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Purchasing Manager

Employer
Boston Consulting Group
Location
Detroit, Michigan, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jul 5, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Climate Change
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Who We Are

Boston Consulting Group partners with leaders in business and society to tackle their most important challenges and capture their greatest opportunities. BCG was the pioneer in business strategy when it was founded in 1963. Today, we help clients with total transformation-inspiring complex change, enabling organizations to grow, building competitive advantage, and driving bottom-line impact.

To succeed, organizations must blend digital and human capabilities. Our diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise and a range of perspectives to spark change. BCG delivers solutions through leading-edge management consulting along with technology and design, corporate and digital ventures-and business purpose. We work in a uniquely collaborative model across the firm and throughout all levels of the client organization, generating results that allow our clients to thrive.

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What You'll Do

At BCG you will become a pivotal member of our team, working alongside some of the world's top minds on the forefront of climate & sustainability topics. You will collaborate closely with team members from many backgrounds, advising clients across industries on how to equitably achieve their net zero ambitions and reach their sustainability goals. Current openings span levels and depth of expertise, meaning the type of work you will focus in could vary.
Leveraging your experience, you will develop industry-leading solutions to help our clients succeed by:• Leading consulting engagements focused on sustainable procurement, scope 3 abatement through supplier engagement and ecosystem development on key inputs• Actively monitoring industry sustainability trends across key input ingredients for our clients (e.g., dairy, cocoa, palm oil, aluminum, grains, chemicals, plastics) and industry coalitions (e.g., Rainforest Alliance, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)• Supporting product development and refinement on BCG's offer on sustainable procurement and supplier engagement for scope 3 abatement• Deploying and support development of new features of BCG's digital tool on scope 3 measurement and abatement, CO2.AI• Providing clear view of ecosystem of other digital tools addressing end-to-end value chain transparency; recommend and develop partnership for BCG with external providers• Developing BCG's thought leadership for corporate leaders, policy makers, public sector agencies, and cross-industry alliances on developing sustainable value chains on key inputs for the Consumer Products industry• Working jointly with BCG and client project teams, bringing expertise to the team and to the client on-site

Our Expert Consulting Track (ECT)

The Expert Consulting Track (ECT) is vital to BCG's ability to successfully meet our clients' demand for deep expertise and advanced technical capabilities. Experts deliver next-level impact for BCG's most complex and cutting-edge client challenges. Experts focus on developing BCG's thought leadership, commercial capabilities, and intellectual property assets; and their work is essential to our delivery model. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring the ‘best of BCG' to our clients, Experts come from diverse backgrounds, with expertise often gained outside of BCG in industry, academia, or specialized consulting.

What You'll Bring (Experience & Qualifications)

• 5+ years of consulting experience with a focus in sustainable procurement in consumer products and/or relatable industry experience• Knowledge of key topics in one or more of: sustainable procurement, product development, supplier engagement, etc.• Ability to develop leading edge business models, frameworks for analysis, and long-term business strategies that maximize shareholder value. • As appropriate based on tenure, proven ability to manage client engagements, client relationships, and provide "thought leadership" to teams, owning the responsibility for the quality of engagements. A combination of management and "hands on" delivery experience is critical• Excellent communication skills; able to explain complex industry concepts in non-technical terms

Who You'll Work With

Climate change is not a future threat-it's an immediate one. BCG's Climate & Sustainability practice (C&S) partners with businesses and governments to help them transform commitments into action and build a decarbonized, more sustainable world, driving technological and economic transformations to realize sustainable competitive advantage.As part of our commitment to protecting the planet and helping clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, BCG is deepening and broadening its focus. C&S brings together more than 550 experts covering the full range of sustainability topics, including biodiversity, circular economy, decarbonization, sustainable agriculture, transition financing, water management, and other ESG topics-across all sectors-to support our clients around the world.
YOU'LL BE BASED IN
We will consider candidates for any of our North American offices.
YOU'LL BE TRAVELING
Travel is expected and will vary based on project needs.
Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.
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