Hot Local Sourcing Lead – Marketing - Uki

Required languages

EnglishProficient

Seniority

Mid level

Location

Prague

Type of job

Full-time

Required education

Bachelor

Category

Purchasing jobs

  • Bonuses
  • Contribution to vacations or recreational activities
  • Meal vouchers or meal contributions
  • Caffeteria
  • Refreshments
  • Contributions to sport, culture or past time activities
  • Sick days
  • Company events and teambuilding

Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the UKI Marketing Sourcing Lead will deliver sourcing and contract management activities primarily for UK/I and other European GU’s on as needed basis. Under direction of Category manager, will support delivering specific marketing projects either at a local country level or coordinated across Europe.

 

Key Responsibilities:


Sourcing management:

  • Identify with Regional Marketing Category Leads sourcing projects in line with the global/regional category strategies
  • Create and maintain local sourcing pipeline through spend analysis and regular stakeholders meeting
  • Facilitate the roll-out of global/regional/local sourcing initiatives within the UK/I
  • Work with local business stakeholders to understand local business requirements
  • Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level
  • Leverage the standard Sourcing methodology to achieve significant value in sourcing, negotiation and contracting
  • Provide support in upfront market research and supplier identification for all sourcing projects
  • Draw up technical specifications for local sourcing projects based on stakeholders’ requirements
  • Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global/regional strategies; when applicable, use e-sourcing & e-auctions tools
  • Perform supplier selection for local projects and negotiate commercial proposal with suppliers for local projects, and as determined by category management team for global and regional projects
  • Prepare a recommendation report for stakeholders as a decision tool to help them selecting supplier(s)
  • Award supplier(s)


Contract management:

  • Negotiate and deploy supplier’s contracts, including best practices metrics & SLA, in collaboration with Legal department
  • Ensure implementation Local Country Addendum of global/regional agreements
  • Ensure compliance with local legislation and Accenture internal policies
  • Manage supplier’s contract signature by both parties
  • Store suppliers signed contracts into contracts repository & archiving tool


Buying process:

  • Promote usage of negotiated contracts and monitor adoption rate to it
  • Maintain preferred suppliers list


Stakeholders management

  • Identify key Marketing stakeholders for UKI and other European GU’s if applicable
  • Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on supplier performance
  • Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
  • Liaise with multiple departments (Category, Procurement, Legal, Operations) to ensure communication paths remain open
  • Provide an escalation point for sourcing challenges


Supplier management

  • Promote greater use of Global or Regional Strategic Providers
  • Manage local supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy


Deploy & adhere to global procurement process

  • When applicable, support development of global end to end procurement process, templates and tools
  • Ensure the highest level of compliance with local legislations, regulations and Accenture policies with the support of the Procurement Plus Risk team
  • Review KPI related to the categories (PSL usage, Contract compliance, Radix health, saving target) and take the proper actionsWithin the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the UKI Marketing Sourcing Lead will deliver sourcing and contract management activities primarily for UK/I and other European GU’s on as needed basis. Under direction of Category manager, will support delivering specific marketing projects either at a local country level or coordinated across Europe.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:    

  • Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong relationship management skills and a proactive customer-focused approach
  • Forward and solution minded, team player and with high degree of self-management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Comfortable navigating in a multicultural and broad environment and with all levels of the organization
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written – another European language/s would be highly appreciated
  • Ability to understand UKI specificities (market, law)

 

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:   

  • A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education
  • ~ 5 years working experience in Procurement, out of which min 2 in Marketing category including:

 

  • Ability to understand client requirements and executing Procurement strategies to meet those requirements
  • Extensive experience in sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management
  • Good understanding of Procurement processes
  • Good understanding of relevant industry




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