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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
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
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
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
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