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Sourcing Specialist, Energy (Natural Gas)

Atlanta, GA

We Are:

Accenture is one of the world's leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture, we partner with forward-thinking business leaders, of the world's most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.

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You Are:

The Sourcing Execution Specialist will work as a key member of the Deregulated Procurement Team within Accenture's Energy Practice. This position will be responsible for sourcing electricity and natural gas for a range of commercial and industrial clients with a focus on effective bidding of contracts, scheduling of deliveries, and overall risk management. The Sourcing Specialist should be well versed on regulated and deregulated energy markets and excel at providing these services for clients throughout North America. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, RFP development, market assessment, risk management, strategy development, contract negotiation, contract management, product management, scheduling deliveries, and bill resettlement. The Sourcing Execution Specialist will also communicate with key client stakeholders, supplier partners, utilities, local distribution companies, and will access both public and subscription data sources to gather timely, accurate, and complete energy market intelligence and maintain required client reporting for the procurement team.

The Work:
  • Present pricing recommendations to internal and client management.
  • Facilitate the contracting process including confirming contract executions with suppliers.
  • Ensure all contracted opportunities are properly recorded in internal systems.
  • Natural gas balancing support.
  • Demonstrate industry expertise in strategies and processes for purchasing natural gas and electricity.
  • Collaborate with team of energy professionals to determine optimal energy strategy for clients.
  • Effectively communicate complex market, regulatory, and risk management data to clients.
  • Develop strong support relationships with functional leaders and key site operations personnel across all business units.
  • Influence thought leaders within the organization and in our suppliers' organization to identify and implement best practices.
  • Implement Key Supplier Management for the most important suppliers in these categories.
  • Ensure metrics, governance, and actions are in place for continuous improvement.
  • Publish RFP's, write recommendations, communicate recommendations to clients, and receive contract signatures at a rate of around 1 (of each) per week.
  • This role is customer-facing and will require strong communication and analytical skills.
  • Oversee daily and monthly natural gas scheduling, nomination, balancing, and bill verification process.
  • Weekly updates to Workflow and Contract Management Databases.
  • Weekly reporting of completed and planned tasks in weekly team meetings.
  • Regular communication with Manager and Project Management (PMO/BPO) organizations.
  • Serve as regional expert, offering regional weekly market report content and helping to assemble market intelligence including regional utility shopping rules, standard offer rate intelligence, etc.
  • Deliver weekly Market Report content for expertise area by receipt deadline.
  • Fulfill weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports as required by customers or business processes.
  • Manage any special or strategic projects assigned.
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Here's What You Need:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in the areas of energy procurement, energy markets, utilities, finance, risk management, and/or quantitative analysis.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with intrastate and interstate natural gas pipeline "direct connect" purchasing and balancing, in addition to experience with more traditional natural gas utility distribution systems.
  • MBA or other advanced degree.
  • 1 year of project management experience in a corporate and/or professional services environment (experience in energy or sustainability preferred but not required).
  • Ability to interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Adaptable working style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers.
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GA - Atlanta,IL - Chicago

Job ID: AccentureInc-00961476
Employment Type: Other