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Associate - Product Development and Procurement

Company: McKinsey
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At McKinsey, you can build a career out of making things happen! You will be working with McKinsey's Product Development & Procurement service line in North America. Our Product Development & Procurement team assists our clients in solving the world's toughest problems. Blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality, our team of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients' most critical problems on a global scale.

Product Development & Procurement is a rapidly growing service line that helps organizations unlock growth through product and cost transformations, with an emphasis on sustainability, customer experience, and the latest digital and analytical solutions.

You'll be a thought leader and skilled practitioner, focused on helping our clients transform their organizations through product portfolio, innovation and design, product optimization, category management, and supplier collaboration.

In this client-facing role, you'll play a key part in driving process improvement, delivering successful business results, and developing broad based strategies for a diverse set of clients. Examples of the type of work associated with this role could include driving product optimization through Analytics-to-value/ Design-to-value, driving strategic sourcing to capture value,defining new operating model by optimizing Source-to-Pay processes through digitally-enabled procurement transformation programs, designing new organizational structure and reporting relationships, developing future-focused capabilities and mindsets, and/or instituting rigorous governance and performance-management methods.

You will typically work in teams of 3 - 5 consultants, making an important contribution to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches, developing tailor-made solutions and working closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results. This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations to present to clients. From there, you will implement those recommendations with client team members.

In addition, you will work in cooperation with our worldwide network of consultants to shape McKinsey's thinking in this area, continuously developing your own knowledge, as well as that of the firm.

Undergraduate degree required, Master's degree in engineering, business, operations or related disciplines preferred

5-10 years of experience in an industry or consulting environment with evidence of a distinctive career trajectory

Industry expertise in basic materials, consumer packaged goods, chemicals, financial services, healthcare, high-tech, oil & gas, or pharmaceuticals is desired

Demonstrated track record of assessing and driving transformational improvements

Knowledge of the full value chain, including purchasing/supply management, product development, manufacturing, lean, etc.

Highly skilled in problem solving and analytics with the ability to translate analysis into recommendations

Strong interest and passion for developing, coaching and mentoring others

Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Strong people skills and an ability to work effectively with others at all levels in an organization

Skilled in effectively communicating complex ideas

Comfort with extensive travel (greater than 80 percent)

Keywords: McKinsey, Atlanta , Associate - Product Development and Procurement, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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