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
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
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
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
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
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
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