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(Senior) Consultant Procurement

Location:  Amsterdam
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  11 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1479102

Are you ready to take your procurement career to unparalleled heights? Are you passionate about revolutionizing the way organizations source, negotiate, and optimize their supply chains? If you are a driven, strategic thinker with a proven track record in procurement excellence, we invite you to embark on an extraordinary journey with us as a Procurement Consultant at EY.


EY’s Supply Chain & Operations (SC&O) practice supports clients across different domains: Supply Chain, Procurement, Operational Excellence (both in Manufacturing and Services Organizations) and Smart Factory. In this role as consultant your main focus will be on Procurement. 


The opportunity - What future are you building towards?

In Procurement we help leading companies with for example their Procurement operating model, strategy development, strategy implementation, sustainable sourcing or a spend analysis.  

  • As a consultant your role will be to lead a sub project within client engagements. You will work independently as well as in teams at our clients, supporting them with improving their business performance. You will use your quantitative and qualitative analytical skills to help structure and analyse the problems of the client and report the findings and results. 

  • Drawing on your knowledge, skills, and experience, you will start to build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers.  

  • You will play an active role and contribute to the EY SC&O team internally by developing project proposals, solutions, trainings, and thought leadership.  


Responsibilities – How can you make a lasting impact in a rapidly changing world?

Our clients place considerable trust in us and our advice, and people who are passionate about going above and beyond to improve our working world, unifies us as a team. This is crucial in enabling us to consistently deliver or exceed on our commitments.  

As a (Senior) Consultant, you’ll balance internal and external responsibilities, comprising client, business development support, operational and personal development. 

  • Build, maintain and strengthen relationships to increasingly become a trusted point of contact within Procurement  

  • Delivering Procurement projects for industry-leading clients in and outside the Netherlands, within a multi-disciplinary team 

  • Deliver solutions for complex and existing challenges in the field of Procurement (e.g. Sustainability regulations and compliance, or spend analysis and cost optimization) 

  • Contribute to or lead a workstream within a project and be capable of managing activity to complete deliverables within your remit  

  • Contribute to and be an active member of a core project team, often working with others from different parts of EY’s world   

  • Contribute to the development of proposals to showcase some of our leading practices  

  • Maintain a personal development program to continually enhance your technical and consulting skills  

  • Increasingly grow your people leadership experience through leading as part of client and internal teams   


Job requirements – Where do you start if you want to change the world?

  • 2-5 years’ work experience in a Procurement related environment (Consulting or business).  

  • A master’s degree preferably in the field of Business, Operations management, or Supply Chain Management.  

  • An analytical and a structured way of working, you are strong in conceptual thinking, and you have a great drive and are enthusiastic.  

  • Proactive and energetic, with innovative qualities that enable high quality work to be delivered often in relatively short timeframes. 

  • Collaborative team player, with the capability to work within cross-functional teams, collaborating with colleagues from different countries and departments to achieve common goals 

  • Results oriented, focused on achieving high quality value to clients, and continuously striving for excellence. 

  • Proficiency in project management, to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, ensuring deadlines are met, and clients are kept informed. 

  • Fluent language skills in English & Dutch. 


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Are you interested in this job position, but do you not meet the full requirements? Please feel encouraged to apply anyway.


What we offer – Is everything that counts being counted?

We offer an attractive employment package that rewards individual and team achievements:

    • Vitality: the choice is yours. An online session with an external vitality coach, practical tips on topics such as nutrition, energy, sleep and mindset, a discount at Healthcity and/or a voucher card to rent a padel court. 
    • Flexible working: you decide where and when you work in consultation with your team. At home, at the office, at the client or from another European country (up to 20 working days per year).
    • Home office arrangement: to optimize your home office, EY provides the following resources for you: office chair, sit/stand desk, an external monitor, a desk lamp, a (Bluetooth) headset, and a large external keyboard.
    • Birth leave: EY will pay 100% of the birth leave, in the case of an additional birth leave, EY will pay 70% of the salary.

For a full overview of our employment package click here: Hoe het is om bij ons te werken | EY – Global | EY - Nederland


The office

Our office in Amsterdam is located in the Zuidas, a bustling area where many businesses are situated. In our Cross Towers, Anouchka and Lucia welcome up to 1.000 people every day upon arrival. Haven't had breakfast yet? Taib will make his special smoothie for you or simply a delicious cappuccino. During the lunch break, the team of Hans and Mehdi will be ready with a fresh lunch for you. For a breathtaking view of Amsterdam, head to the 22nd floor. Collaborating takes on a new meaning with the Wavespace. This high-tech environment brings clients and colleagues together virtually from all over the world!

Recruitment procedure – How can you prepare for a long life together?

The selection procedure exists in general out of 3 interview rounds and/or Business case. An (online) assessment an pre-employment screening will also be part of the process.


Due to laws and regulations, and because EY (and in some cases its clients) has high demands on the reliability and integrity of its employees, every new employee will be screened. Depending on your rank the pre-employment screening could contain the following: Certificate of Conduct (in Dutch: VOG) or - if requesting a Dutch VOG is not possible - Criminal Background Check of the country you are currently living or have lived during the last five years, integrity questionnaire, verification of ID, diploma’s and/or work experience and consultation of the Dutch insolvency registry. 

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