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IT&T Sourcing Associate Manager

Job Location: Bratislava

Regional Description: Slovakia

Job Number: 00646842


- Job description


The Software & Services category associate manager will have responsibility for sourcing and category management activities in the software sub-category on behalf of the stakeholders and the Software Category Manager within European countries. You will be expected to understand the client requirements, identify, plan and deliver sourcing initiatives, and take responsibility for delivery against agreed targets for the software category together with the Sourcing Manger or the Software Tower lead. The software category associate manager will need to work with peers in USA and APAC on larger projects or to take advantage of existing contracts.

  • Understand client requirements for IT & Telco and work with the client to formulate a procurement strategy to ensure delivery of services in line with the client’s expectations
  • Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in IT/Telecom spending across the supplier base
  • Lead or support sourcing projects including such as supplier selection, contract negotiations activity as required, and / or support other team members in delivery of procurement projects
  • Lead or support strategic projects aiming at reducing costs or improving services (sourcing, rates card, operational improvements
  • Understand internal stakeholders’ requirements and manage the relationship with these stakeholders
  • Propose alternatives and solutions to support stakeholder overall strategy
  • Take responsibility as the key point of contact to a number of key client stakeholder groups
  • Work closely with the Global & Regional Category Leads to ensure alignment of local activity with the global category strategy
  • Proactively work with the stakeholders and partner organizations such as Accenture Legal and Contract management to identify areas of non-compliant spend and maximize compliance through preferred suppliers
  • Support supplier’s relationship management strategy
  • Proactively analyses data to identify new sources of non-compliance and savings
  • Delivers reports on performance and targets achievements
  • Collaborate with and support projects and initiatives involving other procurement categories and geographies
  • Identify opportunities to leverage category expertise and best-practice tools and techniques by building a network within the Procurement Operations
  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the IT/Telecom sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth
  • Suggest automation options where possible, using existing Accenture toolsets



 Advanced (C1 level) written and spoken English language knowledge
 8 to 10 years of experience in the procurement of service agreements and / or IT service management
 Understanding of the legislations 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.
 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 & influencing skills while engaging with senior management within Accenture or Accenture’s suppliers.
 Strong client and supplier relationship management skills
 Strong analytical and reporting skills
 Ability to work effectively in a team environment, leading where appropriate
 Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver own work
 High standard of empathy towards the stakeholder, listening ability 
 Strong verbal and written communication skills
 Advanced level Microsoft office proficiency including expertise in MS Word, Powerpoint and Excel


• Guaranteed Paid overtime or overtime vacation
• Cafeteria – Budget for benefits based on your choice
• Transparent bonus structure
• Refer-a-Friend – get a bonus in the employee referral program
Loyalty presents:
• Flex-work, Home Office
• Option to participate on projects abroad
• Wide range of leading-edge trainings (including various language
• Teambuilding activities
• Regular performance management and evaluation process
• Ongoing career guidance and mentoring
Family & Health:
• Multisport card which grants an access to hundreds of different
gyms, studios and swimming pools
• Three self-recovery days without doctor‘s note
• Sick leave compensation
• Family oriented benefits (Wedding and New baby bonus, Inhouse day care)

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