Level: Senior Manager (Strategic Cost Takeout and Procurement Operating Model)
Location: New York, Chicago, Atlanta or Houston
Travel Required: 80% Travel
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About Accenture Strategy
If you’re passionate about helping your clients create long-term profitability and value, Accenture Strategy and our cost reduction team may be the place you’ve been looking to grow your career.
We work with our clients across a broad range of industries to address key issues related to:
⦁ Competitive Agility: Profitability and sustainability interventions (incl. Zero Based Budgeting across SG&A and COGS expense lines) focused on corporate restructuring and fueling corporate growth;
⦁ Operating Model: Shaping organizational and departmental strategies, visions, objectives and calculated roadmaps (incl. uplifting people, process, technological competencies);
⦁ Digital Strategy: Identifying means to reduce tactical work efforts, optimize operational effectiveness and future-proof capabilities through use of advanced technologies incl. RPA, AI, and Blockchain;
⦁ Mergers & Acquisitions: Standing-up M&A clean rooms and assessing true value of synergies, while documenting opportunities to sustain long-term value.
As a Senior Manager, you will be responsible for leading our engagement teams as we look to deliver upon our clients’ needs. You will also provide deep understanding of the industry landscape and business options in the context of global, economic, technology and social trends. Our goal is to provide actionable insights to the world’s top firms, helping them address priority C-suite issues with strategies they can execute at global scale, with speed and agility (pre / during / post sales).
Key Skills / Experience
⦁ Analysis: Advanced financial acumen with ability to synthesize large amounts of public and non-public financial data and ability to conduct spend analyses;
⦁ Value Identification: Perspectives on SG&A (Technology, Marketing, Travel, Facilities, Professional Services, etc.) and COGS (Headcount, Fund Fees, Transfer Agencies, Market Data, etc.) and corresponding should-costs;
⦁ Value Realization: Expertise in executing on cost reduction opportunities across supply and demand / consumption levers;
⦁ Value Sustainment: Integrating changes into budgets, controlling and monitoring; standing-up operational capabilities (i.e. people, process, technology) to sustain results;
⦁ Other Skills: Proficiencies in supporting client origination, journey management, managing and coaching others, leadership, effective communication (written and oral)
- 4 year undergraduate degree;
- Minimum of 8 year of experience in an external strategy consulting firm and operating at the Senior Manager equivalent
- Minimum of 5 years of experience working on Procurement or 3rd Party Cost Takeout initiatives
- Tier 1 strategy consulting firm experience
- MBA or equivalent graduate degree preferred
- Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment
- Excellent leadership, management, and relationship building skills
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