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Sourcing Specialist

Accenture

This is a Contract position in Mississauga, ON posted June 4, 2021.

We Are:

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 specialized 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. With 506,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com

You Are:

The Souring Specialist (level 9) will utilize their deep sourcing and category management experience in the area of Contingent Labor to help our customers drive tangible results.  In this capacity, you will work directly with Accenture as a customer with responsibilities including, but not limited to, strategic sourcing, client stakeholder management, risk management, supplier performance management and continuous cost and performance improvement activities. You will develop and provide oversight for the execution of sourcing strategies that support each customer’s business goals while achieving optimal pricing, quality and service levels. You will utilize procurement sourcing functions and appropriately manage projects to exceed customer expectations. This position requires a combination of hands-on contract management, negotiation and project management skills. You will have substantial involvement in helping the Accenture procurement organization expand its involvement and control of contractor spend for both internal and client use.

The Work:

  • Represent all areas of the Accenture subcontractor channel:  Cx/Staff Augmentation Services, Subcontractor Services, Flex, Direct Sourcing, Independent Contractors, BDAs

  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts.  Work to understand account requirements (contractor skills needs, diversity requirements, ability to subtier, visa usage, cost reduction goals) and present fulfillment options to meet customer needs

  • Lead end-to-end sourcing projects including strategy development, RFx creation, execution, analysis and award recommendations, supplier negotiations and supplier contract execution

  • Present to and educate HR and client account teams on the IQN requisition process and competitive bidding, the use of preferred suppliers to drive lower cost and risk, and expectation setting on timelines for the end to end onboarding process (background checks, Client flowdowns, internal approvals, EID generation, laptop delivery)

  • Determine when to engage additional supplier(s) when preferred suppliers are not identifying the right talent at the right price  

  • Work closely with Cx Operations to help close any gaps; ensure the Cx schedules calls between Project and Suppliers to clarify requirements and ensure process is moving forward

  • Facilitate resolution on contractor management issues (ex: bait and switch; contractor wasn’t paid, client named on job posting, PO/payment issues, contractor requesting raise; etc.)

  • Ensure all larger issues reach closure and communicate outcome to account

  • Provide industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to client accounts

  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth