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What you'll do: As the Supply Chain Strategy and Cost Optimization analyst in the supply chain practice, you will advise supply chain clients in roles that cover overall supply chain strategy and cost optimization. Specifically, this means: Demonstrate a mastery of leading strategies and best practices to guide user decision making in supply chain transformation and cost optimizationBecome an externally-recognized thought-leading expert in supply chain strategy and cost optimization.Create topical and attractive research content, (papers, blogs, slideware, infographics), on strategy and best practices in supply chain strategy and cost optimization. This content to be based on research studies, interviews and secondary sources to generate client readership and interaction.Lead interactions with clients and prospects (including meetings, video conference calls, strategy sessions and formal presentations) that help them deliver on their priorities.Prepare and deliver high-value presentations and other materials at Gartner and client events, including large-scale Gartner supply chain symposia.Collaborate across research groups to contribute to others' thought-leading researchSupport the Sales organization in selling to new clients and retaining existing. Educate them on best practices and trends in supply chain strategy and cost optimization. What you'll need: 10+ years of experience in supply chain or supply chain finance, as a practitioner or a consultant, with demonstrated expertise in driving overall supply chain strategy and cost optimization.Experience within the High Tech sector is an advantage but not a pre-requisite.Excellent communication skills - both verbal and in writing - an ability to to explain complex concepts succinctlyA stage presence - a charismatic and effective presenterSelf- motivation to deliver results but within a collaborative team environment The following specific expertise and experience: Supply Chain Strategy: Be able to help our clientsAlign supply chain strategy and cost optimization capabilities to business strategy across industries. This requires a general knowledge of the business environment and priorities for various industries including consumer-retail, industrial, high-tech and life sciences.Articulate a vision for what a future supply chain, might look like, required capabilities, and the stages to get there.Define the business value of achieving a future state supply chainUse governance process for driving transformation improvement such as steering committees and centers of excellence. Supply Chain Cost Optimization: Be able to help our clients:Deliver supply chain operational cost savings- the key levers to pull and their impactDetermine supply chain contribution to company working capital improvement - the key levers to pull and their impactInvest in supply chain cost and cash optimization and the trade off between service, cost and cash performance outcomesLink supply chain operational excellence with overall company commercial outcomesExecute a, 'cost to serve,' initiative - the methodology and process to understand how costs are consumed throughout the supply chainLeverage technology to drive value and facilitate decision making in supply chain cost transformations Benefits We offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package. Gartner is a high growth company which will provide the right candidate with a wealth of career development opportunities. 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