Procurement Category Associate – Ingredients

We are Business Process Services professionals working on projects across a range of business processes, business applications, and information technology. We are delivering 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. Accenture is seeking a thought leader with category expertise for the role of Procurement Category Associate within the Food industry, Ingredients Category.


Main Responsibilities:

• Conducts spend analysis on ingredient sub-categories to identify potential savings opportunities and supports/develops a cost savings opportunity roadmap based on identified projects.

• Supports category lead(s) with the implementation of sub-category sourcing strategies. You will support prioritizing the projects to source, assist in determining the strategy for which events/bid types will be used, contribute to the supplier strategy (rationalizing vs identifying new suppliers), and assist in identifying opportunities to optimize the supplier portfolio with the existing supply base (new offerings, co-innovation opportunities).

• With supervision from the Category Lead, executes the strategic sourcing process which includes: market and industry analysis, E-Auction, supplier research/reviews, sourcing execution, bid analysis, negotiations, contracting, and implementation.

• Builds strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to identify and develop future cost savings opportunities.

• Works with local operations teams to reflect procurement systems with accurate pricing and onboard suppliers.

• Articulates clear status reports on execution of their sourcing pipeline and progress on cost savings targets.


Experience and Knowledge:

• Educated to a Bachelor‘s degree level.

• 2-4 years' experience Direct Procurement experience in the Food Industry

• Sourcing experience and knowledge in ingredients/food/additives

• Manufacturing experience in the food industry

• Can follow and deliver upon the sourcing strategy and implementation plan.

• Experienced in conducting supplier negotiation and managing the business internal/external stakeholders.

• Can effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Experienced package procurement solutions (Ariba, Coupa, SAP, etc.)

• Proficiency in spreadsheet software (i.e., Microsoft Excel)

• Motivated-self-directed, detailed oriented, and high ownership.


Competencies:

• Category/commodity expertise

• Procurement Strategy Execution

• Industry and Market Analysis

• Supplier Analysis and Spend and Demand Analysis

• Contract Negotiations, Contract Management, and Supplier Relationship Management

• Project Management

• RfQ development & Execution

• Experienced with procurement system(s)

• E-Auctions

• Results Oriented

• Analytical

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