Accenture Accenture Strategy - Procurement Strategy Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Organization: Accenture Strategy – Supply Chain & Operations Strategic Cost Reduction Manager
Level: Manager (Strategic Cost Takeout and Procurement Operating Model)
Location: New York, Chicago, Dallas or Boston
Travel Required: 80% Travel
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About Accenture Strategy
If you’re passionate about helping your clients create long-term profitability and value, Accenture Strategy and our cost reduction team may be the place you’ve been looking to grow your career.
We work with our clients across a broad range of industries to address key issues related to:
⦁ Competitive Agility: Profitability and sustainability interventions (incl. Zero Based Budgeting across SG&A and COGS expense lines) focused on corporate restructuring and fueling corporate growth;
⦁ Operating Model: Shaping organizational and departmental strategies, visions, objectives and calculated roadmaps (incl. uplifting people, process, technological competencies);
⦁ Digital Strategy: Identifying means to reduce tactical work efforts, optimize operational effectiveness and future-proof capabilities through use of advanced technologies incl. RPA, AI, and Blockchain;
⦁ Mergers & Acquisitions: Standing-up M&A clean rooms and assessing true value of synergies, while documenting opportunities to sustain long-term value.
As a Manager, you will be responsible for supporting our engagement teams as we look to deliver upon our clients’ needs. You will provide actionable insights to the world’s top firms, helping them address priority C-suite issues with strategies they can execute at global scale, with speed and agility.
Key Skills / Experience:
⦁ Analysis: Advanced financial acumen with ability to synthesize large amounts of public and non-public financial data and ability to conduct spend analyses;
⦁ Value Identification: Perspectives on SG&A (Technology, Marketing, Travel, Facilities, Professional Services, etc.) and COGS (Headcount, Fund Fees, Transfer Agencies, Market Data, etc.) and corresponding should-costs;
⦁ Value Realization: Expertise in executing on cost reduction opportunities across supply and demand / consumption levers;
⦁ Value Sustainment: Integrating changes into budgets, controlling and monitoring; standing-up operational capabilities (i.e. people, process, technology) to sustain results;
⦁ Other Skills: Proficiencies in supporting client origination, journey management, managing and coaching others, leadership, effective communication (written and oral);
Bachelor of Science Degree
Minimum of 5 year of experience in an external strategy consulting firm and operating at the Manager equivalent
Minimum of 3 years of experience working on Procurement or 3rd Party Cost Takeout initiatives
Tier 1 strategy consulting firm experience
MBA or equivalent graduate degree preferred
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Excellent leadership, management, and relationship building skills
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).
Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.
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