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Accenture Supply Chain and Operations – Sourcing & Procurement Consultant in Chicago, Illinois

We are:

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) .

You are:

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.

The work:

  • 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

    Please note: The safety and well-being of our people continues to be the top priority, and our decisions around travel are informed by government COVID-19 response directives, recommendations from leading health authorities and guidance from a number of infectious disease experts.

    Racking-up those air miles will have to wait, as weekly non-essential travel to client sites Monday through Thursday is currently suspended. For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.

    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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