Operations Consulting Procurement Manager (Government Sector)
About the role
PwC's Consulting Practice has ambitious growth plans and the Operations transformation team is at the heart of this growth. Our team work off an enormously strong client platform with strong board level commitment to this growth agenda. We can offer a broad position to successful applications including some cross sector work and some international assignments.
Our experienced team have an excellent track record of delivering high quality work to major international clients
We work in partnership with clients to deliver sustainable business change and to develop new ways of working; from end to end supply chain strategies to optimisation of discrete areas of the supply chain.
We are seeking to recruit a number of Procurement professionals to join an already successful team to help deliver transformational projects around the 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 Procurement Transformation team within the Operations practice is focussed on working in partnership with clients to deliver real business transformation across a number of industry sectors.
We are specifically looking for those with experience across the government / public sector.
Essential Skills & Experience
Government/public sector industry experience is required for this role. (Manufacturing or FMCG experience will also be considered).Previous Consulting /professional services advisory experience is also preferred
Successful candidates will need to demonstrate a proven track record in some or all of the following:
- Development of procurement vision and strategy
- Strategic Sourcing
- Delivering a procurement improvement programme with successful outcomes
- Purchase to pay process
- 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
- Procurement benefit realisation management
- Tax optimised procurement structures.
As well as technical knowledge and experience, you must be able to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills, management experience , commercial acumen and ability to thrive in a team environment.
- Need to travel/overnight stays away from home ? Yes - depends on client
- Amount of time client based - approximately 80%
- Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes, within reason
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.
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.
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.