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Procurement Assistant Manager - Consulting Services

Date: Jun 15, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

About our team:

We are seeking an experienced Procurement professional to join our Corporates Operations Transformation team. Our team helps clients build leading practice capability across plan, source, make, move and sell - focussing on large corporate clients in the FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 businesses.

In the Procurement domain we are recognised as industry leaders by clients and analysts including:

• ALM Vanguard leader in Sourcing and Procurement Consulting
• A Spend Matters 50/50 Provider to Know
• A Leader in Business Consulting Services (IDC)

What we do, and what our key services are:

The Assistant Manager will be responsible for as part of a team alongside colleagues and clients on complex commercial or transformational engagements.

The key services are outlined below:

Procurement Analytics

- Providing analytical services, including spend analysis, maturity assessments, opportunity assessments and Should cost modelling
- Supporting the quantification of potential savings and ongoing benefits tracking and realisation.
Procurement Transformation

- Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
- Identifying procurement improvement areas across people, process and technology
- Developing Procurement Strategy and business alignment
- Defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
- Evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services - including working in or delivering outsourced contracts
- Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques, technology and processes
- Supporting our clients to implement improvements across the end to end Source to pay Process including business partnering, benefits realisation, procurement analytics, category management, sourcing, contract management supplier management and purchase to pay
- Producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.
Digital Procurement Strategy

- Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
- Helping clients to develop a digital strategy for Procurement that leverages cloud based source to pay technology, advanced analytics, collaborative category management technology, robotics process automation and AI solutions
- Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
- Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements
Cost and Cash Optimisation

- Procurement analytics - Analysis of and insights from data (incl spend) to drive better decision making
- Identification of savings/value creation opportunities using a range of demand and supply side levers
- Delivering savings/value creation initiatives through strategic sourcing, contract improvement, outsourcing, supplier management, demand management, cash process improvement, contract audits and other approaches
- Tracking value to the client’s P&L and locking in benefit
Complex sourcing

- Supporting complex sourcing projects including managed services in categories including Facilities, IT and Logistics
- Advising clients on the appropriate strategy for complex outsourcing including service and commercial models
- Planning and executing sourcing and vendor evaluation
- Planning and managing vendor transition and service transformation
As well as working in teams to deliver these solutions, Assistant Managers are also expected to contribute to practice development by developing and bringing to fruition new solutions, be involved in business development activity, provide a broad contribution to development of the overall team and support the management team.

The Person

We are looking for someone with a strong Procurement background, as this will be the main focus of the work they will be doing – however, it will be advantageous if they also have broader Supply Chain experience.

Ideally you will have previous experience of consulting within Procurement and / or have an operational management background or similar role within procurement with skills developed across different markets and sectors.

Essential experience:

- Procurement experience
- Strong understanding of procurement processes – including: sourcing, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supply relationship management Purchase to Pay (P2P),
- Experience working as part of a team improving procurement processes
- Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
- Experience of developing and managing project plans
- Experience undertaking procurement projects including the identification and delivery of cost saving programmes
- Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments

Additional experience:

The following experience would be of additional value:
- Broad experience of categories across direct and indirect spend including, analysis, design and implementation of value projects. (IT and Marketing category experience of particular value)
- Blue Chip, FTSE 100, Fortune 500 company experience
- Understanding of advanced procurement analytics techniques, tools and approaches
- Category knowledge of areas of direct and indirect spend
- Sector experience in Defence
- Detailed knowledge of procurement processes demand and supply planning, warehousing, distribution, S&OP, IBP and) procurement procedures.

Key Skills:
- Project management and delivery.
- High quality delivery
- Relationship development skills with clients and colleagues
- Drive and resilience
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by data and analysis.
- Excellent commercial acumen and business context.
- Flexibility
- Strong understanding of the Procurement and Supply chain processes, issues and solutions
- Broad consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, data gathering, process mapping and analysis.
In addition, applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.


Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time and will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.

The role will be based in Canary Wharf, London.

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