A career in commercial and procurement, within our Operations or Technology Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients optimise all elements of their operations to move beyond the role of a cost effective business enabler and become a source of competitive advantages. We focus on product innovation and development, supply chain, procurement and sourcing, manufacturing operations, service operations and capital asset programmes to drive both growth and profitability.
You’ll be a part of a team that helps organisations in transforming their supply chains into a strategic asset. You’ll work with our clients to develop a supply chain strategy, optimise their supply chain footprint and logistics, manage transportation and distribution, and develop an integrated business planning solutions.
About the role
Our Consulting practice is focussed on working in partnership with clients to deliver sustainable business change. We work with our clients to develop new ways of working; from end to end supply chain strategies, enterprise wide commercial and procurement transformation, complex programme commercial and procurement management, to optimisation of discrete areas of the process.
We are seeking to recruit a number of commercial & procurement professionals to join an already successful team to help deliver transformational projects around the commercial & procurement agenda. Excellent opportunities exist at various levels for individuals who are genuinely interested in expanding their horizons and wish to work in a challenging and leading-edge environment.
All our Commercial & Procurement teams are focussed on working in partnership with clients to deliver real business transformation across several industry sectors. We are specifically looking for those with experience across the Transport, Infrastructure, Defence and Central Government sectors.
As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited toProactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above
Be involved in the financial management of clients
Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients
Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria
Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand
As a Senior Associate within Consulting at PwC, you will build on the success of the Government and Healthcare Industries sector practice
Essential Skills & ExperienceTransport, Infrastructure, Defence or Central Government sector industry experience is required for this role. Experience across a variety of categories including in Technology Sourcing (see specifics below)
Previous Consulting/professional services advisory experience is preferred
A proven track record in one or more of the following key servicesComplex commercial strategy and procurement execution
Procurement cost reduction and supply chain reengineering
Commercial and procurement function transformation with a focus on digital transformation and user experience
Experience in some of the following disciplines
Development of procurement vision and strategy Strategic sourcing Delivering a procurement improvement programme with successful outcomes Purchase to pay process eAuctions Supplier Management and supplier risk management Low carbon procurement/sustainable procurement Collaborative procurement Contract tendering and contract management Delivery of e-procurement solutions Procurement policy and procedures development Transition management from the previous to the new Business case development.
In addition, we are also specifically looking for Technology Sourcing specialists that possess the skills detailed above for complex technology services. They should have experience in areas such as Technology Sourcing Strategy, Technology Operating Model development, Technology Procurement Delivery, Technology Services and Supplier Exit and Transition, and Post Contract Management for IT Suppliers
As well as technical knowledge and experience, you must be able to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, commercial acumen and ability to thrive in a team environment. The successful candidate will be educated to Degree level or equivalent. Further personal / industry qualifications such as CIPS/ ACA / CIMA or MBA are valued but not essential.
In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.
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The skills we look for in future employees
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