Junior Procurement Consultant
Location: London HQ. Client site based with weekly travel UK wide
Salary: 23,000 - 30,000 plus excellent benefits, negotiable subject to experience
Our client is a rapidly expanding consulting business who need dynamic and committed people to support their growth. If you've got the talent and the attitude, they will give you the responsibility and the rewards.
As a Junior Consultant, you will work closely with clients to drive savings through excellent procurement. Confident working on your own, you'll also thrive in a team environment and you'll relish a big challenge. Most of all, you'll need to be energetic and highly motivated with the passion to achieve outstanding results.
Consultants are responsible for the management and delivery of cost improvement initiatives across direct and indirect categories for a range of leading businesses UK wide and globally.
Ideal candidates will be degree and CIPS (or studying towards) qualified. Preferably you will have 2 years of procurement experience and will be keen to take the next step in your career. Any previous consulting experience would be advantageous but not essential. This is an excellent opportunity to join a rapidly growing Consultancy where you will be offered excellent training and development potential.
Your responsibilities will include:
Supply market and product analysis
Development of sourcing and category strategies
Managing tender and e-auction processes
Conducting supplier negotiations
Managing a variety of stakeholders, at all levels
Implementation of cost improvement plans
An excellent degree
Career experience within procurement and/or consultancy
Strong analytical skills
Enjoy solving complex problems
Clear understanding of technical issues
Very good communication skills
Flexible, and the ability to work hard as part of a team and to work well under pressure
Language skills an advantage
Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Consulting teams are based on-site with clients, so you must be prepared to travel