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Cost reduction Manager with experience in Consulting and in Automotive/FMCG/Life Sciences/Pharma

Job Location: Brussels

Regional Description: Belgium

Job Number: 00253034


- Job description

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Your Position
Working closely with our clients, our Consulting professionals design, build and implement strategies that help enhance business performance. They develop specialized expertise -strategic, industry, functional, technical - in a diverse project environment that offers multiple opportunities for career growth. 
Typically, they work at client sites and frequent travel is often required.
Your Role
As Strategic Cost Management / ZBB Manager, you will have the following responsibilities:
  • Assess and solve business problems within your area of responsibility, focused on cost management & optimization, applying analytical models and Accenture best practices to define the potential business case for the client
  • Build strong client relationships as well as your internal network within Accenture and the Products Practice
  • Closely follow the strategic direction set by senior management when establishing near term goals
  • Interact with senior management at a client and/or within Accenture on matters where they may need to gain acceptance on an alternate approach
  • Act independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments
  • Take decisions that have a major day to day impact on your area of responsibility and your team’s work
  • Manage medium to large-sized teams and/or work efforts at a client, coaching the team members on an individual basis
  • Develop yourself proactively

You will be part of the Products practice which provides consulting services to the following industries: Consumer Goods & Services, Retail, Automotive & Industrial or Pharma & Life Sciences
  • Minimum of 5-6 years’ consulting experience or relevant equivalent experience working in a global corporation or international environment
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience managing work-streams in a project environment
  • Functional depth in strategic cost management, zero-based budgeting, overhead optimization, enterprise cost reduction, procurement and/or strategic sourcing
  • Expertise in project planning, management and execution
  • Experience in business case development
  • Industry experience in one or more of the following industries is a considered as a plus: Consumer Goods & Services, Retail, Automotive & Industrial or Pharma & Life Sciences
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Master’s Degree
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 400.000 employees serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives

Your Future Working environment
If you join Accenture, you make great ideas happen for some of the world's most dynamic companies. With broad global resources and deep technical know-how, we collaborate with clients to cultivate ideas and deliver results. Choose a career at Accenture and enjoy an innovative environment where challenging and interesting work is part of daily life.

Next to our excellent terms of employment and fringe benefits, we invest considerably to provide on-going training that builds and extends professional, technical and management skills in all areas. At Accenture you will operate in a professional environment where entrepreneurship is hugely encouraged. Together with international colleagues you will work on high impact projects for many of the Fortune 500 companies.

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