Job Description

Supplier Relationship Management - Associate Manager

Client and business-centricity is a core value for 360 Partnerships. The 360 Supplier Relationship Management (360 SRM) function plays a critical role in enabling the 360 Partnerships tower, and the broader Procurement Plus (P+) function, to identify and manage its key third party relationships. The supplier ecosystem plays a key role in Accenture’s ability to operate efficiently and effectively internally, and to deliver upon our client commitments. Through fit-for-purpose governance and outcome-oriented engagement with Accenture’s suppliers, the 360 SRM team enables the business to meet its internal and client-objectives. The SRM Specialist will be responsible for managing a portfolio of suppliers and maximizing their value add to Accenture.     

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Manage portfolio of existing suppliers in line with 360 SRM framework across all required dimensions, incl. performance, risk, contractual compliance and innovation

  • Coordinating and leading a team (back office) to deliver to the scope of the program

  • Facilitate Supplier Business Reviews as well as regularly scheduled meetings to ensure alignment between Accenture (incl. all impacted stakeholders) and supplier

  • Facilitate Innovation Sessions using design thinking methodology and leading innovation projects/pilots

  • Act as point of escalation for supplier-related issues and drive resolution

  • Act as internal SME for questions related to supplier scope and utilization across Accenture

  • Facilitate segmentation process for net new suppliers and refresh segmentation for existing suppliers to account for changing dynamics of relationship

  • Onboard new suppliers to 360 SRM program, if required per outcome of segmentation exercise

  • Support SRM team with realization of 360 Center of Excellence objectives linked to client / business, margin, sustainability and co-innovation

  • Contribute to the development and/or continued evolution of SRM team framework and assets

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 4 years supplier management experience

  • Minimum 2 years operational procurement experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Flexible Workforce/Contractors category expertise

  • Contracting / negotiations expertise

  • Risk management experience

Travel Requirements:

  • This position is required to travel less than 25%

Professional Skills:

  • Strong cross-functional and cross-geography collaboration skills

  • Experience working in virtual teams

  • Ability to influence peers and stakeholders, including at a senior leadership level

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

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

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively and independently lead delivery of operational activities

  • Ability to drive or support transformational change

  • Solid project management skills

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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