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Procurement Sourcing & Contracting – External Talent Category & Norwegian Transparency Act Coordinator

Oslo Job No. r00183643 Full-time

Job Description

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We are one of the world's leading providers in sourcing and procurement services. You'll work on innovative projects with colleagues to drive collaboration from strategy through to execution, negotiation through to supplier management. You will be using the latest technologies to support Accenture and our clients get to the next level. Do you want to work in an environment where we partner with forward-thinking business leaders of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes?

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

External Talent

The External Talent category is responsible for ensuring we have the right supply chain to deliver the right skills and services across all stakeholder groups in the Nordic and Baltic region.

The Procurement Sourcing & Contracting – External Talent is responsible for supporting the delivery of services to stakeholders and category leads including but not limited to strategic sourcing, competitive bids, contract negotiations, supplier performance management, price management, savings/compliance reporting, continuous improvement and ongoing cost reductions, supply market monitoring, and issue resolution. 

The Procurement Sourcing & Contracting – External Talent & Norwegian Transparency Act will:

  • Lead sourcing exercises including RFIs and RFPs in the delivery of the category strategy and market unit objectives

  • Lead upfront market research and supplier identification for category projects

  • Business partner stakeholders to ensure delivery is aligned to procurement and stakeholder objectives

  • Work collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to lead, communicate and support sourcing and category management activities

  • Provide analysis for necessary sourcing activities to maintain the competitiveness of category contracts

  • Build trusted partnerships with our supplier panel to deliver our strategy and market unit objectives

  • Manage KPI reporting of supplier performance, and identify opportunities for data to improve the delivery of our category strategy

  • Perform total cost of ownership analyses for the evaluation of continuous cost improvement projects

  • Gather monthly performance-related data and prepare executive reports and presentations

  • Support supply market research for your category

  • Support sales & business development, spend & contract analysis, and category planning activities

  • Perform numerous complex problem-solving functions to ensure customer satisfaction with Accenture’s services

  • Ensure communication flows between the relevant functions at a local and global level that are involved in delivering the category strategy

  • Develop excellent working relationships with customer stakeholders at both the corporate and business unit level

  • Support P2P processes as required in delivery of procurement services to key category stakeholders.

  • Proactively present recommendations for efficiency, innovative ideas, cost optimization strategies, and new ways of working to the customer/stakeholder in an advisory capacity

  • Coordinate, monitor and follow-up as needed on all Norwegian supplier registrations in our Vendor Assessment system

  • Enable removal of any roadblocks to completing the assessment

  • Train and support end-users in the vendor assessment process


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in strategic sourcing, contract negotiations, procurement and supplier management.

  • Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution with demonstrated success negotiating complex purchasing agreements in this category

  • Experience and understanding of requirements within the Norwegian Transparency Act

  • Proven experience of working with supplier assessments for the Norwegian Transparency Act

  • Strong stakeholder management, relationship building, and communication skills aligned to a proactive customer-focused approach

  • Forward and solution minded, team player and with high degree of self-management

  • Ability to coach/mentor and lead if required; ability to collaborate, advocate a shared vision, and execute with agility

  • Ability to travel 10% of time.

    Professional Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong multi-phase project management skills.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Adaptable communication ability to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers.

  • Collaborative, and can drive favorable business outcomes in an efficient and agile manner, and who can flex to ever-dynamic business needs


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