EY Senior Manager - Commercial Excellence & Procurement in London, United Kingdom

Senior Manager - Commercial Excellence & Procurement


Requisition # LON00DR9

Post Date Jun 06, 2018


We help clients with their procurement, commercial, contract management and supplier relationship challenges whilst driving innovation for customer relationships, supporting sales and account teams to ruthlessly focus on customer retention and cross selling opportunities.

The opportunity

As a Commercial Excellence & Procurement (CEP) Senior Manager within (SC&O), you will build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers and develop a portfolio of business by focusing on high impact opportunities. You will lead complex projects or elements of highly complex projects, and contribute to market growth by providing subject matter insight to bids and proposals. You will develop innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and lead on thought leadership. You will have experience developing and leading sales opportunities leading to new projects and revenue sources for the firm.

Your key responsibilities

Assist in managing the financial aspects of engagements by organizing staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders

Manage data analysis and lead on the production of workstream deliverables

Participate in business development initiatives

Build strong internal relationships with other members of Advisory and other service lines

Participate in and, as required, lead SC&O/CEP engagements

Drive projects to completion and determine that work is of high quality

Oversee financial aspects of client engagements and communicate significant issues, fees, and estimates to complete to partners and clients

Oversee analysis of data and guide output of deliverables on client engagements

Work with partners and directors with generating new business opportunities and building client networks and relationships

Understand our service offerings and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients

Skills and attributes for success

You should have experience in a number of the following areas:

  • Procurement Operating Model Transformation: procurement capability & maturity review, purchase to pay performance improvement, procurement shared services and BPO/outsourcing, procurement of major programmes and complex commercial negotiations.

  • Procurement Optimisation and Performance Improvement: performance management framework, strategic sourcing, supplier development & relationship management, supplier risk management, operational cost reduction, demand management

  • Contract Management: effective contract management through development of CM and SRM Strategies and reporting structures and structured review of current contracts to identify possible issues

  • Commercial and Procurement Savings: Delivering tangible savings through improved category management, procurement and performance reviews and contract review.

  • Public Sector: procurement strategy for high value public sector requirements, business case development, contract management in the public sector

  • Analytics: filtering and analysing procurement spend data, insights, recommendations and presentation production

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Strong academic record including a degree of 2.1 or above preferably from a leading university

  • Membership of qualification e.g. Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)/Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) preferred

  • Procurement experience gained in a Professional Services or Consulting organisation and/or a blue chip organisation with procurement or commercial experience

Ideally, you'll also have

  • Minimum of two years’ professional experience (industry and/or consulting) focused onSupply Chain Planning, Business Transformation or Procurement(as described above)

  • Strong experience or insight in one or more of the following industries: Automotive, Central Government, Consumer Products, Defence, Health, High Tech, Industrial Products, Local Public Sector, Pharmaceuticals, Power & Utilities, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications

What we are looking for

You’ll be a trusted business advisor to our clients, specialising in procurements matters

An established team leader

An eye for identifying new business opportunities

What working at EY offers

We offer an attractive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global provider of assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our goal to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.