Currently I hold two roles within Procurement for North America.
I lead the Subcontractor Category team for Procurement in North America and the Operations aspect within Procurement.
As Subcontractor Category Lead, I oversee the delivery of procurement services for both Contingent Labour and Subcontractor Services to Accenture in North America, including sourcing, supplier and category management, strategy, procurement operations, as well as cost savings.
My operations role includes, risk mitigation, sustainability, roll out of all new initiatives, management of all financials and budgeting along with ensuring the larger Procurement team is meeting all targets and metrics. In addition I also oversee the Canadian Supplier Diversity program and sit on the board of the Canadian Aboriginal Minority Supplier Council.
My day to day work is never dull! It generally starts off with a few conference calls and team meetings. I may join meetings with vendors, clients or suppliers, lead strategy sessions regarding our supplier categories and diversity, or review contract spend data with my team. Whatever the topic, I typically spend much of my day in meetings and conference calls with people in my extended team from all over the world. I telecommute from my home office, as well as the Accenture local office, which helps with my work/life balance. When I’m in the office, I like to spend the lunch hour with my direct team – this gives us a great opportunity to get to know what is going on in each of our lives, as well as chat about business together.
Outside the Office
I enjoy Tai Chi, Meditation, reading, hiking and spending quality time with my family.
If you are looking for a career at Accenture you need to be prepared to work harder than you’ve ever worked before! We are a team of people who expect the best and get the highest results. You will rarely (if ever) be bored, you will have the opportunity to meet great people from all over the globe who have a ‘driver’ mentality, have the knowledge to help you get the job done and who inspire you to do your best work every day. Accenture is like a big family we all take care of each other.