Job Description

Role: Procurement Category Manager- Logistics

Location: London

Career level: Manager, 7

Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package (dependent on experience)

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You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

Accenture is seeking a collaborative and results-oriented Procurement Category Manager, to collaborate with external clients to develop and execute sourcing strategies related to Logistics & Supply Chain specific spend areas (i.e. Domestic / International Transportation and Supply Chain Services). You will work with Fortune 500 clients to support each company’s business goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels.  In this capacity, you will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.

As a Procurement Category Manager, you will:

  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans
  • Develop strategic category plans that identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in spending across a wide array of leading companies
  • The capacity to strategically and effectively manage all elements of the interaction and collaboration, performance, risk and innovation, with third-party providers.
  • Lead strategic sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract 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 the Procurement Category function.
  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth
  • Ability to actively manage agreements throughout its lifecycle from contract setup to administration, management, and termination.
  • Mentor sourcing team on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting
  • Develop client category structure for monitoring, tracking, and governance around spend and function performance to ensure stated contract benefits are realized and costs are transparent.


Qualifications

We are looking for experience in the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Extensive experience within consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function
  • Extensive experience related to multiple sub-categories within the logistics spend area, including:  Truckload, Less-than-Truckload/Groupage, Global Ocean, Global Air, Small Parcel, 3PL/warehousing
  • 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 clients
  • Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed, solution-oriented selling skills
  • 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
  • Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing, negotiations
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially PowerPoint and Excel
  • Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer satisfaction

Travel:

  • Position could require travel of approximately 25%.

What’s in it for you

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 674,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

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.

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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