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Business Process Services professionals work on projects across a range of business processes, business applications and information technology. They may provide technology services, such as application management, infrastructure management and systems integration, or they may deliver business process services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Business Process Services professionals may be based at a client's office or in one of Accenture's 50 delivery centers around the world.
Accenture is seeking a Client Experience Lead to serve one of our clients as the day-to-day Procurement leader, providing leadership and operational management to ensure that the account team consistently meets and exceeds customer expectations. The Procurement Client Experience Lead engages with the client to align on program objectives, business drivers and desired outcomes while focusing on all program activities related to the commercial account, including execution of commitments, revenue cost of program and profit.
- Develop an in-depth understanding of the customer's business, structure, challenges and requirements within the context of the customer's business sector
- Manages internal and external resources to optimize client impact within project budget, timeline and deliverables and agreed upon scope
- Ensure client satisfaction through project delivery
- Effectively manages complex project in ambiguous environment
- Assist with creating and closing proposals generated by leadership
- Assist throughout the sales process, as required
- Develop senior client relationships in order to influence services sales opportunities
- Responsible for contributing to knowledge capital Communication Skills
- Communicates to resolve issues and problem solves with internal and external customers
- Translates ambiguous communication into clear and precise language Analytical Capability
- Responsible for determining data collection requirements and creating concrete analysis from ambiguous requests, based on customer needs
- Responsible for driving succinct analysis from multiple data loads
- Leadership- Responsible for supervising teams of 7+ employees
- Mentor junior associates to developing sound analysis and evoking critical thinking ability
- Demonstrated ability to lead client Commercial Capability
- Develops strategic relationships developing an advisor relationship
- Supports new sales efforts by participating in orals
- Play a key role as the leader of a high-impact customer relationship in setting and communicating the strategic direction of the account
- Advance a portfolio of skills that will support continued career growth, including program management, communications, negotiations, customer relationship management, issue identification and resolution, and business development
- Operate in a team-oriented management role, while growing technical capabilities, with a highly visible impact and value to the company and the client
- Advance skills around fiscal responsibility and financial management
- Develop relationships and work directly with senior executives and stakeholders within a major client organization
Here's What You Need:
- A Bachelor's Degree
- Minimum of 8 years of program management experience in a corporate and/or professional services (consulting, i.e. Big 4 or niche) environment
- Minimum of 6 years of Consulting experience at manager level or above
- Minimum of 6 years in leading procurement or sourcing engagements
- MBA or Master's degree and/or PMP certification strongly preferred
- Excellent communication, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful relationships with key Stakeholders
- Demonstrated ability for to lead successful change management efforts
- Adaptable management style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of clients and internal organizations
- Knowledge of supply chain or procurement experience is a plus
- Knowledge of procurement operations is a plus
- Ability to travel 50% of the time
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