Manager - Procurement and Supply Chain, Digital Transformation

  • Competitive
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • KPMG
  • 13 Feb 19

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

•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

Integrated Facilities Management

•Providing market insights on the integrated facilities management market and vendors
•Advising clients on the appropriate strategy for complex Facilities Management 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.

Qualifications and Skills

The ideal candidate will have experience of procurement and supply chain this will have been gained from working in either a consultancy or an industry role.

Applicants should be educated to degree level or equivalent. Postgraduate or professional qualification (e.g. MBA/CIPS/CILT) is advantageous.

Experience and Background

Ability to rapidly identify issues and propose solutions, supported by data and analysis. You will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the Procurement and Supply chain processes, issues and solutions. 

You will have experience of project managing procurement and supply chain projects from the start through to completion. This includes planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, data gathering, process mapping and analysis.

Additional experience which would be advantageous but not essential includes:

•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.