Job Description

We Are:

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. 

You Are:

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. 

The Work:

  • 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)

  • Team Management

  • 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

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Here's What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 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

Bonus Points:

  • 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

Professional Skills:

  • 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

Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel globally

  • This position requires travel of up to 50% to multiple delivery locations

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

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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.

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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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COVID-19 update:  The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually. 

Please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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