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Federal - Purchasing Compliance Manager

Federal - Purchasing Compliance Manager

Federal - Purchasing Compliance Manager

San Antonio, TX

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Remote

We are:
Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, VA, San Antonio, TX, and St. Louis, MO. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 10,000+ dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

You are:
A Purchasing Compliance Manager who will assist the Purchasing Control Office (PCO) in carrying out Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) compliance for the Subcontract Management and Procurement (SM&P) team in Accenture Federal Services (AFS).

The work:

  • Reports to the PCO Lead

  • Assist the PCO Lead in responding to External Auditors (e.g., DCAA, CPA, etc.), develop and coordinate the delivery of timely responses

  • Monitor and assist in responding to External Monitoring (Regulatory) notifications

  • Interface with peer organizations and company-wide leaders as necessary to provide counsel relative to procurement compliance

  • Maintain a posture of continuous improvement, driving creative solutions for consideration

  • Assist the PCO Lead in the annual review and update of AFS Purchasing Manual to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations, and remain abreast of changes to existing Government requirements. Coordinate with SM&P Leadership and External Consultants in updating the Manual annually

  • Perform thorough review of purchase order/subcontract awards and modifications/change orders to ensure compliance with government regulations and AFS policies and procedures

  • Provide guidance and direction to Subcontract Management and Purchasing (SM&P) personnel, as well as all other internal peer organizations or customers, on procurement policies and regulatory compliance.

  • Provide input to periodic analysis reports of findings for SM&P Leadership identifying any gaps and required corrective actions where appropriate to ensuring the quality of compliance documentation for all procurement actions to stand the test of purchasing system reviews

  • Create training artifacts and participate in and/or conduct training sessions

  • Develop guidance documentation to memorialize procedures

  • Assist with and/or coordinate special projects as assigned

  • Ad hoc supervisory responsibilities as assigned


Here's what you need:

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 6 years experience in Procurement, Subcontracting, or Supply Chain within a Federal Government contracting environment

  • 4 years in CPSR environment

  • Advanced understanding of FAR and DFARS requirements in subcontracting

  • Proficiency in reviewing prime contracts to determine regulatory requirements and flow downs

  • Experience with supporting CPSRs/compliance processes and internal controls

  • Ability to translate difficult compliance regulatory language into understandable, common sense language and to coach SM&P personnel

Other required skills:

  • Excellent cross-functional, interpersonal leadership skills

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Self-starter with strong organizational and planning skills

  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience with procurement integration activities for mergers and acquisitions

  • Proficiency in cradle to grave execution of the procurement lifecycle and practical application of regulatory compliance standards

  • Prior involvement with developing and delivering training to procurement organizations

  • Familiarity with organizational change management

  • Direct experience as a Buyer and/or Subcontracts professional with solid understanding of applying compliance standards to source selection, evaluation, regulatory notifications, award, and closeout

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $91,300 - $130,099 and information on benefits offered is here.

COVID-19 update:

The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

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