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P+ HR Category includes the categories of Benefits, HR Core, Learning, Recruitment & Research.

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

Lead and coordinate the HR categories on a regional level:

  • Perform strategic analysis and evaluation of data, market insights, contracts to identify opportunities in evolution and innovation: Disrupt in a measured way & challenge the status quo

  • Be a driving force to proactively suggest innovative ideas to help transform the HR organization and other stakeholder groups

  • Drive P+ value contribution and service while ensuring compliance with policies and strategies

  • Communicate, execute, and implement regional category initiatives, support global initiatives

  • Drive success in global/regional targets, set in alignment with the HR Category Team and GCD

  • Lead or assign regional sourcing/procurement activities, support global initiatives

  • Coordinate and oversee regional sourcing / procurement activities

  • Engage with key stakeholders on a regular basis, aligning on business goals

  • Review and approve regional category strategy definition and project execution

  • Assist with target setting and category planning in alignment with the GCD and HR Category Team

  • Align with our ‘Global Principals – Locally Influenced’ and work with peers to evolve

Key Responsibilities:

Lead and manage the Procurement Plus HR categories on a regional level:

  • Foster knowledge sharing between global/regional/local P+ and HR category resources

  • Be a category transformation enabler by seeking cross category synergies and opportunities of alignment with stakeholders and the market

  • Support the GCD with the identification of stakeholders and definition/evolution of the strategy

  • Benchmark category practices with global trends to identify initiatives for improvement

  • Be aware and proactively manage of the impact of changing requirements, including legislation and policies

  • Encourage team spirit through our category community

Ensure successful implementation of regional strategy / agreements:

  • Coordinate resource allocation to support regional initiatives

  • Lead regional category strategy development and implementation, aligned with Global

  • Ensure regional/local negotiations and sourcing activities are in line with global category strategy

  • Support business profitability (incl. sales) related to HR across the global Accenture organization

  • Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies

Manage supplier and customer relationships on a regional level:

  • Lead, develop and manage regional, selected global, supplier relationships in line with the category principals and 360 Supplier Relationship Management strategy

  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders

  • Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance

  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner across Functions and Subcategories

  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities

  • Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes

  • Manage a detailed pipeline of upcoming projects / opportunities gained from regular touchpoints with stakeholders

  • Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with regional and global targets

Perform category management activities for regional projects:

  • Drive supplier performance by, for example, implementing lessons learned across different markets

  • Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations

  • Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation

  • Drive deep Corporate Services market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition

Key Relationships:

  • GCD & HR Category Team

  • Other HR aligned Global Category Leads

  • Global and regional HR stakeholders – both in HR and the business

  • 360 SRM Team

  • MU/Local Procurement Leads and Teams

  • Regional Procurement Service Delivery Leads

  • Suppliers


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Expert in category management, sourcing as well as project management and planning

  • Excellent knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance

  • Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts

  • Proven knowledge of the various dimensions of HR and commercial models

  • Advanced in analytics and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand

  • Very strong in stakeholder and supplier relationship management

  • Strong capability to independently interact throughout the broader Accenture organization

  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools content and data analysis

  • Project and process management knowledge and experience

  • Forward, out of the box thinking and an innovative, disruptive, and open mindset

  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately

  • Comfortable navigating in a multicultural environment

  • Fluent in English, spoken and written

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, HR, or comparable professional education

  • Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree with a proven multi-year track record in the above areas

  • At least 8 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with international project and people management elements

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization

You will also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization.  We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

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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