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Procurement Market Category Lead Americas – Travel & Mobility (R00088736_Seattle)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


Seattle, Washington, United States

e Are:

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, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 674,000 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 [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View] .

In today’s business environment, growth isn’t just about building value—it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model—one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients—by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.

Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture –the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.

You Are:

The Regional Procurement Category Manager will lead and coordinate part of the Procurement Plus (P+) Travel & Mobility category and is accountable for target setting in alignment with global and market P+ category objectives. Additionally, the Category Manager will communicate, execute and implement category initiatives on a regional level while coordinating and overseeing local sourcing/procurement activities in Americas. The Category Manager is responsible for the Travel & Mobility category strategy definition, project execution and stakeholder alignment

The Work:

Manage parts of the Procurement Plus Travel & Mobility category:

  • Manage direct reports including target setting, performance, career and training development

  • Foster knowledge sharing between global/regional/local P+ and travel & mobility resources

  • Support the Global Category Leads with the identification of stakeholders and definition of the strategy

  • Benchmark category practices with market developments to identify initiatives for improvement

  • Assess impact of changing requirements, including legislation and policies

Ensure successful implementation of global / market strategy and agreements:

  • Coordinate resource allocation to support global initiatives on a regional and local level

  • Lead and support market and global category strategy development and implementation

  • Support regional/local negotiations and sourcing activities in line with global category strategy

  • Support business profitability (incl. sales) related to travel across the regional Accenture organization

  • Promote the use of contracts and buying channels according to category strategies

Manage supplier and customer relationships:

  • Manage supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy

  • Develop and maintain effective strategic relationships with key internal customers and stakeholders

  • Manage internal customer feedback on category organization & supplier performance

  • Consolidate requirements and act as business partner across MUs, Functions Proactively organize sessions with internal customers to identify value contribution opportunities

  • Ensure that input from stakeholders is considered in the category strategy and sourcing processes

  • Act as an escalation point for category related issues and drive resolution in line with global targets

Perform category management activities for projects on a regional level:

  • Manage the category strategy implementation/execution for regional projects and initiatives

  • Drive supplier performance by, for example, discussing lessons learned across different markets

  • Perform supplier selection and fact-based negotiations in alignment with Global Category Leads

  • Involve the business for actions related to supplier base optimization, KPI implementation

  • Drive deep travel & mobility market intelligence into all aspects of the value proposition

Key Relationships:
• Regional, Local and Global Mobility Leads
• Regional and Local Business Stakeholders
• MU, Country and Local GS Leads
• Procurement Plus Leads and Teams
• Regional Procurement Delivery Leads - Americas
• Global Category Director
• Global and Market Category Leads

Qualifications Job Qualifications

Here's What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 8 years working experience in Procurement or travel environment, with international project and people management elements

  • Minimum 7 years of experience working with senior executives to implement and manage initiatives in a highly complex matrix organization

  • Minimum 8 years of experience working with stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management.

Bonus Points:

  • Master's Degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement, travel or comparable professional education

  • Expert knowledge of the travel & mobility industry and commercial models

  • Very strong in stakeholder and relationship management as well as supplier management

  • Expert in category management, sourcing as well as project management and planning

  • Excellent knowledge of procurement and category strategy development and conveyance

  • Proven knowledge in sourcing and procurement methodologies and concepts

  • Advanced in analytics and the ability to analyze specifications and influence demand

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