Procurement Manager

Ernst & Young LLP ( EY India )


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Full Time

Min. 4 Years

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Business Consulting - Supply Chain - Senior Consultant

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

EY Business Consulting – Supply Chain - Senior Consultant

Our objective is to help the clients to improve the performance and productivity of their Supply Chain & Operations (SC&O). With expertise in leading SC&O proprietary frameworks, you will help clients to improve reliability, flexibility and responsiveness of their supply chain whilst reducing the total cost. Typical role representation would include developing operating models, redesigning / reengineering supply chain processes, performing process assessments and reviews, developing tools and coming up with thought leadership.

The client base spans across industries and includes multinational companies from oil & gas, power & utilities, consumer goods & retail, etc.

The opportunity

We’re looking for Senior Consultant with expertise in Supply Chain - Procurement to join the group of our Business Consulting Team to work with business clients and project teams to support on delivering client engagements on SC&O and build a strong business pipeline by developing Technical proposals collaborating with stakeholders.

Your key responsibilities

As a Senior consultant, you will be part of a team of professionals with extensive Supply Chain consulting and industry experience.Typical role representation would include supporting on client engagements related to Supply Chain consulting.Drawing on your knowledge and experience, you will also be involved in creating innovative insights for clients, suggesting methods and practices to optimise their SC&O processes, improving operations and creating new sources of value, and contribution to thought leadership.You are also expected to attend stakeholder meetings and support/build winning technical proposals in response to the Tender and/or Requests for Proposal (RFPs) from business clients.

An important part of your role will be to actively perform research, establish, maintain and strengthen internal and external relationships. This job responsibility will require you to travel and be on client site in MENA region particularly Middle East.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with business stakeholders on Procurement assignments related to performance improvement, target operating model and operational experience – transformation/ optimization/re-engineering, etc. and translate the client needs and priorities to sustainable solutions.
  • Understand client’s business objectives, procurement challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Conduct assessments of client’s procurement functions to identify areas of optimization/automation/cost reduction
  • Develop implementation roadmaps aligned with client’s business needs and industry best practices.
  • Lead procurement transformation initiatives including process redesign and technology implementation support
  • Provide data-driven insights using advanced analytics and business intelligence tools to support decision making and drive continuous improvement in procurement operations.
  • Ensure consistency in delivering high quality work products exceeding the client expectations and meeting delivery timelines
  • Work closely with key stakeholders and lead, design and develop winning technical proposals with respect to the tender floated or RFPs received from business clients.
  • Build, maintain and strengthen working relationships with business stakeholders at appropriate levels and clients.
  • Continually enhance your technical and consulting skills on supply chain, there by contributing to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
  • Liaise with internal teams and field of play teams to help identify opportunities on SC&O and actively contribute to business development and automation activities.
  • Develop and groom team members for succession planning, as needed.

Skills and attributes for success

  • Good understanding of end-to-end supply chain process covering one or more of the following areas: sourcing, purchasing,contract life cycle management, supplier management, logistics, order management, warehousing
  • Knowledge of Category Management and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) frameworks.
  • Strong ability to research and write technical proposal content in MS PowerPoint
  • Business process re-engineering and optimization in diverse industry like Oil & Gas, B2B, Real estate & construction, Consumer Goods & retail, Manufacturing will be valuable for the role.
  • Good understanding of any of the ERP applications on the domain area
  • Participation in Supply chain transformation projects will be good for the role
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to build rapport with all stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)

To qualify for the role, you must have

  • 4-7 years of work experience in various Supply Chain projects with experience inpre-sales operations. Consulting experience would be an added advantage
  • BE/B-Tech/MBA/higher degrees in operations
  • Exposure to writing technical proposals in response to RFP / Tender
  • Knowledge of Supply chain domain including but not limited to operating model design, organisation restructuring, feasibility study, operational efficiency improvement, process transformation, re-engineering, optimization and analytics (supplier segmentation, spend analytics, benchmarking).
  • Addon experience in Procurement / Supplier / 3rdparty audits
  • Strong in Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Aris, Power Bi, Tableau, etc.
  • Exposure to ERP systems and tools like SAP, Oracle, Ariba, Coupa, LLamasoft, Anaplan, etc.
  • Willing to travel to the Middle East and work on Sunday to Thursday working week and support MENA timings (11AM – 8.30 PM), as preferred (supporting Middle East Clients)

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Project management skills
  • Customer handling, Stakeholder management,Report writing, Strong interpersonal communication skills and experience in usage of analytical tools/ representations
  • Certification in ISO, Lean, Six sigma, TQM, KAIZEN will be an added/preferred advantage

What we look for

  • A Team of people with commercial acumen, technical experience and enthusiasm to learn new things in this fast-moving environment
  • An opportunity to be a part of market-leading, multi-disciplinary team of business consultant professionals, in the integrated global business worldwide.
  • Opportunities to work with EY Business Consulting practices regionally/globally with leading businesses across a range of industries

What working at EY offers

At EY, we’re dedicated to helping our clients, from start–ups to Fortune 500 companies — and the work we do with them is as varied as they are.

You get to work with inspiring and meaningful projects. Our focus is education and coaching alongside practical experience to ensure your personal development. We value our employees and you will be able to control your own development with an individual progression plan. You will quickly grow into a responsible role with challenging and stimulating assignments. Moreover, you will be part of an interdisciplinary environment that emphasizes high quality and knowledge exchange. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY | Building a better working world

EY exists to build a better working world, helping to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets.

Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate.

Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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Kochi, KL, IN, 682030



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Full Time


Day Shift

Job requirements


Min. 4 years

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