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Sourcing Execution Team Specialist

Job Location: PA - Pittsburgh

Regional Description: Northeast

Job Number: 00602192


- Job description

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Role: Sourcing Execution Team Lead

The Company:


Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture we partner with forward-thinking business leaders of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.


As one of the leading procurement Business Process Services specialists, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.


Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.


Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Business Process Services and internal Corporate Functions.  Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.


Business Process Services professionals work on projects across a range of business processes, business applications and information technology.  They may provide technology services, such as application management, infrastructure management and systems integration, or they may deliver business process services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Business Process Services professionals may be based at a client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world. 



The Position:


The Sourcing Execution Team Lead will provide full, life cycle procurement support of business driven projects categories for Fortune 500 companies. In this capacity, you will be based out of the Pittsburgh office and will have frequent interaction with customers in the execution of projects that help customers achieve significant value in the form of improved pricing, quality, delivery, supplier performance and other aspects of total cost. In addition, you will head a team of sourcing execution team members, and be responsible for all facets of work allocation, performance tracking, and team management.


Specifically, you will:



·       Lead initiatives aimed at improving productivity and efficiency to support team, Practice, Client, and company growth. Offer creative solutions to support sourcing projects and achieve desired results.


·       Ensure the consistent delivery of sourcing services that meet and exceed savings and SLA targets


·       Establish and cultivate key client stakeholder relationships across organizations, building trust and support for each sourcing project


·       Seek out opportunities to drive creativity and innovation within each sourcing project, while ensuring adherence to quality and timeliness standards


·       Act as line manager for multiple sourcing execution team members, with responsibilities spanning


·       Mentor, train, and develop sourcing execution associates focusing on effective communication/negotiations and delivery excellence, to support career growth.



Job Responsibilities: 

  • Manage multiple sourcing projects, coordinate buyer and supplier interactions, ensure teams have appropriate resources and design sourcing projects for success.
  • Focus on driving projects which create maximum benefit for both buyers and suppliers.
  • Act as project manager for cross functional teams consisting of both internal and external stakeholders
  • Be responsible for implementing changes to and maintaining the procurement operational infrastructure needed to support the client’s dynamic procurement environment
  • Effectively partnering with the team leads in other delivery centers to ensure a uniformity of service and a “single voice” to the customer globally.

The Opportunity:


  • Learn/build upon “world class” supply chain expertise (negotiation, strategic sourcing, supplier management) while gaining general business management skills and experience, and developing the sourcing execution team.
  • Work in close proximity with client stakeholders and gain exposure to senior supply chain and operations executives within multiple Fortune 500 companies/customers
  • Opportunity to lead high visibility, challenging, impactful projects with aggressive timelines across a high-growth, high-energy area of the business.
  • Expand and enhance supplier and customer management skills of your team
  • Augment project management discipline, not only personally, but across your team.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional team members and multiple stakeholders to deliver significant results
  • Manage and develop individuals.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5 years of sourcing/vendor selection and management experience generated through working within a sourcing organization.
  • 1 year experience in sourcing, procurement and supplier management or supply chain consulting or industry environment with a demonstrated track record of delivering results 
  •  2 years demonstrated experience in mentoring professionals and building highly effective teams.
  • Ability to demonstrate creativity and adaptability in a rapidly changing and at times ambiguous environment

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Post-graduate degree preferred
  • Experience in managing or supervising other team members, with a record of development and work management.
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet software (e.g. Excel) and presentation software (i.e. PowerPoint)
  • Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing and or category management
  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage multiple end-to-end project cycles
  • Significant proven competency in contracting/negotiation processes and best practices
  • Strong experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Excellent communication, organization/time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Adaptable project management style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers
  • Knowledge of procurement operations
  • Experience working directly with key stakeholders in business units
  • Team player with initiative and a positive attitude


Professional Skills:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven success in contributing to a team-oriented environment
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Excellent leadership, communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills


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.

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