Job Description

Key Responsibilities:


Manage the internal Accenture Workplace category on a regional level:

·        Manage direct reports including target setting, performance, training and career development

·        Foster knowledge sharing between global/regional/local teams and Workplace category resources

·        Support the Global Category Leads with the identification of stakeholders and definition of the strategy

·        Benchmark current category practices with regional developments to identify initiatives for improvement

·        Assess impact of regionally changing requirements, including legislation and policies

·        Encourage team spirit through category community management


Ensure successful implementation of global strategy / agreements on a regional level:

·        Coordinate resource allocation to support global initiatives on a regional and local level

·        Lead and support regional and global category strategy development and implementation

·        Support regional/local negotiations and sourcing activities in line with global category strategy

·        Support business profitability (incl. sales) related to Workplace across the regional Accenture organization

·        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

·        Consolidate requirements and act as business partner across geographic regions, Functions and (Sub-)Categories

·        Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities

·        Generate value driven pipeline of projects/initiatives based on market analysis and stakeholder demand

·        Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes

·        Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with global targets


Perform category management activities for projects on a regional level:

·        Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for regional projects and initiatives

·        Drive supplier performance by, for example, discussing lessons learned across different markets

·        Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations in alignment with Global Category Leads

·        Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation

·        Drive deep Workplace market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition.

Develop deep expertise in a Workplace subcategory that can be leveraged globally

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


·        Expert in category management, sourcing as well as project management and planning

·        Excellent knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance

·        Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts

·        Proven knowledge of the Workplace industry and commercial models

·        Real estate, facilities or construction procurement experience

·        Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand

·        Very strong in stakeholder and relationship 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

·        Fluent in English, spoken and written. Knowledge of German, French, Italian or Spanish would be a big benefit.



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


·        A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education

·        Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree with a proven multi-year track record in the above areas or workplace experience

·        At least 5 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with international project and people management elements

·        Minimum 3 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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