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Solution Analyst - Procurement and Digital Sourcing - RFX

Company: McKinsey
Location: Waltham
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

You'll be based in our McKinsey Knowledge Center in Waltham, Massachusetts or Dallas, Texas as part of our digital procurement team. Specifically, you will be part of the digital sourcing team.

This group is part of McKinsey's Product development and Procurement (PDP) service line. McKinsey has the world's largest Procurement consulting practice, serving over 1,000 clients annually on procurement. McKinsey is also the world thought leader and the trend setter in this space.

You will help clients capture cost savings using digital sourcing tools.

These digital sourcing tools help clients run digital auctions, digital Request for Quotes (eRFQs), digital tenders (eTenders) and digital requests for information (eRFI). Digital tools help clients save up to 30% off their cost base - significantly higher savings compared to non-digital methodologies. You will work with clients as a part of a large and diverse client service team. You will work with a vast variety of clients - up to 1 unique client per month.

In order to set you up for success, McKinsey will train you to become a global expert in procurement best-practices, digital sourcing and digital sourcing tools including Coupa Sourcing Optimizer, JaggaerOne, and ScoutRFP. We will also train you to demonstrate the asset solution capabilities helping you develop business development skills.

You will join the consulting team as a core member responsible to execute portions of the sourcing project plan. You will drive end to end sourcing event strategy, event design, vendor negotiations and savings capture. You will help clients understand basic sourcing optimization terminology and workflow, planning the sourcing process and identifying requirements for a relevant outcome using McKinsey best practices. You will provide analytics support to deliver key insights on sourcing projects thru use of the configurable reporting tools to assess responses, aggregate data, and create negotiation support and business summaries. You will produce high quality results from solution assets. The Digital Sourcing team will provide you support whenever required.

You will ensure digital procurement assets, vendors and processes adhere to our standards and that client information and data is safeguarded to the utmost level.

  • Advanced degree in engineering
  • Strong proficiency in Excel (including vlookup, index-match, pivots); proficiency in macros, array functions and PowerPoint is a plus
  • Understanding of and interest in purchasing, sourcing and saving opportunity identification
  • Solid problem-solving capabilities including the ability to disaggregate issues, identify root causes and recommend solutions
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

Keywords: McKinsey, Waltham , Solution Analyst - Procurement and Digital Sourcing - RFX, Other , Waltham, Massachusetts

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