Procurement management - Procurement Strategy and Planning
Management Level - Associate Manager
Years of Experience:
10 to 14 years
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What would you do?
The Technology Sourcing Associate Manager is responsible for supporting the delivery of services to stakeholders including but not limited to strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, supplier performance management, price management, savings/compliance reporting, continuous improvement and ongoing cost reductions, supply market monitoring, and issue resolution.
What are we looking for?
Basic Qualifications: - Bachelor’s degree - Minimum of 5 years’ experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, procurement, and supplier management - Demonstrated success negotiating complex purchasing agreements - Demonstrated success at formulating category reporting and executive presentations - Demonstrated knowledge of Technology suppliers and markets - Comfortable and effective in interacting with all levels of management, including executives - Executive level communication skills explaining Procurement related support (Legal, Tax, Fortify, etc.) policies & procedures - Ability to travel 10% of time Preferred Qualifications: - Experience specific to strategic sourcing - Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills Professional Skill Requirements: - Excellent communication skills - written and verbal including formal document drafting and presentation skills - Ability to think critically - Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - Strong multi-tasking skills - Strong multi-phase project management skills - Attention to detail - Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, and Outlook - Adaptable communication style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers - Highly motivated independent self-starter who thrives on challenge and delivering exceptional results - Possess a desire to learn and collaborate / deliver as a true team player
Roles and Responsibilities
The Technology Sourcing Associate Manager will: - Gather monthly performance-related data and prepares executive reports and presentations; - Interact with all levels of management; - Work collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to lead, communicate and support sourcing and category management procurement-related activities; - Negotiate complex agreements in support of the business; - Provide analytical support for necessary sourcing activities to maintain the competitiveness of category contracts; - Perform total cost of ownership analyses for the evaluation of continuous cost improvement projects; - Support supply market research for your relevant categories; - Support sales & business development, spend & contract analysis, and category planning activities; - Assist in the development of customer reports for category specific savings results; - Perform numerous complex problem-solving functions to ensure customer satisfaction with Accenture’s services; and - Develop good working relationships with customer stakeholders at both the corporate and business unit level.