Engineering degree from a Tier 1 university; MBA with specialization in operations/IT/Banking/Energy & Materials is a plus
3+ years of relevant industry or consulting experience
Strong understanding of purchasing, sourcing, supplier identification and management, vendor development, costing, etc.
Solid problem-solving capabilities, including the ability to dis-aggregate issues, identify root causes and recommend solutions
Excellent analytical skills and ability to understand the relevant analysis required to prove a hypothesis
Ability to gather information around a hypothesis and make informed assumptions where required
Basic understanding of research techniques, information sources, and statistical analysis techniques relevant to purchasing and operations
Strong interpersonal skills, good team player
Strong written and verbal communications skills in English
Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and relevant analytics/statistical packages
Knowledge of and experience with e-procurement tools – spend analysis tools, RFQ tools, bottom up costing etc., is an added advantage
Who You’ll Work With
You’ll work in Procurement Center of Competence (Procurement CoC) in Cairo. As part of Middle East Knowledge Hub, you will work with McKinsey consulting teams serving our clients across the region. Our knowledge hub is part of our global client capability network comprising 1800+ knowledge professionals with deep specialization across industries and functions.
What You’ll Do
You will solve client problems related to IT, GEM or Banking operations, procurement and supply chain.
In this role you will work on client engagements by driving a work stream for specific categories, most often under guidance of other content experts, and by providing short term support to deliver important insights on content focused questions. This will include spend analysis, TCO/clean sheet costing, contract analysis, supplier identification, saving idea/lever identification, sourcing strategy, development, RFQ management and analysis, negotiation strategy development and tracking mechanism development.
The majority of your time (~60-70%) will be spent developing Purchasing and Supply Management (PSM) expertise (assets, knowledge, tools) and delivering that expertise to both client serving teams and clients directly.
Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to further develop cutting edge knowledge related to the PSM domain. As part of this, you will support the development and maintenance of procurement capabilities including assets, knowledge, tools, fact, packs, case studies, primer