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Procurement Sourcing & Contracting Associate Manager

Mandaluyong City Job No. r00174366 Full-time - Hybrid

Job Description

HR & Corporate Services 

The HR & Corporate Services category is responsible for ensuring Accenture has the best supply chain to deliver its business objectives in Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Professional Services

The CPS/HR Sourcing & Contracting Associate Manager 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 CPS/HR Sourcing & Contracting Associate Manager 
• 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

Serve as a core services category lead for legal, HR, benefits, marketing, and finance under their umbrella

• Knowledge of HR space especially benefits

• Executing contract agreements, building business cases, need experience in RFIs and RFPs

Running sourcing opportunities like RFPs, managing suppliers, category spends, and dealing with contracts

• 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 optimisation strategies, and new ways of working to the customer/stakeholder in an advisory capacity.


Skills and Experience:
• 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
• Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately
• Comfortable navigating and communicating in a multicultural and broad environment and with all levels of the organization
• 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
• Comfortable working in a matrix type organization
• 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.
• Excellent communication skills - written and verbal including formal presentation skills.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Strong multi-tasking skills.
• Strong multi-phase project management skills.
• Attention to detail, able to problem solve, analytical.
• Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Adaptable communication ability 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 deliver as a true team player.
• Collaborative, and can drive favourable business outcomes in an efficient and agile manner, and who can flex to ever-dynamic business needs

***Procurement Sourcing & Contracting Specialist***

Basic Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in sourcing services or external talent, 
contract negotiations and supplier management.
• Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution 
with demonstrated success negotiating purchasing agreements. 
• Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks appropriately.
• Comfortable navigating in a multicultural and broad environment and with all levels of the organization
• Good stakeholder management, relationship building and communication skills aligned to a proactive customer-focused approach
• Forward and solution minded, team player and with the ability to selfmanage.
• Comfortable working in a matrix type organization
• Ability to travel 10% of time. 

Professional Skill Requirements:
• Good communication skills - written and verbal including formal presentation skills.
• Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Good multi-tasking skills.
• Good multi-phase project management skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Good proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
• Adaptable communication ability to conform to the varied corporate cultures 
and organizational structures of our customers.
• Independent self-starter who thrives on challenge and delivering Strong results.
• Possess a desire to learn and deliver as a true team player

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