Operations Consulting Procurement Senior Manager - Government sector

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas
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As a Senior Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Directors and above
  • Be involved in the financial management of clients
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Develop project strategies to solve complex technical challenges for our clients
  • Manage and deliver large projects by developing the project team, assessing engagement risks throughout, driving conclusions, and reviewing / challenging the output produced by the team
  • Shape and deliver projects to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and our own quality criteria
  • Train, coach, and supervise team members
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and developing your PwC brand

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate experience or aptitude in some or all of the following areas

  • Delivers projects and consulting solutions with a focus on procurement on time and to budget

  • Understands client need, qualifies the opportunity, advises and shapes the proposed solution and either manages or supports the pursuit process through to winning the work

  • Develops and manages long term relationships at senior levels with the client

  • Manages quality of the delivery of the solution to ensure it exceeds client expectations

  • Leverages the wider PwC organisation to bring full range of best advice to the client

The role will involve contributing to our continued thought leadership and intellectual capability to ensure that appropriate solutions are developed for clients.

Essential skills and experience

Successful candidates will need a consulting track record gained from a consulting /professional services environment and strong commercial acumen/ knowledge gained from working within a government/public sector procurement environment

They must also be able to demonstrate capability in some or all of the following

  • Development of procurement vision and strategy

  • Delivering significant procurement improvement change/ programme with successful outcomes

  • eAuctions

  • Purchase to pay process

  • Supplier Management and supplier risk management

  • Low carbon procurement/sustainable procurement

  • Collaborative procurement

  • Contract tendering and contract management

  • Delivery of e-procurement solutions

  • Procurement policy and procedures development

  • Transition management from the previous to the new

  • Business case development

General Consulting skills required

  • The capacity or ability to lead clients and colleagues whilst exemplifying quality standards and being an ambassador for PwC

  • Developing long term relationships with clients

  • Ability to advise and interact with all levels of client management and staff

  • Business analysis and design skills

  • Understanding our clients business and showing strong commercial acumen including business development

  • Presentation, facilitation, process mapping and business modelling

  • Demonstrate ability to gain trusted advisor status with clients and develop relationships into longer term partnerships and large scale assignments

  • Awareness of the technology issues which arise from procurement matters

  • Educated to Degree level.

  • Further personal / industry qualifications such as ACA /CIMA or MBA are valued but not considered essential.

Additional Information

Opportunity for working from home? (On occasion)
Amount of time client based (60-80 %)
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home (Yes - regularly)


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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