Job Description


At Accenture the HR and Corporate Services category covers Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Professional Services.     


The procurement buyer lead is responsible for ensuring we have the right supply chain to deliver the goods and services to enable the above teams to achieve their vision and priorities.  This involves working closely with stakeholders to understand requirements, leading sourcing and contracting exercises in the market to identify new suppliers and the supplier management of our existing partners 




Key Responsibilities 


  • Category Strategy:   


  • Input to and support the implementation of the global & regional category strategies for the above listed areas 

  • Work with local business stakeholders to understand local business requirements 

  • Lead the implementation of the global strategies in the UK&I market unit 

  • Ensure Category Management team is informed of local category strategy and targets  



  • Sourcing & Contracting:   


  • Lead sourcing exercises including RFIs and RFPs in the UK&I market unit to deliver the category strategy and market unit objectives 

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

  • Facilitate the roll-out of global/regional/local sourcing initiatives within the UK&I market 

  • Perform supplier selection for UK&I projects and negotiate commercial proposal with suppliers 

  • Responsible for working with suppliers and legal to implement contracts aligned to the above exercises and market unit objectives  

  • Ensure that all exercises are aligned to Accenture governance and procurement policy  


  • Supplier Management:   


  • Build trusted partnerships with our supplier panel to deliver our strategy and market unit objectives 

  • Manage KPI reporting of supplier performance, and identify opportunities for data to improve the delivery of our category strategy 

  • Ensure suppliers are delivering services and performing obligations in line with contractual requirements 


  • Stakeholder Management:   


  • Work closely with the global category management team to ensure the UK&I strategy is delivering in line with global principles for the market unit 

  • Business partner with the UK&I HR and Corporate Services teams being a trusted advisor and supporting them achieve their objectives 

  • Ensure communication flows between the relevant functions at a local and global level that are involved in delivering the strategies  


Key Skills 


  • Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution  

  • Experience buying in the HR and / or Corporate Services category and sub categories 

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

  • 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 

  • Strong stakeholder management, relationship building and communication skills aligned to a proactive customer-focused approach 

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

  • Comfortable working in a matrix type organisation 




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Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: 


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


  • 2 years working experience in Procurement  


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 applicable by 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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