Accenture Sourcing Senior Analyst (Federal) in Albany, New York

Title: Sourcing Senior Analyst (Federal) Location: USA Job Number: 00577108

The Company:

Accenture is one of the world’s leading providers of sourcing and procurement services, we help our clients architect, build and operate high performance procurement organizations through our global and flexible solutions. At Accenture, we partner with forward-thinking business leaders, of the world’s most dynamic companies, to transform procurement and drive sustainable changes to their cost structures.

As one of the leading procurement business process services specialist, Accenture excels at helping companies and federal agencies build the foundation for long-term growth. We are committed to delivering exceptional service through our exceptional people, and as an employee you’d enjoy a fulfilling career in an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations 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. Choose Accenture, and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Business Process Services and internal Corporate Functions. Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

Business Process Services professionals work on projects across a range of business processes, business applications and information technology. They may provide technology services, such as application management, infrastructure management and systems integration, or they may deliver 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.

The Position:

Accenture is seeking a Sourcing Senior Analyst to collaborate with external clients in the federal marketplace to develop sourcing strategies related to a variety spend areas Direct Materials, Facilities, Logistics, MRO, etc.). Lead sourcing and procurement solutions designed to drive spend capture. Lead client selection criteria process, supplier selection process, contract negotiation and formal bidding process. Provide industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to client. Support development of market insights from cross-client sourcing activity and collaborate with the Procurement Category function.

You will master project management skills and deepen category-specific knowledge to bring added value to sourcing projects and advance career development. This role will work collaboratively with cross-functional team members to deliver significant results.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with Federal Agency Contracting Officers to ensure that services are delivered in accordance with contractual / service level obligations

  • Ensure that services are provided within assigned timelines; takes actions necessary to address any issues

  • Provide input to Accenture best practices

  • Monitor and provide guidance on procurement process for categories under management

  • Capture and report key findings from procurement activities that can be used to gain efficiencies and or knowledge for similar engagements

  • Support development of subcategory market insights materials or benchmarks

  • Understand client’s business needs to develop optimal sourcing solution

  • Facilitate (with the client’s cross-functional team) the selection criteria for supplier selection and evaluations

  • Design and develop relevant solicitation documents for projects or make recommendations for incumbent negotiations

  • Develop negotiation strategies and support negotiating outcomes with Client Contracting Officers, incorporating best practice metrics for agreements to aid in ongoing Category Management and SRM activities;

  • May be responsible for contracting negotiated agreement

  • Perform spend analysis of Federal Agency data and conduct analysis of expiring contracts

  • Work with Federal Agency Contracting Officers to identify high value procurement project opportunities

  • Develops and expands category knowledge in support of sourcing projects

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in procurement, strategic sourcing, supply chain management, or managing suppliers, or related project management experience

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in contracting/negotiation processes and best practices

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to Direct Materials, Facilities, , Logistics or MRO categories

  • Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis

  • Excellent communication, organization/time management, and problem-solving skills

  • Exceptional multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage multiple end-to-end project lifecycles

  • Strong project management and relationship-building skills

  • Advanced proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint

  • Quick learner who can synthesize key elements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and apply elements to the Procurement Process.

  • Collaborative in nature to ensure both internal and external stakeholders are being managed and engaged when appropriate

  • Successful track record with clients

  • Adaptable management style to conform to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

  • Experience working directly with key stakeholders in business units

  • Strong knowledge of procurement work flow process, with an ability to work autonomously outside of Radix environment

  • Ability to work from home, not in an Accenture Operations Delivery Center while delivering services for Federal Agency Client.

Travel Requirements:

  • Ability to travel 10% is required to support client projects or continuing education

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 and with Accenture.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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