Open Position

Sourcing & Procurement Consultant or Senior Consultant

With us, you can expect to be challenged and motivated every day!

The Role

The Sourcing & Procurement Consultant or Senior Consultant is responsible for partnering closely with our clients’ sourcing and procurement departments and other functional stakeholders to support various business improvement initiatives with a goal of achieving deeper and sustainable cost savings.

Candidates must be self-starters with proven positions of leadership. Will work on a full time or contract basis. Mental agility and the ability to learn are vital. The ability to take on new challenges and succeed beyond one’s comfort zone is required.

 

Day to Day You Will

  • Lead multiple teams (Client and Velocity) on the execution and delivery of large-scale transformational sourcing projects, end to end, through input and guidance around category and sourcing strategy
  • Validate efficiencies specific to TCO (total cost of ownership) analysis and market research to develop robust sourcing strategies and recommendations
  • Build, maintain and manage relationships with key client stakeholders
  • Manage process for engaging with client suppliers to identify continuous cost improvement opportunities
  • Lead process discussion with client stakeholders to identify improvement opportunities
  • Schedule and lead presentations on project results including identified savings and recommendations to client executives
  • Create and explain score cards that provide in-depth analysis on sourcing results to guide client decisions
  • Act as subject matter expert on all sourcing to contract activities for both internal and client stakeholders. Represent thought leadership and a deep understanding of category cost drivers and market intelligence. Support business development pursuits.
  • Demonstrate leadership guiding teams on source to contract and category management
  • Create, develop and expand category eminence, strategies/services to demonstrate Velocity’s expertise and market presence.
  • Manage team’s build out of category knowledge and category strategies
  • Stay up to date on industry trends and leading-edge practices
  • Delegate action to teams to address escalated issues to ensure client satisfaction
  • Finalize consulting decisions by guiding teams through large complex negotiations and contracting process
  • Provide mentoring and motivate diverse client engagement teams by delivering constructive on-the-job coaching to team members, while fostering an innovative and inclusive team-oriented work environment.
  • Drive high-quality work within expected timeframes and within budget. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure clients are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes.
  • Build relationships with client personnel and deliver quality client services. Strive to assist our clients to uncover additional areas of opportunity and manage the business development process.
  • Understand Velocity and its service lines and actively assess what the firm can deliver to better serve our clients.

 

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have

  • A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree
  • 10+ years of experience of sourcing and procurement in a consulting environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working directly with companies across indirect and direct spend categories
  • Demonstrated expertise in sourcing and procurement as well as broader supply chain consulting
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and lead a team of professionals on multiple projects
  • Ability with scoping client engagements and leading the client proposal process
  • Deep knowledge in at least one of the specific areas of expertise: strategic sourcing, category management, total supplier risk, source to pay, procure to pay, supplier relationship management or spend analytics
  • Ability and openness to travel up to 20% of the time
  • Candidates must be eligible to work in the Unites States without limitation
  • Experience gained within another large professional services organization
  • Established networking skills in a relevant industry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to changes from the client or internal stakeholders
  • Patience, kindness and positive attitude
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results
  • 10+ years of experience providing and/or leading the following activities:
    • Developing project workplans including defining activities and milestones
    • Performing historical spend analysis to establish baseline and developing savings model using Excel
    • Executing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis
    • Experience/knowledge in one or more of the following categories – IT/Telecom, Marketing, Facilities, MRO, Professional Services or Travel
  • Proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook

 

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