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Indirect Procurement Associate Manager

Kuala Lumpur Job No. 10572170 Full-time

Job Description

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

Operations operates business processes on behalf of clients for specific enterprise functions, including finance and accounting, sourcing and procurement, supply chain, marketing and sales, as well as industry-specific services, such as platform trust and safety, banking, insurance and health services. We help organizations to reinvent themselves through intelligent operations, enabled by SynOps, our human-machine platform, powered by data and analytics, artificial intelligence, digital technology, and exceptional people to provide tangible business outcomes at speed and scale, including improved productivity and customer experiences as well as sustained long-term growth.

The Role

  • Develop Sourcing activities RFXs

  • Working with internal Accenture employees, and suppliers to determine product and service level specifications

  • Undertake appropriate market research and benchmarking of the supply base for Accenture s requirements

  • Involve in strategic sourcing and spot buying activities for moderate to high risk related products and services using the approved sourcing process to satisfy Accenture s requirements

  • Track on a monthly basis of savings and benefits realized from sourced agreements

  • Manage global and local suppliers including performing supplier s due diligence, price negotiation and evaluation of supplier s proposal, contracts with suppliers, supplier s performance evaluation, identifying alternative suppliers

  • Participates in strategic internal projects to manage all 3rd parties sourcing and procurement, applying best practices to the projects to achieve better savings, compliance, and efficiency

  • Proactively participate in further development of procurement policies, processes, systems, and tools and the administration of these systems including recommending procurement process improvements

  • Extensive skills and knowledge in contract management and contract review T&Cs

  • Be the subject matter expert on commodity sourcing for 1 Facilities Services Office Construction Supplies 2 Travel Hotels, Serviced Apartments, Car Rentals 3 IT 4 Professional Services Finance, HR, Marketing

  • To lead and negotiate high value and complex strategic sourcing initiatives

  • Provide support for SEA procurement activities when needed. Knowledge on Singapore related procurement context would be an advantage.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Minimum 4 years indirect procurement related experience and contract management for a wide range of spend categories and the management of suppliers

  • Self motivated and excellent negotiation skills

  • Strong administrative, analytical, and communication skills

  • Proactive and customer focused approach with friendly attitude and determination to ensure excellent customer service and datelines are delivered

  • Confident with good influencing skills and ability to demonstrate initiative to prioritise and ensure completion of work in an effective and timely manner

  • Ability to manage relationships effectively with all levels within customer supplier organisations

  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced, and results driven team environment

  • Strong flexibility and mental agility to work in a cross functional environment with different categories

  • Strong negotiation skills and contract management skills with an in depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts as well as an understanding of local commercial law

  • Experience in working with e-procurement technology would be ideal i.e. Ariba, Radix, BuyNow, e-Catalogue

  • In depth relevant knowledge of local supplier base

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office IT packages Word, Excel, PowerPoint

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