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Procurement Category Associate Manager with English

Bucharest Job No. 11822269 Full-time - Remote

Job Description


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the assigned Procurement Plus categories on a regional level
  • Work with senior level stakeholders to lead and execute strategic sourcing projects, including strategy development, RFQ RFP execution, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution
  • Support the Global Category Leads with the identification of stakeholders and definition of the strategy
  • Benchmark category practices with regional developments to identify initiatives for improvement
  • Assess the impact of regionally changing requirements, including legislation and policies
  • Foster knowledge sharing between global regional local P and travel mobility category resources
  • Ensure successful implementation of global strategy agreements
  • Coordinate resource allocation to support global initiatives
  • Lead and support global category strategy development and implementation
  • Support negotiations and sourcing activities in line with global category strategy
  • Support business profitability incl. sales related to travel across the Accenture organization
  • Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies
  • Manage supplier and customer relationships on a regional level
  • Manage global supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy
  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
  • Manage internal customer feedback on category organization supplier performance
  • Consolidate requirements and act as a business partner across MUs, Functions and Sub Categories
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
  • Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes
  • Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with global targets

Qualifications

  • Perform category management activities for projects on a regional level
  • Manage the category strategy implementation execution for global projects and initiatives
  • Drive supplier performance by, for example, discussing lessons learned across different markets
  • Perform supplier selection and fact based negotiations in alignment with Global Category Leads
  • Involve the business in actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation
  • Drive deep travel mobility market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition
  • Key Relationships
  • Global, Regional, and Local Mobility Leads Global, Regional, and Local Business Stakeholders MU, Country, and Local GS Leads MU Procurement Leads and Teams Regional Procurement Delivery Leads Global Category Lead
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Expert in Business Travel category management, sourcing as well as project management and planning
  • Excellent knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance
  • Proven knowledge of sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts
  • Proven knowledge of the business travel mobility industry, and commercial models
  • Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management
  • Strong capability to independently interact throughout the broader Accenture organization
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools, content and data analysis
  • Project and process management knowledge and experience
  • Forward, out of the box thinking and an innovative, disruptive and open mindset
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with a high degree of self management Fluent in English, spoken and written Requisite Education and Experience Minimum Qualifications
  • A master s degree with an emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, travel or comparable professional education Alternatively.

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