Procurement Practice Manager with English

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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain category specific knowledge assets and market intelligence that capture expertise best practices in order to deliver consulting, advisory and project execution to clients

  • Provide strategic sourcing oversight and category knowledge in support of the Sourcing Project Management function on projects with Services to obtain full visibility of all related sourcing activities.

  • Infuse market insights into the sourcing process on projects within categories of expertise

  • In collaboration with Sourcing Project Management and or Procurement Practice Advisory, engage with customers senior management team members to provide perspective on current market trends to inform client strategic decisions sourcing initiatives in line with business goals and objectives

  • Leverage category expertise to support new sales and drive significant client business value

  • Establish, grow, and leverage network of suppliers, industry practitioners, and procurement professionals within categories of expertise

  • Work collaboratively with suppliers and customer stakeholders to identify total value cost, innovation, TCO, etc. strategies

  • Provide educational and learning opportunities to internal colleagues and external clients e.g. webinars, thought leadership articles on industry trends, supplier landscape changes, and market intel within categories of expertise

  • Coach and develop sourcing project managers in their professional development and pursuit of building category knowledge within area of expertise

  • Accountable for project related deliverables and savings and will be the go to person both internally for key clients and for the Category Management team regarding Accenture activities

  • Input into category plans, lead joint governance meetings representing the Service Category and act as the conduit relating to these Accenture projects for issues, escalations, management reporting

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor s Degree

    • CIPS or its equivalent would be desirable

    • Minimum of 10 years of technology sourcing technology consulting or related experience

    • Minimum of 3 years of strategic sourcing, consulting or related professional industry experience in one or more of the following areas

    • Services managed services, dev ops, strategic consulting services, cloud managed services, application and infrastructure services, contact centers, requirements development

    • Cloud including public cloud offerings such as AWS, Google, and Azure

    • Infrastructure including servers, end user computing, print services, storage, and security, Infrastructure as a Service

    • Telecom including unified systems WebEx, Skype, etc. , LAN WAN technologies, mobility, wireline, and software defined networking

    • Software including SaaS, ELAs with major vendors, maintenance renewals, security, and Platform as a Service

    Professional Skills:

    • Thorough understanding of the supplier landscape and interpretation of market trends within the identified categories listed above and as a minimum Services.

    • Deep understanding of typical challenges most companies have in effectively sourcing services and the ability to influence change to standard approaches and procedures

      Demonstrated success:

    • Ability to develop and frequently refresh market intelligence and insight tools to support internal sourcing teams and educate external client stakeholders

    • Ability to apply insights to customer s situation for meaningful impact

    • Ability to influence and persuade senior level client stakeholders

    • Effective coaching skills and ability to develop others

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

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

    • Existing positive relationships within industries related to the identified categories listed above.

    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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