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Accenture Procurement Operations are seeking a talented Procurement professional to support the management of the Technology category in IBERIA and with Europe scope.


Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:


Lead and coordinate the Procurement Plus Technology Category on a local level:

·       Accountable for country target setting in alignment with global/regional/local P+ and category goals

·       Accountable to implement global/regional category strategy and sourcing agreements on country level

·       Drive category value and excellent service while ensuring compliance with strategy and policies

·       Functional and managerial responsible for Procurement Specialists allocated to the Geographic Unit



Key Responsibilities:


Manage the Procurement Plus Technology Category on a local level:

·       Manage and develop the Procurement Plus local Technology category organization

·       Manage direct reports incl. target setting, performance review, and career and training development

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

·       Actively support roll-out of global/regional category development initiatives within the Geographic Unit

·       Support strong and robust procurement and category infrastructure aimed at optimizing activities

·       Support the local business customer in setting up their plans, budgets and strategies

·       Ensure execution of the yearly action plans to improve the category at local level

·       Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level


Ensure implementation of procurement initiative and sourcing agreements on country level:

·       Coordinate resource allocation to support global/ market initiatives, on a country level

·       Lead and support strategic category management and procurement activities within Geographic Unit

·       Support global/regional category execution by leading contract implementation & driving compliance

·       Identify, support and implement other improvement initiatives, e.g. specification optimization

·       Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies


Manage supplier and customer relationships on a local level:

·       Manage local 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

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

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



Perform category management and sourcing activities for projects on a local level:

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

·       Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global/regional strategies

·       Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations in alignment with Regional Category Lead

·       Negotiate agreements with suppliers and incorporate best practice metrics for agreements

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

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

·       In line with global/regional strategy, support classification, categorization and evaluation of suppliers

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


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

·       Good knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance

·       Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts

·       Proven knowledge of the global and local Technology industry and commercial models

·       Strong in analytics and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand

·       Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management

·       Strong in risk and compliance 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 Spanish, English, spoken and written



Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:


·       A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, Technology or comparable professional education

·       Proven multi-year track record in the IT industry and solid procurement background

·       At least 8 – 10 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with 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

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