Job Description

Category Specialist (Flexible Workforce)
 
Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the UKI S&CM Flexible workforce Lead will be supporting sourcing and contract management activities for UK and Ireland
 
Your role includes the key responsibilities below:
 
Category Strategy & plan:
 
  • Support implementation of the Global & Regional Flexible Workforce Category strategy for UKI local projects and initiatives
  • Work in alignment with global/regional/local P+ and category goals for Flexible Workforce
  • Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level
 
Contract management:
 
  • Negotiate and deploy Accenture contracts to suppliers, 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
 
Reporting:
 
  • Maintain the established Monthly reporting for the UKI Flex workforce Category
 
Sourcing management:
 
  • Support roll-out of global/regional sourcing initiatives within the UKI
  • 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-auctions 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)
 
 
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:
 
  • Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on category organization & supplier performance
  • 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
 
 
Key Relationships:
 
  • GU Category Lead
  • Regional Travel and Workplace Category and Sourcing Team
  • Cx Team – UK, Ireland and Indian based.
  • Local Business Stakeholders
  • GU Procurement Lead

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Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
  • Ability to understand and communicate UKI nuances (market, process, relationships)
  • Comfortable working in a matrix type organisation
  • Adaptable and comfortable working with ambiguity
  • 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.
  • Experience of Recruitment or Contractor/Freelancer market would be beneficial but not necessary 
 
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:
 
  • A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education
  • 3 years working experience in Procurement preferably in the commodities in scope including:
    • Ability to understand client requirements and executing Procurement strategies to meet those requirements
    • Extensive experience in sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management
    • Good understanding of Procurement processes
    • Good understanding of relevant industry
 
 
 
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