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Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Business Optimization

Manager, Strategic Sourcing and Business Optimization

Job ID 
2017-1043
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-IL-Chicago
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
9/28/2017
Category 
Strategic Sourcing and Business Optimization

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Overview

HBR Consulting, LLC provides strategic, technology and operational services to clients in the legal, professional and financial services industries. Our consultants are a highly talented group of professionals who offer a unique blend of core consulting experience across a number of industries and disciplines along with specialized skills in their respective areas of expertise. Our employees are our greatest competitive advantage.

 

The Strategic Sourcing & Business Optimization practice leverages proven methodologies to assist clients in reducing costs across a variety of areas, optimizing business processes and improving stakeholder value.

Specific responsibilities for the Manager role will evolve and encompass a broad scope of duties, but generally include the following:

 

Responsibilities

  • Support and manage all aspects of projects including guiding internal resources, facilitating requirements, gathering and conducting data analysis and research, training and mentoring junior team members and implementing the identified opportunities directly alongside client senior management
  • Support engagement financials, practice operations as well as business development and proposal efforts 
  • Provide service excellence by identifying key client business issues, determining client needs, evaluating and validating analysis
  • Develop recommendations for the client in the context of the overall engagement and implementing change while minimizing organizational disruption
  • Work directly with client management and executives on a routine basis on status as it pertains to engagement progression
  • Ensure high quality delivery and provide content leadership
  • Structure ill-defined problems, develop and apply conceptual frameworks and analytical approaches, create new tools and methodologies, and develop recommendations for client implementation
  • Independently structure, write, and present well—organized and persuasive end products
  • Utilize strong communications skills including the ability to command an audience
  • Develop new intellectual capital including new and insightful frameworks and analyses
  • Promote firm development by taking initiative to identify and cultivate new clients and business opportunities, and identify opportunities to provide additional client value and extension of existing client relationships 
  • Be a strong team player and developer of consulting staff

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Economics, Business, Supply Chain or Management Information Systems required
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in industry or consulting team-oriented environment with a focus on strategic sourcing, process improvement, project management and/or financial analysis required
  • MBA and/or PMP (or similar certifications) highly desirable
  • Ability to think strategically and identify critical business issues
  • Exceptional analytic skills and experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Exceptional business acumen, presence and interpersonal/communication skills
  • Live in or be willing to relocate to Chicago immediately
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization
  • Willingness to travel depending on client assignments (0 – 40%)