Accenture Services s. r. o.
Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Senior  •  Education: Bachelor

We Are:

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com

In today’s business environment, growth isn’t just about building value—it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model—one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients — by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.

Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.

You Are:

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.

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

Travel:

  • Position could require travel of approximately 25%.

WHAT WE OFFER

Recognition:
• Competitive bonus structure
• Refer-a-Friend – get a bonus in the employee referral program
 

Flexibility:
• Flexible working arrangements (time & place of work)
 

Future:
• Wide range of trainings and expert lectures
• Regular performance review and career growth possibilities
• Ongoing career guidance and mentoring (Global Mentoring Program, Lean In)
• Employee share purchase plan
 

Family & Health:
• Sick leave
• Home-office equipment
• Family oriented benefits (Wedding, Parental and Baby days-off and bonuses)
• Employee assistance services (professional psychological, financial and legal help)
• Multisport card

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


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.   
                                                      
Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

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

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