Hot It&Technology Sourcing Specialist

Required languages

EnglishProficient

Seniority

Mid level

Location

Prague

Type of job

Full-time

Required education

Bachelor

Category

IT jobs

  • Bonuses
  • Notebook
  • Meal vouchers or meal contributions
  • Courses and training
  • Refreshments
  • Home office
  • Company events and teambuilding

Accenture Procurement Plus is seeking a talented Procurement professional to support the sourcing execution for the IT/Technology category with a European scope.

The IT/Technology category includes all sourcing activities involving third-party companies employed by Accenture to support Accenture’s internal and external clients’ IT requirements.


As a member of the Service Delivery Procurement team, the successful candidate will be required to support and/or deliver sourcing projects for the agreed duration/period. Ensure the projects are delivered to a defined standard for the category and as per the agreed timelines with the business stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be expected to understand and agree each sourcing requirements, identify, plan and deliver sourcing initiatives and take responsibility for delivery against agreed cost savings and other targets. The ideal candidate should have the ability to manage multiple projects of varying complexity in support of several concurrent projects. He/she should always seek out innovative procurement solutions, working in partnership with suppliers and Accenture customers (through cross-functional teams as appropriate), to implement and deliver significant cost reduction and/or effective service improvement opportunities in line with the business needs of Accenture.


What responsibilities will you have?

· Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution, and or support other team members in delivery of procurement projects

· Work with senior level stakeholders to lead and execute strategic sourcing projects including strategy development, RFQ & RFP execution, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution

· Communicate frequently and professionally with customer stakeholders regarding the status of the procurement aspect of the project including creation of Statement of Work and other sourcing and contracting documents.  

· Ability to work closely with other internal stakeholders like Legal, Information Security, Platform Management team, Contract Managers, Supplier relationship Management teams as required by the project.

· Participate in initiatives aimed at improving productivity and efficiency to support company and account growth. 

· Keep up to date with new processes technologies, look for ways to be more innovative.

· Provide accurate and useful project reports or issues status reports.

· Work with team members to enhance their business and category knowledge.

· Offer creative solutions to support sourcing projects and achieve desired results.  

· Ensure the consistent delivery of sourcing services that meet and exceed savings targets.

· Establish and cultivate key client stakeholder relationships across organizations, building trust and support for each sourcing projects.

· Delivers reports on performance and targets achievements.

· Collaborate with and support projects and initiatives involving other procurement categories and geographies.

· Suggest automation options where possible, using existing Accenture toolset.

· Suggest process improvements across the whole of Procurement Plus.


What skills & experience are we looking for?

· At least 3 - 5 years in IT/Technology sourcing

· Advanced knowledge of German or French a big plus

· Understanding of the legislation across Europe related to procurement and to the use of subcontractors

· Understanding of supplier sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management, with experience in supporting or delivering tender management and negotiating agreements or Service Level Agreements

· Demonstrable experience in leading small teams, if required

· Skills in manipulating data and a quick learner of new systems and tools with the ability to understand and develop pricing models and analyses/interpret commercial proposals

· Strategic sourcing and category management expertise including Contract drafting, and contract law

· Excellent negotiation & influencing skills while engaging with senior management within Accenture or Accenture’s suppliers

· Strong stakeholder and supplier relationship management skills

· Ability to work effectively in a team environment, leading where appropriate

· Ability to plan, prioritize and deliver own work

· High standard of empathy towards the stakeholder, listening ability 

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Intermediate/High level Microsoft Office proficiency including expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel



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