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Procurement Specialist

McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company

Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia · Buenos Aires, Argentina · Guatemala City, Guatemala · Guatemala · Fairfax, VA, USA · Lima, Peru · Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia · Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay · Panama City Beach, FL, USA · United States
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2022

Procurement Specialist

  • Bogota
  • Buenos Aires
  • Guatemala City
  • Lima
  • Medellin
  • Montevideo
  • Panama City
  • Quito
  • Santiago
  • Santo Domingo
+ 1 More

Who You'll Work With

You will be working with McKinsey Operations in our Latin America offices.
Our Operations practice assists our clients in solving complex operational challenges, blending strategic thinking with hands-on practicality. Our teams of consultants and experts work to develop and implement operational strategies that solve our clients' most critical problems.
Product Development & Procurement is a rapidly growing service line that helps organizations unlock growth through product and cost transformations, with an emphasis on sustainability, customer experience, and the latest digital and analytical solutions. 

What You'll Do

You will work with colleagues and client staff from a wide range of business areas across the world to develop purchasing strategies.
You will typically work in teams of 3 – 5 consultants to help clients achieve new performance highs. You will make an important contribution to the analysis, design, and implementation of business performance approaches, developing tailor-made solutions, and working closely with clients to ensure positive impact and sustainable results. This includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, and developing recommendations for presentation to client management. From there, you will implement those recommendations with client team members.
In addition, you will work in cooperation with our worldwide network of consultants to shape McKinsey's thinking in this area, continuously developing your own knowledge, as well as that of the firm.


  • Bachelor´s degree ideally in engineering; master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred; MBA is considered is a plus
  • 8+ years of global purchasing experience for maintenance in large mining companies and related industries (e.g., mining/oil & gas sector) 
  • Strong foundational knowledge of procurement and strategic sourcing principles such as TCO, supplier collaboration, design to cost, risk management, price leverage, organizational design, global sourcing, etc.
  • Experience evaluating and driving transformational improvements across procurement and sourcing organizations, etc. 
  • Demonstrated aptitude for problem-solving 
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and with people at all levels in an organization
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively in Spanish and English 
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Job Skill Group - CSS Associate
Job Skill Code - PS - Specialist
Function - Operations
Industry -
Post to LinkedIn - Yes
Posted to LinkedIn Date - Fri Dec 16 00:00:00 GMT 2022
LinkedIn Posting City - Bogota
LinkedIn Posting State/Province -
LinkedIn Posting Country - Colombia
LinkedIn Job Title - Procurement Specialist
LinkedIn Function - Consulting;Purchasing
LinkedIn Industry - Consumer Goods;Mining & Metals;Oil & Energy
LinkedIn Seniority Level - Associate