SAP Procurement Senior Manager (Financial Services)
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About the team
Our Consulting practice is focused on working in partnership with clients to deliver sustainable business transformation. We have a number of opportunities to join our Financial Services Sector, Digital Procurement team.
Our ambition is to be the pre-eminent advisor to the industry, recognised for delivering sustainable value to our clients and great opportunities for personal growth and career progression to our people.
We work with clients throughout the change lifecycle, from strategy to execution and are seeking high caliber individuals at the Senior Manager grade to help drive our rapidly growing practice. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate relevant, practical and successful of delivering digital procurement transformation projects, be able to work in multi-disciplinary teams and have an international mind-set.
About the role
As a Senior Manager within Consulting at PwC, you will assume a leadership role, helping Partners and Directors to develop new business, lead client engagements, and coach and support junior colleagues.
We are looking for individuals with a proven track record of selling and delivering procurement technology projects. In particular we are looking for individuals who have led procurement technology strategy programmes, software selection projects and Source-to-Pay implementations.
Our projects typically span multiple industries in the financial services sector. You could find yourself involved in, but not limited to, one or all of the following:
Supplier market assessment and strategy definition
Business requirements definition
Operational efficiency & improvement
We are seeking a talented individuals with experience of Procurement Cloud implementation. These are high profile roles within the team, requiring a balance of business development and client delivery as well as practice development.
Essential skills and experience required
Awareness and understanding of procurement technology market trends, major industry issues and an appreciation of how professional service companies can support clients in this environment
Experience of interpreting clients' strategic, operational and external drivers for change, gaining respect, building trust and inspiring stakeholders
Ability to forecast costs and manage to programme timelines and budget
Experience of generating a vision, establishing direction and motivating people
Awareness of end to end business processes and ideally, an understanding of the various procurement technology platforms
Experience of working within large, complex programmes and leading teams
Core consulting skills, including planning and delivering workshops, structured interviewing, process mapping, data gathering and analysis
Desirable skills and experience required
Track record of building sustainable client relationships in the FS sector
Successful delivery of procurement technology solutions in a consulting environment
Experience of using and implementing SAP Ariba
Need to travel/overnight stays away from home? (Yes - regularly)
Opportunity for working from home? (Yes, in line with client demands)
Amount of time client based - approximately 70%
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes, within reason
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