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Associate Director, Advisory (Procurement Transformation)

Corcentric · 27 days ago

We are looking for an entrepreneurial leader to join Corcentric as an Associate Director, Advisory (Procurement) for our consulting practice. As strategic sourcing consultants and practitioners, we know sourcing and vendor management better than anyone. Our clients supplement their internal teams with our best practices, domain expertise, and market intelligence to proactively budget and plan, secure best in class deals, and optimize the value they receive from their suppliers.

We are currently hiring out of the following office locations:

  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Cherry Hill, NJ

This role may be eligible for voluntary work-from-home consideration. In order to be considered for this position, you should live within a commutable distance to one of these office locations, even if you plan to request a work-from-home arrangement, as there may be times when in-person meetings, training sessions, social events, or similar activities are held onsite.

Associate Directors are responsible for client delivery, operations, strategy, and resource management. In this role, you will establish and proactively manage client relationships and satisfaction by developing best-fit programs and participating in account level strategy and execution. You will participate in a support capacity with sales and revenue generation, as well as marketing to further the growth of Advisory service offerings. You will develop and implement strategies, service offerings, and internal programs that promote continuous improvement for the company. You will have the opportunity to oversee and plan for overall staffing requirements, facilitate training programs, maintain team motivation, and manage productivity and utilization.

We take pride in fostering a positive consulting environment and prioritize work/life balance. This role is eligible for remote work in states where Corcentric operates as an employer. Travel is limited, primarily for internal team building, given our remote work culture. Join us in shaping successful procurement strategies while enjoying a supportive and flexible work setting.

As an Associate Director, you’ll be responsible for:

Client Service Delivery:

  • Leverage broad and deep category/industry experience and subject matter expertise to uncover business needs, and design and implement innovative solutions.
  • Serve as a point of escalation for internal conflicts, risks, and challenges.
  • Develop elevated relationships with clients and follow strategic account management structure to enable clients’ business outcomes.
  • Define client messaging to generate embedment and enhance client relationships.
  • Work with Account Leads and Program Managers to maximize revenue volume and profitability.


  • Support Advisory sales, directly and in collaboration with internal sales team and partners.
  • Conceptualize new service offerings and/or developing strategies to expand current portfolio into new markets.
  • Track consulting revenues and costs at the account level, and collaborate with leadership to ensure targets are achieved or exceeded.
  • Contribute to company's vision, value proposition, branding, and marketing approach.
  • Participate in thought leadership activities such as conferences, speaking engagements, blogs, and other collateral development to support personal development and lead generation through SME demonstration.


  • Leverage business acumen for practice development/management, input into accounts and projects, and managing the team.
  • Acting as a conduit to senior leadership to deploy strategic growth initiatives and rollout plans to the organization.
  • Provide strategic direction towards growth and operation of company areas.
  • Support translating business vision and strategy into operational initiatives to build plans, organizational support and infrastructure to achieve them.

Resource Management:

  • Oversee a team of direct reports, defines staffing needs, and resource plans for the broader consulting team.
  • Guide talent development through input on hiring, onboarding, evaluation, training, and support of the execution of training programs.
  • Manage and improve productivity through effective resource and account management.
  • Successfully manage the career path of team, facilitating growth to all levels of the organization.
  • Collaborate with management peers to maintain a lean, diverse and high performing team.


You’ll need to have:

  • Managing a team of direct reports
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent – preferably in supply chain or a business-related field
  • Experience in sourcing, transformation, and/or procurement consulting
  • Expert level knowledge of subject matter in multiple areas
  • Strong critical thinking and decision making skills
  • Accountability and willingness to take measured risks and to own outcomes
  • Aptitude for handling large, complex programs and/or projects
  • Strong organizational skills. Be able to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated project leadership and project management skills
  • Ability to provide detailed analytical insight that supports client decision making
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for work with vendors and internal customers
  • Ability to understand and communicate complex topics concisely to all organization levels in order to drive action
  • Ability to travel up to 15%

(We want to make sure you’re set up to succeed, and we view these as the critical skills you’ll need to achieve great things at Corcentric!)

It’s great if you also have:

  • A Master’s degree

(Psst…Don’t worry if you don’t check this box… we view this as helpful experience that can shorten ramp-up time!)

As we continue to grow, we are looking for the right people to join us on our mission. If you are interested in being part of our team, we would like to communicate the following:

  • We are energized by challenges and the effort needed to solve them.
  • We like working with people who are positive, adaptable and growth-minded.
  • We prioritize both the process and outcome of work, demonstrating a strong commitment to the success of our customers and colleagues. Exceptional quality work is an essential standard for us.
  • We operate within a flexible work framework, yet we uphold the same level of accountability and responsibility as in a traditional office setting.

About Us

Corcentric is a global provider of business spend management and revenue management software and services for mid-market and Fortune 1000 businesses. Corcentric delivers software, advisory services, and payments focused on reducing costs, optimizing working capital, and unlocking revenue.

We achieve success by exemplifying our core values in the way we work, communicate, and collaborate:

  • Do the Right Thing
  • Embrace + Drive Change
  • Be Empowered
  • Be Relentlessly Focused on the Customer


At Corcentric, we know that the hard work of our employees is what drives the success of our organization. We care about who you are and what you value, both inside and outside of work.

Within our organization, you will have the opportunity to work with smart, collaborative team members and approachable leaders. Our down-to-earth, solutions-oriented culture means you'll have the opportunity to get hands-on with interesting work projects and be able to draw a short line from your contributions to business impacts. We prioritize professional development and encourage cross-functional promotional opportunities to enable you to reach your career goals. We have been in business for over 25 years and are thrilled to be actively growing and scaling our teams accordingly - it's an exciting environment and a great time to join.

We also recognize the importance of work-life balance and want to support your efforts to take care of your health and well-being and the health and well-being of those who depend upon you. In support of this, we are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full-time team members, including:

  • Generous annual paid time off program that increases with tenure
  • Eight paid holidays plus an annual personal holiday to recognize or celebrate an occasion that is important to you
  • An annual paid day off to volunteer for causes that are near and dear to you
  • Paid maternity, paternal/secondary caregiver, and adoptive parent leave
  • Company-paid life and disability insurance
  • 401k program with a company match
  • Medical insurance plan options ranging from a traditional PPO to High Deductible Health Plan options that feature a company HSA contribution
  • Dental plan – including orthodontia coverage
  • Vision plan – including discount for LASIK surgery
  • All medical, dental, and vision insurance plans are available from the first of the month following your start date – no extended waiting period to be eligible!
  • A no-cost Employee Assistance Program - 24/7 access to confidential counseling services and a wide range of additional support and professional services

Our roles require routine use of standard office equipment, such as computers, keyboards, printers, phones, and filing cabinets. You may need to type, reach, and lift office materials of a reasonable weight. Travel may also be required based on job responsibilities and business needs.

Corcentric does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason prohibited by law in provision of employment opportunities and benefits.

Last updated on May 28, 2024

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