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(Senior) Consultant - Business Consulting - Procurement Transformation

Location:  Zurich
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  16 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1488262




The opportunity

In the area of Procurement, you will accompany organizations in the implementation of company-wide transformation programs - from strategy and concept development to implementation.


Your key responsibilities

  • You will support CPOs and Procurement Leaders in implementing transformations in Procurement as the world becomes digital, consumer needs change and the shape of the Procurement fundamentally changes.
  • You will work with clients to develop, deliver and become a trusted advisor in the next generation of Procurement.
  • You will work on the digital procurement transformation of your clients as well as advising them on how to continue to drive top line and bottom-line improvements.
  • You will leverage existing, emerging and new technologies (e.g., generative AI, Procure-to-Pay and Source-to-Contract solutions) to deliver these transformations.
  • You will be key contributor and progressively start leading sub-work streams in client engagements, and will work in multi-disciplinary teams (e.g., Technology, Risk, Finance, Tax, Strategy & Transactions) to deliver high quality services in line with our proven global methodologies and tools.
  • You will support the business in developing EY knowledge and concepts for our practice, whilst also actively establishing, maintaining and strengthening internal and external relationships.
  • You will build your management consulting and Procurement capabilities to become a valued contributor to our clients’ transformations and for your own personal career journey.
  • You will start to identify business opportunities at the clients where you work, and support to develop proposals and offers to answer to client RFPs


Skills and attributes for success 

  • Degree in economics, industrial engineering, supply chain or procurement or equivalent, with excellent results.
  • You have meaningful experience (1-4 years) in one of the following areas: procurement strategy and category management, procurement operating model, supplier management and supplier innovation, source-to-contract, orderto-pay management, digital procurement transfirmation.
  • You have a strong interest in digital (e.g., generative AI, RPA, Blockchain, source-to-pay tools)) and some working experiences of the application of those technologies.
  • Know-how in SAP Ariba, Coupa, Jagger, Zycus, GEP, Ivalua or other procurement solutions is important.
  • Sector experience in Consumer Products, Life Science and/or Industrial Products.
  • Flexibility including willingness to travel regionally and globally if needed.
  • As an international company, we require English, German and French is highly valuable.


What we offer

EY Switzerland offers you to work in a diverse and inclusive environment with around 3,000 employees from 64 different countries. You will collaborate with the best, learn from the best and continually grow, as we invest a significant portion of our annual turnover in the personal development and training of our employees.

Click here to find out more about our benefits and corporate social responsibility.


Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your complete application with CV, cover letter and certificates. 

For more information, please contact our recruitment team ( / +41 58 286 33 66).


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