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Procurement Consultant

Summary Sheet: Government & Defence

Advertiser NameDatasource Computer EmploymentAdvertiser Type:Agency
Classification:Government & DefenceSubclassification:
Country:United KingdomLocation:United Kingdom
Language:English - United Kingdom (en-GB) Contact Name:>Alex Cleaver
Employment Type:PermanentWorkhours:Not Specified

Position: Procurement Consultant


Procurement Consultant - Permanent - London - up to ss50,000 - DV/SC or willing to undergo

Key Responsibilities:

  • As a Consultant in our clients Defence Procurement team, you will benefit from exposure to client-facing projects early on and receive structured training to help develop your technical and consulting skills. You will broaden your skill set and develop quickly, working on complex, transformational projects across a range of clients.

  • Primarily focusing on client-facing projects as part of a team providing consulting to major government and Defence clients, with a specific focus on Sourcing and Procurement

  • Playing a key role on projects working directly with clients to deliver their objectives and solve complex Procurement problems; analysing and interpreting data; preparing and presenting high quality deliverables; delivering engaging and interactive workshops; and gaining commitment from key stakeholders

  • Delivering activities on time, within budget and to an exceptional standard of quality, tailored to fulfil client expectations

  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution

  • Delivering multiple pieces of work in parallel, both client facing and internal

  • Actively participating in and contributing to the success of the practice

  • Proactively driving your own development through access to on the job coaching and an array of training options

  • Supporting development of the business, brand and reputation

  • Working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution


  • Our client is looking for people who enjoy addressing complex problems in an analytical manner, with a proven record for effective delivery in a project environment, and with a keen interest in Procurement organisation, processes, capabilities and digital technologies.

  • Have relevant practical experience in some of the following areas of within Defence Sector Sourcing and Procurement: digital procurement, procurement transformation, end to end government procurement processes, category management, source to pay process review, technology sourcing, cost reduction, supplier innovation and performance improvement

  • Be able to build and sustain trusted internal and external relationships

  • Be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with different audiences

  • Be able to analyse complex datasets and distil key insights

  • Have the ability to think creatively to solve client Procurement issues

  • Demonstrate excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, data manipulation and visualisation, PowerPoint and report writing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and people skills, with the ability to work in diverse teams with a diverse range of people

  • Experienced in effective project management

  • An understanding of risk, how to mitigate risk and protect the firm's reputation

  • A "can do" attitude with a real willingness to learn and participate Enthusiasm and passion for the delivery of market leading solutions that make a difference

  • This position is likely to involve travel, including overseas, therefore flexibility with travel is important

Additional desirable experience:

  • Prior experience of using or implementing digital procurement solutions, eProcurement/eSourcing tools (eg Bravo, Ariba, Coupa, Oracle etc.)

  • Advanced analytical capabilities and experience in supply chain modelling, visualisation and simulation tools (eg Tableau, QlikView)

  • Deep sector specific experience or previous consulting experience

  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or similar professional qualification or equivalent

RECOMMEND A FRIEND: If you have professional friends/colleagues who would be interested in one of our roles and our excellent levels of service too, we'd like to recognise your recommendations with a 'thank you' of our own. For every colleague you refer who then starts a role through Datasource either Contract or Permanent, we will send you ss250 of Love to Shop Gift Vouchers!

You will be required to hold a minimum of DV/SC or willing to undergo. If you do not hold an active DV/SC or willing to undergo please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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