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Procurement Architect Lead - Software

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00602022


- Job description

Role: Procurement Architect Lead - Software
Career Level: Manager
Location: London
Travel: Up to 50%, must be willing to travel to client sites across the UK
Salary: £56,000 - £75,600+ depending on experience
Job Reference: 00602022
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
Join Accenture Operations and you will become part of the largest and most diverse group of business operations specialists in the world. You will be part of a team which provides business process excellence, implements leading cloud technology and builds and transforms client infrastructure services.
We are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients’ business operations! We provide technology-enabled business process services to deliver business outcomes and are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients’ business operations.
The Procurement Architect Lead is responsible for planning, analyzing, defining, and supporting the delivery of future functional and technical capabilities, for large, complex procurement implementations, delivered for within Technology for Operations. 
The Procurement Architect Lead will work independently, as a part of technology mobilization team, supporting Accenture Operations client(s), with defining and validating requirements, completing impact assessment, producing estimates for work requests, and coordinating project schedules, budgets, request management and work authorization.
What responsibilities will you have?
Project Delivery and Management
  • Develop financial estimates and staffing plans for project architecture team
  • Deliver areas of responsibility within allocated budgets, regularly monitoring and reviewing finances with the project manager
  • Validate schedule, dependencies, and resource utilization within work plan(s)
  • Influence changes in scope, schedule, or resources to rebalance work or manage variances within the project for areas of responsibility
  • Provide regular status reports and communication of progress, issues and risks, project changes, etc. to project manager / stakeholders
Business Analysis and Customer Relationship
  • Understand specific business needs of the business customer
  • Act as the application functional expert by providing expertise in the business process supported by the application(s)
  • Work collaboratively with the customer to develop Business Requirements
  • Provide detailed definition on how the applications will support business requirements
  • Conduct impact analyses of business requirements on the system
  • Analyze, determine, and document system requirements
  • Ensure the software supports business requirements
  • Promote customer satisfaction and build strong customer relationships
Deliverable Quality Management and Creation
  • May gather and interpret user requirements into design specifications
  • Direct and participate in the functional and technical design of application
  • Participate in design and test reviews as appropriate
  • Provide inputs to test planning
  • Review deliverables prior to migration into production as appropriate
  • Provide assistance in scheduling design work
Process Capability Development
  • Serve as process expert/coach for the team's owned standard deliverables
  • Support methods adoption and act as experts in how to create deliverables
  • Facilitate sharing of best practices
  • Assist in managing and directing application team processes
  • Follow quality standards
This job description reflects the essential functions. It does not prescribe or restrict other responsibilities that may be assigned
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Extensive experience of business and functional requirements analysis
  • Vast amount of experience of implementing source to pay processes
  • Broad experience leading a large, geographically diverse team
  • Self-motivated and ability to manage remote resources and teams
  • Ability to lead a geographically-distributed team with diverse competencies, skills, and abilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively with business and technical resources across all levels of a client’s organization
  • Well-developed business requirements analysis skills
  • Strong problem solving, analysis, and design skills
  • Familiarity with the business process outsourcing model
  • Experience with solution cost models and the sales process
  • Experience implementing systems using any of the Agile methodologies
What academic qualifications do you need?
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer information systems, engineering, business, or related field or equivalent experience
What’s in it for you?
All our Operations professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 31/01/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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