18 days old

Procurement Practice Associate Manager - Marketing

Raleigh, NC 27608

We Are:

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the worlds leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen servicescreating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the worlds leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360 value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360 value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities.

You Are:

Accenture is seeking a collaborative and results-oriented Procurement Practice Manager/Marketing Sourcing Lead and Subject Matter Advisor with expertise in a wide range of Marketing categories, to work with Fortune 500 clients to develop and execute sourcing strategies, develop sourcing and procurement solutions that are designed to drive spend and savings, and incorporate vendor management metrics thatll support our clients goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels. In this role you lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution. We are looking for an individual with experience within Marketing procurement and experience across key subcategories including Media, Agencies, Event Marketing, Digital and Production for example.

The Work:

+ Lead strategic sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution

+ Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in Marketing subcategories across multiple clients

+ Develop stakeholder relationships on key client accounts and build and develop key client stakeholder relationship mapping

+ Develop Marketing subcategory insights and material including engagement across clients and proactive engagement in the market place and trade press and share as best practice

+ Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects or make recommendations for incumbent negotiations; Drive and manage analytical efforts in areas specific to business function and industry focus

+ Negotiate agreement with supplier and incorporate best practice metrics for agreements to aid the Category Management process in SRM activities; (May be responsible for contracting negotiated agreement)

+ Grow category knowledge, refreshing and maintaining content and training and developing more junior members of the team

Here's what you need:

+ Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

+ A minimum of 5 years of experience in consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function or internal Marketing function

+ A minimum of 5 years of experience in managing complex Marketing Services multiple region, and multiple market strategies from design through to implementation

+ A minimum of 4 years experience working with spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel) and presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint

Bonus points if:

+ Post-Graduate degree preferred

+ Experience and knowledge across multiple Marketing subcategories

+ Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to all Marketing services categories within the context of integrated Plan, Source, Make and Deliver supply chain processes.

+ Ability to interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills

+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

+ Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing

+ Demonstrated ability to manage the successful creation and execution of a strategy, operating budget and staffing plan to support customer and company goals

+ Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

+ Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer satisfaction

+ Proven ability to drive transformational change

+ Solid people development skills

+ Excellent communication, organization/time management and problem solving skills

+ Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment


For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only. Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

Compensation at Accenture varies depending on a wide array of factors, which may include but are not limited to the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Albany County, NY, California, Colorado, New York City or Washington as set forth below.

Information on benefits is here. (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/careers/local/total-rewards)

Role Location Annual Salary Range

California $73,000 to $150,100

Colorado $73,000 to $129,700

New York - Albany $67,600 to $120,100

New York City $84,500 to $150,100

Washington $77,700 to $138,100

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) .

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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/about/contact-us) or speak with your recruiter.

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

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Posted: 2023-03-08 Expires: 2023-04-12

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