Sourcing & Commercial Role

UK Wide
Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Coeus Consulting is an independent IT management consultancy providing both advisory and consultancy services. We specialise in the areas of IT strategy, sourcing, technology, transformation and service optimisation.

At Coeus we continually strive to give our clients the very best advice possible.  Therefore, we place great importance on recruiting consultants with the right blend of knowledge, consultancy expertise and operational experience, to deliver the right results for our clients.  We are proud of our achievements, our people truly shape what we are, what we do and how we do it and this is only possible by selecting the very best.

Sourcing & Commercial Role

Due to our continued growth, we are recruiting at Principal Consultant level, but with a particular focus on experienced sourcing and commercial consultants. Our clients need help in understanding current market trends, what suppliers are offering in the next evolution of sourcing propositions and what that means to their organisation.

Sourcing plays a vital role in moving business forward so having the right expertise working alongside you with the latest insights and experience is what our clients look for. Do you have the experience to deliver business success for our clients, do you have the enthusiasm to drive change through an organisation and help them define new ways of working to achieve greater value in support of their business performance and growth? If so, you could be exactly the person we are looking for.

We’re seeking much more than individuals who happen to have worked on sourcing initiatives. We want people who understand the market, the latest trends from suppliers and solution providers including different commercial models that can meet the client’s needs. We want candidates who know how technology really works within a business and how to get the best solutions from the marketplace. As a Sourcing & Commercial consultant within our consultancy business you will be working collaboratively with clients to shape and deliver high quality outcomes, the following are the key skills, experience and capabilities that we are looking for in an individual with a proven track record to execute: -

We’re looking for IT Sourcing and Commercial consultants who will be instrumental in leading and delivering high quality solutions with some of the largest FTSE 100 and DAX listed clients in Europe.
We currently provide services across the full IT Sourcing lifecycle to a variety of clients spanning a number of sectors. The demand for these services continues to grow as organisations look to the future and how IT and its supply chain can continuously align to the changing needs of their business. Our consultants must be able to engage at all levels, providing independent and advice to support sourcing and commercial initiatives.

Candidates should demonstrate skills and experience in one or more of the following

  • Provide consulting solutions across end to end sourcing lifecycle:
    • Developing evidence based sourcing strategies that align to organisational goals and imperatives
    • Executing rigorous, but lean sourcing implementation programmes including drafting and negotiating effective contracts
    • Delivering input and advice to help clients remediate problems and maximise value from established key supplier relationships
  • Work closely with procurement and business functions at clients to clearly define and execute sourcing strategies
  • Assess target function effectiveness including processes and baseline data to understand gaps to best practices and develop procurement strategies
  • Manage execution of sourcing strategies including supplier engagement during RFI/ RFP processes and supporting supplier negotiations
  • Create and deliver senior CxO level presentations throughout the consulting engagements
  • More than 8 years in consulting and with exposure to a broad range of sectors and clients 

Additional application instructions

  • Developing robust business cases to underpin any IT operating model change, sourcing and/or IT transformation project
  • Performing detailed gap analysis and benchmark exercises of existing client contracts as part of ongoing performance reviews and service improvement initiatives
  • General knowledge of the IT supplier market, the key players, their strengths and weaknesses and the ability to relate these capabilities to client challenges and communicate this effectively
  • Strong business acumen – with awareness of the current business environment and the challenges it presents to organisations
  • Demonstrating excellent stakeholder management with both clients and suppliers operating at all levels to build effective relationships and accountability
  • Supporting transition/project delivery to enable the client to move to the future IT state

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or a related study, or equivalent experience

Working at Coeus will offer you the opportunity to thrive in a supportive environment with exciting and fulfilling career development opportunities. We take pride in ensuring that our teams have a sense of independence, empowerment and influence - making it a fantastic place to work.

If you are thinking of making a move into consultancy, or are an IT consultant looking to join a growing and successful organisation where your contribution will be recognised, please email your CV to

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Job information

Firm: Coeus Consulting

Location: UK Wide

Education: Postgraduate degree


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