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About Entity:
Corporate Functions—including Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing Communications, and Workplace Solutions-- powers Accenture’s people across industries and functions to keep our business leading in the New. Join the heart and soul of Accenture, partnering with our extraordinary people to bring innovation into every organization.

Job description:
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Lead the Procurement Plus IT Category for the Growth Markets Region:
• Establish targeted regional executive relationships to drive aligned multi year strategies and enabling agreements with P+ Market Lead and P+ Market Unit(MU) Leads
• Accountable for implementation of the global strategy on a regional and local basis with regional/local P+ and category goals
• Accountable to implement regional category strategy and sourcing agreements consistent with Global Strategies
• Drive and measure category value and excellent service while ensuring compliance with strategy and policies
• Functional and managerial responsibility for P+ team members allocated to the Market Unit
• Closely align with P+ Strategic Supplier Sourcing Leads for Accenture solutions and Supplier solution roadmaps
• Drive project pipeline and forecast of sourcing activity

Lead Special Projects that support Procurement Plus IT Hardware and Telcom Global Category strategy:
• Establish targeted Global executive relationships and Strategic Supplier relationships to drive aligned multi year strategies and enabling agreements in concert with the P+ IT Hardware/Telecom Solution Lead
• Accountable for global strategy in alignment with Accenture strategic initiatives
• Accountable for implementation of the global strategy on a regional and local basis with /regional/local P+ and category goals
• Accountable to implement global/regional category strategy and sourcing agreements
• Drive and measure category value and excellent service while ensuring compliance with strategy and policies
• Functional and managerial responsible for Procurement Specialists allocated to this activity
• Closely align with P+ Strategic Supplier Sourcing Leads for Accenture solutions and Supplier solution roadmaps
• Drive project pipeline and forecast of sourcing activity


Key Responsibilities:

Manage the Procurement Plus IT Category for the Growth Markets Region:
• Manage and develop the Regional category organization structure aligned with the P+ Market Lead and P+ MU Leads
• Manage direct reports and/or targeted positions incl. target setting, performance review, and career and training development
• Set stakeholder objectives and obtain ownership buy-in
• Assess impact of Regional and MU changing requirements, including legislation and policies
• Actively support roll-out of global/regional category development initiatives
• Support strong and robust procurement and category infrastructure aimed at optimizing activities
• Create Regional Stakeholder and Supplier relationships by having regular executive meetings and/or being included in executive staff meetings/reviews.
• Ensure execution and measure of the yearly action plans to improve the category performance
• Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit globally

Ensure implementation of procurement initiative and sourcing agreements globally:
• Coordinate resource allocation to support global/ market initiatives and ensure successful regional rollout
• Lead and support strategic category management and procurement activities globally
• Support global/regional/ MU category execution by setting implementation plans and measurements/reporting
• Identify, support and implement other improvement initiatives, e.g. specification optimization
• Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies
• Drive alignment with Business Unit solutions and the Strategic Solution Supplier Lead and measure additional value add

Manage supplier and customer relationships globally:
• Manage Regional supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 COE SRM strategy
• Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
• Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance
• Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
• Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes
• Engage as a key escalation point and work to successfully resolve global/regional and local issues


Perform category management and sourcing activities for projects on a regional level:
• Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for regional projects and initiatives
• Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global strategies
• Ensure alignment with global strategies when rolling out to the Market or MU Category Leads
• Determine best source for Negotiating agreements with suppliers and incorporate best practice metrics for agreements
• Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation and SRM
• Drive deep market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition
• In line Strategic Solution Supplier Lead, support classification, categorization and evaluation of suppliers


Qualifications

Key Relationships: • Other P+ IT Market Leads and P+ IT Solution Leads • P+ IT Service Delivery team • EP&S Deal Team Interfaces • Regional P+ MU Leads and P+ Local P+ IT Category Leads • Global and Regional Business Unit Stakeholders • MU GS Leads • Global and Local Procurement Specialists Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Expert in P+ IT Regional Category Management and sourcing execution as well as project management and planning • Good knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance • Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts • Proven knowledge of the global business units and Accenture go to market landscape including commercial models • Strong in executive communication and persuasion • Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management • Strong in IT category risk and compliance 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 • Fluent in English, spoken and written Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications: • A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, Information Technology or comparable professional education • Proven multi-year track record in the Information Technology industry and solid procurement background • At least 10 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with project and people management elements • Minimum 5 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:
You’ll benefit from our network of global communities and collaborative culture that will help you build technical and functional skills and capabilities. And because we serve more than 40 industries globally, you’ll have the opportunity to develop valuable industry-specific expertise.
o The scale of our capabilities and client engagements—and the unique way we innovate, operate and deliver value—will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest technology trends.
o You’ll have access to leading-edge technology.

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