Manager Procurement and Supply Chain (IFM)

  • 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 for an individual with skills and experience in Procurement of facilities management and Integrated Facilities Management


What you will be doing, 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:

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.


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

Qualifications and Skills

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

Experience and Background

Experience of integrated facilities management programmes in large multi-national corporates including vendor selection, commercial development, service transition and transformation. To ensure you are best placed to advise your clients you will have good and working knowledge of the external trends and best practice in the category including the service provider landscape and capabilities.

You will also have experience of:

  • Developing Facilities Management sourcing strategies and leading the implementation of medium to large scale programmes.
  • Experience of change management in complex multi-business unit / multi-geography environments
  • Experience of managing direct reports and / or project team.
  • Significant broader procurement experience with a strong understanding of procurement and supply chain processes.