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Accenture is seeking a collaborative and results-oriented Procurement Category Associate Manager, to collaborate with external clients to develop and execute sourcing strategies related to Logistics specific spend areas (i.e. Domestic / International Transportation and Supply Chain Services). You will work with Fortune 500 clients to 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.
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
Provide industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to client.
Support development of market insights from cross-client sourcing activity and collaborate with the Procurement Category function.
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 on stakeholder and project management, with a special emphasis on collaboration, customer focus, delivery excellence, continuous improvement, negotiations and contracting
Here’s What You Need:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum of 6 years of experience in consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function
Minimum of 3 years of project management experience related to multiple sub-categories within the Logistics spend area, including: Truckload, Less-than-Truckload, Global Ocean, Global Air, Small Parcel, 3PL/warehousing
Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills
Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients
Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
Well-developed, solution-oriented selling skills
Ability to drive transformational change
Solid multi-phase project management skills
Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers
Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing, negotiations
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially PowerPoint and Excel
Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer satisfaction
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Role Location: Range of Starting Pay for role
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Washington: $83,600 – $138,100
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