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Cloud Procurement Solutions Architect

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Service Line: Solutions & Digital

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Associate Director - Strategic Procurement - Infrastructure

Location: London

Service Line: Corporate Finance

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Senior Manager - Operations, Procurement

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Manager – Operations, Procurement

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Assistant Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Cloud Procurement Solutions Architect

Location: London

Capability: Solutions & Digital

Service line: Solutions & Digital

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


Powered Enterprise is KPMG’s world-class accelerated Enterprise Business Transformation approach for cloud-based solutions that uses pre-designed back-office leading practices and KPMG’s six layer Target Operating Model. It enables clients to make better, faster decisions, resulting in a quicker implementation and a faster path to Return on Investment. This solution combines the breadth and scale of KPMG’s leading practice, capabilities and insight into a complete solution for an effective back-office.

The Powered Apps teams are communities of technology focussed professionals who work together to deliver KPMG Powered Enterprise though a standardised delivery model, which drives professional delivery to clients. The teams use their functional knowledge and experience (e.g. Finance, HR, Procurement), coupled with their expertise in the cloud applications (e.g. Oracle, Workday, Coupa) to lead and deliver client programmes, support pre-sales activities and develop improvement and extensions to Powered Enterprise. KPMG are growing their S&D - Powered Apps team to meet an ever increasing demand for our market leading services and are seeking IT management consultants with relevant expertise and experience.

The Team

Our Supply Chain Operations team of approximately 90 consultants are seeking experienced consultants and industry professionals to grow and develop our capability. Our brand and reputation mean that we work on high profile projects, using our experience to create innovative solutions to our clients’ commercial problems.

Within the Private Sector we work with many blue chip companies, including a number of FTSE 100 Clients and many regional based Clients, delivering improvements in their Supply Chain capability and how it aligns to the wider business, which is integral to their overall profitability.

Within the Public Sector we work with clients across Government, Defence, Police, NHS and Higher Education. We help them to meet challenging Government targets to deliver frontline services more effectively.

The Role

We are looking for individuals with a proven track record of delivering procurement technology projects in the context of a broader procurement transformation. These individuals should have experience with one or more of the major providers; Coupa, Ivalua, Ariba, Basware or Oracle Fusion.

Responsibilities:

• Project management, with a proven ability to work as Engagement Manager on sold projects
• Solution development, showing a clear ability as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to enhance existing solutions, and develop new ones, with specific emphasis on Operations Transformation and Best Practice.
• Build and maintain strong client relationships within the sector, leveraging proven industry content and delivery capability.
• Mentor and coach other members of the team.

The Person

Qualifications & Skills:

• Project management and delivery.
• People management
• Leadership and relationship building.
• Sales experience.
• Communication (written and oral).
• Drive and resilience.
• Facilitation and conflict resolution.
• Presentation.
• Commercial acumen.
• Competent in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis.

Knowledge/Experience:

• Experience of working on multiple, large, complex, transformational technology projects.
• Experience designing, selecting, supporting and implementing multiple solutions.
• Significant procurement experience with a strong understanding of procurement and supply chain processes.
• The ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems.
• A deep knowledge of the current procurement technology market.

Associate Director - Strategic Procurement - Infrastructure

Location: London

Capability: Deal Advisory

Service line: Corporate Finance

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time



The Team


KPMG’s Infrastructure Group in the UK consists of c150 professionals and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent financial and business advisers in infrastructure. The group has won many awards, including financial advisor of the year (Infrastructure Journal). The group has locations in London, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester, but is organised on a national basis, operating under a single national cost centre.

Strategic Procurement Advisory (SPA) is a new and fast growing team that is part of the wider Major Projects Advisory Team for the infrastructure sector at KPMG. SPA advises organisations across a wide range of infrastructure assets on strategic procurement, including packaging, supplier selection, and commercial and contracting strategy. A particular focus lies on collaboration within the wider project enterprise or capable asset owner.

The Role


- Take a leading role advising a range of organisations on procurement for infrastructure, as well as collaboration and related aspects of infrastructure delivery
- Work on the development of the SPA proposition and knowledge base
- Manage pitches for new business, including the team management, strategy development and preparation of company and asset analysis
- Contributing to the delivery of specific engagements on a day to day basis and managing small to medium size projects or workstreams
- Support pitching for new business with ideas
- Contributing to the effective planning, delivery and closure of projects
- Developing market intelligence and sector knowledge
- Contributing to specific business development initiatives, particularly proposals and pitches.
- Building and maintaining relationships with clients and target clients and key market constituents to support personal effectiveness sand business development opportunities.
- Contributing to delivery of multiple projects simultaneously
- Leading small to medium sized engagements and being the day to day support for clients on these engagements
- Effective management, coaching and mentoring of junior staff on specific engagements
- Ability to work well under pressure, successful programme management experience.
- Comfort with ambiguity, fluid consulting situations and a highly pressured environment.
- A willingness to travel
- Responsible for coaching and performance management of junior staff in the department

The Person


- Strong background in commercial & contracting strategy (NEC experience ideal), procurement strategy and processes, supply chain management
- Solid understanding of differences between transactional and collaborative delivery models for infrastructure projects and programmes and the challenges experienced in making these effective
- Experience in behavioural and leadership management and/or advisory is desirable
- Strong academic background in engineering, project management or commercial management in infrastructure, ideally across a range of industries
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presenting and report writing
- Experience of having run a large procurement transaction for infrastructure projects and programmes
- Professional qualification such as MCIPS, MRICS or relevant postgraduate degrees welcome
- Appreciate the chance to work on a wide range of projects and proposals simultaneously to demanding timetables
- A commercial mind-set, with the ability to maximise revenue opportunities for Strategic Procurement Advisory
- Ability to perform consistently at a high level under pressure

Senior Manager - Operations, Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Full Time



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)


We are specifically seeking an individual with experience of procurement transformation programmes including digital / technology. The key services are outlined below:


Procurement Analytics


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


Procurement Transformation


o Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
o Identifying procurement improvement areas across people, process and technology
o Developing Procurement Strategy and business alignment
o Defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
o Evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services - including working in or delivering outsourced contracts
o Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques, technology and processes
o 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
o Producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.

Digital Procurement Strategy


o Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
o 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
o Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
o Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements


Cost and Cash Optimisation


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

Complex sourcing


• Leading complex sourcing 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 managing the delivery of these solutions, the senior manager will lead or support business development activity including:

o Generating sales
o Understanding client requirements and identifying how and where KPMG can add value
o Guiding and informing the development of new propositions and technologies through knowledge gained in the market
o Development of thought leadership and participation in brand-building and brand-awareness exercises
o Building client relationships at senior management levels in our key clients / sectors
o Developing proposals for clients and leading RFP responses
o Defining and executing marketing and sales campaigns
o Balancing both sales and deliver responsibilities


The Person

We are looking for someone with a strong Procurement background, 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 a senior operational management background or similar role within procurement with skills developed across different markets and sectors.

Essential experience:

- Digital Procurement Transformation
- Transforming procurement capability at large corporate clients using digital technology
- Understanding of the current procurement technology market and trends including providers such as Coupa, Ariba, Ivalua and Oracle
- Detailed knowledge of procurement processes – including: sourcing, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supply relationship management Purchase to Pay (P2P),
- Experience designing and implementing Procurement operating model changes
- Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
- Experience of managing direct reports and / or project team.
Additional experience:

- Experience of complex cost reduction programmes across direct and indirect spend including, analysis, design and implementation
- 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:

- Selling, leading and delivering large, complex and transformational programmes and drawing on diverse solutions to successfully resolve client issues. Developing and maintaining excellent relationships with clients and evidence of an existing strong network of client relationships.
- Managing senior stakeholders up to board level.
- Recognised as an expert in Procurement and Supply Chain, with ability to provide credible technical insight to clients. Deep knowledge of the sector, and the key client issues.
- Experience of complex cost reduction programmes across direct and indirect spend including, analysis, design and implementation Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
- Experience in sustainable procurement process improvement Experience designing and implementing Procurement operating model changes
- Demonstrating an ability to inspire and foster a sense of self belief in others. Leading and selling solutions drawn from across broader KPMG Advisory Services.
- Leading teams to deliver projects. Experience of managing direct reports and / or project team.
- Leading business development activity, developing business cases, and selling new opportunities. Demonstrating perseverance and tenacity, and the ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
In addition, applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.

Manager – Operations, Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time



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)

We are specifically seeking an individual with experience of procurement transformation programmes including digital / technology.

What we do, and what our key services are

The Manager will be responsible for managing teams and/or working as part of a team alongside clients on complex commercial or transformational engagements.

The key services are outlined below:

Procurement Analytics

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

Procurement Transformation

o Assessment of a client’s existing procurement capability against leading practice
o Identifying procurement improvement areas across people, process and technology
o Developing Procurement Strategy and business alignment
o Defining new procurement operating models that enhance procurement value creation and return on procurement
o Evaluating insource / outsource for back- and middle-office as well as frontline services - including working in or delivering outsourced contracts
o Designing improvements in Procurement capability including through the introduction of leading practice procurement operating models, organisation redesign, procurement techniques, technology and processes
o 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
o Producing and delivering structured training courses to upskill an existing procurement and supply chain team.


Digital Procurement Strategy

o Providing insight on the procurement technology market across Source to Pay, Supply Management, Analytics and Category Management
o 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
o Building a technology roadmap that drives speed to value for our clients
o Supporting the sourcing and evaluation of digital solutions to meet business requirements

Cost and Cash Optimisation

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


Complex sourcing

• Managing 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 being capable of managing the delivery of these solutions, 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 a senior operational management background or similar role within procurement with skills developed across different markets and sectors.

Essential experience:

- Digital Procurement Transformation
- Transforming procurement capability at large corporate clients using digital technology
- Understanding of the current procurement technology market and trends including providers such as Coupa, Ariba, Ivalua and Oracle
- Detailed knowledge of procurement processes – including: sourcing, category management, strategic sourcing, contract management, supply relationship management Purchase to Pay (P2P),
- Experience designing and implementing Procurement operating model changes
- Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
- Experience of managing direct reports and / or project team.
Additional experience:

The following experience would be of additional value:

Experience of complex cost reduction programmes across direct and indirect spend including, analysis, design and implementation
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. People management.
- Relationship development skills with client or business partners. Sales and business development skills
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) Drive and resilience
- Excellent commercial acumen and business context. Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by data and analysis.
- 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.

Location:


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.


Assistant Manager, Procurement and Supply Chain

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time



About KPMG:

KPMG is one of the world's leading professional services organisations — a global network of member firms operating in 153 countries offering Audit, Tax, and Advisory services to thousands of clients.

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 benefits

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.



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