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Senior Consultant Supply Chain & Operations - Procurement

Location:  Diegem
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  May 10, 2023

Job description

Requisition ID:  1314645

Are you willing to take the challenge of building a better working world in a dynamic, digital environment?

The opportunity


In today’s shape-shifting world, with raw material and products that are either unavailable or unpredictable, with a higher emphasis on sustainability and with a broader social awareness of the origin of goods, companies are forced to rethink their entire Procurement strategy and operating model. Rebalancing Quality and Price with Sustainability targets are on top of the CPO agenda together with a more tailored collaboration and visibility with the entire upstream supply chain. This need for greater agility, while the bottom line is constantly watched, puts pressure on the procurement organization and the category managers/ buyers who are expected to keep pace within an ever-accelerating environment. 


At EY, we assist our clients with those challenges through a unique combination of industry-specific insights, practical application of digital and emerging technologies and collaborating with a broad range of alliance partners. We ask better questions to find better answers, delivering better outcomes and shape the future of supply chain focused on Innovation, Technology and Sustainability.  
For our growing Supply Chain and Operations practice in Belgium we are looking for a Senior Consultant to strengthen our Procurement team.


Your key responsibilities
As a Senior Consultant you support and (co-)lead project delivery teams improving our client’s business performance, in line with our Exceptional Client Service approach, while helping grow our practice outside of your client work. Drawing on your knowledge, skills and experience, you will start to build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers, support bids, proposals and thought leadership.


You will work independently as well as in teams. You will coach and support consultants and client team members, perform analyses and report finding and results. You will share your expertise with about 40 other colleagues in the Supply Chain & Operations team of EY Belgium. Our team focuses on delivering challenging projects across the entire supply chain. Typical projects are the creation of a supply chain strategy, network (re-)design, supply chain planning, logistics & distribution, sourcing & procurement, and manufacturing excellence.


In addition, you’ll actively establish and strengthen the relationships with our regional and global Supply Chain leadership teams and take part in our international communities.

Skills and attributes for success


Competitive business today is all about making intelligent, informed choices. We are looking for an individual who is passionate about helping our clients to solve their toughest supply chain problems. 

Your knowledge and experience, combined with EY’s thought leadership on the future of Supply Chain Management, will allow you to provide innovative insights for clients, adapting our service offerings, solutions, and methods to fit the operational teams and cultural needs. You will consequently actively grow your knowledge by taking part in educational programs to continually develop your personal skills. 


As a valued member of the team, you will have a key contribution in our learning culture and in coaching team members to achieve their professional development goals and personal growth.

You are thorough and result-oriented and work together with the client on implementing solutions. You often work in an international environment on projects with a significant impact on company results.

To qualify for the role you must have

•    A master’s degree, preferably Industrial Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or Logistics 
•    Approximately 2-5 years of professional experience with a demonstrated track record of delivering sustained improvements in business performance, gained in industry and/or consulting
•    You are passionate about Procurement and can rely on strong knowledge and experience in this field or one of the sub-fields (category management, supplier relationship management, Risk management,…), 
•    You are familiar with procurement technologies (eg. SAP Ariba, Coupa, Zycus,…); 
•    You have experience in one of the followings sectors: Public Sector, Pharma, Advanced Manufacturing or FMCG
•    Fluent written and spoken English, French and/or Dutch
•    Excellent analytical skills, drive, enthusiasm, conceptual thinking, communication and influencing skills, and pragmatism in execution


It’s a plus if you also have


•    APICS certification is a plus
•    Project management certification such as Prince2 or PMP is plus
•    Experience working with specialized solutions including SAP Ariba, Coupa, Zycus or other

•    Any other additional Supply Chain, Project Management, Data & Analytics related certifications


What we offer


•    Attractive remuneration package - We offer an attractive remuneration package; including a company car and fuel card, iPhone plus subscription, health insurance, pension plan, meal vouchers and eco vouchers.  Thanks to our flex plan it is possible to choose what you value most.
•    Flexible working arrangements - We are proud of our flexible working arrangements. We will actively support you in building a successful career and delivering excellent client service without sacrificing your personal priorities. We offer flexible working hours and working from home multiple days per week is possible.
•    Inspiring work environment - At EY we are dedicated to providing you with an inspiring work environment. A work environment which allows you to further develop your skills and enables you to fulfill your true potential.
•    Personal growth - You will receive numerous trainings and will be coached by a counselor. We offer a clear career path tailored to your unique skills. 
•    Fun - By joining our EY- teams, you can participate in team activities, companywide events and enjoy a drink during our monthly afterwork drink.  
•    Sustainability - We have a fleet of hybrid and electric cars. Our flex plan makes it possible for to choose the most sustainable option for you. You can also opt for a train subscription or lease a bike. Furthermore, we are currently preparing to move to our brand new sustainable office ‘the Wings’, right across our current office in Diegem;
•    Diversity & inclusion - At EY we are passionate about the inclusion and support of individuals of all groups; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
•    Location - all of our offices are easily accessible by public transport and/or by car and have parking space. They all have parking spaces and charging stations are provided.


If you feel that you meet the criteria above, please contact us !


We have been elected as the Best Workplace 2023. Over the years, EY evolved from the 9th to the 7th to the 4th to the 3rd place last year, to end first this year. We are tremendously proud of this accomplishment. We’ve built a workplace where people can flourish, develop and be happy.  At EY you will be empowered to take responsibility and encouraged to seize opportunities to grow your expertise and your career.


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