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Local Sourcing Lead in HR

Job Location: Bratislava

Regional Description: Slovakia

Job Number: 00694375


- Job description

Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the UKI HR sourcing Lead will oversee sourcing and contract management activities for UKI

Category Strategy & plan:
• Implement the Global & Regional HR Category strategy for UKI local projects and initiatives
• Set up UK HR targets in alignment with global/regional/local P+ and category goals
• Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level
Sourcing management:
• Identify with other GU HR Category Leads sourcing projects in line with the global/regional category strategies
• Create and maintain local sourcing pipeline too through spend analysis and regular stakeholders meeting
• Support roll-out of global/regional sourcing initiatives within the UKI
• 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
• Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global/regional strategies; when applicable, use e-sourcing & e-auctions tools
• 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)

Contract management:
• Negotiate and deploy supplier’s contracts, 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

Buying process:
• Create supplier(s) in purchasing system assessing the right buying channels (Catalogue, Buy Now, Ariba Network etc. …)
• Promote usage of negotiated contracts and monitor adoption rate to it
• Maintain preferred suppliers list

Stakeholders management:
• Identify key HR stakeholders for UKI
• Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on category organization & supplier performance
• Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
• Liaise with multiple departments (Category, Procurement, Legal, Operations) to ensure communication paths remain open
• Provide an escalation point for sourcing challenges

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



Prague or Bratislava


• Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution
• Strong analytical, presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
• Strong relationship management skills and a proactive customer-focused approach
• Forward and solution minded, team player and with high degree of self-management
• 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
• Fluent in English, spoken and written – another European language would be highly appreciated
• Ability to understand UKI legislation (market, law…)
• A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education
• Working experience in Procurement preferably in the commodities in scope including:
o Ability to understand client requirements and executing Procurement strategies to meet those requirements
o Extensive experience in sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management
o Good understanding of Procurement processes
o Good understanding of relevant industry

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