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Procurement Practice Analyst

Bucharest Job No. r00165151 Full-time

Job Description

Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the External Talent Sourcing & Contracting team will be supporting P+’s activities within contractors and recruitment agencies

Your role includes the key responsibilities below:

Category Strategy & plan:

  • Support implementation of the External Talent category strategy for ASG local projects and initiatives
  • Work in alignment with global/regional/local P+ and category goals for External Talent
  • Provide input on the External Talent strategy.
  • Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level

Contract management:

  • Negotiate and deploy Accenture contracts to suppliers, 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

Stakeholders management

  • Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on category organization & supplier performance
  • Promote External Talent and build relationships with key stakeholders (higher management within Accenture business and HR).
  • Provide input for Accenture bids if contractors are a substantial part of this
  • Liaise with multiple departments (Category, Procurement, Legal, Operations) to ensure communication paths remain open
  • Provide an escalation point for sourcing challenges


  • Maintain the established Monthly reporting for the External Talent Category.
  • Assist in ad hoc reporting (if needed)
  • Support quarterly spend and headcount analysis

Sourcing management:

  • Support roll-out of global/regional sourcing initiatives within the ASG
  • 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

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)

Buying process:

  • Promote usage of negotiated contracts and monitor adoption rate to it
  • Maintain preferred suppliers list

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.
  • Analise data to provide new insights internally and towards data.

Key Relationships:

  • MU Category Manager
  • MU Sourcing & Contracting team
  • MU P+lead
  • Contractors desk.
  • Local Business & HR Stakeholders
  • MU Procurement Lead


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to understand and communicate German nuances (market, process, relationships)
  • Strong relationship management skills and a proactive customer-focused approach
  • Comfortable working in a matrix type organization
  • Understanding of Accenture’s type of busines model and staffing specifics connected thereto. Strong analytical, presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Forward and solution minded, team player and with high degree of self-management
  • Adaptable and comfortable working with ambiguity
  • Some level of knowledge/experience of the German staffing industry
  • Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution (preferably)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Comfortable navigating in a multicultural and broad environment and with all levels of the organization
  • Proficient in MS office (especially PowerPoint and Excel )
  • (High level) understanding and experience in data analysis.
  • Fluent in German & English.


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education
  • 3 years working experience in Procurement or Staffing Industry including:
    • Ability to understand client requirements and executing Procurement strategies
    • Extensive experience in sourcing and/or contract negotiation and supplier management
    • Good understanding of Procurement processes
  • Good understanding of Accenture’s industry

Some experience in dealing with senior business executives

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