Job Description

Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the Sourcing Specialist will be in charge of sourcing and contract management activities within the Gallia region for primarily, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg for the Workplace category, ie. Facility & Services and Real Estate.

Your job
Your role includes the key responsibilities below:

Category Strategy & plan:
  • Implement the Global & Regional Category strategy for GALLIA local projects and initiatives
  • Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level
Sourcing management:
  • Identify with Regional GALLIA Leads sourcing projects in line with the global/regional category strategies
  • Create and maintain local sourcing pipeline through spend analysis and regular stakeholder meetings
  • Support roll-out of global/regional sourcing initiatives within GALLIA
  • Leverage the standard Sourcing methodology to achieve significant value in sourcing, negotiation and contracting
  • Provide support in upfront market research and supplier identification for all sourcing projects
  • Draw up technical specifications for local sourcing projects based on stakeholders’ requirements
  • Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global/regional strategies; when applicable, use e-sourcing & e-auction tools
  • Perform supplier selection and negotiate commercial proposal with suppliers
  • Prepare a recommendation report for stakeholders as a decision tool to help them selecting supplier(s)
  • Award supplier(s)
Contract management:
  • Negotiate and deploy supplier’s contracts, including best practices metrics & SLA, in collaboration with Legal department
  • Ensure implementation Local Country Addendum of global/regional agreements
  • Ensure compliance with local legislation and Accenture internal policies
  • Manage supplier’s contract signature by both parties
  • Store suppliers signed contracts into contracts repository & archiving tools
Buying process:
  • Create supplier(s) in purchasing system assessing the right buying channels (catalog, BuyNow, Ariba Network etc …)
  • Promote usage of negotiated contracts and monitor adoption rate to it
  • Maintain preferred suppliers list
Stakeholders management:
  • Identify key stakeholders for the Benelux
  • Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on category organization & supplier performance
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
  • Liaise with multiple departments (Workplace, Procurement, Legal, Operations) to ensure communication paths remain open
  • Provide an escalation point for sourcing challenges
Supplier management:
  • Promote greater use of Global or Regional Strategic Providers
  • Manage local supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy
Deploy & adhere to global procurement process:
  • When applicable, support development of global end to end procurement process, templates and tools
  • Modify the process, as required, to meet unique regional category specific requirements
  • Ensure the highest level of compliance with local legislations, regulations and Accenture policies with the support of the Procurement Plus Risk team
  • Review KPI related to the categories (PSL usage, Contract compliance, Radix health, saving target, …) and take the proper actions
Your team
Accenture Operations has a can-do attitude when it comes to our clients’ needs. We live in an age of fast and dynamic technological developments; prospective business success depends on the company's ability to adapt and evolve. 

You will work with talented international experts to understand the practical challenges of modern business (free international one-day delivery? how?) and find the best way to achieve that – using ingenuity and a set of tools that are continually changing. In the end, our high-profile clients get the platforms and systems they need for their business to run smoothly and operate with high performance.


Your background
  • A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education
  • 3 years working experience in Procurement preferably in the Facility & Services category in scope including: ability to understand client requirements and executing Procurement strategies to meet those requirements/extensive experience in sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management/good understanding of Procurement processes/good understanding of relevant industry 
  • Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution and ability to understand and communicate Benelux nuances (market, process, relationships)
  • Fluent in Dutch and English language, knowledge of the French language a plus Strong analytical, presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
Our offer
Accenture is a marvelous place to work - and keep learning. By joining us, you'll become part of a global company with a world-class brand and reputation. Besides the work we do for our clients, we're proud of our vibrant, diverse workplace culture: we believe in openness and honesty, fairness and equality, common sense, and realism. We want to get to know the real you and help you explore and grow - whatever it is you're great at. So you will always have lots of learning opportunities (formal and informal) to improve your role-specific skills and expertise.

Besides high-profile, demanding projects and a nurturing work environment, we offer excellent employee benefits, including:
  • A flexible transport arrangement that suits your situation (electric car or bicycle, flexible budget including NS business card)
  • An expense allowance
  • Discount on Accenture shares
  • The possibility to work 4 x 9 hours a week
Are you ready to join Accenture for a career where you can be yourself and do what you love? Apply now and change the world around you.

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