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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.
As the Global Practice Lead, Corporate and Professional Services you will be accountable for multi-category teams managing sourcing projects across a mixed portfolio of Global clients and categories in delivery centers around the globe. In this role, you will need to be able to work in a blended environment of client dedicated team and shared services while having the ability to effectively collaborate and influence across the Global Procurement Services Business in the following areas: Maximize resource utilization to ensure optimal productivity and margin contributing to contract P&L; Ability to be nimble in maintaining the right resource level and mixture; Assist in developing and career tracking resources newer in their professional career; Participate in new business development, especially due diligence and solution design; Develop and maintain a multiyear roadmap to evolve the Services Organization and continue our rotation to the new; Lead delivery of sourcing services for category. Demonstrate mastery in designated categories. Strategic development and performance delivery of the sourcing function.
Client Relationship Management
Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans
Understand our contractual obligations with the clients you have oversight for and scope of services provided by Accenture.
Lead sourcing function globally, with an expertise in Financial Services, Tax/Audit, Consulting, etc.
Continuously design, innovate & improve on the execution of sourcing to lead in the new
Develop and deploy Sourcing offering deliverables (i.e. process templates)
Ensure consistency of sourcing project delivery within designated team by leveraging best practices across Sourcing Project Management organization
Review operational results and identify opportunities for process changes
Define and build the Global sourcing product offering (i.e. operating model, organizational design, best practices, sourcing and buying tools, strategic and tactical sourcing approaches, key metrics and reports)
Direct supervision of regional and global agile sourcing leaders
Overall accountability for the agile sourcing team globally
Maintain overall team chargeability in line with targets
Accountable for ensuring project staffing meets both skill and cost requirements globally
Ensure team members receive necessary training to remain relevant to clients
Provide coaching, mentoring and guidance to team leads on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, and continuous improvement
Here's What You Need:
Minimum of 15 years of procurement / operations / consulting experience
Minimum of 5 years Accenture Operations experience
Minimum of 5 years of people management, supervisory or mentoring experience
Minimum of 5 years of experience with Procurement BPS propriety tools with prior and existing clients
Strong leadership skills – proven ability to attract, build, mentor and direct a high-performing cohesive team
Collaborative mindset and ability to partner well with colleagues and other leaders within the PBPS organization
Experience leading cross-functional teams through a defined sourcing process
Excellent communication, organization/time management, and problem-solving skills
Exceptional time management skills
Collaborative in nature to effectively manage relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders that have resulted in high customer satisfaction
Knowledge of our end-to-end processes (contracting, P2P, account management) and inclination towards process improvement
General business acumen and ability to manage overall sourcing delivery for a portfolio of clients
Knowledge of how and when to escalate
Demonstrated capability working in a multi-function team environment, including effective influence management
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to indirect categories
Comfort with ambiguity and proven ability to figure things out
Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Ability to drive transformational change
Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients
Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers
Ability to travel globally
This position requires travel of up to 50% to multiple delivery locations
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