Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: DC/ MD / VA

We Are:

Accenture Federal Services, bring together commercial innovation with the latest technology to unleash the potential for our federal clients. Operating in the nation’s Capital, we stay ahead of what’s coming next. Drawing from the power of Accenture, we deliver integrated, mobile and interactive experiences that exceed our people’s expectations.  Join us where ideas are freely exchanged, and concepts evolve into practical solutions. 

You are:

A continuous learner.  You are mission oriented, a critical thinker, and wish to put your problem-solving skills to work to make the world’s supply chains, and the systems that operate them, more resilient.  You understand the role of supply chains and their impact on individuals, organizations, and infrastructures. You love collaborating with others to create the best solution.  You work best in an environment that is cooperative and shares information for the good of the community.  You embrace technology and enjoy digging into the details.  What sets you apart?  You remain calm in the face of chaos, while thinking critically, collaborating with a diverse team, and communicating clearly.  You check your personal ego at the door.


The work:

  • Own & lead a workstream that is responsible for final deliverables to internal and external clients

  • Identify and solve supply chain risk/resiliency challenges through operational and strategic solutions to support both internal and external clients

  • Contribute new ideas that industrialize solutions and generate new offerings in support of clients

  • Support the development of materials and sharing of Supply Chain Risk Management and Supply Chain Resiliency thought leadership

  • Build effective business continuity plans and influencing policies and procedures to minimize risks from the supply chain

  • Support development of assessment strategies, playbooks, tools, and approaches to identify, assess, address, and manage supply chain risk and resiliency challenges

  • Support organizational assessments to identify, understand, analyze, and characterize risks and threats.

  • Use data and analytical modeling tools like descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to make sense of and communicate findings

  • Effectively communicate findings, recommendations, and potential courses of action to internal account leadership and clients

  • Continuously think about how to incorporate new technologies and tools (e.g. artificial intelligence, machine learning, RPA, IoT), where they make sense

  • Mentor junior team members with diverse backgrounds to deliver solutions

  • Identify relevant industry standards and best practices for use and set standards for suppliers by industry

  • Determine workflows on how information will be shared with internal and external stakeholder functions and personnel

  • Develops deliverables to demonstrate SCRM program success

  • Documents risk mitigation recommendations and communicate to stakeholders


Here's what you need:

Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Supply Chain Management, Security and Risk Analysis with Information & Cyber Security option, Supply Chain & Information Systems, Computer Scie

3+ years of experience in supply chain security – Master’s degree may replace 2 years of experience, PhD degree may replace 3 years experience

Experience with at least one of the following three:

  • Identifying, understanding, and analyzing a multi-faceted risks and threats

  • Assessing, characterizing, communicating, and managing supply chain risks

  • Influencing policies, changing procedures, and improving processes

Experience with at least one of the following three:

  • Developing business continuity and risk mitigation plans

  • Developing security and risk scorecards

  • Developing and executing playbooks that deploy risk and threat mitigation

Experience with at least one of the following two:

  • Using data analytics to be descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive

  • Using data visualization to communicate effectively to various audiences

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Supply Chain Risk Management

  • Intelligent & Automated Operations

  • Supply Chain Risk Management

  • IT or Security Governance

  • Risk and Compliance

  • Quality Assurance

Experience working with a cross-functional, multi-disciplinary team in addressing risks


Bonus points:

  • Certification in Supply Chain Risk Management

  • An active security clearance

  • Experience working in or with federal, state, or local government

  • Relevant exposure to US legislation and foreign policy related to global supply chain dependency

  • Familiarity with government and industry standards such as DoD Instructions 5200.44, NIST Risk Management Framework, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-161, ISO 270001, 31000, 280001, 9001.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • US Citizenship required, no duals

Important Information:

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $76,600 – $107,399 and information on benefits offered is here.

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture Federal Services.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.  

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

COVID-19 update:

The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

Life at Accenture

Work where you're inspired to explore your passions and where your talents are nurtured and cultivated. Innovate with leading-edge technologies on some of the coolest projects you can imagine.


Training and Development

Take time away to learn and learn all the time in our regional learning hubs, connected classrooms, online courses and learning boards.


Work Environment

Be your best every day in a work environment that helps drive innovation in everything you do.

Rewards & Benefits

With Accenture's Total Rewards, you are empowered to be your best—for the business, for your family, and for yourself.

View All

Learn more about Accenture

Our more than 600,000 people in more than 120 countries, combine unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

View All

Stay connected

Join our Team

Join Our Team

Search open positions that match your skills and interest. We look for passionate, curious, creative and solution-driven team players.

Keep up to date

Keep Up to Date

Stay ahead with careers tips, insider perspectives, and industry-leading insights you can put to use today–all from the people who work here.

Stay Connected

Job Alert Emails

Personalize your subscription to receive job alerts, latest news and insider tips tailored to your preferences. See what exciting and rewarding opportunities await.

View All