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Category Manager Travel & Mobility – Meetings & Events

Bucharest Job No. r00197954 Full-time

Job Description

Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients’ architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture, we partner with forward-thinking business leaders of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.
As one of the leading procurement Business Process Services specialists, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering outstanding service through our exceptional people.
 

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization: 
Support and coordinate the Procurement Plus (P) Travel & Mobility category: Meetings & Events sourcing projects on a global level:
•    Support global target setting in alignment with global and market P+ and category objectives 
•    Support to communicate, execute, and implement global category initiatives 
•    Support, lead, and oversee local sourcing/procurement activities 
•    Support regional category strategy definition, project execution, and stakeholder alignment 

Key Responsibilities: 
Manage the assigned Procurement Plus category on a global level: 
•    Foster knowledge sharing between global/regional/local P+ and Travel & Mobility category resources
•    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 developments to identify initiatives for improvement 
•    Assess the impact of changing requirements, including legislation and policies 
 

Qualifications

What we are looking for:

•    Demonstrated experience of Strategic Meetings Management Procurement experience  
•    Significant experience in procurement sourcing, and in Meetings & Events sourcing
•    Understanding of the legislations across all markets globally related to procurement and to the use of subcontractors
•    Understanding of supplier sourcing, contract negotiation, and supplier management, with experience in supporting or delivering tender management and negotiating agreements or Service Level Agreements
•    Demonstrable experience in leading small teams, if required
•    Skills in manipulating data and a quick learner of new systems and tools with the ability to understand and develop pricing models and analyses/interpret commercial proposals
•    Strategic sourcing and category management expertise including Contract drafting, and contract law
•    Excellent negotiation and influencing skills while engaging with senior management within Accenture or Accenture’s suppliers
 

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