Management Consultant - Procurement + Strategic Sourcing Associate
New York, NY, USA | Consulting firm specializing in strategy and implementation
Functions:Consulting - Strategy
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Consulting firm specializing in strategy and implementation is seeking a few intelligent and skilled consultants with 2 – 4 years’ experience in management consulting to act as an Associate. Our Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Practice (PSS) is seeking candidates interested in supporting the growth of our offerings and our ability to meet the needs of our client base. A BS or BA is required for consideration, concentration in business preferred.Top schools, impressive GPAs and challenging curriculum will receive preference.
Candidates must be self-starters with proven positions of leadership. Mental agility and the ability to learn are paramount.The ability to take on new challenges and succeed beyond one’s comfort zone is required.
SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as an incisive, effective creative thinker bringing business and consulting experience to client engagements and applies expert skills in communication, research, problem-solving, and analysis to the hands-on work that is the primary focus of these positions.
Takes on significant responsibilities, working closely with clients and making a major contribution to every engagement.
Leverages business context to analyze and improve complex business models.
Explains and reviews analysis/findings with team members and client personnel.
Assesses presenting problem with appropriate project scope and decomposes problem to identify root causes.
Manages client expectations and project scope actively with an approach designed to engender project success and extend goodwill.
Identifies implications of proposed solutions on people, processes, technology, strategy and structure.
Builds an effective business case for proposed solutions.
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, results-oriented, small business environment.
BS or BA (Business, Finance, Engineering, Computer Sciences preferred)
MBA is not required, but MBAs from top schools preferred
SKILL SET AND EXPERIENCE
Preferred consulting backgrounds include but are not limited to:
IT and/or Digital Marketing category experience (e.g., Hardware, Software, Cloud, Managed Services, etc.)
Advertising and Promotion, fulfillment, Fleet, Professional Services, Facilities Management/MRO desirable category experience
Life Sciences, Retail, CPG, eCommerce and Financial Services or related sector experience
Preferred skill sets include but are not limited to:
6-step sourcing process
Spend data analysis
Sourcing organization, process and policy design
Post-merger integration of sourcing functions and supply bases
Supplier Relationship Management structures, processes and tools
Knowledge of SAP, Ariba, Coupa, and other P2P systems
Well-rounded – You have a wide range of skills, interests, and an exceptional work ethic.
Positive – No job is too big or too small for you. You take your work seriously, but you don’t take yourself too seriously.
Adaptive – You enjoy being outside of your comfort zone.You tackle ambiguity, change, and new challenges with enthusiasm.
Quick-learning –You have the mental agility to self-start and succeed in a fast-paced environment.
Analytical – You have a passion for data-driven problem solving.
Results-oriented – You do what it takes to get the job done right and have the fortitude to see it through.
Customer-focused – You are passionate about the success of your client.
Collaborative – You’re the consummate team player, and everyone wants to be on your team.