Job Description

Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the Nordic Procurement Plus Lead is accountable for all Procurement services delivered in his/her Market Unit (Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia). Those services include Category Management, Sourcing & Contract Execution, Procurement Operations, Contractors Exchange (Cx), Ventures & Acquisitions support, Account Payables; those services could also be delivered by various Global, Regional, Market Unit, nearshore or offshore teams specialized in their domain. 

Detailed key responsibilities are: 

Stakeholders management 

  • Identify key stakeholders within Nordics (Market Unit Lead, Director of Operation, Service Leads, Geographic Service Lead, Venture & Acquisition COO, Avanade etc …)

  • Act as a business partner with them and proactively organize sessions to understand business priorities and identify our value contribution opportunities

  • Work with various Procurement function leads to execute those value opportunities

  • Ensure coordination with various Procurement Plus regional and global team related to stakeholder engagement

  • Ensure stakeholder satisfaction on Procurement Plus delivery

Nordics Procurement Delivery

  • Oversee a ~$ 115 million portfolio of 3rd party spend across External Talent Management, Technology, Travel, Workplace, Human Resources, Finance / Legal and Marketing categories including Avanade

  • Set up Nordics Procurement targets in alignment with business priorities and procurement’s ones

  • Work closely with Europe Category Management Leads to review Category strategy and plan applicable for the MU and ensure feasibility and implementation

  • Work closely with Europe Category Management Leads to identify and deploy sourcing projects opportunities in line with the business priorities, global/regional category strategies, market opportunities, contract expiring, long tenure contracts etc …

  • Follow target completion for the MU through KPI and work closely with the various pillars & leads of Procurement Plus organization to ensure quality delivery is delivered in the MU (Procurement Operation, CX, Account Payable, V&A etc …)

  • Set up annual budget for Nordics (payroll, expenses, Travel) and control monthly deviation

  • Act as a point of contact and point of escalation within the Market Unit for stakeholders or Procurement organization

  • Achieve Sustainability, Inclusion and Diversity targets 

Venture & Acquisition 

  • Work with Ventures & Acquisition Procurement Plus team to support the integration of those acquisitions from a Procurement perspective (process and tools adoption, deviation from global standards, supplier mitigation, contract standardization, local training etc …)

  • Manage local V&A leadership relationship when required

Innovation creation & transformation projects coordination

  • Identify innovative & improvement ideas and value-add services that Procurement Plus can bring to Accenture

  • Know and understand the various Global Transformation projects going on within Procurement Plus, ensure that their deployment is applicable in the Market Unit

  • When applicable, support development of global end to end procurement process, templates and tools

  • Support various initiatives based on company’s priorities (ZBS, 360 relationship etc …) 

Team management 

  • Manage the Nordics Procurement Plus team community (lead team meeting where key local information are shared, celebrate events / achievements, etc …)

  • Support hiring process for P+ local recruitment when required (job posting & interview) 

  • Follow Accenture’s concept of Leadership DNA

Supplier management 

  • Promote greater use of Global or Regional Strategic Providers

  • Manage, when applicable, local supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 SRM Team

Risk management 

  • Ensure the highest level of compliance with local legislations, regulations and Accenture policies with the support of the Procurement Plus Risk team

  • Champion implementation of internal risk management / mitigation controls to ensure compliance to corporate policies and statutory rules, regulations and laws 

  • Answer and manage expectations from internal and external auditors (ISO 27001 …)

Key Relationships:

  • Europe Procurement Plus Delivery Lead

  • Europe Procurement Plus Category Leads

  • Procurement Plus Functions Leads (GPO, Cx, AP, Proc Ops, V&A…)

  • Local Business Stakeholders


Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education

  • +10 years working experience in Procurement ideally in a similar role 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong relationship management skills and a proactive customer-focused approach with senior people

  • Leadership and drive to coordinate multiple teams and initiatives including procurement transformation in the Market Unit

  • Strong presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Continuous improvement and innovation mindset

  • 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

  • Complex problem-solving skills

  • Good computer literacy (e.g., Microsoft tools)

  • Fluent in English, spoken and written 

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

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