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Strategic Procurement Advisory - Manager

Date: Apr 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

The Team

KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group (IAG) in the UK consists of c200 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading advisers to clients across the government and infrastructure sectors. We have won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). We are growing fast in response and is looking to add depth and breadth of capability. We have locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis and is looking at hiring candidates to join their London based team. We need professional, talented people with a passion for identifying, creating and delivering innovative solutions.

Strategic Procurement Advisory (SPA) is a new, diverse and fast-growing team that is part of the wider Strategic Advisory Services Team with IAG. SPA advises organisations on strategic procurement (e.g. design and construction), including packaging, supplier selection, and commercial and contracting strategy. Our work includes developing and shaping programme delivery models for major government and infrastructure clients throughout the UK. We typically work on some of the most novel and complex issues that government, corporate and major programme clients are grappling with. Our clients look to us for novel ideas about partnering, collaboration, achieving value and managing complex stakeholder relationships.

The Role
Managers perform a critical role leading client workstreams, supporting business development and helping our team to grow and develop. Key areas where Managers contribute to the team include:

Develop solutions to complex problems and collaborate with more senior colleagues and clients

Generate hypotheses and take ownership in storyboarding in cooperation with the team

Lead the design and delivery of small projects and / or large, complex work streams

Produce client ready deliverables that exceed expectations and require limited review

To work effectively with clients whilst delivering engagements and act as an ‘ambassador’ for KPMG

Contribute to the development of the team and fostering our collaborative and supportive team culture

Provide timely feedback and coaching to your team members

Work on the development of the SPA proposition and knowledge base

Support the identification of on-sell / cross-sell opportunities

Build and maintain a strong internal and external network

Demonstrate high levels of drive, ambition, and ability to collaborate at high levels of intensity

The Person

We are looking for applicants who display the following:

Demonstrate deep expertise and an ability to generate insights in the sector with a demonstrated passion for working on critical issues facing the government and infrastructure sectors

Ability to lead parts of complex projects or programmes in procurement

Ability to display involvement in business development activity e.g. building relationships with clients during engagements

Experience in contributing to thought leadership and knowledge management activities

Be comfortable handling ambiguity and changing client demands

Strong numerical capabilities combined with sound commercial acumen

Excellent English written and oral communication skills

Background in commercial & contracting strategy (NEC experience desirable), procurement strategy and processes, supply chain management

Understanding of differences between transactional and collaborative delivery models for infrastructure projects and programmes and the challenges experienced in making these effective

Experience working on a large procurement transactions, ideally for infrastructure projects and programmes

Professional qualification (or working towards one) such as MCIPS, MRICS or relevant postgraduate degrees welcome

A willingness to travel

We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements.

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