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As the North America Procurement Regional Category Lead you are responsible for leading and coordinating the Procurement Plus (P+) Workplace category on a regional level. Additionally, you are accountable for regional target setting in alignment with global/regional/regional P+ and category goals. You will implement global category strategy and sourcing agreements on regional/country level and drive category value and excellent service while ensuring compliance with strategy and policies
Manage the Procurement Plus Workplace category on a Regional level:
Manage and develop the Procurement Plus regional Workplace category organization
Manage direct reports incl. target setting, performance review, and career and training development
Assess impact of regionally/Regionally changing requirements, including legislation and policies
Actively support roll-out of global/regional category development initiatives within the Market and MU
Support strong and robust procurement and category infrastructure aimed at optimizing activities
Support the business customer in setting up their plans, budgets, and strategies
Ensure execution of the yearly action plans to improve the category at regional level
Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at regional level
Ensure implementation of procurement initiative and sourcing agreements on regional level:
Coordinate resource allocation to support global/ market initiatives, on a country/MU level
Lead and support strategic category management and procurement activities within NA and MU’s
Support global/regional category execution by leading contract implementation & driving compliance
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 on a regional level:
Manage regional supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy
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
Perform category management and sourcing activities for projects on a regional level:
Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for regional projects and initiatives
Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global/regional strategies
Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations in alignment with Global Category Lead
Negotiate agreements with suppliers and incorporate best practice metrics for agreements
Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation
Drive deep Workplace market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition
In line with global/regional strategy, support classification, categorization and evaluation of suppliers
Here’s what you need:
A Bachelor`s degree or a minimum of 10 years equivalent work experience, specifically within the areas of procurement, Workplace (Facility services), Real Estate
A minimum of 8 years’ experience in the Facilities services/management and Corporate Real estate, Project and Fit-outs industry and solid procurement background
A minimum 3 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Expert in category management and sourcing execution 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 Regional Workplace industry and commercial models
Strong in analytics and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management
Strong in risk and compliance management as well as supplier 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, 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
Strong negotiation skills on both commercial as well as contractual.
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