Procurement Category Manager, Logistics & Supply

Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Senior  •  Education: Bachelor

Accenture is seeking a collaborative and results-oriented Procurement Category Manager, to collaborate with external clients to develop and execute sourcing strategies related to Logistics & Supply Chain specific spend areas (i.e., Domestic / International Transportation and Supply Chain Services). You will work with Fortune 500 clients to support each company’s business goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels.  In this capacity, you will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.

The Work:

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

  • Develop strategic category plans that identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in spending across a wide array of leading companies

  • The capacity to strategically and effectively manage all elements of the interaction and collaboration, performance, risk and innovation, with third-party providers.

  • Lead strategic sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract 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 the Procurement Category function.

  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth

  • Ability to actively manage agreements throughout its lifecycle from contract setup to administration, management, and termination.

  • Mentor sourcing team on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting

  • Develop client category structure for monitoring, tracking, and governance around spend and function performance to ensure stated contract benefits are realized and costs are transparent.

    Job Qualifications;

    Here’s What You Need:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in consulting or industry in a sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function

    • Minimum of 6 years of experience related to multiple sub-categories within the logistics spend areas, including:  Truckload, Less-than-Truckload/Groupage, Global Ocean, Global Air, Small Parcel, 3PL/warehousing, 4PL, Rail.

    Preferred Skills:

    • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills

    • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients

    • Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills

    • Well-developed, solution-oriented selling skills

    • Ability to drive transformational change

    • Solid multi-phase project management skills

    • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

    • Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing, negotiations

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially PowerPoint and Excel

    • Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer. satisfaction.


    • Position could require travel of approximately 25%.

    Our Benefits

    • Work-life balance

    • Home office model & flexible working hours

    • Work from home contribution

    • 5 weeks of vacation, 3 sick days

    • Cafeteria, Meal vouchers & MultiSport card

    • Well-being and mental health programs.

    • Contribution to Language Academy and Life/Pension Insurance.

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