Vacancy detail

Defence and Security Procurement and Sourcing Consultant

£45,000 – £65,000 benefits listed in advert

Location: United Kingdom (London – West End, London) Type: Permanent

Defence and Security Procurement and Sourcing Consultant

Do you like the idea of helping organisations in the Defence and Security sector achieve value for money through better procurement and sourcing arrangements? Is being able to shape your own career pathway and support the development of others through leading teams important to you?

If you're interested in joining a company that values its consultants, will actively develop your career and also give you access to the most interesting projects in defence and security right now, keep reading!

I'm working with a renowned management consulting firm based in London who specialise in high level business strategy and transformation for a range of clients across multiple industries. They are 3,000 strong across the UK, which means none of the internal politics, red tape or beureaucracy that you get at monolithic global firms!

The Defence and Security team and are actively recruiting talented people with a passion for procurement and sourcing. As a Consultant in this practice, you will be given the opportunity to work on some of the most significant and complex procurement challenges facing Defence and Security organisations in both the public and private sector in the UK and internationally. You will be trusted to work across diverse programmes with clients, offering a rare opportunity to build unrivalled expertise and experience. They are working remotely at the moment, with hopes of getting back into a hybrid office/WFH model soon.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years' strong delivery experience from working on procurement and sourcing projects in the Defence and Security sector
  • A proven ability to think creatively and solve complex procurement and sourcing problems
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • A drive for personal and professional progression
  • MCIPS, including work towards the qualification, is desirable

Experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Procurement strategy and capabilities
  • Procurement operating models
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Supplier negotiations and contract development
  • Category management
  • Strategy sourcing and cost reduction
  • Supply chain risk management
  • eProcurement
  • Transactional procurement processes and systems

Benefits

  • Base salary up to £65,000 depending on experience
  • 15% uncapped bonus
  • 8% pension scheme
  • £4,000 travel allowance
  • Private medical insurance
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Defence and Security Procurement and Sourcing Consultant

Reference: *AMC*NCA/2021068

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