Accenture seeks a Sourcing Manager to lead sourcing projects end to end and collaborate with internal and external clients to lead identified sourcing events related to various spend areas for different categories i.e., Technology, HR, CPS, Marketing, Professional Services, Legal, Travel etc., category should be changed based on job requirement . The resource will have a proven track record in leading and managing multiple sourcing projects, demonstrate 5 years category experience, project manage, strong negotiation skills and the ability to analyze and recommend supplier selection in a client as well as negotiate and close both the commercial and legal terms in a contract.
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This role includes all the following key responsibilities. Please review these in conjunction with career level guidelines to understand the expectations for this role.
Lead Sourcing Projects
Lead without guidance execution of sourcing projects to contract closure
Demonstrate the ability to negotiate both incumbent renewals or as part of a RFP process achieve savings.
Knowledge and experience in desired category.
Strong hands on experience working on ERP systems such as Jaggaer, Ariba, SAP, etc.
Interact with key customer and internal stakeholders and work closely with them to identify areas of improvement
Offer creative solutions to support the overall sourcing program and achieve desired results
To ensure timely project deliverables with the defined quality standards
Will be responsible for creating presenting the deliverables to Client Internal global team members
A track record of strong collaboration and ability to influence outcomes.
Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data to create recommendations.
Requires identifying and assessing complex problems for area of responsibility. Creates solutions in situations where analysis requires an in depth evaluation of variable factors.
Requires adherence to the strategic direction set by senior management
Interaction with senior management at a client and or within Accenture involving matters that may require acceptance of an alternate approach.
Power to influence or complete assignments independently and ability to make decisions, as indicated by latitude to devise work products or plans, reliance on instruction, and decision making ability
Some latitude in decision making. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on the new assignments
Impact or Decision Impact
Risk or consequences in the event of failure, as indicated by the range of expected impact, such as within a team or across a team or area of responsibility and level of risk
Decisions have a significant day to day impact on areas of responsibility
Degree of accountability for assigned tasks, our clients, and or the organization, as indicated by the size of work effort and scale of entity and or program
May manage medium sized teams and or work efforts at a client or within Accenture
Category Specific Skill
Should have strong experience in the desired category, strong presentation and communication skills, track record in sourcing, analytical and presentation skills Required
B.E B.Tech, MBA, CPSM CPM desired
5 years of Sourcing Category Management experience, out of which approximately 90 should be in Global Sourcing
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