Sourcing & Contracting Delivery Specialist with German

Employer: Accenture
  • IT Software
  • Legal Services
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: Manager
  • nationwide
    Updated at: 26.02.2024
    Remote work: Remote
    Short company description

    Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation-led company with 738,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability. We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships. We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities.
    In Romania, Accenture operates since 2006 and now has more than 4500 people in Bucharest, Timisoara, Iasi, Brasov, Cluj-Napoca and Targu Mures who offer solutions in Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Industry X & Intelligent Operations to our clients from Banking & Insurance, Telecommunications, Automotive, Retails, Energy, FMCG & more.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Ability to understand and communicate German nuances (market, process, relationships)
    Strong relationship management skills and a proactive customer-focused approach
    Comfortable working in a matrix type organization
    Understanding of Accenture’s type of business model and staffing specifics connected thereto. Strong analytical, presentation, communication (written & oral), interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
    Forward and solution minded, team player and with high degree of self-management
    Adaptable and comfortable working with ambiguity
    Some level of knowledge/experience of the German staffing industry
    Proven knowledge of Procurement methodology and sourcing execution (preferably)
    Ability to manage multiple projects, adopt a flexible approach and prioritize tasks appropriately
    Comfortable navigating in a multicultural and broad environment and with all levels of the organization
    Proficient in MS office (especially PowerPoint and Excel )
    (High level) understanding and experience in data analysis.
    Fluent in German & English.

    Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

    A bachelor`s degree with emphasis on the areas of business, economics, procurement or comparable professional education
    3 years working experience in Procurement or Staffing Industry including:
    Ability to understand client requirements and executing Procurement strategies
    Extensive experience in sourcing and/or contract negotiation and supplier management
    Good understanding of Procurement processes
    Good understanding of Accenture’s industry
    Some experience in dealing with senior business executives


    Your role includes the key responsibilities below:

    Category Strategy & plan:

    Support implementation of the External Talent category strategy for ASG local projects and initiatives
    Work in alignment with global/regional/local P+ and category goals for External Talent
    Provide input on the External Talent strategy.
    Actively participate in category community calls and foster team spirit at local level

    Contract management:

    Negotiate and deploy Accenture contracts to suppliers, including best practices metrics & SLA, in collaboration with Legal department
    Ensure implementation Local Country Addendum of global/regional agreements
    Ensure compliance with local legislation and Accenture internal policies
    Manage supplier’s contract signature by both parties
    Store suppliers signed contracts into contracts repository & archiving tools

    Stakeholders management

    Manage internal stakeholders’ feedback on category organization & supplier performance
    Promote External Talent and build relationships with key stakeholders (higher management within Accenture business and HR).
    Provide input for Accenture bids if contractors are a substantial part of this
    Liaise with multiple departments (Category, Procurement, Legal, Operations) to ensure communication paths remain open
    Provide an escalation point for sourcing challenges


    Maintain the established Monthly reporting for the External Talent Category.
    Assist in ad hoc reporting (if needed)
    Support quarterly spend and headcount analysis

    Sourcing management:

    Support roll-out of global/regional sourcing initiatives within the ASG
    Leverage the standard Sourcing methodology to achieve significant value in sourcing, negotiation and contracting
    Provide support in upfront market research and supplier identification for all sourcing projects
    Draw up technical specifications for local sourcing projects based on stakeholders’ requirements
    Perform supplier selection and negotiate commercial proposal with suppliers
    Prepare a recommendation report for stakeholders as a decision tool to help them selecting supplier(s)
    Award supplier(s)

    Buying process:

    Promote usage of negotiated contracts and monitor adoption rate to it
    Maintain preferred suppliers list
    Supplier management
    Promote greater use of Global or Regional Strategic Providers
    Manage local supplier relationships in line with Global Category and 360 Value Mgmt. strategy
    Deploy & adhere to global procurement process

    When applicable, support development of global end to end procurement process, templates and tools
    Modify the process, as required, to meet unique regional category specific requirements
    Ensure the highest level of compliance with local legislations, regulations and Accenture policies with the support of the Procurement Plus Risk team
    Review KPI related to the categories (PSL usage, Contract compliance, Radix health, saving target, …) and take the proper actions.
    Analise data to provide new insights internally and towards data.

    Key Relationships:

    MU Category Manager
    MU Sourcing & Contracting team
    MU P+lead
    Contractors desk.
    Local Business & HR Stakeholders
    MU Procurement Lead


    • Medical subscription
    • Dental subscription
    • Medical insurance
    • Life insurance
    • Gym membership
    • Private pension
    • Trainings
    • Courses
    • Extra days off
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Laptop
    • Mobile phone
    • Meal vouchers
    • Holiday vouchers
    • Cultural vouchers