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Accenture Vendor Management Specialist in Austin, Texas

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 537,000 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 www.accenture.com (https://blog.accenture.com/nacandidatemarketing/2021/03/24/updated-accenture-boilerplate-new-of-employees/www.accenture.com) .

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.

Job DescriptionThe key responsibilities for the Vendor Management Specialist are as follows:

  • Manage all aspects of vendor relationships, identify work to be transitioned and coordinate execute key projects and transitions across the organization

  • Review performance, conduct satisfaction surveys and make recommendations for service improvement and standardization

  • Set, cascade, maintain and review agreed upon SLA

  • Build strong relationships with vendors to drive high performance and ensure agreements are drafted and administered in line with contract management guidelines

  • Assist in defining sourcing and vendor management strategy

  • Help define governance model to work with CoE's and GU's to review progress, agree on plans and decisions, and resolve issues at the strategic, tactical, and operational level

  • Conduct regular review meetings with GU & CoE for vendor satisfaction and utilization, review and report service performance, and satisfaction results.

  • Review performance report, understand deviations and suggest action plans

  • Periodically review/update vendor utilization strategy based on performance and new requirements

  • Review demand forecast and design action plans with vendors. Identify opportunities to standardize and rationalize across vendors and reduce cost based on prior track record

  • Maintain consistent metrics across service providers responsible for SLA, OLA and KPI maintenance and improvements

  • Participate in operational planning with service providers – define the fiscal year targets, gather needs, estimate the increase of volumes, agree on the annual contract, maintenance SLAs etc.

  • Coordinate knowledge sharing sessions and initiatives across service providers

  • Coordinate and execute key projects and transitions

  • Manage and periodically review Service Catalogue: set, cascade, maintain and review SLAs in association with CoE, service providers and GUs

  • Identify areas to expand scope within existing centers, identify need for a new center and support deployment plan

  • Responsible for successfully transitioning work into the shared service centers on time and within budget.

  • Represent the HR organization, support and manage change through the transition

  • Responsible for issue resolution

  • Support efficient working of centers to deliver consistent services, better results, drive improvement and reduce cost

  • Where applicable, negotiate costs with the support of the procurement team

Basic Qualification:

  • Minimum of 2 years of vendor management experience

Preferred:

  • BS/BA degree

  • Previous health care experience

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Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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