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Principal Duties And Responsibilities: A consultant in the Sourcing and Procurement team within the Capability Network (CN) in Accenture would be a part of globally diverse consulting team entrusted with the task of delivering sourcing and procurement engagements for clients across industries. The consultant is expected to work as part of a global team to support responsible value chain engagements related to sourcing & procurement. The responsibilities of a consultant include but are not limited to the following:
• Manage and partner across client teams to gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data to enable goal setting and reporting on sustainability targets
• Integrate wider sustainability principles and frameworks into sourcing & procurement policies, processes, and strategies
• Understand client objectives and drive multiple initiatives/engagements to address specific sustainability related business issues that client is facing
• Develop and communicate business cases for sustainability initiatives to key stakeholders
• Identify and provide guidance to clients on leading sustainable sourcing practices in compliance with the latest global sustainability regulations and standards
• Define outcomes and formulate recommendations and technology solutions in line with clients' capabilities and limitations
• Conduct market/industry assessments for carbon, energy, water, waste, hazardous materials, environment impacts, human/labor rights etc.
• Develop and implement various dashboards using the latest technology tools to monitor and report key data, metrics, and insights to client stakeholders
• Research and identify latest trends and innovations in the space of sustainability and responsible value chain to develop robust solutions
• Engage with key business partners and thought leaders to provide appropriate support in developing functional capability and knowledge across the practice to ensure a consistent approach to embedding sustainability into supply chain activities
Experience: • In-depth understanding of sourcing and procurement fundamentals coupled with 4-5 years of consulting / industry experience across sustainable sourcing, responsible sourcing implementation, category management, strategic sourcing, and supplier risk management
• Experience in a consulting firm and global exposure is desirable
• Strong proficiency in gathering, managing, and presenting data and analytics with prior sustainability experience
• Understanding of global and regional compliance and regulatory standards pertaining to ESG requirements is desirable
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, networking and relationship management skills and ability to develop strong effective working relationships with internal and client networks

Key Competencies and Skills: • Knowledge of devising, developing, managing, and reporting on strategic sustainable development and direct impact reduction programs at corporate level
• Experience in strategic sourcing, supplier relationship management and continuous improvement
• Detailed understanding of the risks and opportunities associated with sustainability and improved environmental management across industry sectors
• Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, to drive effective engagement with leadership and clients
• Well versed in end to end Strategic sourcing and procurement activities
• Awareness of internationally recognized sustainability reporting standards and frameworks such as GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), GHG Protocol, disclosure to CDP etc.
• Knowledge of ESG/ sustainability tools (like Ecovadis, Rheaply, Greenstone etc.) is a plus
• Knowledge of ESG databases (like Arabesque, EORA etc.) is a plus
• Should have good project and people management skills
• Experience in project management will be a plus
• Assist in developing category specific sourcing strategies, procurement operating model and sourcing and procurement process frameworks in line with the ESG targets


Qualifications: • Educational Qualifications: MBA from Tier1 B School and/or BE/B.Tech from Tier 1 engineering institutes

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