Job Description

The Position:

Accenture is seeking a strong individual with deep category expertise for the role of Procurement Category Manager – Travel & Fleet within the  Corporate Professional Services Procurement Category Advisory practice. This role will be dedicated to one client and will focus on sourcing and category management across the Fleet & Travel category:

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Travel & Fleet Subject Matter Advisor to develop and implement client specific category planning and management for the Travel & Fleet categories.
  • Develop and maintain category-specific knowledge assets and market intelligence that capture expertise / best practices 
  • Provide strategic sourcing oversight and category knowledge in support of the Sourcing Project Management function on projects within categories of expertise 
  • Infuse market insights into the sourcing process on projects within categories of expertise  
  • In collaboration with Sourcing Project Management and/or Procurement Practice Advisory, engage with customers’ senior management team members to provide perspective on current market trends to inform client strategic decisions/sourcing initiatives in line with business goals and objectives 
  • Leverage category expertise to support new sales and drive significant client business value 
  • Establish, grow, and leverage network of suppliers, industry practitioners, and procurement professionals within categories of expertise 
  • Work collaboratively with suppliers and customer stakeholders to identify continuous cost and performance improvement strategies 
  • Provide educational and learning opportunities to internal colleagues and external clients (ex. Webinar, Spend Trends publications) on industry trends, supplier landscape changes, and market intel within categories of expertise 
  • Coach and develop sourcing project managers in their professional development and pursuit of building category knowledge within area of expertise 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience  
  • Minimum of 7 years of procurement/consulting or category-related industry or supplier experience 
  • Minimum of 3 years of strategic sourcing, category management, and/or professional industry experience related to a range of the following sub-categories:  
    • Travel & Fleet; and
    • Additional knowledge of HR, Consultancy, Recruitment, CWF an advantage but not mandatory


Professional Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of the supplier landscape and interpretation of market trends within the identified categories listed above. 
  • Demonstrated success with key clients or stakeholders  
  • Ability to develop and frequently refresh category market intelligence and insight tools to support internal sourcing teams and educate external client stakeholders  
  • Ability to apply insights to customer’s situation for meaningful impact 
  • Ability to influence and persuade senior level client stakeholders 
  • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers 
  • Ability to interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills  
  • Existing positive relationships within industries related to the identified categories listed above. 
  • Strong sourcing knowledge to be able to translate category to sourcing strategy 
  • Well-developed, solution-oriented selling skills 
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
  • Ability to drive transformational change 
  • Solid multi-phase project management skills 
  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal stakeholders 
  • Ambition to drive the category forwards, innovating internally and with ecosystem partners to drive incremental value for client
  • Ability to effectively lead strategic sourcing efforts related to Travel & Fleet categories within the context of integrated Plan, Source, Make and Deliver supply chain processes.

Travel Requirements:

  • This position may require regular travel to client location and Accenture offices in London 

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.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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