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Accenture Procurement Greater China – Country Lead

Job Location: Shanghai

Regional Description: China

Job Number: 00686144


- Job description

Objectives of Role
The Accenture Procurement Greater China Country Lead will provide Sourcing and Category Management activities, in conjunction with the Dalian (China) Sourcing Support “off-shore” team. 
  • To manage and lead a team of Procurement professionals performing both Operational Procurement and Sourcing & Category Management functions across all categories.
  • To develop and implement sourcing strategies, through the execution of standardised strategic sourcing processes in Greater China on the basis of identified savings opportunities and the requirements of the business.
  • To create and manage agreements for the provision of specific goods or services in line with the business needs of the client.  To strive for best value for money solutions, and achieve maximum cost saving potential, tendering, negotiation, agreement award and agreement management.
  • To develop relationships with key client groups at all levels across the Accenture business. 
  • To implement Supplier Relationship Management principles to ensure ongoing optimization of supply. 
  • To support the all commodities in Greater China. 
To partner with global category directors to develop and execute global strategy / initiatives.
Operational Responsibilities
Provide procurement and product/service expertise for the spend categories in scope. Seek out procurement solutions, working in partnership with suppliers and Accenture Procurement customers, to deliver significant cost reduction and/or service improvement opportunities. These will include but not be limited to:
  • Profile Category, Plan & Report;
  • Manage Demand;
  • Perform Industry Analysis;
  • Reach Agreed Sourcing Strategies
  • Screen Suppliers, Build Selection Criteria & Perform Supplier Analysis.
  • Conduct RFP’s Review Bids.
  • Build Negotiation Plans And Execute
  • Manage Contract Process
  • Manage Supplier Relationship
Purchasing Operations
The Greater China Country Lead will be responsible for ensuring appropriate processes are in place so that:
  • Purchase Requests created are in accordance with the Accenture Procurement supply strategies and Accenture Policy.
  • Purchase Requests are issued to Supplier with required Product / Services specifications required for Supplier to accurately fulfill Purchase Request
  • Any issues with Supplier fulfillment are managed professionally and in a timely fashion.
  • Invoicing issues and queries are handles competently, efficiently and effectively
  • Continuous improvements to the Operational Purchasing process are sought and implemented as appropriate
    • Typically significant experience in procurement/strategic sourcing and/or supplier management for 5 – 10 years (operational and strategic experience).
    • Experience in bidding and tendering processes and negotiating at a senior level.
    • Professional attitude and superior negotiation skills, following international standards and requirements
    • Fluent in English and local language of client as required.
    • Experience in defining and implementing service levels, and delivering services within agreed SLA’s.
    • Deep knowledge and recent working experience in at least (but not limited to) two of the categories below:
      • Facilities and Services;
      • Contingent Labour;
      • HR and Professional Services;
      • Travel and Accommodation;
      • IT & T;
      • Marketing and Communications
    • Experience in operating / supporting an operational purchasing team is desirable with “Procure-to-Pay” scope. 
    • Vision, enthusiasm to create change, and strategic capability to build supplier partnerships which enable Accenture to benefit from maximum flexibility to respond faster to market opportunities
    • An ability to analyze sourcing data and conceptualize sourcing, with good collaborative and influencing skills to promote ideas and concepts and gaining approval to an agreed strategy
Technical Skills
    • Specialist know-how in specific/several key categories;
    • Entrepreneurial view on complex tasks and clear attitude to deliver high value to internal and external clients
    • Well-versed in standard procurement terms and conditions
    • Quantitative skills – ability understand (or develop) pricing models and analyze/interpret commercial proposals
    • Good computer literacy (e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
    • Experience of eSourcing tools (e.g. eRFx, eAuctions, Project and Contract Management Systems).
Other Expectations
    • Good general standard of education ideally to postgraduate degree level.
Demanding and critical to existing processes, keen to check

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