Job Description

Role: Sourcing and Procurement Manager

Location: London

Travel: Up to 100%



Welcome to Accenture, one of the world's leading providers of consultancy services where innovation and high performance is delivered. We are leading the way in helping our clients harness the power of digital to transform the Procurement function and its role within our clients.


At Accenture we are seeking professionals who want to make a real difference and have the passion and experience to bring digital technologies and new operating models to our clients and help them achieve results.


As part of the 6,000+ Accenture Consulting professionals in our global community, you will join the Digital Finance & Procurement team where we play a central role in working with some of the world’s most dynamic global companies, responsible for helping CFOs address some of the top challenges faced today.



Role Description


As a Sourcing and Procurement Manager, you’ll often be required to:

·         Advise clients on their Digital Procurement roadmaps, helping them develop transition plans from their current platforms.

·         Drive value creation for our clients providing expertise on technology solutions including SAP Ariba, Coupa and other eProcurement platforms”.

·         Play a critical client-facing role that interprets and translates client requirements into a solution that benefits from leveraging some of Accenture’s predefined assets.

·         Actively participate in the delivery of solutions alongside Accenture Technology colleagues, ensuring that a value based functional business focus is retained in client transformation journeys.

·         Define and carve out solutions to solve client business problems that take advantage of the latest platforms and Accenture Cloud Solutions to enable a digitally driven client business model.

·         Undertaking sales origination, including working with other Accenture teams in identifying opportunities to grow a successful practice.

·         Demonstrate expertise in leading practice digital process design across the end-to-end source to pay process



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What we are looking for


We are looking for candidates that excel in working in a client facing environment with proven delivery and functional skills. Candidates should be able to approach Procurement complexities in an informed, structured and innovative way. 


Required capabilities:

·         Experience in Ariba and/or Coupa, roadmap and requirements analysis

·         Experience in relevant data such as suppliers, catalogues and contracts

·         Strong understanding of Agile methodologies.

·         Deep procurement technology skills from client facing engagements, coupled with an understanding of the transformational benefits that Digital Procurement can deliver.

·         Experience designing and implementing source to pay processes, across sourcing and category management, and requisition to pay

·         Understand and translate client requirements into solution definition, observing experience of standard source to pay best practices

·         Ability to effectively communicate the implications of complex technical concepts to senior, non-technical audiences.

·         Collaborate as a key member of the sales team to represent the solution offering to the client buyer and other internal Accenture groups.

·         Understand and clearly define the input required to create cost estimates.

·         Prepare the cost model estimates working with Service Delivery, Solution Management to deliver the defined scope of services.

·         Educated to a Batchelor’s Degree Level.


Aspirational qualities:

·         Confidence in presenting challenging points of view to senior client audiences.

·         Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior IT and business executives.

·         Experience structuring activities that play to a team's strengths and provide opportunities for others to grow.

·         Leading, mentoring and developing our people.

·         Experience structuring activities that play to a team's strengths and provide opportunities for others to grow.

·         Experience managing large teams through complex situations, adapting quickly and helping others navigate change.

·         Experience in Finance and Accounting



What’s in it for you?

All our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development in the latest techniques such as design thinking, data visualization, AI and robotics. You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized 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.


A focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues enable fast-paced progression with competitive rewards.  You’ll benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools.


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, allowing you to also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.


What are the next steps?

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.



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: 31/08/19

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.


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 dependants.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, colour, 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 applicable 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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