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Agility Services - Procurement Operations Sr. Analyst

Job Location: PA - Philadelphia

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00530010

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- Job description

Agility Services offers you the flexibility of short-term, project-based work powered by Accenture, a leading global professional services company.  Accenture is consistently recognized on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity lists.  

   

As an Agility Services employee, you’ll apply your skills and experience to help drive 

business transformation for leading organizations and communities.  In addition to  

delivering innovative solutions for Accenture’s clients, you’ll work with a highly skilled,  

diverse network of people across Accenture businesses who are using the latest emerging  

technologies to address today’s biggest business challenges.  You’ll receive competitive 

rewards and access to benefits programs and world-class learning resources.  

 

Project Description: Procurement Operations Sr Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

 

Expected Project Duration: 12 months

 

The Procurement Operations Sr. Analyst will be aligned to Accenture’s fastest growing business segment, Accenture Operations. In this role, you will serve one or more clients across industries, providing an unmatched opportunity to gain perspective and build a solid platform for career growth. You will build exceptional client relationship management skills while working in a team environment. You will develop strong project management skills and grow analytical problem solving capabilities. You will be part of Accenture’s market leading procurement organization driving significant and tangible value by impacting bottom line results that can support our client’s strategic objectives like sustainability, innovation growth. You will join one of our more than 4,000 procurement and category experts across the globe and collaborate using a common set of processes, platform and tools. You will also have access to extensive procurement transformation capabilities strategy development, technology implementation and change management.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing client relationships and providing first line support for all users regarding sourcing enquiries within the applied application to achieve SLA targets and maintain the appropriate control environment.
  • Ensure effective customer and supplier relationships and serves as initial escalation point for issue resolution
  • Responsible for supplier selection, negotiation with suppliers, research and identification of possible vendors, reporting lost savings etc.
  • Maintain close relationships with clients to understand requirements
  • Validate and approve submitted requisitions as well as approving requisition submissions 
  • Analysis of client spending trends 
  • Manage and execute the spot buying process for general, low to mid-level spend categories
  • Manage specifications, using the client-specified standards and agreement templates, for the provision of specific goods or services in line with the business needs of the client. 
  • Completion of quoting process including supplier selection from pre-selected suppliers
  • Completion of buying process initiated by the user including supplier selection from pre-selected suppliers. 
  •  Accountable for maintaining quality and service standards to support the overall Accenture-Client relationship and to deliver continuous improvement
  • Understand incoming requests, check quality requirements, follow up with requester where required (by phone, email) to ensure specifications are clear to select the best spot buying options
  • Where required, make new supplier proposals and align with Procurement Business Partner on client side
  • Identify potential vendors and obtain quotes as needed, per client’s policy
  • Update requisition / PO creation process
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement operations
  • Identify process improvements, cost savings and initiatives, document and raise with line manager for approval, then complete relevant actions/project
  • Enable organizations to reduce their overall cost of acquiring goods and services

Basic Qualifications: 

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree

·         Minimum of 3 years of experience in a strategic sourcing, procurement, and or supply chain function

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Sourcing, Procurement

·         Experience in Source To Pay Services/Procurement Processing

·         Strong analytical skills, spend analysis, savings opportunity assessment

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel

 

Professional Skills:

 

·         Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem solving environment

·         Ability to work comfortably with all levels of the organization

·         Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

·         Self-starter, multi-task, flexible, demonstrating initiative and confidence

·         Thorough/detailed approach to work

·         The ideal candidate must possess a desire to learn and deliver as a true team player

·         Proven ability to work independently and as a team member, with success contributing to a team-oriented environment

·         Excellent communication skills written and verbal including formal presentation skills (needs to be able to build relationships over the phone without meeting suppliers / customers on a regular basis)

·         Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills

·         Adaptable communication ability to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

 

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

 

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

 

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

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.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.#INDAGS 

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