Deloitte, Senior Consultant, Defence Industry, Supply Chain Consulting (Public Sector), London or Regional

Postgraduate degree
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Role description

Applicants are invited to apply to join Deloitte as a Senior Consultant within the Deloitte Supply Chain practice, with specific focus and expertise within the Defence environment. This is to support Deloitte's rapidly growing footprint with the Ministry of Defence and the armed forces across a range of projects.

The role requires someone who understands the challenges the Defence environment currently faces, and who will be able to support a range of diverse projects related to Defence transformation. Successful applicants must be able to demonstrate both depth and breadth of Defence experience, supported by applicable Supply Chain skills. Applicants will be required to work closely with clients to run small work streams, which may require management of small teams. Prior experience in Defence is essential, with prior experience in Consulting strongly preferred.

In addition to a wide range of Defence experiences, applicants must be able to demonstrate strength in core consulting skills such as deliverable creation, solution modelling and bid support, enabled by strong MS Office skills and the ability to work quickly and accurately when under time pressure. The ability to balance competing priorities from both clients and Deloitte is essential. When not working for Defence clients, applicants must be able to rely upon their core competency of supply chain skills to support the wider Deloitte business.

As a Senior Consultant the majority of work will be based at client site, which may be outside of London thus a willingness to travel and/or regional basing will be essential.


A Senior Consultant will have responsibility for:

  • Running project work streams
  • Close interaction and working with clients
  • Management of small teams of people
  • Delivering tasks on time and within budget and in line with client expectations
  • Delivering multiple pieces of work in parallel, both client facing and internal
  • Supporting development of the Deloitte business, brand and reputation within Defence


To qualify for the role you must have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • The ability to lead a small team of people
  • Breadth and depth of experience in the Defence Industry either Ministry of Defence, Front Line Commands or both
  • Supply chain experience
  • Prior consulting experience
  • Flexibility in work location

Additional desirable experience includes:

  • Previous “Big 4” consulting experience or equivalent
  • Stakeholder links within the Ministry of Defence and Front Line Commands
  • Experience of working on Defence Transformation Projects
  • Previous experience of business development activities
  • Experience of Ministry of Defence scrutiny and approvals processes

We are Consulting

Three core competency areas make up our Consulting service line:

  • Technology
  • Strategy & Operations
  • Human Capital

We exist to solve complex problems

Our consultants are renowned for their straightforward approach to solving some of the world’s largest and most complex business challenges. With a team of over 3,000, each of us is energised by the challenge a seemingly inscrutable problem presents. Our distinctiveness lies in our refusal to accept a problem at face value - we draw on the depth of our shared insight to ask the right questions, and it’s these questions that uncover answers - answers with impact.

We are committed to collaboration

Our role is to unlock potential for growth and innovation. We believe this requires real collaboration ? with our own networks and with our clients. It’s why we commit to truly getting under the skin of our client’s needs, developing a full appreciation for their environment, goals and ambitions. We’re also unafraid to challenge. In so doing, we build long-term and trusted affinities.

We create long-term, sustainable impact

We often work hand-in-hand with our clients to help find the right solution and to help apply that solution. Our aim is to leave behind ambassadors who are equipped to continue the transformation we began. For us, it’s about embedding sustainable change, allowing the impact of our insight to be felt for a long time to come.

We offer a number of different career pathways

We offer three different career pathways at Deloitte, meaning that there are three different routes by which people can progress in Consulting. We provide variety regarding the career options available to you, assisting you to take career steps that fit your skills, talents and aspirations, and providing an environment where those choices can be discussed in meaningful and constructive career conversations.

The Consulting Career Paths are:

Consulting pathway ? pathway based around developing a broad consulting skillset alongside building expertise in a specific domain

Consulting Solutions pathway ? pathway where there is greater focus on building skills and deep expertise in a specific domain. Practitioners have a narrow focus, determined by their SME and type of contribution made

Consulting Services pathway ? pathway for people whose career is built around the delivery of managed services to clients (either internal or external)

About Deloitte

Deloitte offers integrated services that include Audit and Risk Advisory, Tax, Consulting and Financial Advisory. Our approach combines insight and innovation from multiple disciplines with global business and industry expertise to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

We deliver outstanding impact on the reputation and success of our clients, in the UK and globally. In pursuing this we contribute to a sustainable and prosperous society, and are firm believers in the positive impact business can and should have on the world it operates within.

At Deloitte we foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals can produce their best work. We value innovative thinking, diverse insights and a genuinely distinctive level of customer service through our expertise and professionalism.

We value difference, with respect at the heart of our inclusive culture. We are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support agile working arrangements. We recognise that our people are juggling demanding careers with commitments and interests outside of work.

Hear from some of our people already working at Deloitte in agile ways.

We are proud to have received a special award for Best Innovation for our WorkAgility Time Out programme in the 2015 Top Employers for Working Families awards.

Job information

Firm: Deloitte

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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