GPS Procurement & Contracts Manager
About the team
Significant value is built and eroded through capital projects across industries, sectors and geographies. The ability to manage capital project delivery risk has been a defining capability for successful companies with asset intensive businesses – such as those in the energy, utilities, mining and construction industries – along with a myriad of government entities focusing on infrastructure development and refurbishment. The risks associated with major capital projects often hit the enterprise risk radar screen, and for many organisations there is an opportunity to boost the level of risk assurance focus and expertise when it comes to capital project governance, contract and commercial management, risk management and controls.
At PwC, our global Commercial Assurance Capital Projects team provides project risk assurance, contract audit and controls advisory support to clients across industries and territories. We deliver an optimal combination of project audit and technical expertise, with our team comprising a diverse range of experts including civil, mechanical and chemical engineers, as well as project management, construction, accounting and IT professionals. Our experience in portfolio, programme, and project controls with large scale capital project execution spans across the public and private sector including utilities, construction, mining, oil and gas, and public infrastructure.
Our team is currently expanding and we’re seeking talented, high performing, industry professionals to join our national team across all levels of experience.
If you enjoy working with high profile clients, then our Commercial Assurance Capital Projects team at PwC will provide you with that opportunity. The role requires flexibility & mobility, national & international travel is often required. .
We are seeking a Procurement and Contract Manager with a background or interest in Government and public sector – Local and central government as well as health organisations
With over 10 years of relevant experience you’ll have a background in procurement, contract and supply chain management covering the technical, financial and commercial aspects of third party agreements. You’ll also have experience in the design, implementation or assurance of end-to-end procurement and contract management frameworks. You will be required to sell and deliver Commercial Assurance engagement engagements into the UK public sector, so a strong network and route-to-market is highly preferable.
As well as good practical work experience, ideally gained within a large contractor, consultancy or client organisation, you’ll have working knowledge/experience of:
- Procurement and supply chain strategy
- Commercial management of third party contracts
- Project risk governance and assurance frameworks
- Procurement process in complex capital project environments
- Supply chain optimisation and management
- Contractual negotiation, set-up and exit
- Excellent IT skills
- Government and public sector – Local and central government as well as health organisations
Additional experience which would be very relevant includes:
- Strong stakeholder management
- Execution of capital project governance and assurance reviews
- Contract and commercial management auditing
If you’re successful you’ll work in multi-disciplinary teams undertaking client work which includes for example:
- Managing and delivering assignments
- Working as part of a team or independently depending on the size of the assignment
- Developing client relationships
- Identifying and developing client opportunities
- Face-to-face contact with clients and their professional advisors
You’ll be joining a team who welcome your outlook and knowledge, whilst developing your skill set further within one of the world’s leading professional organisations. With an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working requirements where appropriate and have many successful arrangements currently in place.