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Supply Chain Management, Senior Associate- Procurement and Sourcing

Chicago, IL 60606

A career in our Supply Chain Management practice, within Operations Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability. Youll be a part of a team that helps organisations in transforming their supply chains into a strategic asset. Youll work with our clients to develop a supply chain strategy, optimise their supply chain footprint and logistics, manage transportation and distribution, and develop an integrated business planning solutions.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
  • Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from from current trends in business area.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Share relevant thought leadership.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

A career in our Integrated Supply Chain (ISC) practice, within PwCs Operations Consulting vertical, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimize all elements of their operations and move beyond the role of a cost-effective business enabler to becoming a source of competitive advantage. We focus on all aspects of Supply Chain Management, including logistics, procurement and sourcing, planning, and manufacturing operations to drive both growth and profitability.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
3 year(s)

Required Knowledge and Skills:

As aSenior Associate, you will work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this staff level include but are not limited to:

  • Be positive, open minded, objective, agile with change, and flexible;
  • Apply a range of technical capabilities to deliver quality and value for clients, PwC and other stakeholders;
  • Process and assimilate complex data and information objectively to inform recommendations;
  • Learn about clients businesses and how they operate in the industry market, and apply that understanding to identify opportunities and take action to implement them;
  • Maintain a firm understanding of current and relevant technologies in your space, and seek out different ways to use current and apply them;
  • Analyze marketplace trends - economic, social, cultural and technology - to identify opportunities and create value propositions;
  • Offer a global perspective in stakeholder discussions and when shaping solutions/ recommendations;
  • Listen to and empathize with others;
  • Communicate with confidence and clarity; and,
  • Influence, manage, and handle objections.

Preferred Qualifications:

Degree Preferred:
Master of Business Administration

Preferred Fields of Study:
Operations Management/Research, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering

Certification(s) Preferred:

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and/or Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) from the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM) formerly the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of Procurement & Sourcing processes and solutions including demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the following skillsets:

  • Helping companies improve operations, purchasing processes, strategic sourcing practices, and methodologies;
  • Managing and sourcing direct spend common to the Industrial Products sector (e.g., Metals, Plastics, Chemicals, Rubber, Finished Components, Assemblies) and indirect spend (e.g., MRO, Facilities, Packaging, Logistics, Information Technology);
  • Acting as a purchasing / commodity manager of products and/or services in a dynamic environment;
  • Having working knowledge with spend analysis, development of category and commodity strategies, market analysis, RFI and RFP events, online and reverse auctions, and award scenario analyses;
  • Implementing supplier management techniques, negotiation strategies and tactics, and supplier implementation transitions;
  • Analysing procurement and sourcing operating models and associated process review, redesign, and implementation;
  • Working with Source-to-Pay (S2P), Procure-to-Pay (P2P), Supplier Relationship Management, and Digital Procurement platforms (e.g., SAP Ariba, Coupa, iValua, Jaggaer);
  • Working with S2P , including process review and improvement, developing catalogs, establishing buying channels, implementing S2P technology, and enabling suppliers;
  • Leading stakeholder discussions and meetings;
  • Managing executive stakeholder tasks including preparation of concise, accurate documents, and balancing deliverables with the occurrence of unanticipated issues;
  • Supporting business development opportunities by developing proposal materials and working with remote and cross functional team members; and,
  • Identifying and addressing organizational needs with a focus on process and technology changes to procurement functions.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.


Posted: 2020-03-11 Expires: 2020-04-11

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