Accenture Supply Chain & Operations Direct Materials Manager in Chicago, Illinois
Title: Supply Chain & Operations Direct Materials 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.
As a sourcing and procurement professional within the Supply Chain & Operations group , 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.
A professional at this position level within Accenture has the following responsibilities:
Adapts existing methods and procedures to create possible alternative solutions to complex problems. Understands the strategic direction set by senior management as it relates to team goals.
Uses considerable judgment to determine solution and seeks guidance on complex problems.
Primary upward interaction is with direct supervisor. May interact with peers and/or executive management levels at a client and/or within Accenture
Determines methods and procedures on new assignments with guidance.
Decisions often impact the team in which they reside.
Manages teams and/or work efforts (if in an individual contributor role) at a client or within Accenture.
Ability to flex between projects and showcase critical thinking skills.
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Basic Qualifications :
Minimum of 4 years of experience working in Direct Materials Procurement or COGs related cost takeout initiatives
Minimum of 4 years of experience working in an external consulting firm or industry and operating at the Senior Manager equivalent
Minimum 4 years of experience in project management /team management experience
Bachelor's Degree Required
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
Able to include decisions in a cross-functional environment (e.g. Executive Leadership, Sales, Engineering, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain, Suppliers)
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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