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Job Title

Procurement Consultant

EmployerHawtrey Dene
Industry SectorOther, Retail, Services
BenefitsPMI, uncapped bonus
Town/CityLondon or Birmingham
LocationsLondon, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted19 October 2018

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Hawtrey Dene is a rapidly growing management consultancy specialising in procurement and cost reduction, with clients across many sectors including Retail, Luxury Goods, Private Equity, Oil and Gas and Manufacturing. We are looking for a highly motivated, client-focused Manager to help shape the future the business.

You will lead client engagements and the whole lifecycle of client projects and support Directors on the implementation of the wider strategy of the business, including developing key client accounts and new service offerings. [link removed]

In project delivery you will lead, support and assist our clients in many different ways, typically you will:

  • Formulate, lead and manage cross-functional teams to achieve cost reduction targets while ensuring supply reliability and satisfying business requirements
  • Be responsible for the delivery of multiple projects (across various categories of spend)
  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process
  • Monitor and manage supplier performance using Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) techniques
  • Negotiate and implement contracts and supporting SLA’s/KPI’s
  • Create and deliver client status reports and presentations up to Board level
  • Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
  • Developing client category spend analyses, identifying clear category profiles and opportunities
  • Defining optimum business requirements which are fit for purpose
  • Analysing category supply market analysis, identifying key suppliers, trends and cost drivers
  • Developing and implementing strategic sourcing strategies
  • Facilitating and manage the RFP process and make client recommendations using recognised procurement methodologies
  • Implementing and lead the transition of new suppliers
  • Creating and presenting client project updates to Senior and Exec Level Management
  • Leading on the preparation of documentation and other outputs for procurement activity
  • Establishing and developing strong stakeholder relationships
  • Quantifying, tracking and repoting on savings delivery

Person Specification

  • A minimum of 4 years procurement or relevant consultancy experience
  • A stong customer-focused approach is essential
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Proven track record of successfully delivering sustainable cost savings and process improvements
  • Ability to analyse data, distil information and identify key outputs and recommendations
  • Strong collaborator and influencer including ability to understand clients’ needs and sell in new ideas and approaches
  • Project management experience, including successfully managing and executing multiple work-streams, across multiple clients
  • Comprehensive contract knowledge and the ability to work with legal stakeholders to effectively manage risk within the implementation of supplier agreements
  • Ability to identify and assess options and make clear recommendations to move projects forward
  • Experience in developing and leading negotiation strategies, including understanding the balance between strategic and financial drivers and contractual requirements
  • Ability to assimilate into a different corporate cultures
  • Experience of process mapping and driving efficiencies
  • Experience in the translation of business requirements into formal procurement strategies
  • Highly self-motivated individual exhibiting an outgoing, confident and mature style
  • Strong work ethic and results focused, consistently delivering in a fast paced environment
  • A team player that thrives whilst working with others, who thrives on taking ownership for the end-to-end delivery of tasks
  • Ability to demonstrate change management skills

All applicants must hold full rights to live and work in the UK.

Excellent English, both spoken and written is a must.

This is an exciting role in a dynamic consultancy that will challenge, develop, excite and engage the right person. The role will require regular UK and occasional global business travel.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree or similar professional qualification
  • Excellent MS Office Skills – including Excel and PowerPoint
  • CIPS would be desirable


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