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Senior Manager, Operations - Procurement

Location: London

Service Line: Operational Transformation

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Functional Solution Architect - Powered Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Consulting

Service line: Connected Technology

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Functional Solution Architect (Grade C)


The Team:
We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud implementations and detailed working knowledge of Source to Pay software including one or more of the following; Coupa, Ivalua, Oracle and SAP Ariba.
While predominantly focusing on ensuring successful delivery of our programmes you will play an important role in several key areas, including:
• Procurement Solution Architectures – driving business strategy that meets the relevant client business, technology and regulatory requirements
• Practice Development – Ensuring that the team continues to deliver value to our clients through understanding leading practice developments, potential disruptors to the market in the shape of new technologies and helping to ensure the team are sufficiently equipped to support our clients
• Sales Support – Providing your experience and knowledge into the sales cycle ensuring our clients are set up for success

The Role:
Key accountabilities: Clients
• Providing consultancy to assist clients in defining their overall technology strategy, designs and delivery programmes
• Whole-stack reference models and architectures across application, data and technical domains
• Defining the Baseline and Target states alongside the migration steps from one to the other
• Providing Security, compliance, governance and other key viewpoints to the client
• Supporting clients with their Infrastructure and provisioning strategies
• Supporting the sales teams where applicable to provide expertise in bids to help clients to get more out of their existing Digital channels identifying the best of breed technologies and services based on client needs, constraints and strategies
• Presenting and communicating with confidence to stakeholders up to C-Suite level and supporting them in setting their strategic direction. Confident in expressing points of view and recommendations
• Evaluating architecture options and making recommendations in the light of technical, delivery and commercial factors
• Translating business and technical requirements into coherent, consistent and complete architecture designs
• Understand, define and capture the architecture of clients and identify opportunities for transformation
• Define how propositions can be implemented within the client architecture
• Confidence in chairing and leading meetings, such as workshops, reviews and governance bodies

Key accountabilities: Quality
• Manages scope and delivers timely and quality deliverables.
• Communicates risk and issues early to Leaders as appropriate.
• Executes projects to a level that meet member firm’s Quality standards within a commercial context.
• Contribute towards creating innovative and repeatable solutions which strengthen business performance and differentiate KPMG from our competition.
• Holds review (s) on completion of projects to identify lessons learned and enhance future quality and commercial planning.

Key accountabilities: People
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Plans and seeks opportunities to allocate team members responsibilities that will enable them to learn new skills that align to their goals.
• Meets deadlines throughout the Performance cycle both for personal development and appraisees ensuring quality feedback is requested, goals are set and monitored, providing feedback on engagement reviews
• Identifies development needs of team and provides coaching, mentoring and stretch assignments to attract, develop and retain our most talented colleagues.
• Effectively supports and manages underperformance, in line with local guidance and policies.
• Takes action to ensure wellbeing matters are properly handled and resolved by demonstrating empathy and awareness of team.
• Ensures team accurately charge time to Engagement codes to see true value of work delivered and to recognize individual/team effort.
• Actively shares knowledge with other KPMG colleagues/teams and contributes to the development of knowledge resources.
• Manages onboarding of new starters, including buddy responsibilities.

Key accountabilities: Public trust
• Ensures team complete all mandatory and regulatory training required by member firm by the due date.
• Does not undertake work that does not fit with firm capabilities or Risk Management criteria.
• Undertakes the appropriate training and coaching in line with member firm requirements.
• Pro-actively takes action to avoid Personal Independence breaches.
• Takes action and speaks up if they observe and/or are made of conduct that is inconsistent with KPMG’s values and ethical standards.

FS Procurement Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team
“Non-Powered” Enterprise is KPMG’s world-class accelerated Enterprise Business Transformation 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.
We also see an opportunity in the market to offer non-powered procurement skills to our clients, and look to recruit a very talented person to help leadership set up and lead this offering, This will include the following key offerings:- category mgmt., consultancy services, managed services, contract life cycle mgmt. and capacity and capability.
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
The Role
At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how non-powered procurement consultancy services can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement SME 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 Non-Powered Procurement requirements, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to build our non-powered procurement delivery team and influence within a fast-growing business area.
Roles and Responsibilities
This is role requires a balance of business development, practice leadership and client delivery. The role reports into the Associate Director of Non-Powered Procurement.
In this role you will:
• Present KPMG Advisory offerings and ‘thought leadership’ to the market via agreed marketing channels
• Build our visibility in the Financial Services Procurement arena and originate new opportunities
• Define and create content that generates interest in our offerings for individual market segments
• Lead and deliver client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for large companies
• Work with client businesses throughout the project lifecycle by leveraging business performance improvement approaches and frameworks and helping to ensure timely execution of project deliverables
• Perform project management activities including: development and management of work plans, schedules and project budgets with innovative approaches
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.
The Person
We are looking for individuals with a proven track record of selling & delivering, procurement projects. We are looking for individuals who have led procurement programmes, developed client solutions and led sales opportunities from origination to close.
We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement implementation. This is role requires a balance of business development, practice leadership and client delivery. The role reports into the Associate Director of Non-Powered Procurement.
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 a proven track record of helping Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes
Essential Experience:
• Understand demand, identify and unlock client opportunities for Non-Powered Procurement in Financial Services by providing the procurement expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A deep knowledge of contract mgmt., Category management, and procurement operating models from policy to procedures and best practices in each
• Strong financial/commercial management skills, e.g. bid completions.
• The ability to build strong relationships at senior levels (c-suite), and a strong existing network
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
Key Skills:
• Sales and Business Development
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and transformation within procurement functions at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Procurement, supply chain, contract & commercial mgmt.
• Leadership and relationship building
• A Procurement professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of procurement solutions in a consulting environment
• Persuasive power to communicate with a variety of partners in the organisation
• Excellent People Leadership
• Strong network in Financial Services Procurement
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis
• MCIPS/FCIPS (desirable)

Please note, this position is UK wide so location is flexible.

FS Technology Enabled Procurement Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The use of cloud-based technologies continues at pace and we continue to see that most Procurement transformation programmes demand technology support, and every successful Procurement technology programme involves some ground-breaking activity.

At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how technology can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement technologists to join us, grow with us, and develop our Procurement Technology delivery capability, driving our strategy through large-scale Procurement Cloud Technology transformation. Part of a developing team in Financial Services that will become our ‘go to’ for Procurement Technology, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to build our technology 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 a proven track record of helping Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes. We’re looking for self-starters, those with gravitas, credibility, and the natural ability to encourage confidence and empower change. On the technical side, you’ll need a thorough understanding of Procurement Technology solutions including but not limited to Coupa, Ivalua, Basware and/or SAP Ariba.

The Person:

We are looking for a Manager with a proven track record of selling, procurement technology projects. In particular we are looking for individuals who have managed complex procurement technology strategy programs, software selection projects and Source-to-Pay implementations.

We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud technologies and associated processes. This is a key-profile role within the team, requiring a balance of assisting business development, industry knowledge, project and client delivery. The role reports into the Associate Director of Powered Procurement.

Essential Experience:

• Understand demand, identify and unlock client opportunities for Powered Procurement in Financial Services by providing the technology expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A deep knowledge of the current procurement technology market
• Technical experience with Coupa
• The ability to build strong relationships at senior levels (c-suite), and a strong existing network
• Experience designing, selecting, supporting and implementing multiple solutions
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Strong people management skills, with an ability to coach and develop others

Key Skills:

• Ability in building and supporting winning client proposals including relevant collateral
• Contracting and commercial knowledge
• Support Sales and Business Development
• Leadership and relationship building
• A Technology professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of procurement technology solutions in a consulting environment
• Facilitation and conflict resolution
• Persuasive power to communicate with a variety of partners in the organisation
• Excellent People Leadership
• Strong network in Financial Services Procurement
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and procurement transformation using Cloud solutions, at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis

Location:

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.

FS Procurement Manager

Location: Edinburgh

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Team
“Non-Powered” Enterprise is KPMG’s world-class accelerated Enterprise Business Transformation 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.
We also see an opportunity in the market to offer non-powered procurement skills to our clients, and look to recruit a very talented person to help leadership set up and lead this offering, This will include the following key offerings:- category mgmt., consultancy services, managed services, contract life cycle mgmt. and capacity and capability.
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
The Role
At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how non-powered procurement consultancy services can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement SME 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 Non-Powered Procurement requirements, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to build our non-powered procurement delivery team and influence within a fast-growing business area.
Roles and Responsibilities
This is role requires a balance of business development, practice leadership and client delivery. The role reports into the Associate Director of Non-Powered Procurement.
In this role you will:
• Present KPMG Advisory offerings and ‘thought leadership’ to the market via agreed marketing channels
• Build our visibility in the Financial Services Procurement arena and originate new opportunities
• Define and create content that generates interest in our offerings for individual market segments
• Lead and deliver client engagements that identify, design, and implement creative business and technology solutions for large companies
• Work with client businesses throughout the project lifecycle by leveraging business performance improvement approaches and frameworks and helping to ensure timely execution of project deliverables
• Perform project management activities including: development and management of work plans, schedules and project budgets with innovative approaches
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.
The Person
We are looking for individuals with a proven track record of selling & delivering, procurement projects. We are looking for individuals who have led procurement programmes, developed client solutions and led sales opportunities from origination to close.
We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement implementation. This is role requires a balance of business development, practice leadership and client delivery. The role reports into the Associate Director of Non-Powered Procurement.
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 a proven track record of helping Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes
Essential Experience:
• Understand demand, identify and unlock client opportunities for Non-Powered Procurement in Financial Services by providing the procurement expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A deep knowledge of contract mgmt., Category management, and procurement operating models from policy to procedures and best practices in each
• Strong financial/commercial management skills, e.g. bid completions.
• The ability to build strong relationships at senior levels (c-suite), and a strong existing network
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
Key Skills:
• Sales and Business Development
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and transformation within procurement functions at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Procurement, supply chain, contract & commercial mgmt.
• Leadership and relationship building
• A Procurement professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of procurement solutions in a consulting environment
• Persuasive power to communicate with a variety of partners in the organisation
• Excellent People Leadership
• Strong network in Financial Services Procurement
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis
• MCIPS/FCIPS (desirable)

Please note, this position is UK wide so location is flexible.

FS Technology Enabled Procurement Manager

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Financial Management

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The use of cloud-based technologies continues at pace and we continue to see that most Procurement transformation programmes demand technology support, and every successful Procurement technology programme involves some ground-breaking activity.

At KPMG’s highly successful Management Consulting practice, we’re working with Financial Services clients to help them understand how technology can drive business performance. As such, we’re looking for outstanding procurement technologists to join us, grow with us, and develop our Procurement Technology delivery capability, driving our strategy through large-scale Procurement Cloud Technology transformation. Part of a developing team in Financial Services that will become our ‘go to’ for Procurement Technology, you will play a key role in the growing of our propositions to sell and deliver large programmes. At its core, this is a real opportunity to build our technology 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 a proven track record of helping Financial Services clients reach their desired outcomes. We’re looking for self-starters, those with gravitas, credibility, and the natural ability to encourage confidence and empower change. On the technical side, you’ll need a thorough understanding of Procurement Technology solutions including but not limited to Coupa, Ivalua, Basware and/or SAP Ariba.

The Person:

We are looking for a Manager with a proven track record of selling, procurement technology projects. In particular we are looking for individuals who have managed complex procurement technology strategy programs, software selection projects and Source-to-Pay implementations.

We are seeking a talented individual with experience of Procurement Cloud technologies and associated processes. This is a key-profile role within the team, requiring a balance of assisting business development, industry knowledge, project and client delivery. The role reports into the Associate Director of Powered Procurement.

Essential Experience:

• Understand demand, identify and unlock client opportunities for Powered Procurement in Financial Services by providing the technology expertise to build compelling market propositions
• A deep knowledge of the current procurement technology market
• Technical experience with Coupa Implementations
• The ability to build strong relationships at senior levels (c-suite), and a strong existing network
• Experience designing, selecting, supporting and implementing multiple solutions
• The ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems
• Strong people management skills, with an ability to coach and develop others

Key Skills:

• Ability in building and supporting winning client proposals including relevant collateral
• Contracting and commercial knowledge
• Support Sales and Business Development
• Leadership and relationship building
• Coupa systems implementation
• A Technology professional with a proven track record of successful delivery of procurement technology solutions in a consulting environment
• Facilitation and conflict resolution
• Persuasive power to communicate with a variety of partners in the organisation
• Excellent People Leadership
• Strong network in Financial Services Procurement
• Drive and resilience
• Presentation skills
• A track record of client delivery, innovation and procurement transformation using Cloud solutions, at large FTSE/blue chip organisations
• Other core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis

Location:
UK wide based - some travel to client sites will be required.

Senior Manager, Operations - Procurement

Location: London

Capability: Management Consulting

Service line: Operational Transformation

Experience level: Senior Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part 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

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