteria for supplier selection and evaluations
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years Source-to-contract experience
  • Minimum of 3 years project management experience 
Preferred Skills
  • Master’s degree
  • Experience working directly with key stakeholders in business units
  • Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Excellent communication, organization time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage multiple end to end project lifecycles
  • Strong project management and relationship building skills
  • Advanced proficiency with Word, PowerPoint and Excel (pivot tables or equivalent similar tools)
  • Collaborative in nature to ensure both internal and external stakeholders are being managed and engaged when appropriate
  • Successful track record with clients
  • Adaptable management style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers
  • Knowledge of procurement operations
 
Travel Requirements
 
On site at client in Redmond, WA
 
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture. 
 
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
 
Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
 
Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
 
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.
 
Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

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