1+ months

Sourcing Specialist

Detroit, MI 48208

We Are:

Accenture is one of the worlds 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 worlds most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.

As one of the leading procurement business process services specialists, Accenture excels at helping companies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee youd enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance. Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Business Process Services and internal Corporate Functions. Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

Business Process Services professionals work on projects across a range of business processes, business applications and information technology. They may provide technology services, such as application management, infrastructure management and systems integration, or they may deliver business process services, including finance and accounting, procurement and human resources. Depending on the role, Business Process Services professionals may be based at a clients office or in one of Accentures 50 delivery centers around the world.

You Are:

The Sourcing Specialist is responsible for handling procurement functions on behalf of the customers through execution and coordination of a variety of delivery teams across Accentures existing services. Sourcing Specialists must appropriately manage customer projects to exceed customer expectations and will require a combination of hands-on contract management and shared service coordination.

The Work:


+ Develop sourcing strategy for customer approval

+ Develop supplier evaluation and selection criteria as part of agreed procurement strategy

+ Coordinate and respond to sales support requests as necessary

+ Identify and evaluate incumbent and potential suppliers by applying established evaluation and selection criteria

+ Manage all negotiation and contract development processes

+ Analyze spend

+ Build and manage baseline data (spend, requisition/pay order (PO) process, supplier/user behavior and procurement practices) using external expertise as needed


+ Direct a variety of sourcing objectives including manual negotiations, traditional Request for Proposal (RFP) and various online sourcing opportunities (including competitive bids and complex downward auctions)

+ Accountable for contract management process on behalf of the customers for all commodities as required by the scope of work.

+ Develop spend and savings forecasts for categories under management.

+ Understand customers procurement policies and work towards improving compliance of end users.

Delivery Management

+ Define the overall sourcing strategy by category and/or project, based on customer expectations, market analysis and category expertise as well as oversee the execution of delivery when applicable

+ Work with delivery lead to ensure that procurement services are delivered in accordance with contractual/service level obligations

Stakeholder Management

+ Establish communication plan with stakeholders in each category supported, including Program Sponsors (Includes Department Leadership, Managers, and Individual Contributors)

+ Act as Procurement Expert to guide discussions with stakeholders on program goals, plans and projects

+ Liaise with multiple departments (Category, Procurement, Legal, Operations) to ensure communication paths remain open

Category Management

+ Establish, maintain, and manage relationship between customer and supplier

+ Implement and support enforcement of buying and contracting processes

+ Define and manage contractual and supplier relationships

+ Effectively raise issues/concerns proactively and present options for resolution

+ Monitor category trends and conduct market research as needed to be incorporated into Sourcing Strategy and Category Plans

Heres What You Need:

+ Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement (preferably with the Contractor Category), delivering strategic sourcing, supplier/category management and compliance management services for internal or external clients

+ Minimum of 5 years of experience with contract negotiation and Contingent Labor supplier agreements

+ Minimum of 5 years of stakeholder management experience

+ Minimum of 5 years experience working directly with spreadsheet software (e.g. Microsoft Excel) and presentation software (i.e. Microsoft PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

+ Strong organizational and project management experience including the ability to effectively communicate and influence all levels of the organization

+ Exceptional multi-tasking and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple end-to-end project cycles at the same time

+ Strong ability to identify complex barriers to change and develop solutions to drive transformation

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

+ Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills with a confident and compelling presentation style.

+ Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis

+ Self-starter, demonstrating initiative, ability to motivate, positive and customer focused attitude

+ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Exel.

Travel Requirements:

+ Up to 10%

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Posted: 2021-03-12 Expires: 2021-04-21

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