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Accenture Supply Chain & Operations, Sourcing and Procurement Consulting Sr. Principal 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, fulfillment while becoming more sustainable and resilient. How do we do it? We call out the most important metrics. We cut costs, optimize capital, improve response times and consider ESG values. We connect suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain. And we create strategies and operating models that really work.

You are:

An Innovation & Thought Leadership subject matter advisor with deep vertical knowledge, passion and expertise in sourcing & Procurement. 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 have a proven track record of client success with testimonials and credentials. Your top-flight leadership skills lend to managing the evolving our practice, including how to monetize and operationalize them. You are an expert at developing relationships/establish confidence with C-level clients – develop/collect credentials/testimonials. You thrive on continual learning and mentorship in your craft. You have expert ability to drive consistency in change enablement across the Supply Chain * Operations Practice through ongoing coaching/teaching. You Lead/Drive/ Support RFP/orals efforts. You have professional certification(s). You flourish as a published and recognized speaker as an Industry Leader.

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:

  • Manage delivery of projects to get the lay of the land of clients’ position in the Supply Chain space to find clients’ business options in the context of global, economic, technology, and social trends.

  • Mentor and coach teams to deliver world-class business strategy solutions that meet the needs of clients.

  • Earn the trust of senior leaders at client organizations and partner with them to create innovative solutions at the intersection of business, technology, and operations.

  • Build relationships with clients to sustain Accenture’s profile as a long-term trusted advisor and partner.

  • Fortify Accenture’s Strategy & Consulting practice as a thought leader by creating content and taking part in professional forums, both internal and external.

  • Mentor junior members of the Supply Chain & Operations team and groom them for more responsibility.

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture 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 is $125,000 - $207,399

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Here’s what you need:

  • Minimum 10 years’ of Supply Chain professional experience (industry and/or consulting) as a trusted client advisor

  • Minimum 10 years’ Subject Matter Advisory experience in sourcing & procurement

  • 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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