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Procurement Category Associate Manager (Software)
location iconLocations: Warszawa
level iconLevel: manager/director
time iconWorking hours: Full time
Work model: Remote

Procurement Category Associate Manager (Software)

Procurement Category Associate Manager (Software)

Accenture is seeking a strong thought leader with deep category expertise for the role of Procurement Category Associate Manager, Software to collaborate with external clients to develop sourcing strategies within the IT Software category. You will also collaborate with Practice leaders representing the leading Global Category Towers: Cloud, Infrastructure, Software, Technology Managed Service Providers, and Telecom, and lead sourcing and category advisory team members in service delivery across our portfolio of clients. You will work with clients to support business goals, drive value and achieve optimal commercial structure, quality and service levels. In this capacity, you will have substantial involvement in supporting sales and solution design for prospective new client accounts and in helping procurement organizations expand their involvement and control of non-traditional spend areas.

The Work:

  • Work collaboratively with Accenture Technology Sourcing Advisory Leadership, suppliers, and client stakeholders to identify project pipelines, create category plans and execute continuous value, process and service improvement projects across a wide array of clients and industries.

  • Lead end to end sourcing projects to drive client value, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution, leveraging and Agile approach to drive efficiency in execution

  • Provide industry and supplier research, market intelligence and financial analyses to clients.

  • Support development of market insights from cross-client sourcing activities and collaborate with Technology Practice advisors to develop content that enables knowledge sharing across the organization and externally with clients.

  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority client accounts, support account stakeholder relationship plans

  • Lead Category Strategy development for specified clients to identify project opportunities that achieve client goals and mature their procurement function

  • Mentor sourcing team on technology sourcing best practices with a special emphasis on technology market trends and insights, commercial structure assessment, negotiation strategies and contracting best practice

  • Engage with prospective clients during business development pursuits through support of contract assessments, client due diligence calls, and presenting the practice delivery approach and case studies

  • Lead practice-wide advisory team allocation to identified projects, value pursuit tracking, and governance reporting of specific client programs, where accountable

  • Strong critical thinker, self-starter who can take initiative with high-level direction and deliver client work with minimal supervision

  • Passion for continuous self-learning within the technology industry (i.e., cloud, consulting and services, infrastructure, software and telecommunications)

  • Proven analytical skills in terms of numeric (e.g. spreadsheets) and text based (e.g. reading terms and conditions) analysis, converting information into tangible recommendations to clients

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience in strategic sourcing/category management, consulting, or related professional industry experience, with focus in Software, plus one or more of the following areas:

    • Software: including SaaS, ELAs with major vendors, maintenance renewals, security, and Platform-as-a-Service
    • Cloud: including public cloud offerings such as AWS, Google, and Azure
    • Infrastructure: including servers, end-user computing, print services, storage, and security, Infrastructure-as-a-Service
    • Telecom: including unified systems (WebEx, Skype, etc.), LAN/WAN technologies, mobility, wireline, and software-defined networking
    • Services: managed services, devops, strategic consulting services, cloud managed services, application and infrastructure services, contact centers, requirements development
  • Ability to effectively lead formal strategic sourcing efforts related to Cloud, Infrastructure, Software, Managed Services, and Telecom.
  • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to self-manage multiple priorities and operate effectively in a shared service delivery model
  • Ability to drive transformational change
  • Solid multi-phase project management skills
  • Ability to adapt to the varied corporate cultures and organizational structures of our customers

Travel Requirements:

  • This position may require travel up to 50% to multiple customer locations.

Please be advised that only selected candidates will be contacted.

What we can offer
  • Inclusion&Diversity in practice in truly multinational enviroment
  • Eco-friendly offices
  • Cooperation with globally recognized Clients and access to the latest technology solutions
  • Online and classroom trainings to master your skills
  • Onboarding program and dedicated Buddy
  • Unique community with sport, volunteering activites and outings
  • Access to MyBenefit platrofm
  • Multisport and lunch card
  • Private medical care and life insurance
  • Referral program with bonuses for referring new employees
  • Modern office in the city center of Warsaw
  • Chill room, game room, library and coffee-breaks at terrace
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Song, Technology, Industry X and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 738,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at

Accenture Operations provides business process services for specific functions, including finance and accounting; procurement and supply chain; and marketing & sales. We operate business processes with a combination of talent and data, artificial intelligence, analytics and digital technologies, helping clients to improve their productivity, customer experience and performance.

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