Accenture Supply Chain and Operations – Sourcing & Procurement Consultant in Chicago, Illinois
Supply Chain, and we move fast, think fast, and work fast. Our Fortune 500 clients need big-picture change, so we come at their challenges from all sides with functional insights, data power, digital leadership, and extensive industry know-how. It’s our job to show clients how to take major leaps forward in planning, procurement, manufacturing, and fulfillment. How do we do it? We call out the most important metrics. We cut costs. We connect suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain. And we create strategies and operating models that really work. Visit us here to find out more about Supply Chain (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/operations-strategy-index) .
A skillful procurement practitioner and advisor. You know how to make procurement work for clients, society, and our planet – ensuring input products and services are received responsibly without interruption. And, what’s more - you’ve got the real-life experience and analytical know-how to reduce complexity, optimize risk exposure / resiliency and increase long-term profitability.
You will support our clients across a broad range of industries to address their issues related to:
Competitive agility – maximizing the value of the procurement function
3rd party cost takeout – complex sourcing, should cost modelling for SG&A and COGS, specifications / policy / process refinement
Digital disruption – RPA, AI, Blockchain, amongst others
Mergers & Acquisition – clean room-based synergy identification
Responsible Procurement – redefining, executing and monitoring performance against environmental, social and corporate governance targets.
You will spot, isolate, and solve procurement problems using your skills in:
Advanced analytics – spend, contracts, and consumption
Should-cost modelling – indirect / SG&A (incl. technology, marketing, professional services, etc.) and direct / COGS (incl. chemicals, metals, ingredients, etc.)
Operating model architecture – people, process technology
You will also, throughout your work, have opportunities to:
Lead small to medium sized teams (3 – 10), with diverse backgrounds skills and knowledge
Effectively manage and coach others, collaborating with internal and external parties
Support client sales origination and thought leadership development
Challenge legacy ways of working using constructive techniques that fuel client growth
Drive a positive impact in the communities where we work and live
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Here’s what you need:
At least 2-5 years of experience working in Procurement or 3rd party cost takeout initiatives
At least 2-8 years working in an external consulting firm and operating at the (Consultant or Manager or Sr Manager) equivalent
A Bachelor’s Degree
Bonus points if:
You have the proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
You excel in building and developing relationships, overseeing complex programs and demonstrating leadership
You’ve earned an MBA or equivalent graduate degree
You have a functional-level understanding of technology solutions
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