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Procurement Practice Associate Manager - Industrial Operations

multiple locations +view all Job No. 11851936 Full-time - Remote

Job Description

We Are:

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities.

You Are:

Accenture is seeking a Procurement Category Associate Manager to collaborate with external clients to develop sourcing strategies across Industrial Operations spend areas including: Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO);  Facilities Services; Technical Services;  Construction and Engineering Services; Equipment; and other related indirect spend. You will work clients to support each company’s business goals while achieving optimal commercial structure, quality, and service levels.  In this capacity, you will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design for prospective new client accounts and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.

The Work:

  • Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in spending across a wide array of leading companies and industries

  • Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution, leveraging and Agile approach to drive efficiency in execution

  • Provide industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to client.

  • Support development of market insights from cross-client sourcing activity and collaborate with Industrial Operations Practice advisors to develop content that enables knowledge sharing across the organization.

  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans

  • Lead Category Strategy development for specified clients to identify project opportunities that achieve client goals and mature their procurement function

  • Mentor sourcing team on technology sourcing best practices with a special emphasis on technology market trends and insights, commercial structure assessment, negotiation strategies and contracting best practice

  • Engage with prospective clients during business development pursuits through support of contract assessments, client due diligence calls, and presenting the practice delivery approach and case studies

Qualifications

Here’s What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function

  • Minimum of 5 years of strategic sourcing, category management, and/or professional industry experience related to Industrial Operations spend categories such as Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO);  Facilities Services; Technical Services;  Construction and Engineering Services; Equipment

Bonus Points If:

  • Strong critical thinker, self-starter who can take initiative with high-level direction and deliver client work with minimal supervision

  • Passion for continuous self-learning

  • Proven analytical skills in terms of numeric (e.g. spreadsheets) and text based (e.g. reading terms and conditions) analysis, converting information into tangible recommendations to clients 

  • Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to MRO related categories.

  • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal and client stakeholders

  • Ability to self-manage multiple priorities and operate effectively in a shared service delivery model

  • Interest in developing solution oriented selling skills to prospective clients

  • Ability to drive transformational change

Travel:  

  • This position requires the ability to travel 25-50% may be required to support client projects or continuing education

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Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below.

We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

Information on benefits is here.

Role Location                              Annual Salary Range

California                                      $73,000 to $168,600

Colorado                                       $73,000 to $145,700

New York                                      $67,600 to $168,600

Washington                                  $77,700 to $155,100

 

What We Believe

 

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

 

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.


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.


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

 

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.


Requesting An Accommodation


Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.


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


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