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About Accenture:
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$31.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2015. You can visit us at

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Practice Overview:
The Capability Network is a global, distributed strategy and management consulting organization that drives value for our clients and creates competitive advantage for Accenture, through the use of its extensive capabilities, global reach and flexibility, and cost advantage.
Sourcing & Procurement (S&P) under Capability Network drives initiatives aimed at reduction in the direct and indirect spend categories. These savings value drivers are targeted for both immediate tactical and long term strategic cost reduction. Our strong analytics skills working alongside the latest digital and technology platforms help us deliver quantified and substantial reduction in procurement costs. Our team of industry experts have deep domain knowledge of the direct material categories across multiple industries.
Skills in Supply Base Management and Procurement Risk Management help us ensure our clients’ procurement operations are immune to the threats from uncertainty in supplier performance or supply chain volatility. Ariba, Emptoris, Coupa, Sievo, Ivalua are some of the technology enablers that differentiate us in the digital procurement space. We have extensive experience in Procurement Operating Model design where we are able to suggest the best operating model for our clients.
Various service offerings by the S&P teams are as follows
• Procurement Operating Model
• Procurement Analytics
• Zero Based Budgeting
• Direct Material Sourcing
• Supply Base Management
• Digital Sourcing & Technology Initiatives
• Responsible Value Chain

The Core Capabilities of S&P Practice combines the broad focus of Operational Strategy with the deep expertise in indirect and direct material categories, strong procurement analytics skills driven by the next wave digital and technology initiatives.
Accenture S&P Practice has expertise in delivering projects with quantified savings in the indirect and direct categories, revamping the procurement process through ZBB and Closed Loop transformation within finance organizations for over 20+ years working with over 200 clients across the Globe.
Accenture S&P Practice has industry expertise and methodology skills for broader transformation program implementations with about 145 resources.
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Principal Duties
And Responsibilities: An analyst in the Sourcing and Procurement team within the Capability Network (CN) in Accenture would be a part of globally diverse consulting team entrusted with the task of delivering sourcing and procurement engagements for clients across industries. The analyst is expected to work as part of a global team to support responsible value chain engagements related to sourcing & procurement. The responsibilities of an analyst include but are not limited to the following:
• Integrate wider sustainability principles and frameworks into sourcing & procurement policies, processes, and strategies
• Understand client objectives and support multiple initiatives/engagements to address specific sustainability related business issues that client is facing
• Communicate business cases for sustainability initiatives to key stakeholders
• Define outcomes and formulate recommendations and technology solutions in line with clients' capabilities and limitations
• Conduct market/industry assessments for carbon, energy, water, waste, hazardous materials, environment impacts, human/labor rights etc.
• Develop and implement various dashboards using the latest technology tools to monitor and report key data, metrics, and insights to client stakeholders
• Research and identify latest trends and innovations in the space of sustainability and responsible value chain to develop robust solutions
• Support in developing functional capability and knowledge across the practice to ensure a consistent approach to embedding sustainability into supply chain activities
• Assist in developing category specific sourcing strategies, procurement operating model and sourcing and procurement process frameworks in line with the ESG targets
Qualifications: • Educational Qualifications: MBA from Tier1 B School and/or BE/B.Tech from Tier 1 engineering institutes
Experience: • In-depth understanding of sourcing and procurement fundamentals coupled with 2-4 years of consulting / industry experience across sustainable sourcing, responsible sourcing implementation, category management, strategic sourcing and supplier risk management
• Experience in a consulting firm and global exposure is desirable
• Strong proficiency in gathering, managing, and presenting data and analytics with prior sustainability experience
• Understanding of global and regional compliance and regulatory standards pertaining to ESG requirements is desirable
• Project implementation and stakeholder management experience

Key Competencies and Skills: • Knowledge of devising, developing, managing, and reporting on strategic sustainable development and direct impact reduction programs at corporate level
• Experience in strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and continuous improvement
• Detailed understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with sustainability and improved environmental management across industries
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, networking and relationship management skills and ability to develop strong effective working relationships with internal and client networks
• Well versed in end to end Sourcing and procurement activities
• Assist in developing business case and value propositions for sustainable sourcing initiatives
• Awareness of internationally recognized sustainability reporting standards and frameworks such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), GHG Protocol, disclosure to CDP
• Knowledge of ESG/ sustainability tools (like Ecovadis, Rheaply, Greenstone etc.) is a plus
• Knowledge of ESG databases (like Arabesque, EORA etc.) is a plus
• Proficiency in MS Office- Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of Power BI is a plus

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