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Huron Consulting Group Spend Management Consultant in Boston, Massachusetts

The Opportunity:

Higher education provides students (whether entering through mahogany doors or cyberspace) a neon arrow that flashes: Your future this way. So, when institutions require our help with institutional strategy, business operations, research enterprise, student success, or enterprise systems integration -or any other roadblock that challenges their ability to provide the awe-inspiring education that defines them-our consultants serve as "first responders"-providing leadership solutions and measured results.

Our legacy is rooted in the industry - bringing an unmatched level of expertise and experience in higher education.

Position Summary:

As a Consultant, you will serve as the project team’s specialist for a customer's spend management project ranging from business process design, program assessments, data analysis, optimization, or technology implementations. This is a unique opportunity for you, as a passionate and motivated individual, to serve as a strategic partner and spend management expert, helping clients optimize business processes or configure their spend management solutions. As a Consultant, your colleagues will look to you to provide continuous improvement ideas related to consulting excellence within Huron’s Spend Management team.


Position Requirements:

  • Huron requires a bachelor’s degree in a field related to this position or equivalent work experience

  • Experience in consulting, higher education, finance, or accounting

  • Relevant experience working on complex team-based engagements in a consulting organization or institution, focused on driving change for results

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of business strategy, operations and performance improvement, procurement, payables, sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, contract management or related experience, either in a consultative or substantial operational role

  • Proven ability to design and optimize business processes and to architect business processes across disparate organizations and systems

  • Experience with full cycle implementations and assessments, along with an understanding of procurement transformation and change management concepts

  • Experience leading requirements gathering sessions and translating them into customer objectives

  • Experience analyzing large data sets and generating recommendations accordingly

  • Experience working within a broader team of functional and technical colleagues working toward a common goal

  • Proven ability to work independently, drive projects to completion, respond to project risks, issue resolution, scope challenges and project delays

  • Ability to maintain project documentation utilizing Huron’s project delivery methodology

  • Support multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience communicating project economics, such as budgeted vs. actual hours needed for project completion or forecast accuracy


  • Background knowledge of financial management with ERP Systems (Oracle/PeopleSoft, SAP, Ellucian Banner, Workday, NetSuite)

  • Working knowledge of JAGGAER or other packaged procurement and payable application (e.g. SAP Ariba, Coupa, ESM)

  • Strong experience with the Microsoft Office suite

  • Post-pandemic willingness and ability to travel up to 50% annually; work extended hours as necessary

About Huron:

At Huron, we’re redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our client’s challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great work…together.

Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.

Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

Huron is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity to job applicants and employees in recruitment, hiring, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, training, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, religion, veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, creed, citizenship or any other status protected by laws or regulations in the locations where we do business. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace. Huron will consider qualified applications with criminal history in accordance with applicable laws.



Job ID: 676937
Category: Higher Education Consulting
Opportunity Type: Experienced
Country: United States
Requisition ID: 9527