Expert Consultant - Procurement

Location:

Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Geography:

Asia Pacific

Capabilities:

Procurement

Industries:

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

Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures—and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

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.

What You'll Do

As an Expert Consultant within BCG’s Operations Practice, you will be a core member of our practice working alongside some of the world’s top minds in industry – delivering innovative procurement solutions. You will collaborate on challenging projects with team members from many backgrounds, advising clients on a variety of procurement topics with a strong focus on category strategy development. You will contribute to client cases, workshops and proposals spending much of your time onsite during staffing assignments to understand client requirements. 

Bring high quality expertise in the Procurement topic that delivers value to client organisations in the heavy industries sector (mining, electricity, oil and gas, manufacturing)
Support clients in enhancing their procurement value delivery through improving category strategies, supplier partnerships, negotiations and sourcing events; designing and standing up best-in-class procurement organisations, incl. organisational design, process improvements, capability building; identify and implement digital roadmaps for procurement, including automation, advanced analytics and Agile
Execute client work in a case team either as an advisor or individual contributor
Proactively pursue knowledge of cutting-edge research, technologies, and methodologies
Support presentation of key findings and recommendations to C-level executives
Contribute to proposals together with the senior leadership of the OPS Practice 
Build awareness for BCG’s Procurement competence in the mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and electricity communities 
Contribute to Procurement intellectual property: conduct primary research, develop and refine ideas, methodologies and tools, design learning material, capture credentials and best practice


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.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

Our ideal candidate will be inquisitive, curious, and tenacious with a penchant for going above and beyond the immediate project requirements to find deep insights others have missed. They will possess significant experience in procurement, with deep category strategy development expertise, a genuine passion for problem-solving and strong supplier negotiation skills.

The ideal candidate possesses:

At least 5 years of relevant consulting or procurement experience in the heavy industries sector (mining, oil and gas, electricity or manufacturing) or a combination of both
Experience in digital procurement solutions is desirable 
Passion for complex problem solving
In-depth procurement expertise in relevant major categories within mining, oil & gas and ideally experience in global categories 
A track record of driving and delivering high-value work, (e.g., owning the process, content and day-to-day client or team interactions)
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 
An ability to think creatively, be adaptable and curious
Preferred advanced degree in Engineering, Science and/or Business Administration from a top-tier university 

Location 

Ideally Perth, Melbourne or Sydney. You must be prepared to travel extensively and spend a significant amount of time on site with our clients. 

Date Posted:

22-Jan-2021

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