Direct Materials Senior Manager (R00059366_Chicago)
Title: Supply Chain & Operations Direct Materials Senior Manager
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Supply Chain and Operations professionals house individuals who help clients develop strategies and operating models that integrate fulfillment functions within an organization, as well as connect suppliers and customers across the extended supply chain.
An expert in Direct Materials 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 in one or several manufacturing industries and associated Direct Material Categories to reduce product complexity, optimize supply chain risk exposure, increase supplier resiliency long-term profitability. Experienced in the Supply Chain SCOR model structure and associated impacts on Direct Material quality, cost, and delivery metrics.
You will support our clients across a broad range of manufacturing industries to address their issues related to:
Competitive agility – maximizing the value of the procurement function
COGs Cost takeout – utilizing various technical and commercial levers including complex sourcing, fact-based negotiation, should-cost modelling, tear-down, design to cost principles, specification rationalization
Digital disruption – RPA, AI, Blockchain, amongst others
Mergers & Acquisition – clean room-based synergy identification and PMI execution
Responsible Procurement – redefining, executing, and monitoring performance against environmental, social, and corporate governance target
You will spot, isolate, and solve procurement problems using your skills in:
Advanced analytics – spend, contracts, consumption, parts rationalization, and complexity reduction. Predictive and prescriptive insights driven from market-based conditions
Should-cost modelling Direct / COGS (incl. chemicals, resins/plastics, metals, ingredients, contract manufacturing, assemblies, etc. across various manufacturing process areas)
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
For now, all Accenture business travel, international and domestic, is currently restricted to client-essential sales/delivery activity only.
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.
At least 5 years of experience working in Direct Materials Procurement or COGs related cost takeout initiatives
At minimum of 4 years working in an external consulting firm and operating at the Senior Manager equivalent
A Bachelor’s Degree is required
Prior experience in any of the following industries/categories is a plus: CPG, Agribusiness, Food Ingredients, Resins, Chemicals
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
You have experience leading COGs Cost takeout initiatives - utilizing various technical and commercial levers including complex sourcing, fact-based negotiation, should-cost modelling, tear-down, design to cost principles, specification rationalization
You have experience in driving Digital disruption for the procurement function utilizing technologies like RPA, AI, Blockchain, amongst others
You have exposure to Mergers & Acquisition – clean room-based synergy identification and PMI execution
You have exposure to Responsible Procurement – redefining, executing, and monitoring performance against environmental, social, and corporate governance targets
Professional Skill Requirements:
Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
Desire to work in an information systems environment
Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Excellent leadership and management skills
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