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Regional Category Lead Travel & Mobility Americas

Organization: Corporate Functions/Geographic Services
Location: Negotiable

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions underpinned by the worlds largest delivery network Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
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.
Job Description
Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:
Lead and coordinate the Procurement Plus Travel & Mobility category on a regional level:
Accountable for regional target setting in alignment with global and market P+ and category objectives
Accountable to communicate, execute and implement global category initiatives on a regional level
Accountable to coordinate and oversee related local procurement activities in Americas countries
Accountable for regional category strategy definition, project execution and stakeholder alignment
Functional and managerial responsibility for Category Management resources allocated to the region
Key Responsibilities:

Manage the Procurement Plus Travel & Mobility category on a regional level:
Manage direct reports including target setting, performance, career and training development
Foster knowledge sharing between global/regional/local P+ and travel & mobility resources
Support the Global Category Leads with the identification of stakeholders and definition of the strategy
Benchmark category practices with regional developments to identify initiatives for improvement
Assess impact of regionally changing requirements, including legislation and policies
Ensure successful implementation of global strategy / agreements on a regional level:
Coordinate resource allocation to support global initiatives on a regional and local level
Lead and support regional and global category strategy development and implementation
Support regional/local negotiations and sourcing activities in line with global category strategy
Support business profitability (incl. sales) related to travel across the regional Accenture organization
Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies
Manage supplier and customer relationships on a regional level:
Manage regional supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy
Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders
Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance
Consolidate requirements and act as business partner across MUs, Functions and (Sub-)Categories
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
Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with global targets
Perform category management activities for projects on a regional level:
Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for regional projects and initiatives
Drive supplier performance by, for example, discussing lessons learned across different markets
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
Drive deep travel & mobility market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition
Key Relationships:
Regional and Local Global Mobility Leads
Regional and Local Business Stakeholders
MU, Country and Local GS Leads
MU Procurement Leads and Teams
Regional Procurement Delivery Leads NAM and LATAM
Global Category Director
Global Category Leads

Basic Qualifications:
A Masters Degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, travel or comparable professional education or a Bachelors degree with a proven multi-year track record in the above areas
Minimum of 5 years of working experience in similar or adequate roles in procurement or travel environment, with international project and people management elements
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization
Preferred Qualifications:
Expert knowledge of the travel & mobility industry and commercial models across Americas
Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management
Expert in category management, sourcing as well as project management and planning
Excellent knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance
Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts
Advanced in analytics and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
Strong knowledge of procurement tools content and data analysis
Project and process management knowledge and experience
Professional Skills:
Strong capability to independently interact throughout the broader Accenture organization
Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
Forward, 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
Fluent in English, spoken and written
Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian
Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian
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 and with Accenture.

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

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
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.

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

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


Posted: 2020-05-18 Expires: 2020-06-17

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