Overview

Within the Europe Procurement Plus organization delivering for Accenture internal client, the IBERIA Sourcing Specialist will be in charge of sourcing and contract management activities primarily for IBERIA region, i.e. Spain and Portugal. The focus will be primarily on Workplace, HR and Travel categories.

Your role includes the key responsibilities below:

Category Strategy & plan:

• Implement the Global & Regional Category strategy for IBERIA local projects and initiatives

• Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level

Sourcing management:

• Identify with Regional IBERIA Leads sourcing projects in line with the global/regional category strategies

• Create and maintain local sourcing pipeline too through spend analysis and regular stakeholders meeting

• Support roll-out of global/regional sourcing initiatives within IBERIA

• Leverage the standard Sourcing methodology to achieve significant value in sourcing, negotiation and contracting

• Provide support in upfront market research and supplier identification for all sourcing projects

• Draw up technical specifications for local sourcing projects based on stakeholders’ requirements

• Design and develop relevant RFP documents for projects in line with global/regional strategies; when applicable, use e-sourcing & e-auction tools

• Perform supplier selection and negotiate commercial proposal with suppliers

• Prepare a recommendation report for stakeholders as a decision tool to help them selecting supplier(s)

• Award supplier(s)

Contract management:

• Negotiate and deploy supplier’s contracts, including best practices metrics & SLA, in collaboration with Legal department

• Ensure implementation Local Country Addendum of global/regional agreements

• Ensure compliance with local legislation and Accenture internal policies

• Manage supplier’s contract signature by both parties

• Store suppliers signed contracts into contracts repository & archiving tools

Buying process:

• Create supplier(s) in purchasing system assessing the right buying channels (catalog, Buy on Contract, Ariba Network etc …)

• Promote usage of negotiated contracts and monitor adoption rate to it

• Maintain preferred suppliers list

Stakeholders management

• Identify key stakeholders for IBERIA

• Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on category organization & supplier performance

• Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities

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

• Provide an escalation point for sourcing challenges

Supplier management

• Promote greater use of Global or Regional Strategic Providers

• Manage local supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy

Deploy & adhere to global procurement process

• When applicable, support development of global end to end procurement process, templates and tools

• Modify the process, as required, to meet unique regional category specific requirements

• Ensure the highest level of compliance with local legislations, regulations and Accenture policies with the support of the Procurement Plus Risk team

• Review KPI related to the categories (PSL usage, Contract compliance, Radix health, saving target, …) and take the proper actions

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to understand and communicate IBERIA nuances (market, process, relationships)

• Comfortable working in a matrix type organisation

• Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution

• Strong analytical, presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills

• Strong relationship management skills and a proactive customer-focused approach

• Forward and solution minded, team player and with high degree of self-management

• Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately

• Comfortable navigating in a multicultural and broad environment and with all levels of the organization

• Fluent in English, Spanish language.

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

• A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education

• 3 years working experience in Procurement preferably in the commodities in scope including:

• Ability to understand client requirements and executing Procurement strategies to meet those requirements

• Extensive experience in sourcing, contract negotiation and supplier management

• Good understanding of Procurement processes

• Good understanding of relevant industry

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