Operations Consulting Procurement Senior Manager - Government sector
About the role
We are seeking to recruit a Procurement Senior Manager to join a well established and 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.
As part of a highly skilled, specialist team within a wider group of Operations professionals, you will be encouraged to initiate and develop new ideas. Our highly commited team have an excellent track record of delivering high quality work to clients across the broad range of industry sectors, and have ambitious growth plans for the next few years.
We aim to develop individuals entering the team and to help them progress in their consulting career and will seek to provide the opportunities for high performers to move up rapidly within the group.
Who we are looking for
Successful candidates will need to demonstrate experience or aptitude in some or all of the following areas:
Delivers projects and consulting solutions with a focus on procurement on time and to budget
Understands client need, qualifies the opportunity, advises and shapes the proposed solution and either manages or supports the pursuit process through to winning the work
Develops and manages long term relationships at senior levels with the client
Manages quality of the delivery of the solution to ensure it exceeds client expectations
Leverages the wider PwC organisation to bring full range of best advice to the client
The role will involve contributing to our continued thought leadership and intellectual capability to ensure that appropriate solutions are developed for clients.
Essential skills and experience
Successful candidates will need a consulting track record gained from a consulting /professional services environment and strong commercial acumen/ knowledge gained from working within a government/public sector procurement environment
They must also be able to demonstrate capability in some or all of the following:
Development of procurement vision and strategy
Delivering significant procurement improvement change/ programme with successful outcomes
Purchase to pay process
Supplier Management and supplier risk management
Low carbon procurement/sustainable 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
General Consulting skills required:
The capacity or ability to lead clients and colleagues whilst exemplifying quality standards and being an ambassador for PwC
Developing long term relationships with clients
Ability to advise and interact with all levels of client management and staff
Business analysis and design skills
Understanding our clients business and showing strong commercial acumen including business development
Presentation, facilitation, process mapping and business modelling
Demonstrate ability to gain trusted advisor status with clients and develop relationships into longer term partnerships and large scale assignments
Awareness of the technology issues which arise from procurement matters
Educated to Degree level.
Further personal / industry qualifications such as ACA /CIMA or MBA are valued but not considered essential.
Opportunity for working from home? (On occasion)
Amount of time client based (60-80 %)
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Yes - regularly)