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Procurement Assistant Manager

Date: Oct 4, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

Job Title Financial Services Procurement Consultancy – Assistant Manager
Country United Kingdom
Location UK - Flexible
Function Management Consulting
Service Line Operational Transformation

Service Line Information
In KPMG's Management Consulting practice, we don't limit ourselves to either strategy or implementation. Instead, we deliver both - equally well. Indeed, it's this broad capability that's seen us accelerate to become a 1000-strong team in less than five years.

Our Financial Services Procurement Consultancy team are highly experienced sector specialists who help organisations, with increasingly complex challenges, to transform the performance of their core procurement operations and supply chains.

We see an opportunity in the market to offer non-powered procurement skills to our clients, and look to recruit a very talented person to set up and lead this offering, This will include the following key offerings: -category mgmt., consultancy services, TOM, Org Design, Cost Savings, managed services, contract life cycle mgmt. and capacity and capability.

KPMG Overview
Joining KPMG means joining a talented team of exceptional colleagues who bring innovative thoughts and a natural curiosity to the work they do each day. No one type of person succeeds at KPMG; a diverse business requires diverse personalities, characters, and perspectives. There really is a place for you here.

Job Description

The Team: The adoption of professional procurement consultancy skills continues at pace and we continue to see that most Procurement transformation programmes demand SME support, and every successful Procurement programme involves some ground-breaking activity. Complimentary to this is the offering of non-powered consultancy services

At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how procurement consultancy services can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement professionals to join us, grow with us, and develop our Procurement delivery capability, driving our strategy through large-scale Procurement transformation. Part of a developing team in Financial Services that will become our ‘go to’ for FS Procurement requirements, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions and delivering large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to be part of our growing FS procurement delivery team and influence within a fast-growing business area. To join us, therefore, you’ll need to be inquisitive and have a strong, informed point of view. Of course, this will need to be balanced with an unwavering client focus. You’ll have excellent listening skills, and an understanding of how to help Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes. We’re looking for self-starters with the natural ability to encourage confidence and empower change. On the technical side, you’ll need a good understanding of end-to-end Procurement solutions including but not limited to TOM, Consultancy, Cat mgmt. and Contract mgmt.

The Person: We are looking for individuals with a passion for consultancy and procurement projects. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about the benefits that supply chain transformation can bring.
We are seeking a talented individual with the drive and enthusiasm who thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is a very important role within the team, requiring a balance of professionalism, inquisitiveness, practice and an passion for client delivery.
Essential Experience:
• Understand demand, identify, and unlock client opportunities for Procurement in Financial Services by providing the procurement expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A good knowledge of the current procurement market
• Knowledge of procurement operating models is desirable
• Ability to build business case for procurement transformation is desirable
• Ability to engage with senior stakeholders is essential
• Relevant experience with other Big 4 and/or boutique consultancies in procurement is a big plus
• Good presentation and analytical skills
• Great communication skills
Key Skills:
• Excel and power point skills
• Good communications skills
• Can do attitude
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• Other core consulting skills, may including planning and delivering workshops, process mapping, data gathering and analysis
• MCIPS/FCIPS desirable but not essential
UK based. Depending on Client location you will be required to travel and work away from home for periods of time (UK, Europe and internationally), so will need to be willing to demonstrate flexibility.

Our Deal:
At KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.
Flexible Working
While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

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