Graduate Consultant

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Procura are seeking our latest Graduate Consultant intake, we are a management consultancy firm based in London. The role involves delivering procurement excellence for our clients which includes cost optimisation, transformation, digitalisation and sustainable procurement projects. This a structured 18-month graduate scheme, with candidates progressing to a Consultant role at the end of the scheme.

Job Description and Person Specification:

Founded in 2016 we have grown rapidly, fuelled by a compelling service offerings to clients and a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and operational excellence.

Procura Consulting is a boutique management consultancy firm specialising in delivering procurement excellence projects for our clients. Our consultants work closely with all kinds of organisations to improve their procurement objectives ranging from increasing profitability by identifying and delivering value from their external expenditure to transforming their current procurement function to a high-performance organisation.

Our success has been recognised with awards and nominations from the Management Consultancy Association (MCA) in the categories of “Best New Consultancy” and “Commercial Excellence” in 2020. In 2021, Procura has been shortlisted for “Best International Project” and one our consultants who joined on this graduate scheme has been nominated for the “Young Consultant of the Year” award.

Our business is constantly expanding, and we need dynamic and committed people to support our growth. If you have got the talent and the attitude, we’ll give you the responsibility and the rewards.

Responsibility starts early at Procura. In your graduate role, you will work closely with experienced consultants to deliver procurement projects. You’ll need to be energetic and highly motivated with the passion to achieve outstanding results, with an ability to learn and apply knowledge in a fast-paced environment.

Our projects span across a variety of sectors. You could be presenting to a board of NHS executives one week and then rolling up your sleeves up to interview workers on the food production line the next. We will expect you to quickly develop your consulting, procurement and project management skills to become a leader in our business.

Our people are at the heart of what we do. We bring the company together once a quarter for people to get to know each other, share knowledge, have a good time and recognise each other’s successes. These social occasions are supplemented by weekends away and our global annual conference, which most recently took us (pre-pandemic) to Palma, Majorca.

The route from Graduate to Consultant is a well-trodden path and is ideal for candidates who wish to kickstart their career in management consulting. Graduates will be reviewed regularly throughout the first 18 months, and exceptional performance will be rewarded with promotion and a salary increase.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identifying issues and forming hypotheses and solutions
  • Interacting with stakeholders, at all levels
  • Supply market and product analysis
  • Spend analysis
  • Development of sourcing strategies
  • Supporting tender and e-auction processes
  • Supporting supplier negotiations
  • Presenting findings and recommendations to clients
  • Supporting internal projects, such as recruitment

Training and Development opportunities:

You will work as part of a team of experienced management consultants, working for multiple clients across multiple projects. You will have a high level of exposure to management consultancy and rapidly develop an understanding of professional services delivery.

Formal training opportunities during the first 6 months of the graduate scheme will include:

  • Procurement fundamentals training
  • In-house MS Excel and PowerPoint training
  • Employability skills training course

Following the first 6 months graduate scheme, you will have the opportunity to develop your consultancy skill and gain qualifications from:

  • The Institute of Consulting (IoC)
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Association for Project Management (APM)
  • PRINCE2 Project Management

Level of Support:
Day-to-day an experienced Consultant will provide 1 to 1 mentoring while you work together on the client site throughout your initial projects. Though you will be fully supported, you will be expected to show an ability to work independently and pro-actively, whilst demonstrating a willingness to draw upon the project teams’ experience to supplement your own learning.

Other Benefits, Rewards and Recognition:

  • While working on client sites all travel, hotels and meals (excluding lunch) will be paid for.
  • Annual bonus structure.
  • Awards ceremony at year end to recognise outstanding achievement.

Person Specification:


  • We welcome applications from any academic background.
  • Relevant work experience would be beneficial but not essential.

Personal Qualities and Attributes:

  • Enjoy solving complex problems
  • Clear understanding of technical issues
  • Clear and logical thinking
  • Very good communication skills
  • Strong service delivery ethos
  • Able to prioritise and work pro-actively
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Copes well with pressure and challenges
  • Can effectively work as part of a team
  • Excellent English, written and spoken, with other languages being an advantage
  • Results driven

Skills and Understanding

  • Commercial awareness and understanding of business environments
  • Strong data management and data analysis skills

Specialist Knowledge

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft MS-Excel and other MS Office applications
  • Knowledge of data transformation tools
  • Experience in effective data visualisation

Other Requirements:

  • Able to start work in September 2022.

Performance-related bonus
Dental plan
Healthcare plan
Travel insurance
Personal and business carbon emission offsetting with Ecologi
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Job information

Firm: Procura Consulting

Location: London

Education: A-levels

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