Job Description

Role: Procurement Category Associate Manager, Logistics & Supply Chain

Location: UK

Competitive Salary and Package (dependent on experience)

Career Level:  9 or 8

We Are:

Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture, we partner with forward-thinking business leaders of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.

As one of the leading procurement Business Process Services specialists, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations 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.  Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Business Process Services and internal Corporate Functions.  Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

Business Process Services professionals work on projects across a range of business processes, business applications and information technology.  They may provide technology services, such as application management, infrastructure management and systems integration, or they may deliver business process services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Business Process Services professionals may be based at a client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world. 

You Are:

Accenture is seeking a Procurement Category Associate Manager, Logistics & Supply Chain to collaborate with external clients to develop sourcing strategies across Logistics & Supply Chain spend areas including: Road Freight, Ocean Freight, Small Parcel, Warehousing, 3/4PL Services and Supply Chain Technologies. You will work clients to support each company’s business goals while achieving optimal commercial structure, quality and service levels.  In this capacity, you will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design for prospective new client accounts and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.

The Work:

  • Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in spending across a wide array of leading companies and industries
  • Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution, leveraging and Agile approach to drive efficiency in execution
  • Provide industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to client.
  • Support development of market insights from cross-client sourcing activity and collaborate with Logistics & Supply Chain Practice advisors to develop content that enables knowledge sharing across the organization.
  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans
  • Lead Category Strategy development for specified clients to identify project opportunities that achieve client goals and mature their procurement function
  • Mentor sourcing team on technology sourcing best practices with a special emphasis on market trends and insights, commercial structure assessment, negotiation strategies and contracting best practice
  • Engage with prospective clients during business development pursuits through support of contract assessments, client due diligence calls, and presenting the practice delivery approach and case studies

Here’s What You Need:

  • Strong critical thinker, self-starter who can take initiative with high-level direction and deliver client work with minimal supervision
  • Passion for continuous self-learning within the Logistics & Supply Chain industry
  • Proven analytical skills in terms of numeric (e.g. spreadsheets) and text based (e.g. reading terms and conditions) analysis, converting information into tangible recommendations to clients 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function

To be successful:

  • Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to Road Freight, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Warehousing, Small Parcel, and 3/4PL services.
  • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal and client stakeholders
  • Ability to self-manage multiple priorities and operate effectively in a shared service delivery model
  • Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
  • Interest in developing solution oriented selling skills to prospective clients
  • Ability to drive transformational change
  • Solid multi-phase project management skills
  • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

Travel:

  • This position may require travel up to 50% to multiple customer locations at times
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Qualifications

To be successful:

  • Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to Road Freight, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, Warehousing, Small Parcel, and 3/4PL services.
  • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal and client stakeholders
  • Ability to self-manage multiple priorities and operate effectively in a shared service delivery model
  • Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
  • Interest in developing solution oriented selling skills to prospective clients
  • Ability to drive transformational change
  • Solid multi-phase project management skills
  • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

Travel:

  • This position may require travel up to 50% to multiple customer locations at times

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.

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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