McKinsey & Company Head of Responsible Buying Jobs in South Africa

McKinsey & Company Head of Responsible Buying Jobs in South Africa

Who You'll Work With

  • You will be based in one of our North America offices using the hybrid model.

  • In this role, you will work with leaders and colleagues across Optimize, and stakeholders across the firm, as you support, shape, and deliver on McKinsey’s sustainable procurement strategy to integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations into our supply chain.

  • You will initially report to Optimize’s Manager of Social Responsibility. You’ll work with internal stakeholders to embed best-in-class responsible procurement processes, standards, and tools into business-as-usual for the procurement team and across the firm.

  • Optimize – McKinsey’s procurement & portfolio solutions function – delivers distinctive, positive, and productive experiences for McKinsey colleagues through various services ranging from travel, events, real estate, sourcing, technology, and purchasing.

    What You'll Do

  • You will take ownership of all aspects of the firm’s sustainable procurement strategy that relate to social or governance topics in a sustainable supply chain.

  • You will gather and analyze information, formulate and test hypotheses, develop recommendations, syndicate recommendations with stakeholders and drive implementation of solutions.

  • This will include creatively driving and implementing the strategy to advance responsible buying tailored to the context of McKinsey’s supply chain and proactively acting on emerging trends and industry leading practices by staying on top of and driving cutting edge thinking in the field (through participation in relevant convening organizations), ensuring McKinsey’s program is best-in class.

  • You will bring extensive subject matter expertise in the fields of human rights, business ethics, and anti-corruption in supply chains, including familiarity with relevant standards, benchmarks, convening organizations, stakeholders, reporting channels (GRI, Ecovadis, CDP), and frameworks (UN Guiding Principles on Business and
    Human Rights, UN Global Compact, Corporate Human Rights Benchmark).

  • Drawing on your expertise, you will design and implement best-practice approaches to ensure that risks and impacts related to human rights, business ethics, anti-corruption, and similar social and governance topics across McKinsey’s supply chain are identified, prioritized, and addressed.

  • You will identify relevant metrics and measures to meaningfully track and drive progress, providing timely and accurate commentary and statistics related to McKinsey’s responsible buying strategy in fulfilment of McKinsey’s various external disclosure and reporting requirements. You’ll contribute to and expand knowledge development initiatives that advance McKinsey’s capabilities for both internal practices and client service (authoring knowledge documents).

  • You will build and oversee a team to achieve performance of these responsibilities.


  • Bachelor’s/university degree required; advanced degree preferred.

  • 7+ years relevant experience or equivalent consulting experience.

  • Excellent organizational, planning, prioritization, and project management skills with demonstrated impact.

  • Experience managing diverse stakeholders, building alignment and influencing others to move work and initiatives forward successfully.

  • Record of outstanding judgement and professionalism; strong problem solving skills.

  • PowerPoint, Excel and data analysis skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; McKinsey & Company Head of Responsible Buying Jobs in South Africa

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