SEA Expert Project Lead/ Principal - Procurement


Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore


Asia Pacific


Lean & manufacturing, Operations, Procurement


Consumer products, Energy & environment, Metals & mining, Process industries & building materials

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Practice Area Profile

The Operations Practice (OPS) Area is one of BCG's largest functional practices. We help our clients create competitive advantage by enhancing their performance and building strategic capabilities. BCG’s expertise in Operations covers the following areas - supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, service operations, cost efficiency, operational transformation, research & product development, program and project management, all with a strong digital and analytics overlay.

Role Profile

BCG is looking for Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Project Leaders and Principal consultants who will partner with clients to take on their most difficult challenges, transform mind-sets, create outstanding value, and build capabilities that enable organizations to achieve sustainable advantage. The ideal candidates will be inquisitive, curious, and confident, with a penchant for going above and beyond immediate project requirements to find deep insights that others have missed. They will possess significant experience in procurement with depth in strategic sourcing and a genuine passion for problem-solving. Leadership and communication skills will be critical to success. They will become an integral part of a top tier, growing team in this field.

You will contribute to the successful execution of strategic sourcing / procurement cases, business development, and topic development in Southeast Asia:
  • Lead and execute strategic sourcing / procurement cases in various settings (programmatic cost take outs, PMIs, others)
  • Specifically, execute strategic sourcing assessments, should cost modelling, support market events (RFIs, RFPs) and incumbent supplier renegotiations, improve supplier collaborations, improve supplier risk management, drive procurement and strategic sourcing digitalization and perform other relevant initiatives
  • Contribute to topic development via research, creation of service offerings and products
  • Build awareness for BCG strategic sourcing / procurement competence

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG’s ability to successfully meet our clients’ demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG's most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG’ to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

Your Qualifications

  • Preferred advanced degree in Engineering, Science and/or Business Administration. Other advanced degrees are accepted as well, e.g. Law, Mathematics, Physics; from top-tier institutions.
  • A combination of industry and consulting experience is highly preferred
  • Experience across indirect and direct sourcing, management of programmatic efforts, as well as experience in P2P processes and digitalization preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and a high capacity for conceptual thinking. Must be able to thrive in a hypothesis-based environment where inductive rather than deductive reasoning is the norm
  • Demonstrated ability to management client engagements, client relationships and provide “thought leadership” to teams, owning the responsibility for the quality of engagement.

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