Job Description

Organization: Corporate Functions/CIO
Location: negotiable
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
 
People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.
 
Job Description:
 
Manage IT supplier selection, commercial terms, ongoing relationship governance, and 360˚ communication for a limited number of global strategic suppliers in Hardware, Software, Field services, and Fulfillment/Distribution
 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in developing business strategy, operating models, and communication plans that foster efficiency, consistency, and scalability in the management of supplier relationships.
  • Develop the execution roadmap, key milestones and timelines for implementation of business strategy.
  • Maintain a knowledge base of suppliers, their core capabilities, contacts, and price points to ensure ongoing awareness of the marketplace. Drive identification of suppliers who can deliver required products and services at the best price and in compliance with the terms and conditions required by Accenture.
  • Negotiate agreements with suppliers to optimize Accenture’s financial and risk profile; manage agreement status and renewals globally.
  • Maintain privileged access to global and local representatives of IT Suppliers by establishing high quality collaborative relationships.
  • Leverage supplier relationships to drive ongoing resource investment in Accenture, to assist in supplier escalations, and to ensure adherence to required service levels.
  • Develop and maintain strategic supplier assets that assist sales teams in identifying and selecting appropriate suppliers.
  • Implement training and communication plans to ensure stakeholder awareness of supplier capabilities and utilization of supplier assets.
  • Establish governance model including key management dashboards and key business metrics.
  • Assemble, rationalize, negotiate and execute agreements
  • Manage significant daily influx of supplier related requests and escalations
  • Manage incoming stakeholder requests and license inquiries
Metrics for Success:
  • Supplier Enablement (delivering suppliers with appropriate commercials and assets to support global initiatives and programs)
  • Teaming Readiness (Are we/our suppliers ready to respond to an opportunity tomorrow?)
  • Capability Readiness (Do we have access to suppliers with the required coverage, competencies, and pricing?)
  • Relationship Readiness (Do we have executive and field level relationships we can count on?)
  • 360˚ management (Are we aware of the full scope of our supplier relationships and communicating to all stakeholders?)
  • General experience managing projects and timelines, communication and collaboration skills/responsiveness, and demonstrated ability to learn quickly and solve problems are key requirements for the role

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4-year undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 5+ years in IT technology sourcing and contract management
  • Minimum 5+ years in vendor/partner and project management

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience building/maintaining executive level relationships
  • Experience with licensing and support of Microsoft software (highly desired)
  • Analytical skills for reporting/communicating license/support entitlement, usage, and projections  
  • Business planning/project management experience, ability to think strategically and execute tactically

Professional Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to navigate strategic supplier/client relationships
  • Ability to work independently to deliver results against agreed-upon objectives
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

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

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