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Procurement Practice Category Advisor - Technology

Company: Accenture
Location: Miami
Posted on: June 1, 2024

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. Visit us at

You Are:

Accenture is seeking a Procurement Category Associate Manager, Technology to collaborate with external clients to develop sourcing strategies across Technology spend areas including: Cloud, Infrastructure, Software, Technology Managed Service Providers, and Telecom.

You will work with clients to support business goals, drive value and achieve optimal commercial structure, quality and service levels. In this capacity, you will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design for prospective new client accounts and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.

The Work:

  • Work collaboratively with Accenture Technology Sourcing Advisory Leadership, suppliers, and client stakeholders to identify project pipelines, create category plans and execute continuous value, process and service improvement projects across a wide array of clients and industries.

  • Lead end to end sourcing projects to drive client value, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution, leveraging and Agile approach to drive efficiency in execution

  • Provide industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to clients.

  • Support development of market insights from cross-client sourcing activities and collaborate with Technology Practice advisors to develop content that enables knowledge sharing across the organization.

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

  • Lead Category Strategy development for specified clients to identify project opportunities that achieve client goals and mature their procurement function

  • Mentor sourcing team on technology sourcing best practices with a special emphasis on technology market trends and insights, commercial structure assessment, negotiation strategies and contracting best practice

  • Engage with prospective clients during business development pursuits through support of contract assessments, client due diligence calls, and presenting the practice delivery approach and case studies

    Here's what you need:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

    • Minimum of 5 years of experience in strategic sourcing/category management, consulting, or related professional industry experience in one or more of the following areas:

      • Cloud: including public cloud offerings such as AWS, Google, and Azure

      • Infrastructure: including servers, end-user computing, print services, storage, and security, Infrastructure-as-a-Service

      • Telecom: including unified systems (WebEx, Skype, etc.), LAN/WAN technologies, mobility, wireline, and software-defined networking

      • Software: including SaaS, ELAs with major vendors, maintenance renewals, security, and Platform-as-a-Service

      • Services: managed services, devops, strategic consulting services, cloud managed services, application and infrastructure services, contact centers, requirements development

        Bonus points if:

        • Proven analytical skills in terms of numeric (e.g. spreadsheets) and text based (e.g. reading terms and conditions) analysis, converting information into tangible recommendations to clients

        • 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 and client stakeholders

        • Ability to self-manage multiple priorities and operate effectively in a shared service delivery model

        • Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills

        • Interest in developing solution oriented selling skills to prospective clients

        • 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


          • This position may require travel up to 50% to multiple customer locations.



            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 California, Colorado, New York or Washington as set forth below.

            We accept applications on an on-going basis and there is no fixed deadline to apply.

            Information on benefits is here.

            Role Location Annual Salary Range

            California $73,000 to $168,600

            Colorado $73,000 to $145,700

            New York $67,600 to $168,600

            Washington $77,700 to $155,100

            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

            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 Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

            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 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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