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Procurement Practice Manager - Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO)

Company: Accenture
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

We Are:
Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world's leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services-creating 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 world's 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, with expertise in the MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) category, to work with Fortune 500 clients to develop and execute sourcing strategies that support each company's business goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels. In this capacity, you will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.
The Work:

  • Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in spending across a wide array of leading companies

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

  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans

  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth

  • Mentor sourcing team and category management team on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting

  • Represent the Sourcing & Category Management team as a category expert to current and prospective customers

  • Participate in the development and execution of global sourcing strategies

  • Drive regional category strategy, in support of a global approach, contributing to overall growth and delivery commitments

  • Grow team management skills, coaching team members in the art of Negotiation and Contracting

  • Expand business development skills to identify and propose account growth opportunities for additional sourcing services

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

    Here's What You Need:

    • Bachelor's Degree

    • Minimum of 8 years of experience in consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function

    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Consultancy, sourcing and/or category management experience, specifically within a Fortune 500 organization, specifically in the field of MRO procurement or delivery from the supplier side

      Bonus Points:

      • Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to MRO Services

      • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a wide range of MRO suppliers, such as Comm/Data, Electrical/Electronics, PTB, PVF, General Industrial, Cutting Tools, Abrasives, Safety, Pumps/Hydraulics, Material Handling, Welding, Fasteners, Filters/HVAC, and Instrumentation

        Professional Skills:

        • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a wide range of suppliers

        • Well-developed, solution-oriented selling skills

        • Ability to drive transformational change

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

        • Solid multi-phase project management skills

        • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients

        • 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

          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 $93,400 to $167,100
          Colorado $93,400 to $144,400
          New York - Albany $86,500 to $133,700
          New York City $108,100 to $167,100
          Washington $99,500 to $153,800
          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/about/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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