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Bristlecone is a leading provider of specialized digital transformation services for the intelligent enterprise. We empower our customers with speed, visibility, automation and resiliency – to thrive on change. By combining our industry focus, supply chain expertise, consulting-driven approach and proprietary accelerators, we create unmatched business value.

Our transformative solutions in Digital Logistics, Cognitive Manufacturing, Autonomous Planning, Smart Procurement and Digitalization are positioned around key industry pillars and delivered through a comprehensive portfolio of services spanning digital strategy, design and build, and implementation across a range of technology platforms. We are the strategic partner of choice for your ongoing transformation journey.

Bristlecone is ranked among the top ten leaders in supply chain services by Gartner. We are headquartered in San Jose, California, with 14 global hubs and over 2,100 consultants. Bristlecone is part of the $20 billion Mahindra Group.

ROLE DESCRIPTION:
  • Looking for experienced consultants to join the Smart Procurement practice within the solutions and consulting group at Bristlecone.
  • Consultants with experience in strategic sourcing, category strategy development and management for direct and indirect materials and services, cost reduction, knowledge and experience in the requirements development, selection, use and deployment of digital procurement tools, value engineering, supplier and supply chain risk management in the post pandemic age, supplier diversity, sustainable sourcing and other areas of procurement excellence.
  • Other supply chain experience logistics, manufacturing, sales and operational planning, inventory and warehouse management etc. is also valuable but not necessary.
  • Prior consulting experience from leading firms is also highly recommended. Minimum years of consulting experience 10 to 12 years.
KEY RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Principal candidates must have experience with engagement execution and management, client relationship management, practice building, mentoring coaching subordinates and must be able to independently lead business development efforts at current clients as well as help with identifying and winning work at new clients.
  • Skills And Attributes For Success Demonstrate in depth capabilities and professional knowledge in your functional area of sourcing and procurement, both direct and indirect materials and services from multiple industries. Provide mentoring and motivate diverse client engagement teams by delivering constructive on the job coaching to team members, while fostering an innovative and inclusive team oriented work environment.
  • Drive high quality work within expected timeframes and on budget. Monitor progress, manage risk and ensure clients are kept informed about progress and expected outcomes.
  • Build relationships with client personnel and deliver quality client services.
  • Strive to assist our clients uncover additional areas of opportunity and manage the business development process.
  • Understand Bristlecone capabilities across all consulting studios and industry verticals in terms of what the firm can deliver to its clients.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
  • Must have a bachelors degree or masters degree. MBA preferred10 to 12 years of experience of sourcing and procurement in a consulting environment
  • Be available to travel outside of their assigned office location as needed. Mentor lead train subordinate junior consultants on and off engagements
  • Deep knowledge in strategic sourcing, category strategy development and management for direct and indirect materials and services, cost reduction, knowledge and experience in the requirements development, selection, use and deployment of digital procurement tools, value engineering, supplier and supply chain risk management in the post pandemic age, supplier diversity, sustainable sourcing ESG environmental, social and corporate governance, source to pay, procure to pay, supplier relationship management, spend analytics, and other areas of procurement excellence transformation
SOFT SKILLS:
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal as well as written
  • Positive attitude with flexibility and maturity to work in a challenging client environment
  • Ability to drive project responsibilities in a dynamic and proactive manner
  • Ability to showcase three Mahindra RISE Pillars e.g. Accepting No Limits, Driving Positive Change and Alternative Thinking
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Bristlecone is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Information Security Responsibilities:
  • Understand and adhere to Information Security policies, guidelines and procedure, practice them for protection of organizational data and Information System.
  • Take part in information security training and act while handling information.
  • Report all suspected security and policy breach to Infosec team or appropriate authority(CISO).
  • Understand and adhere to the additional information security responsibilities as part of the assigned job role.


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