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Local Sourcing Lead in HR

Job Location: Bratislava

Regional Description: Slovakia

Job Number: 00694375

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- 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

WHAT WILL YOU DO:
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

 

Location:

Prague or Bratislava

WHAT DO WE EXPECT:

• 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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