Supply Chain & Operations Strategy Consultant

Functional areas

Job Role: Supply Chain & Operations Strategy Consultant

Location: London

Career Level: 9

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

Accenture Strategy shapes our clients’ future, combining deep business insight with the understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models. In joining Accenture Strategy you will drive the CEO agenda on issues related to digital disruption, competitive agility, global operating models, and workforce of the future to identify new sources of value.

You will challenge the status quo and develop innovative strategies that harness your full understanding of how technology will impact industry and business models, and you will use advanced analytics and human-centric design to co-create technology-enabled, disruptive strategies that win competitive advantage, unlock value and drive profitable growth for clients.

No-one brings all of that together at the scale and with the degree of integration as we can. Serving 95 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500, we’re different to every other strategy firm on the market – which makes us an undeniably exciting place in which to forge a career. Technology will continue to be the disruptor in the strategy arena. Which makes Accenture the strategy firm of tomorrow.  

Accenture Strategy, Supply Chain & Operations

Supply Chain & Operations is a major functionally-oriented strategy & consulting practice: we help our clients reimagine and transform tomorrow’s supply chains and operations to positively impact business, society, and the planet. We do this through a human centered and data driven approach that encourages our people and clients to continuously innovate and generate significant, sustainable global impact. Built on the three pillars of customer centricity, zero based mindset, and responsible operations & organisations, this is what we call the Intelligent Supply Chain.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways.

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you! As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job. 

Supply Chain & Operations is seeking to recruit a Consultant with strong strategy consulting experience and a history of supply chain & operations projects. Accenture’s Supply Chain & Operations service line within Accenture Strategy operates the following domains across industry groups: Supply Chain & Fulfillment, Sourcing & Procurement, and Operations & Process Transformation.

In our team you will learn to:

  • Use your judgment to solve complex, ambiguous client business problems, bringing structure and rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques

  • Understand the strategic direction set, using analysis to address our clients’ business challenges and deliver lasting and distinctive outcomes and value

  • Develop knowledge of prevailing market trends, financials and operating drivers across multiple industries

  • Leverage digital / data analytics to create powerful insights to solve client problems

  • Build and sustain trusted senior client relationships in the C-suite

  • Develop and lead high performing multidisciplinary Strategy teams

  • Run Accenture’s business and contribute to business development activities

In this role you will:

  • Lead successful strategy engagements addressing our clients’ challenges, delivering lasting and distinctive outcomes and value in disciplines such as:

    • Supply Chain or Procurement Strategy & Segmentation (Vision, Operating Model, Diagnostics, Transformation Roadmap, etc.)

    • Strategic Cost Reduction (Zero Based Spend, Zero Based Supply Chain, Closed Loop Spend Management methodology, etc.)

    • Responsible and Resilient Supply Chain & Procurement (Risk, Performance, Innovation, Diversity, Sustainability)

    • Digital Supply Chain: Architecting innovative digital interventions across the supply chain, from a range of emergent technologies (inc. Cloud, IoT, AI) and supply chain software products

    • Platform-Driven Intelligent Transformation (Technology Strategy, Technology Architecture, etc.)

    • Mergers and Acquisitions (Pre and Post Merger Integration)

    • Warehouse & Inventory Management Optimisation (Warehouse Design, Automation, Robotics, Warehouse Management Systems)

    • Network Design & Optimisation (Network Strategy, Network Modelling)

    • Demand and Supply Planning

    • Control Tower Design and Value Realisation

    • Direct & Indirect Sourcing Optimisation

  • Understand client strategic and operational issues to develop possible solutions

  • Structure and create business/market assessments

  • Maintain an understanding of advancements in technology and innovations which are happening across digital, analytics, the supply chain & procurement ecosystem and broader marketplace

  • Develop business cases to identify, measure and realise enterprise value and contribute to business development

  • We are looking for experience in the following:

  • Experience at a top tier or boutique consulting firm or through an ‘in-house’ consulting/business development role with a focus on: supply chain or procurement transformations, strategic cost reduction, demand & supply planning, responsible supply chain, sourcing & procurement, optimisation, logistics, network strategy & modelling, or warehouse & inventory management optimisation

  • A clear understanding of how supply chains are being disrupted by Digital technologies, and the opportunities for value creation

  • Familiarity with recognised Strategy frameworks and techniques

  • Experience of research, quantitative analysis and structured problem solving

  • Experience of building relationships at all levels in an organization

  • A good understanding of how various industries operate including products, players, value chain business models, operating models, industry trends and challenges and regulatory frameworks

  • A robust understanding of core supply chain & procurement business capabilities

  • Experience leading diverse teams in complex strategy/consulting engagements

  • Strong programme management experience

  • Academic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • Set yourself apart:

  • Supply chain technology and digital disruptor awareness, including but not limited to SAP, S4/IBP, SAP Ariba, Coupa, Jaggaer, iValua, Kinaxis, E2Open, Oracle, Blue Yonder, O9, intelligent automation, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and analytics, etc.; other specific systems / applications relevant from previous experience;

  • Functional experience including some of the following:

    • Distributed order management, inventory management, demand planning, supply planning, distribution and logistics, transport sourcing, global trade management

    • Closed loop spend management, direct or indirect materials/SG&A (Technology, Marketing, Travel, Facilities, Professional Services, etc.) cost takeout, sourcing, procure-to-pay, contract & supplier management, third party risk management, sustainable procurement

  • What’s in it for you

    At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days of vacation per year, access to app based fitness classes and discounts on range of gyms, private medical insurance and three days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

    Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role to deliver the first-class services we are known for.

    About Accenture

    Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of

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    Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law            Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2021 Accenture reserves the right to close the role  this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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Firm: Accenture

Location: London



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