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Agility Services - Procurement Operations Sr. Analyst

Agility Services offers you the flexibility of short-term, project-based work powered by Accenture, a leading global professional services company.  Accenture is consistently recognized on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For and DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity lists.  

   

As an Agility Services employee, you’ll apply your skills and experience to help drive 

business transformation for leading organizations and communities.  In addition to  

delivering innovative solutions for Accenture’s clients, you’ll work with a highly skilled,  

diverse network of people across Accenture businesses who are using the latest emerging  

technologies to address today’s biggest business challenges.  You’ll receive competitive 

rewards and access to benefits programs and world-class learning resources.  

 

Project Description: Procurement Operations Sr Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

 

Expected Project Duration: 12 months

 

The Procurement Operations Sr. Analyst will be aligned to Accenture’s fastest growing business segment, Accenture Operations. In this role, you will serve one or more clients across industries, providing an unmatched opportunity to gain perspective and build a solid platform for career growth. You will build exceptional client relationship management skills while working in a team environment. You will develop strong project management skills and grow analytical problem solving capabilities. You will be part of Accenture’s market leading procurement organization driving significant and tangible value by impacting bottom line results that can support our client’s strategic objectives like sustainability, innovation growth. You will join one of our more than 4,000 procurement and category experts across the globe and collaborate using a common set of processes, platform and tools. You will also have access to extensive procurement transformation capabilities strategy development, technology implementation and change management.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for managing client relationships and providing first line support for all users regarding sourcing enquiries within the applied application to achieve SLA targets and maintain the appropriate control environment.
  • Ensure effective customer and supplier relationships and serves as initial escalation point for issue resolution
  • Responsible for supplier selection, negotiation with suppliers, research and identification of possible vendors, reporting lost savings etc.
  • Maintain close relationships with clients to understand requirements
  • Validate and approve submitted requisitions as well as approving requisition submissions 
  • Analysis of client spending trends 
  • Manage and execute the spot buying process for general, low to mid-level spend categories
  • Manage specifications, using the client-specified standards and agreement templates, for the provision of specific goods or services in line with the business needs of the client. 
  • Completion of quoting process including supplier selection from pre-selected suppliers
  • Completion of buying process initiated by the user including supplier selection from pre-selected suppliers. 
  •  Accountable for maintaining quality and service standards to support the overall Accenture-Client relationship and to deliver continuous improvement
  • Understand incoming requests, check quality requirements, follow up with requester where required (by phone, email) to ensure specifications are clear to select the best spot buying options
  • Where required, make new supplier proposals and align with Procurement Business Partner on client side
  • Identify potential vendors and obtain quotes as needed, per client’s policy
  • Update requisition / PO creation process
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of procurement operations
  • Identify process improvements, cost savings and initiatives, document and raise with line manager for approval, then complete relevant actions/project
  • Enable organizations to reduce their overall cost of acquiring goods and services