Consultant, Advisory (IT Procurement)

Corcentric Chicago , IL 60632

Posted 2 days ago

As a Consultant, Advisory, you will join a driven, collaborative team within an ambitious, entrepreneurial global organization. You will work collaboratively with a team of analysts and consultants, actively participating in the delivery of consultative services including but not limited to driving market research, executing Request For Proposals (RFPs), performing contract reviews, building supplier relationships, managing data analysis, and overseeing report development for our customers. You will be responsible for developing and executing end-to-end strategies to reduce costs of procured goods and services, streamlining and improving current processes while maintaining or improving all qualitative aspects of the supplier relationship.

You will be applying analytical and critical thinking skills to overcome complex challenges and determine the most effective and efficient ways to deliver results that achieve our customers business outcomes. This will encompass performing data manipulation and analysis, identifying issues and solutions through stakeholder and supplier discussions, researching and understanding market trends and utilizing market intelligence to shape forward decisions. In this role you will be responsible for researching and understanding assorted technologies, technology managed service providers, as well as telecommunications and networking solutions.

This key position reports to the Vice President, Advisory within our Global Customer Success team, and offers the opportunity to invest in your own professional development. Your deliverables and results will be presented to the extended management team allowing you to showcase your strengths to senior management whether it be implementing processes, negotiating pricing and business terms with suppliers, or assisting in internal development and process improvement. At Corcentric, we strive to support your career path development based on personal career aspirations and category interests, while pairing you with Subject Matter Experts and Industry Leaders to help you reach your career goals.

As a Consultant, Advisory youll be responsible for:

  • Functioning as a decision support consultant for our customers while managing projects to completion
  • Designing and shaping sourcing strategies with senior management
  • Leading teams of analysts to assist with sourcing strategy execution, ensuring that set objectives are achieved
  • Developing RFPs and executing a strategic sourcing strategy (go to bid, analyze responses, negotiate, etc.)
  • Conducting stakeholder and supplier interviews, documenting quantitative and qualitative customer requirements.
  • Collaborating with and playing a role within the IT and Telecommunication Category, designing and assessing infrastructure and network strategies
  • Creating complex financial analysis in MS Excel to review prior costs and help select the optimal solution of new supplier pricing in terms of total cost of ownership
  • Identifying areas for cost reduction or value improvement within the supply chain
  • Evaluating information gathered from multiple sources, reconciling conflicts, and distinguishing user requests from underlying true needs
  • Assisting in the reading, negotiation, and modification of large enterprise contracts
  • Conducting research activities to produce detailed reports related to competitive markets, sourcing strategies, cost savings opportunities and benchmarking
  • Monitoring industry trends and trade publications, providing key subject matter expertise to our customers
  • Traveling up to 20% per client needs

Requirements

Youll need to have:

  • A Bachelors Degree OR equivalent experience in lieu of degree will be considered
  • Several years of project management experience
  • Several years of experience in IT Software and Hardware, Networking, Telecommunications, or Technology Managed Services
  • Strong MS Office expertise, including demonstrated knowledge of formula writing in MS Excel
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent creative thinking skills with emphasis on developing innovative solutions to solve complex problems that may not have one clear answer
  • Ability to navigate various procurement and sourcing technologies and embrace a consultative mindset within a technology organization
  • The ability to read and understand contracts, pricing proposals, and network drawings with specifications in various formats
  • Understanding of networking and IT/ telecom infrastructure processes and systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities and projects
  • A Self-starter mindset, with a demonstrated ability to translate direction, feedback, and strategy into actionable results
  • Experience in planning, coordinating, and executing multiple projects simultaneously across customers

(We want to make sure youre set up to succeed, and we view these as the critical skills youll need to achieve great things at Corcentric!)

Its great if you also have:

  • A Masters degree
  • Experience in consulting, supply chain, or strategic sourcing

(PsstDont worry if you dont check all these boxes we view this as helpful experience that can shorten ramp-up time!)

About Us

Corcentric is a global provider of business spend management and revenue management software and services for mid-market and Fortune 1000 businesses. Corcentric delivers software, advisory services, and payments focused on reducing costs, optimizing working capital, and unlocking revenue.

We achieve success by exemplifying our core values in the way we work, communicate, and collaborate:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Embrace + Drive Change
  • Be Empowered
  • Be Relentlessly Focused on the Customer

Benefits

At Corcentric, we know that the hard work of our employees is what drives the success of our organization. We care about who you are and what you value, both inside and outside of work.

Within our organization, you will have the opportunity to work with smart, collaborative team members and approachable leaders. Our down-to-earth, solutions-oriented culture means you'll have the opportunity to get hands-on with interesting work projects and be able to draw a short line from your contributions to business impacts. We prioritize professional development and encourage cross-functional promotional opportunities to enable you to reach your career goals. We have been in business for over 25 years and are thrilled to be actively growing and scaling our teams accordingly - it's an exciting environment and a great time to join.

We also recognize the importance of work-life balance; you have personal priorities, passions, and goals you're pursuing, independent of your day job. In support of this, we are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time team members, including paid time off, health insurance programs available from the first of the month following your start date (no extended waiting period to be eligible), paid maternity leave, company-paid disability & life insurance, and a 401k program.

Our roles require routine use of standard office equipment, such as computers, keyboards, printers, phones, and filing cabinets. You may need to type, reach, and lift office materials of a reasonable weight. Travel may also be required based on job responsibilities and business needs.

Corcentric does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

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Consultant, Advisory (IT Procurement)

Corcentric