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Regional Category Lead – Facilities & Services– Europe

London Job No. r00199728 Full-time

Job Description

Regional Category Lead – Facilities & Services – Europe

Location: UK

Career Level:   Manager

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Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Lead and coordinate the Procurement Plus Facilities & Services category on a regional level:

  • Accountable for regional target setting in alignment with global strategy, market conditions, P+ goals and category objectives

  • Accountable to communicate, execute and implement global category initiatives on a regional level

  • Accountable to coordinate and oversee local sourcing/procurement activities in countries in the ASGR & ICEG regions

  • Accountable for regional category strategy definition, project execution and stakeholder alignment

  • Functional and managerial responsibility for Category Management resources allocated to the region

Key Responsibilities:

Manage the Procurement Plus Workplace category on a regional level:

  • Manage direct reports including target setting, performance, training and career development

  • Foster knowledge sharing between global/regional/local P+ and Workplace category resources

  • Support the Global Category Leads with the identification of stakeholders and definition of the strategy

  • Benchmark current category practices with regional developments to identify initiatives for improvement

  • Assess impact of regionally changing requirements, including legislation and policies

  • Encourage team spirit through category community management

Ensure successful implementation of global strategy / agreements on a regional level:

  • Coordinate resource allocation to support global initiatives on a regional and local level

  • Lead and support regional and global category strategy development and implementation

  • Support regional/local negotiations and sourcing activities in line with global category strategy

  • Support business profitability (incl. sales) related to Facilities & Service across the regional Accenture organization

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

Manage supplier and customer relationships on a regional level:

  • Manage regional 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

  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner across GUs, Functions and (Sub-)Categories

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

  • Generate value driven pipeline of projects/initiatives based on market analysis and stakeholder demand

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

  • Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with global targets

Perform category management activities for projects on a regional level:

  • Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for regional projects and initiatives

  • Drive supplier performance by, for example, discussing lessons learned across different markets

  • Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations in alignment with Global Category Leads

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

  • Drive deep Facilities & Services market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition

  • Develop deep expertise in a Facilities & Services subcategory that can be leveraged globally


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert in category management, sourcing as well as project management and planning

  • Excellent knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance

  • Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts

  • Proven knowledge of the Facilities & Services industry and commercial models

  • Real estate, facilities or construction procurement experience

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand

  • Very strong in stakeholder and relationship 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

  • Some experience working in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with international project and people management elements

  • Experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization

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!

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent- and innovation-led company with approximately 743,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology and leadership in cloud, data and AI with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients reinvent and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

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