Accenture Procurement Analytics Consultant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title: Procurement Analytics Consultant
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Management Consulting professionals design and implement process and change interventions that integrate strategy, technology and people to enable process improvements that create value for clients.
People in our Client & Market career track drive profitable growth by developing market-relevant insights to increase market share or create new markets. They progress through required promotion into market-facing roles that have a direct impact on sales.
Capability Network Sourcing & Procurement Practice Overview:
The Capability Network is a global, distributed strategy and consulting organization that drives value for our clients and creates competitive advantage for Accenture, using its extensive capabilities, global reach and flexibility, and cost advantage. Based in a network of prominent locations, Capability Network professionals specialize in providing cutting edge Industry and Functional expertise and leveraging the power of Accenture to bring measurable value to our clients worldwide.
Sourcing & Procurement (S&P), under Capability Network drives initiatives aimed at reduction in the direct and indirect spend categories & improve procurement efficiency through process transformation and operating model designs. These initiatives are targeted for both immediate tactical and long-term strategic impact. Our strong analytics skills working alongside the latest digital and technology platforms help us deliver quantified and substantial reduction in procurement costs & effective process management. We also enable organizations deploying procurement platforms such as Ariba, Coupa, Ivalua, Sievo, Zycus & Jaggaer.
Our key offerings are as follows:
Strategic Cost Reduction (SG&A, COGS)
Intelligent Procurement (Digital Strategy and Blueprint, Advanced Analytics, Solutions, Technology Implementation)
Procurement Transformation (Operating Model Blueprint / Design, Process Transformation, People/Talent Strategy, Capability Development, & Training, E2E Implementation, Culture and Change management)
Responsible & Resilient Procurement (Responsible Sourcing, Supplier Resilience, Supplier Management)
Sourcing Optimization (Indirect Sourcing & Cost Take-Out, Direct Sourcing & Should-Cost Modeling, Category Management, Sourcing Capability Enhancement
Mergers & Acquisitions (Pre-Merger / Synergies, Post-Merger Integration, Value Capture, Control Tower)
The Core Capabilities of S&P Practice combines the broad focus of Operational Strategy with the deep expertise in indirect and direct material categories, strong procurement analytics skills driven by the next wave digital and technology initiatives.
Lead Program Delivery
Lead and deliver Sourcing & Procurement Digital (Platform led) transformation projects, Procurement Operating Model design and Transformation initiatives, working with mid to large sized teams
Coach team members on activities such as as-is process and maturity assessment, technology evaluation, opportunity identification, business case and roadmap creation and implementation of recommendation
Operating in a hybrid delivery model coordinating our team members in offshore locations
Develop Thought Leadership and Assets
Lead/ Support development of cutting-edge points of view/articles that drive Accenture equity in the market
Design and build assets that distinguish Accenture capabilities to drive additional business
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.
· Minimum of 3 years in Management Consulting or in a Sourcing & Procurement Function in Consumer Goods/ Pharmaceuticals/ Hi-Tech/ E-Commerce/ Automotive/ Oil & Gas industry having experience leveraging Data and Analytics in large scale Spend Transformation projects
· Minimum of 2 years of experience using Procurement Analytics solutions, Artificial Intelligence, SAAS solutions and Automation to achieve business goals in large organizations
· Bachelor's Degree Required
· Demonstrated experience in Consulting and/or delivering large scale sourcing & procurement analytics projects spanning across one or more of the following: strategic cost reduction, sourcing optimization, spend transformation, intelligent procurement, responsible & resilient procurement, mergers & acquisitions
· Strong functional-level understanding of sourcing and procurement across direct and indirect spend. Able to leverage advanced analytics – spend, contracts, and consumption
· Experience with sourcing cost takeout – complex sourcing, should cost modelling for SG&A and COGS, specifications / policy / process refinement
· Hands-on Data Science Programming with Data Manipulation
· Build simulation & optimization models that diagnose sourcing and procurement problems and identify best or optimal solution
· Strong presentation and client relationship management skills
· Highly proficient in using MS Excel, Word and PPT, Tableau, Power BI
Professional Skill Requirements:
· Sharp business acumen
· Excellent interpersonal skills with Business leaders, team members, and vendors
· Expert communication, mediation, influencing, and coaching skills
· Innovative and proactive problem-solving skills
· Strong multi-tasking ability
· Strong program management skills (budget management, project planning, time management, communication, decision-making, presentation, organization, and interpersonal skills)
· Strong analytical skills
· Structured problem solving
· Cross-cultural competence
· People leadership skills
· Strategic and creative mindset
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 for this role is $90,000-$167,000 and information on benefits offered is here. (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/careers/your-future-rewards-benefits)
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