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Senior Manager - Supplier Management (57194)

Branch Manager




Chicago, Illinois, United States

US Firm Business Diversity Office - Sr Manager: Supplier Management

The US Firm Business Diversity office develops and executes strategies to grow and maintain expenditures ("spend") with Diverse Suppliers across the US Firm. Our Senior Manager, Supplier Management will be responsible for leading the development of a comprehensive Supplier Management program for Diverse Suppliers. This program will contain elements of training, supplier development and supplier performance reporting.

Work you'll do

Lead Supplier Training, Development and Performance Reporting

  • Leverage existing content from Deloitte's Government and Commercial Supplier Management playbooks to develop and execute:
  • Supplier training programs, including a Mentor Protégé program
  • Supplier performance reporting program and tools
  • Supplier development program, including strategies for helping Diverse Suppliers gain greater access to capital (debt and equity) by building a network of lending, venture, and private equity stakeholders
  • Collaborate with the Government and Commercial teams to standardize the Supplier Management approach for Diverse Suppliers
  • Define the Supplier Management governance model and align with key stakeholders (e.g., Government and Commercial leaders)
  • Finalize Supplier Management strategy

Define and Execute the Tools for Managing Performance Reporting For Diverse Suppliers
  • Evaluate existing Deloitte tools (Ariba, Coupa, etc.) that can be leveraged to support the supplier performance management process. This includes any tools currently being deployed by Deloitte's Government or Commercial businesses to manage supplier performance
  • Standardize across Deloitte's Government and Commercial businesses (as much as practical) the performance reporting process for Diverse Suppliers

Lead Others
  • Develop and mentor more junior team members
  • Provide guidance on staffing requirements based on existing and future expected activity
  • Lead performance management and team-member retention activities

Drive Collaboration Across the Firm
  • Foster strong relationships with other internal organizations to promote growth in spending with Diverse Suppliers
  • Build cross-functional relationships across the organization

To be successful in this role, you'll need
  • A client-service mindset and a desire to take on tough and challenging projects. The scope and variety of work will change frequently depending on evolving priorities
  • The ability to lead others to deliver quality work under tight timelines and shifting priorities
  • A track record of advising senior leaders on a wide range of business issues; ability to seamlessly interact with Firm leaders and their project teams
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills; ability to filter through ambiguity but able to also execute on the details
  • The ability to work well under pressure and act in utmost confidentiality with sensitive leadership information
  • Superior project management, time management, and client relationship management skills
  • The ability to manage several projects simultaneously and autonomously, as well as prioritize as necessary
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; strong presentation skills with the ability to "tell the story"
  • Extremely strong interpersonal and team building skills; able to foster a cohesive and effective work environment
  • Self-confidence, diplomacy, poise, business judgment, maturity, discretion, and empathy
  • An ability to work effectively across functions and levels; comfort collaborating with teammates in a virtual environment

Additional qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, economics, finance, supply chain or technical field; advanced degree preferred
  • 10-12 years of relevant work experience in client-facing or internal consultative roles
  • Flexible work style. Some moderate travel (up to 10%) may be required given the expected leadership interactions and the hands-on nature of the work. A US-based office location is required
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

How you'll grow in the Business Diversity Office

Due to Business Diversity's specialized and focused mission, the office has senior-most visibility within the Firm, providing our team members with an incredible opportunity to work with senior executives. We nurture talent by providing supportive leadership for growth opportunities and believe that development has no ceiling.

How you'll grow at Deloitte

At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there's always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. Explore Deloitte University, The Leadership Center.


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