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Sourcing Manager - Benefits and Insurance

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Role: Sourcing Manager -Benefits and Insurance

Competitive Salary and Package (dependent on experience)

Career Level: 7, Manager

Location: UK or Ireland

We Are:

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 specialists, Accenture excels at helping companies 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 Servicesprofessionals 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.

You Are:

Accenture is seeking a collaborative and results-oriented Sourcing Manager with expertise in a wide range of Benefits and Insurance categories to work with Fortune 500 clients in order to develop and execute sourcing strategies. In this capacity, you will have frequent interaction with team members and customers in the execution of projects that help customers achieve significant value in the form of improved pricing, quality and supplier performance. In addition, you will be held accountable to maximize resource utilization to ensure optimal productivity and margin, while participating in new business development, especially due diligence and solution design.

The Work

  • Identify cost/productivity improvement opportunities in Benefits and Insurance pending across a wide array of leading companies
  • Lead sourcing projects, including all key steps such as strategy development, supplier negotiation, award recommendations, business case presentations and supplier contract execution
  • Pursue and develop senior level stakeholder relationships at priority accounts; support account stakeholder relationship plans
  • Promote corporate objectives and change initiatives, ensuring that the Benefits and Insurance sourcing team is supporting overall company direction and growth
  • Represent the Sourcing & Category Management team as a category expert to current and prospective customers
  • Support regional category strategy, in support of a global approach, contributing to overall growth and delivery commitments

Here's What You Need:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrable experience in consulting, sourcing/procurement/supply chain management function in Benefits and Insurance
  • Minimum of 5 years in strategic sourcing for Benefits and Insurance
  • Fully licensed for Benefits and Insurance products within the region

Bonus Points:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management
  • Masters Business Administration
  • Deep knowledge of multiple sub-categories within Benefits and Insurance, including: medical, pharmacy, life/disability, commercial lines, general lines, business insurance and other ancillary Property and Casualty products
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially PowerPoint and Excel

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    Professional Skills:
    • Ability to act independently and can interface with customers and suppliers via strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Strong analytical, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
    • Strong ability to effectively manage in a matrix organizational structure working with multiple internal clients
    • Well-developed, solution-oriented selling skills
    • 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
    • Formal training and/or experience in strategic sourcing, negotiations
    • Exceptional track record of building relationships with stakeholders or customers that have resulted in high customer satisfaction
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