Manager, Public Sector Procurement, Supply Chain, Consulting, Open to returners & flexible working

London (Greater)
23 Sep 2020
23 Oct 2020
Contract Type

Your opportunity

If you’re looking for a high impact role helping public sector organisations configure and execute complex procurements then this is the job for you

With challenging economic conditions ahead and significant levels of disruption and opportunity in technology and talent, this is an opportunity to help our clients shape and deliver how they do sourcing and procurement. Benefiting from working closely with our clients on some of their most complex challenges, you will be working with and learning from a range of our top practitioners from across our Consulting portfolio offerings.

Clients turn to us to help them unlock the potential of their procurement function. To transform the way that they engage suppliers, innovate and make strategic purchasing decisions. To work side by side with them in applying leading practice and implementing digital procurement solutions. To optimise their procurement and commercial capability. We deliver impact and value not only through inspiring organisations with next generation approaches but also helping them to deliver these and achieve the results.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

As a Manager in the team, you will benefit from a role that gives you the opportunity to build, shape and manage client relationships and projects as soon as you join. You will broaden your skill set working on complex, transformational projects across a range of clients and gain valuable experience in developing and building the business in your chosen industry area.

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.


  • Primarily focusing on client-facing projects leading and managing a project team, providing strategy and operations consulting to major clients, with a specific focus on public sector procurement
  • Delivering and leading activities in some of the following areas of sourcing and procurement: commercial strategies, PPIM design, procurement execution, digital procurement, procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, cost reduction, supplier innovation and performance improvement
  • Directly managing client relationships and leading a team working directly with clients to deliver their objectives and solve complex procurement problems; analysing and interpreting data; preparing and presenting high quality deliverables; delivering engaging and interactive workshops; and gaining buy-in from key stakeholders
  • Managing your project teams to ensure delivery of activities on time, within budget and to an exceptional standard of quality, tailored to fulfil client expectations
  • Managing, leading and working effectively in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Delivering and leading multiple pieces of work in parallel, both client facing and internal
  • Actively participating in and contributing to the success of the practice through business development, account management, training and other key initiatives
  • Proactively driving your own development through access to on the job coaching and an array of training options, as well as developing more junior members of your teams through effective and supportive coaching and performance management
  • Supporting development of the Deloitte business, brand and reputation
  • Actively managing project financials, risks and issues

Your work, your choice

At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location: London (with the possibility of national and international travel)

Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity.  The role can be worked on a full-time basis.

Your professional experience


  • Have practical experience in delivering and leading activities in some of the following areas of sourcing and procurement: digital procurement, procurement transformation, strategic sourcing, cost reduction, supplier innovation and performance improvement
  • Understand the impact of next generation solutions including RPA
  • Proven ability to structure and maintain the pace and focus of a programme including managing effective governance 
  • Excellent interpersonal and people skills, with the ability to lead and manage diverse teams with a diverse range of people
  • An understanding of risk, including how best to mitigate risk and protect the firm's reputation
  • Excellent people management and development skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of people 
  • Understanding of operating model analysis, design and implementation
  • Be able to analyse complex datasets and distil key insights and to quality assure the work of others 
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in Microsoft Excel, data manipulation and visualisation, PowerPoint and report writing skills 
  • Have a "can do" attitude with a real willingness to learn and participate
  • Enthusiasm and passion for the delivery of market leading solutions that make a difference and for building the business and reputation of the practice

Your service line: Consulting

Our people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients’ trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business. 

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent. 

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people. 

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most. 

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.
We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.



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