Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Birmingham


Agencies across the Federal, State, and Local Government are facing increasing pressure to reduce costs in a wake of ever-decreasing budgets. At the same time, these agencies are being asked to maintain and, in many instances, increase their level of service and responsibility. EY’s Government and Public Sector (GPS) is dedicated to supporting Agencies improve their internal performance.  Supply Chain and Operations (SC&O) is one of the many areas EY supports our clients to achieve these improvements.  As a SC&O professional, you’ll use your analytical insight to drive our clients’ performance. Working as part of a high-performing team, you’ll deliver exceptional client service and help Agencies improve their planning, procurement, sourcing, fulfillment, operations and services processes.
We’ll support you with formal training to develop the skills and knowledge you need to solve some of the most complex business challenges around. And working as part of a truly integrated global network, you’ll gain unrivaled experience across different geographies and sectors. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.
The opportunity
We currently are seeking a highly motivated Senior Supply Chain Consultant to support client engagement teams, work with a wide variety of government clients to deliver professional services, and participate in business development activities.
Our SC&O team members provide insights into supply chain transformation. They cover sourcing, procurement, distribution and logistics, engineering, product service and delivery and End 2 End (E2E) supply chain. This team focuses on helping clients run their supply chains effectively in order to improve their organization’s performance.
Our Focus Areas within Supply Chain:
Procurement: The Procurement Transformation practice is structured into three pillars: Procurement Optimization, Category Management & Strategic Sourcing and Total Supplier Risk. The Procurement: Optimization pillar focuses on procurement operating model design, Procure 2 Pay (P2P), supplier relationship management, technology optimization and procurement performance management.  Category Management & Strategic Sourcing provides spend analytics, category strategy, sourcing and contract management expertise. Total Supplier Risk creates visibility, evaluates and implements mitigation actions to risks throughout a client's supply base.
End 2 End (E2E) Supply Chain Cost Transparency: Identifying key cost drivers for Agencies to identify the total cost of their supply chain.  This cost basis will enable more informed decision making based on future cost impacts to a supply chain for a series of decisions.  E2E works closely with other EY service offerings such Finance to gain a complete picture of the supply chain costs.
Your key responsibilities
As a Senior Associate in GPS SC&O, you will be assisting clients transform their supply chain organization in areas such as:
Category Management & Strategic Sourcing, Spend Analysis, Procurement, Supply Chain Risk, and Cost Management. As a supply chain professional you'll work with high performing teams to provide insights into technical and business concepts of an organization’s E2E supply chain. You will be challenged to go beyond assignment work to produce ideas and actions that can improve the quality and contribute to an engagement. An important part of your role will be to establish relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels and deliver high quality work products to enable the client in their supply chain transformation journey. Specifically we are looking for Senior Associates to:
Establish relationships with client personnel at appropriate levels
Consistently deliver quality client services
Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure key stakeholders are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes
Stay abreast of current government and industry trends relevant to the client's environment
Demonstrate in-depth technical capabilities and professional knowledge
Demonstrate ability to assimilate to new knowledge
Possess good business acumen
Remain current on new developments in advisory services capabilities and industry knowledge
Support Business Development activities by writing proposals
Skills and attributes for success
Our clients operate in a world where achieving and sustaining performance is more difficult than ever. As a performance

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