Procurement Transformation Consultant

Location: Chicago, IL
Source One is a technology-enabled procurement services provider and strategic sourcing consulting firm offering our clients transformation advisory services to optimize their procurement functions specific to the pillars of procurement - 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:
  • Aid 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
  • Assist in structuring and executing operational and strategic oriented initiatives by developing work plans, gathering and synthesizing relevant data, leading analyses, and developing final recommendations
  • Create and manage the development of business cases, communications, training, and change measurement plans for clients while providing support across all work streams
  • Collaborate with client’s Change Leads to ensure change management interventions and communications are aligned with organizations goals and initiatives
  • Design and optimize procurement processes utilizing best practices within client industry and across procurement
  • Support clients in the development and facilitation of training on new processes and ensuring buy-in across stakeholder base
  • Client facing role, mainly upper level management comprising C-suite, activities include interacting, communicating, presenting and aligning with executive sponsors, leadership and other decision makers at the client
  • 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
  • Acting in a PMO fashion as a single point of contact on projects

Skills and Attributes:
  • Requires the ability to operate effectively both autonomously and within a team based environment, collaborating with the practice lead
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strategic and analytical thinking skills required
  • 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

  • Proven Project Management experience
  • Category management, supply management and strategic sourcing best practices expertise preferred
  • Understanding of Procure to Pay Processes, Financial Modeling and Organizational Theory
  • 2-3 year minimum of Consulting experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Procurement and/or Supply Chain, either as a practitioner or consultant
  • Experience with conducting process optimization or transformation advisory, preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Supply Chain, Finance, or Economics, preferred

Additional Details:
  • Willow Grove or Chicago
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%
  • Full command of Excel (advance formula writing, pivot tables, lookups and charting) and PowerPoint and the ability to produce clear reports and presentations

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