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Buy Desk Analyst

3+ months agoAustin, TX

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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.

People in our Client Delivery & Operations career track drive delivery and capability excellence through the design, development and/or delivery of a solution, service, capability or offering. They grow into delivery-focused roles, and can progress within their current role, laterally or upward.

Business Process Specialization professionals apply expertise in a specific business process delivery capability (or capabilities) to ensure services are delivered in a manner consistent with our Standard Delivery Solutions and Service Level Agreements and drive continuous improvement.

The Buy Desk Associate manages and administers a range of Source to Pay initiatives, including but not limited to: RFx events, supplier selection/onboarding, tracking of system bugs, reporting, compliance checks, policy enforcement, rate negotiation and procure to pay services.

  • Work with all phases of the procurement process from sourcing activities, term and rate negotiation, supplier onboarding and strategic selection of goods and services while complying with purchasing policies
  • Create and manage global Purchase Requisitions and Change Requests
  • Review global contracts, SOW, MSA, PSA, etc. for compliance and approval Purchase Requisitions
  • Contracts Renewal Management - review expiring contracts for opportunities to renew, submitting contract requests to contracts team, and providing updates once fully executed
  • Support in case management tool to offer solutions and recommendations in the global procurement process
  • Audit purchases for compliance with company purchasing policies
  • Validate vendor quotes/proposals/estimates to match contract rates and resolve inconsistencies
  • Aid resolve Purchase Requisition/Purchase Order/Invoicing issues
  • Using E-Sourcing Tool to liaise between Suppliers, Collaborators, Business in RFx activities
  • Report generation for internal and client leadership
  • Participate and manage client, business, and supplier calls
  • Data Analysis, rate aggregation, rate benchmarking
  • Identify unique ways to influence client spend
  • Identify opportunities to reduce cost
  • Reconcile engagements to ensure completion
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Maintain client, customer, and supplier relationships
  • Create presentation decks
  • Identify process gaps in the business process
  • Generate ideas through innovation
  • Stakeholder assistance through VC, email, and chats
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Basic Qualifications
  • 1 year of supply chain/procurement experience in finance, accounting, or sourcing
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience working with contracts and agreements
  • Experience in negotiations and vendor relations
  • Experience working in the RFx process
  • Basic computer knowledge of MS Office to include Excel (V-LOOKUP)
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment
  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Desire to work in an information systems environment
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Particular attention to detail
  • Time Management
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Job ID: AccentureInc-R00029781
Employment Type: Other