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.
Our Commercial & Procurement Transformation team within the Operations practice is 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 Manager or Senior Manager, 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 to:
Proactively 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
Train, coach, and supervise team members
Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand
As a Manager or Senior Manager within Consulting at PwC, you will build on the success of the Government and Healthcare Industries sector practice
Essential Skills & Experience
Transport, Infrastructure, Defence or Central Government sector industry experience is required for this role.
Previous Consulting/professional services advisory experience is preferred
A proven track record in one or more of the following key services:
Complex 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
Delivering a procurement improvement programme with successful outcomes
Purchase to pay process
Supplier Management and supplier risk management
Low carbon procurement/sustainable 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
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.
Opportunity for working from home? - Yes, however mainly client based work
Amount of time client based: 70%-90%
Opportunity for job sharing? No
Need to travel / overnight stays away from home - Yes, regularly
Opportunity for flexible working? - Yes
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
All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.
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