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Procurement Advisory Associate Director

Chicago, IL
Corcentric is a technology-enabled procurement services provider and strategic sourcing consulting firm offering our clients transformation advisory services to optimize their procurement and finance functions specific to its people and organization, processes, tools and technology, and metrics and reporting. Within our Procurement Transformation practice we collaborate with our clients to develop a current state assessment of their procurement function utilizing a best practice based maturity scale, setting goals for long term improvement in each of the pillars of Procurement while identifying areas of specific focus. We provide a gap assessment along with customized recommendations and a business case to resolve the pain points identified in the current state assessment. Our team of advisors then supports the client in the execution of the recommendations that include a variety of activities including process mapping and redesign, policy and procedure creation and rollout, technology requirements collection and provider selection, PMO services, special program development, governance structures, and change management support.

Key Role:
The Procurement Advisory Associate Director will be accountable for:
  • Leading overall strategy development as a trusted advisor to clients across a variety of industries in procurement strategy, process and organization optimization, technology review and implementation, metrics evaluation and development, and delivery of results pertaining to evaluation in those areas
  • Executing operational and strategic initiatives by developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses, and developing final recommendations
  • Guiding the creation and delivery of business cases, communications, training, and change measurement plans for clients while providing support across all work streams
  • Collaborating with client’s Change Leads to ensure change management interventions and communications are aligned with organizations’ goals and initiatives
  • Designing and optimizing procurement and finance processes utilizing best practices within client industry and across procurement
  • Supporting clients in the development and facilitation of training on new processes and ensuring buy-in across stakeholder base
  • Acting in a PMO fashion as a single point of contact on projects
  • Internally helping to grow the Procurement Transformation practice including elements such as, marketing strategy, partner development and maintenance, content development and planning, resource and budget planning and management, and proposal development
  • Providing advice and support to internal Subject Matter Experts on Procurement best practice to support strategic account management goals to expand accounts within other practice areas
Skills and Attributes:
  • Requires the ability to operate effectively both autonomously and within a team based environment, collaborating with the practice lead on practice development and strategy
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills required
  • Ability to interface with executive leadership with clients in a variety of industries
  • Develop and foster client relationships with the ability to identify areas to expand our portfolio
  • A strong work ethic, self-motivation and progressive thinking that thrives on new challenges
  • Extremely well organized
  • Ability to quickly assimilate and utilize new information
Experience:
  • Proven Project Management experience
  • Category management, supply management and strategic sourcing best practices expertise preferred
  • Deep subject matter expertise across all aspects of Procurement including Procure to Pay Processes, Financial Modeling, Organizational Theory, Personnel Development, Procurement and Finance Policy
  • Working knowledge of Procurement and Finance technology with the ability to understand workflows and interactivity of systems a plus
  • 5-7 year minimum of Consulting experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain, either as a practitioner or consultant
  • Experience with conducting process optimization, organizational development, or transformation advisory, highly preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Supply Chain, Finance, or Economics, or relatable field, preferred
Additional Details:
  • Philadelphia or Chicago
  • Willingness to travel up to 50%
  • Full command of Excel (advance formula writing, pivot tables, lookups and charting) and PowerPoint and the ability to produce clear reports and presentations
About Corcentric
Corcentric is a leading provider of procurement and finance solutions that transform how companies purchase, pay, and get paid. Corcentric's procurement, accounts payable, and accounts receivable solutions empower companies to spend smarter, optimize cash flow, and drive profitability. Corcentric was named a 2018 ’50 Providers to Watch’ by Spend Matters and a leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Accounts Payable Automations 2019. Since 1996, more than 6,000 customers from the middle market to the Fortune 1000 have used Corcentric to reduce costs and improve working capital. Learn more at corcentric.com.
 
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