Procurement Senior Associate

Accounting / Finance Full Time
  • Accounting / Finance
  • Full Time
  • Cardiff - United Kingdom
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary

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Together we can create change. Together we can make an impact. And the only way we can tackle the challenges of a fast-changing world is with people like you. Powered by integrated digital tools of today, you’ll provide services, build innovative products and technology solutions that will refine the ways we work and support our clients. Our purpose, vision and values are what connects the more than 284,000+ people across the PwC global network of firms and helps distinguish us in the marketplace and with our clients.

Procurement Senior Associate


Be it support with regulation, risk or compliance, Operate delivers. Human-led and tech-powered, it is the backbone of PwC’s unique approach to operational delivery – Execution Managed Services. Harnessing the power of tech and data, we work with some of the most recognisable organisations worldwide, wherever they need us to be. We deliver sustained outcomes through our managed solutions, as well as transforming and running complex operational processes that often create challenges or hinder client progress. Underpinning all of this is our commitment to ensuring our people are equipped with tomorrow’s skills to drive success for our clients today.

The Change Cluster is made up of three key areas – Supply Chain and Operations, Change Managed Capacity and Change Managed Services. We provide hands-on delivery capability, backed-up by tried and tested technology, methodologies and infrastructure to assist clients with their projects and programmes using a model that is cost effective and scalable.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • You will have experience working in a procurement or a buying function in the private or public sector.
  • Due to the nature of our work it would be desirable to have or be working towards full CIPS membership and/or Security Clearance (SC)
  • Experience running public sector procurements. This could include procuring through frameworks, OJEU procedures and running competitions or single tender actions.
  • Developing procurement strategies, running market testing events
  • Developing tender documentation including advising on contractual structure and commercial context
  • Use of Source to Pay systems (e.g. SAP Ariba, Jaggaer/BravoSolutions, Coupa)
  • Experience of any particular procurement categories (e.g. IT, Estates, FMCG,Professional Services, Civils / Infrastructure, Industrial Products, Energy & Water,Logistics, Transport / Fleet Management etc)
  • You will have experience working in a procurement or a buying function in the private or public sector.
  • Due to the nature of our work it would be desirable to have or be working towards full CIPS membership and/or Security Clearance

Role Descriptions and Responsibilities

  • Market Analysis – predominantly desktop research into potential providers, capabilities,current technologies available etc. which can be used to inform the approach to take for a procurement.
  • Spend Analytics – working alongside our team of experts to support extraction of data from Client systems, cleansing data, generating insights and resolving any queries arising.
  • Market Engagement – administration for supplier engagement events, collation and presentation of feedback.
  • Benchmarking – researching and assimilating performance and cost data and using this to understand the likely costs of services and goods being procured.
  • Procurement Management – managing publication of expressions of interest, tender documentation etc, administration of clarification questions, assimilating tender evaluation feedback and supporting moderation. Also preparing for and supporting workshops to develop detailed Client requirements and establish how tenders will be evaluated.
  • Procurement Planning – working with the Client to understand forecasted procurement activity and how this is to be resourced.
  • Maturity Assessment – supporting App based surveys and 1-2-1 interviews into how Clients currently operate their commercial and procurement functions and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Supplier Segmentation – supporting analysis and generating summary reports which will inform how a portfolio of suppliers can best be managed.

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The skills we look for
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