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Procurement Global Hardware & Telecom Asso. Manager

3+ months agoAtlanta, GA

Organization: Corporate Functions/IT Operations
Location: US Negotiable

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People in the Corporate Function career track contribute to the running of Accenture as a high- performance business through specialization within a specific functional area, and grow into internally focused roles by deepening their skills and/or developing new skills within an internal functional area.

IT Operations professionals support infrastructure operations and/or manage delivery for IT production systems and services based on operational requirements and service agreements.

Job Description:
  • Lead the P+ Hardware and Telecom Domain at Global level:
  • Establish targeted Global executive relationships to drive aligned multiyear strategies and enabling agreements with P+ Market SD Leadership
  • Responsible for the definition of the Global strategy for the Hardware end Telecom Domain in alignment with the Global category goals
  • Drive and measure Domain value and excellent service while ensuring compliance with strategy and policies
  • Functional responsibility for P+ Market team members allocated to the Hardware and Telecom Domain
  • Drive project pipeline and forecast of sourcing activity
  • Lead the P+ Hardware and Telecom Domain strategy interface with the Ecosystem Supplier Management (ESM) team:
  • Establish targeted executive relationships to drive aligned multiyear strategies and enabling agreements supporting ESM and Client Deal Team projects
  • Accountable for strategy in alignment with Accenture strategic initiatives and the P+/ESM collaboration model
  • Accountable to implement Global/Market Domain strategy and sourcing agreements Drive and measure Domain value and excellent service while ensuring compliance with strategy and policies
  • Drive project pipeline and forecast of sourcing activity
  • Manage the Hardware and Telecom Domain at Global level:
  • Manage and develop the Domain organization structure aligned with the GCD and P+ Market SD Leads
  • Manage direct reports and/or targeted positions incl. target setting, performance review, and career and training development
  • Set stakeholder objectives and obtain ownership buy-in
  • Assess impact of Market changing requirements, including legislation and policies
  • Actively support roll-out of Global category development initiatives
  • Support strong and robust procurement and category infrastructure aimed at optimizing activities
  • Create Global stakeholder and supplier relationships by having regular executive meetings and/or being included in executive staff meetings/reviews
  • Ensure execution and measure of the yearly action plans to improve the Domain performance
  • Actively participate in category or Domain community calls and foster team spirit and collaboration
  • Adopt a cross-category mindset and share Domain knowledge & best practices with team members from other categories
  • Ensure implementation of procurement initiatives and sourcing agreements:
  • Coordinate resource allocation to support Global/Market initiatives and ensure successful rollout
  • Lead and support strategic category management and procurement activities
  • Support Global/Market category execution by setting implementation plans and measurements/reporting
  • Identify, support and implement other improvement initiatives e.g. specification optimization
  • Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies
  • Manage supplier and customer relationships:
  • - Manage supplier relationships in line with both the Global category and 360 Center of Excellence Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) strategies
  • - Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
  • - Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance
  • - Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities
  • - Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes
  • - Engage as a key escalation point and work to successfully resolve Global, Market and local issues
  • Perform category management and sourcing activities for projects on a Global level:
  • Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for Global projects and initiatives
  • Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with Global strategies
  • Ensure alignment with Global strategies when rolling out to the Market or MU Category Leads
  • Determine best source for negotiating agreements with suppliers and incorporate best practice metrics for agreements
  • Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation and SRM
  • Drive deep market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition
  • Support Ventures & Acquisitions (V&A):
  • Be the key point of contact to the V&A team for P+ Technology category related needs
  • Coordinate activities (supplier onboarding, negotiations, contracts) and connect the V&A team with the respective Technology category teams (both Category Management and Service Delivery)
  • Ensure timely execution of activities and quality delivery
  • Key Relationships:
  • Other P+ Technology P+ Technology Domain Leads and Market Category Leads
  • P+ Technology SD Teams
  • ESM team
  • Stakeholders (CIO, ISA, LTS...)
  • Legal team
  • V&A team
  • Market, MU and Country P+ and GS Leads
  • Other P+ team members
  • Other Accenture teams (Data Privacy, Information Security...)
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Basic Qualifications:
  • A bachelor's degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, Information Technology or comparable professional education
  • Minimum of 10 years working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement environment, with project and people management elements
  • Minimum 6 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Proven multi-year track record in the Information Technology industry and solid procurement background
  • Expert in P+ Technology Global Category Management and strategic sourcing as well as project management and planning
  • Extensive knowledge of the IT Hardware industry (computers, peripherals, tablets, servers...) and the Telecom market (networks, services and devices)
  • Deep knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance
  • Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts
  • Proven knowledge of the global business units and Accenture go-to-market landscape including commercial models
  • Strong in executive communication and persuasion
  • Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management
  • Strong in Technology category risk and compliance management
  • Strong capability to independently interact throughout the broader Accenture organization
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Strong knowledge of procurement tools content and data analysis
  • Project and process management knowledge and experience
  • Forward looking, out of the box thinking and an innovative, disruptive, and open mindset
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately
  • Comfortable navigating in a multicultural environment across different time zones
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Procurement
  • Technology category proficiency (Hardware, Software, Telecom)
  • Stakeholder management
  • Supplier relationship management
Professional Skills:
  • Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
  • Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
Pursuant to theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, if you are located in Colorado, the expected salary range for this role is $88,600-$139,399 and information on benefits offered is here. If you are not located in Colorado, the salary range may be different.

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Job ID: AccentureInc-00928774
Employment Type: Other