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Procurement Category Lead - Facilities & Services, UKIA

London Job No. r00214246 Full-time

Job Description

Procurement Category Lead - Facilities & Services, UKIA

Location: London

Career Level:  Associate Manager

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Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the Category Lead for Workplace Category, UK&I Sourcing Specialist will be in charge of category Management sourcing and contract management activities primarily for UKI region. The focus will be on Workplace Category.

The role includes the key responsibilities below:

Category Strategy & plan:

  • Implement the Global & Regional Category strategy for local projects and initiatives

  • Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level

Sourcing management:

  • Identify with Regional Leads sourcing projects in line with the global/regional category strategies

  • Create and maintain local sourcing pipeline too through spend analysis and regular stakeholders meeting

  • Support roll-out of global/regional sourcing initiatives within local Leads

  • Leverage the standard Sourcing methodology to achieve significant value in sourcing, negotiation and contracting

  • Provide support in upfront market research and supplier identification for all sourcing projects

  • Draw up technical specifications for local sourcing projects based on stakeholders’ requirements

  • Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global/regional strategies; when applicable, use e-sourcing & e-auction tools

  • Perform supplier selection and negotiate commercial proposal with suppliers

  • Prepare a recommendation report for stakeholders as a decision tool to help them selecting supplier(s)

  • Award supplier(s)

Contract management:

  • Negotiate and deploy supplier’s contracts, including best practices metrics & SLA, in collaboration with Legal department

  • Ensure implementation Local Country Addendum of global/regional agreements

  • Ensure compliance with local legislation and Accenture internal policies

  • Manage supplier’s contract signature by both parties

  • Store suppliers signed contracts into contracts repository & archiving tools

Buying process:

  • Create supplier(s) in purchasing system assessing the right buying channels (catalog, Buy on Contract, Ariba Network etc …)

  • Promote usage of negotiated contracts and monitor adoption rate to it

  • Maintain preferred suppliers list

Stakeholders management

  • Identify key stakeholders for countries in scope

  • Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on category organization & supplier performance

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

  • Liaise with multiple departments (Category, Procurement, Legal, Operations) to ensure communication paths remain open

  • Provide an escalation point for sourcing challenges

Supplier management

  • Promote greater use of Global or Regional Strategic Providers

  • Manage local supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy

Deploy & adhere to global procurement process

  • When applicable, support development of global end to end procurement process, templates and tools

  • Modify the process, as required, to meet unique regional category specific requirements

  • Ensure the highest level of compliance with local legislations, regulations and Accenture policies with the support of the Procurement Plus Risk team

  • Review KPI related to the categories (PSL usage, Contract compliance, Radix health, saving target, …) and take the proper actions


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and communicate local nuances (market, process, relationships)

  • Comfortable working in a matrix type organization

  • Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution

  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills

  • Strong relationship management skills and a proactive customer-focused approach

  • Forward and solution minded, team player and with high degree of self-management

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately

  • Comfortable navigating in a multicultural and broad environment and with all levels of the organization

  • Fluent in English

Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education

Working experience in the Procurement (Workplace Category would be a strong plus)

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