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Supply Chain & Ops Consultant

Job Location: Location Negotiable

Job Number: 00463396


- Job description

Role: Resources Supply Chain & Operations Management Consultant

Mobility: up to 100%

Location: London

Closing date: tbc


Welcome to Accenture, one of the world's leading providers of management consultancy services where high performance is a minimum requirement, not just an ideal. Management consulting is at the heart of Accenture's promise to its clients - High Performance, Delivered. Utilising a unique framework that helps drive our clients on their path to high performance, our management consultants use their expertise and critical thinking skills to help determine where our clients are on their journey and design realistic, achievable strategies that address their key business priorities.


The Resources operating group is devoted to Chemicals, Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities. We help our clients who are facing tough challenges to find the best solution to their problems leveraging Accenture’s diverse portfolio of services. Supply Chain & Operations practice sitting under the Resources sector is supporting our clients across the supply chain management from integrated planning, sourcing and procurement, operating model design and implementation, manufacturing, fulfilment and logistics.  


If you are experienced in supply chain management consultancy, and are ready to be at the forefront of pioneering new supply chain concepts and technologies, the Accenture Resources Supply Chain & Operations practice is the place for you to catapult your consulting career and take it the next level. You will be working alongside fellow industry experts to develop innovative supply chain solutions that support clients' business objectives and give them a competitive edge. You will also have opportunity to work closely with our colleagues in other industry sectors and other Accenture business domains.


The role


We are looking for exceptional individuals at a Consultant level with solid practical experience to work in our Resources Supply Chain & Operations practice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership, high personal standards, a high degree of creativity, ability to develop intellectual capital and professional ethics. The candidate must have a good understanding of the supply chain process and global distribution networks, and be able to use innovative technology to resolve problems and implement business solutions. We believe this is a unique opportunity for truly outstanding candidates to get involved in a thriving business and to help shape and drive the growth of the practice through real business development, decision making and exciting client delivery.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Establishing, maintaining and strengthening client relationships through strong stakeholder management.
  • Gathering and analysing information to identify client’s underlying problems, using a data-driven approach.
  • Identifying and addressing priorities, potential obstacles, constraints and dependencies with senior members of the team when developing/managing project plan or schedule.
  • Designing, improving and implementing tailor-made solutions and working closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results.
  • Managing yourself or a team to ensure high-quality project deliverables and on-time delivery.
  • Identifying and escalating potential business opportunities on existing engagements.
  • Be an active team member, creating a positive team environment and learning culture, coaching and counselling junior team members to help them develop.
  • Contributing your personal ideas and experience to the job; using external and/or non-traditional sources of information to bring insight to problems.
  • Collaborating internally with other practitioners to develop viewpoints and thought leadership on supply chain management that can be championed internally and externally.

You will be challenged by:

·       Diversity of client base and wealth of scenarios.

·       Access and opportunity to leverage our global network of supply chain professionals to strengthen client propositions and recommendations.

·       Working across multiple geographic locations, workforces and key stakeholder groups.

·       Successfully maintaining high-level client relationships and meeting/exceeding client expectations. 

Required Skills

  • Professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Supply chain planning and management processes
    • Supply chain modelling and optimization
    • Design and implementation of logistics strategy
    • Network design and optimization
    • Transportation management
    • Warehouse design and optimization
    • Inventory management / optimization
  • Experience of working within one or more of the following industries:
    • Oil & Gas
    • Clean Energy
    • Utilities
    • Chemical
    • Natural Resources including Mining and Metal
  • Consulting experience with blue-chip companies or has a well-rounded profile with strong industry experience (e.g. as an internal consultant).
  • Process & business operations transformation experience within strategic or operational programmes within the Resources industry.
  • Experience of leading initiatives using a data-driven approach to define the approach.
  • A demonstrable ability to manage relationships with client stakeholders including evidence of relationship building that results in sustainable client relationships.
  • Work effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication, and updating senior team members on progress.
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to be able to communicate complex ideas effectively.
  • Strong academic performance in a degree at graduate or undergraduate level.

Desired Skills

  • Professional experience in other supply chain functional areas such as sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, etc.
  • Experience or knowledge about process excellence tools and methodologies such as Lean management and Six Sigma method.
  • Good knowledge or experience of using one or more project management tools and methodologies such as the traditional waterfall method or agile approach.
  • Good knowledge of digital technologies such as analytics, mobility, cloud, artificial intelligence, etc.

What's in it for you?

·       We offer a transparent approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues.

·       You’ll benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and cutting-edge tools.

·       You'll have access to leading-edge technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends.

·       Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits.

·       Competitive rewards linked to fast-paced progression.

·       You’ll also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live.


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 and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


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Please note that 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.

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.







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