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SC&M Procurement Advisory Specialist/Associate Manager

Job Location: Dalian

Regional Description: China

Job Number: 00445933


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SC&M Procurement Advisory Specialist/Associate Mgr.

Role:  Japanese or English Speaker--SC&M Procurement Advisory SpecialistAssociate Mgr., MRO/Facilities Services

Location:  Dalian, China



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 outsourcing 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.


The Position:


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, Outsourcing 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.

Outsourcing 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 outsourcing services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Operations professionals may be based at a client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world.


The SC&M Procurement Advisory Specialist/Associate Mgr. will have deep indirect categories such as MRO, IT, CPS etc. sourcing and supplier management experience to help customers drive tangible results. In this capacity, you will work directly with an Accenture customer/s in Japan with responsibility for delivering category management services including, but not limited to, strategic sourcing, client stakeholder management, supplier performance management, and continuous cost and performance improvement.


Key Responsibilities:

·         Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in spending across a wide array of leading companies

·         Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution

·         Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans

·         Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth 

·         Mentor sourcing team on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting

·         Represent the Sourcing & Category Management team as a category expert to current and prospective customers


·         Travel up to 15%

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong Japanese and Chinese written and oral communication skill including formal presentation skills
  • Good English written and oral communication skill
  • Consulting, project management experiences or sourcing background
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience of indirect categories such as MRO, IT, CPS etc
  • Minimum 3 years in a client facing role
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Preferred education background/degree in Japan
  • 3yrs+ work experiences in Japan or with large Japanese companies in China is preferred

Preferred Skills:

  • MBA
  • Consulting experience at manager level or above is preferred

·         Procurement knowledge/experiences is preferred.

·         Knowledge of sourcing, category management and procurement operations is a plus

·         Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to indirect categories such as MRO, IT, CPS etc

·         Ability to interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills

·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·         Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing

·         Strong multi-tasking skills.

·         Strong multi-phase project management skills.

·         Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel) and presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint)

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