Sourcing Manager, Software
Role: Software Sourcing Manager
Salary: up to ??65k per annum depending on experience
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.
Join Accenture Operations and you will become part of the largest and most diverse group of business operations specialists in the world. You will be part of a team which provides business process excellence, implements leading cloud technology and builds and transforms client infrastructure services.
We are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients' business operations! We provide technology-enabled business process services to deliver business outcomes and are constantly seeking new ways to achieve high performance in our clients' business operations.
Accenture Procurement Operations are seeking a talented Software Sourcing Manager to manage sourcing and contracting of software licenses and services across the region for Accenture Operations and for delivering services to our Clients. The Software category manager should have specialisation in AI/RPA and Security region.
The Software Sourcing manager will have responsibility for sourcing activities in the Technology category on behalf of the stakeholders (both internal/external) within Europe and Globally. You will be expected to understand the client requirements, identify, plan and deliver sourcing initiatives, and take responsibility for delivery against agreed targets for the software category together with the Sourcing manager. The software manager will need to manage work with peers in USA and EMEA on larger projects or to take advantage of existing contracts. You will also be responsible for a Global Tower, managing the AI/RPA and Security purchases.
These responsibilities include the following:
All of the preceding could include coordination with Accenture Delivery Center resources for delivery of these functions. The individual should also have extensive client and supplier interaction, potentially with both program leadership and operational teams from these groups who may be based in the US, Europe and Asia. Additionally, other related categories and duties could also fall into this individual's scope over time.
What skills & experience are we looking for?
- Experience in Procurement in the Information Technology space
- Experience in Project Management, sourcing, vendor selection and management experience generated through work with one or more of the following:
- Major consulting firm delivering Strategic sourcing services with an IT/Telecom focus.
- Fortune 500 consumer products, financial services, or retail firms supporting their sourcing procurement initiatives in IT/Telecom
What's in it for you?
All our Operations professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days' vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
If relocation is required in applying to this position, the appointment to the role would be considered an employee driven transfer meaning that the employee will be personally responsible for covering all relocation costs and any costs associated with dependents.
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions-underpinned by the world's largest delivery network-Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at .
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing Date for Applications 30/04/2019
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.