1+ months

Global Technology Software Lead (Procurement Plus)

Chicago, IL 60684


We Are:




Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations servicesall powered by the worlds largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at www.accenture.com .




In todays business environment, growth isnt just about building valueit's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating modelone 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 clientsby 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.




You Are:




The Technology Category Management Software Lead will be responsible for Identifying Internal Strategic Software Needs, Software Market Offerings, Category Plans, Sourcing, Negotiation, and Contract Management functions that make up the IT category. Specifically for internal Accenture needs, but potentially expanding to include other external clients as well. These responsibilities include the following:




The Work:




Support management of the Procurement Plus Technology sub-category on a global level:

+ Support knowledge sharing between P+ and Technology category resources across the globe

+ Support the Global Category Leads with the identification of opportunities and definition of strategy

+ Support benchmarking of category practices with global trends to identify improvement initiatives

+ Support assessing impact of changing business requirements, including legislation and policies






Support successful implementation of global strategy and agreements:

+ Support global category strategy development and implementation

+ Support regional category management activities in line with global category strategy

+ Assist with implementing new buying channels according to category strategies.






Support managing supplier and customer relationships on a global level:

+ Support management of global supplier relationships in line with Category and 360 Relationship Management strategy

+ Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders

+ Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance






Perform category management activities for projects on a global level:

+ Support the category strategy implementation/execution for global projects and initiatives

+ Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations in alignment with Global Category Leads

+ Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation

+ Identify, support and implement improvement initiatives






Here's What You Need:

+ Minimum 8 years of IT software strategic sourcing and contract negotiations experience

+ Minimum 2 years of software sourcing and/or software category management experience in the following sub-categories: Application, System, Firmware, Programming, Driver, Freeware, Shareware, Open Source, Closed Source and Utility.






Bonus Points:

+ Deep knowledge of sourcing and/or category management process within Fortune 500 organizations

+ Ability to manage numerous negotiations/vendor relationships simultaneously; ability to prioritize effectively

+ Highly driven; self-starter

+ Strong written and verbal communication skills






Travel Requirements:

+ This position requires travel of approximately < 10% to multiple customer locations






As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $73,764 to $170,100 and information on benefits offered is here. (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/careers/your-future-rewards-benefits)






COVID-19 update:



The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.



Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.



What We Believe



We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.



Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/about/inclusion-diversity/us-workforce)



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement



Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.



All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.



Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.



For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement (https://www.accenture.com/\_acnmedia/Careers/PDF-9/Accenture-Annual-Policy-Statement-Regarding-EEO-2018-Applicant.pdf) .



Requesting An Accommodation



Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.



If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/contact-us) or speak with your recruiter.



Other Employment Statements



Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.



Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.



Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.



The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.


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Posted: 2022-04-04 Expires: 2022-06-10

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