Expert Project Leader - Procurement

Company: Boston Consulting Group
Job type: Other
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Practice Area Profile
The Operations Practice (OPS) Area is one of BCG's largest functional practices. We help our clients create competitive advantage by enhancing their performance and building strategic capabilities. BCG s expertise in Operations covers the following areas - supply chain management, procurement, manufacturing, service operations, cost efficiency, operational transformation, research & product development, program and project management, all with a strong digital and analytics overlay.
What You'll Do

A Project Leader (PL) position is a mark of significant achievement with considerable leadership and performance expectations. Senior experts work closely with Partner teams to help leverage their expertise to support commercial opportunities and drive growth; as an Associate Director (AD), experts take a larger more proactive role in shaping the plan for the commercial agenda and how to support the strategy of the practice.

What will be expected of you in this role is to:

  • Play a leading role in the growth of our Operations Practice and the Procurement topic through case execution, client development, and intellectual property & product creation
  • Execute, or provide expertise and support to, Procurement projects within the Operations Practice Area for our key clients in Europe and beyond
  • Desire to build and spread Procurement expertise within BCG and serving as a Procurement-hub for the firm to develop new techniques and/or capture new ideas as well as casework experience.
  • Ability to contribute to BCG's practice area publications and to BCG's procurement approach and toolkit, benchmarks, templates, processes, incl. responsibility for managing and developing 3rd party cooperation
  • Work jointly with BCG and client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on site
  • Actively support our business development efforts: client meetings, industry conferences
  • Provide mentorship and support to consultants ensuring continuous individual development

Expertise is of vital importance to BCG and our clients and the ECT is a core pillar of BCG's strategy. Our clients expect BCG to help tailor solutions to their specific needs, and increasingly expect us to bring deep industry and functional expertise to the table. Our continued investments in knowledge and expertise have been a critically important driver of our success. The growth and development of the ECT cohort is a core component of these investments. The track enables individuals to bring significant value to BCG with relevant operational or technical experience in specific fields, usually gained outside of BCG either in industry, academia or specialised consulting. It also provides expert consultants opportunities to apply and expand their knowledge and experience across markets and functions. A tailored onboarding programme supported by relevant leading consultants will enable a successful start at BCG.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)
  • At least 7 years of work experience in top level advisory or consulting firm although candidates with excellent industry backgrounds would also be considered
  • It is essential, that you have already earned an outstanding market reputation in the field of Procurement and have achieved significant and proven results at prior clients
  • Knowledge challenging the "status quo", creating transparency for clients, helping them understand the implications of their costs, synthesising & advising how to improve
  • A track record of project/team leadership and related achievements
  • Willingness to travel internationally and to work remotely on client sites
  • Strong academics
  • Fluent English & French are a must
  • Problem solving skills - hypothesis-driven approach- and advanced quantitative analysis skills
  • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas

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