Supplier Services Associate Manager
Supplier Services Associate ManagerAccenture
Houston, TX 77002
Accenture is one of the world’s 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 world’s 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 you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.
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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 client’s office or in one of Accenture’s 50 delivery centers around the world.
As a Procurement Enablement Associate Manager, you will lead client programs at regional / geographic levels while working with internal and external delivery teams to plan, document, and transform the delivery of strategic aspects of the client’s procurement operations for the “as is” state to the “future state”. Additionally, you play an important role in ensuring there is a clear roadmap for program success throughout the life of the contract. Procurement Enablement Associate Managers are assigned to single or multiple client accounts and manage highly complex situations. In addition to their knowledge of Procure-to-Pay systems and processes, they are the client’s “go to” person for Subject Matter Expertise on vendor management, content enablement and management, eInvoicing, contract administration, and buying channel analysis.
Act as the client’s Subject Matter Expert for supplier enablement, vendor management, content enablement and management, contract administration, eInvoicing, buying channel analysis
Perform buying channel analysis, supplier consolidation and segmentation planning
Manage project plans, establish project governance and related materials
Provide status reports to internal and external stakeholders
Lead supplier analysis efforts including establishing wave plans and ramp-up plans
Provide client guidance on supplier communication planning
Lead initial Wave 1 supplier enablement efforts from a strategic client facing perspective
Prepare materials for the Delivery Centre(s) and Client Delivery Leads to ensure they understand the scope, approach, processes and client specific requirements
Facilitate and / or manage (as appropriate) interactions with the following:
Accenture Operations Account Leadership, ensuring all contractual / SLA obligations are documented, understood, and met
Accenture Operations mobilization and technology colleagues for the solution design and testing as well as the technical requirements for content, eInvoicing, contract administration and related vendor data
Delivery Centers and Client Delivery colleagues to ensure operational excellence and continuous improvement with client programs
Here’s What You Need:
Minimum of 6 years of Procure to Pay experience
Minimum of 2 years’ using Excel and/or Qlickview running reporting and analytics
Technical experience of how to configure at least one eProcurement tool
Knowledge or experience on how spend behaves or indirect procurement spend knowledge
Experience with supplier on-boarding in a P2P environment
Experience with P2P applications such as Ariba, Coupa, etc.
Strong proficiency in Powerpoint
Excellent oral presentation skills
Experience managing programs and client relationships
Strong project planning, ideally working towards qualification
Excellent communication, organizational, time management and problem-solving skills
Able to leverage a shared services environment
Demonstrated ability to forge meaningful relationships with key stakeholders
Comfortable working in complex, matrix managed organizations
Adaptable working style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of clients and internal organizations
Understanding of outsourced services, procurement category management, and stakeholder
This position requires travel of approximately 35% to multiple customer locations
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