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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 that’ll support our client’s 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.
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:
Bachelor’s 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
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Colorado $73,000 to $129,700
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New York City $84,500 to $150,100
Washington $77,700 to $138,100
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