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KPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.
With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.
Service Line Information
With a turnover in excess of £1.5 billion and a payroll of close to 16,000 partners and staff across UK offices, our Finance team covers a huge spectrum of work. It spans everything from being closely involved in supporting the organisation's business strategy to tightly managing critical business functions like employee payroll, expenses, accounts payable and billing.
Service Line Group
KPMG provides Audit, Tax and Advisory services to its clients supported by a Central Services function. Within Central Services, the firm has an established Procurement function resourced with qualified procurement professionals responsible for supporting the firm’s £400m+ expenditure on bought-in goods & services. The Procurement function‘s objectives are:
Overview of the Position / Key Responsibilities
Procurement’s sourcing activities are managed by category teams; Facilities, HR & Professional Services, Marketing, Technology and Travel. Each category team is made up of category-specialist procurement professionals led by a Category Manager, each reporting to the Head of Procurement.
The Procurement function is entering an exciting period of transformation and growth and has the support of senior executives to design, build and implement a P2P system across the UK firm. Currently there is no firm-wide requisition or PO system so this will be a great step forward in being able to influence, demand channel and manage spend.
The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will support the contract enablement activities associated with the P2P implementation and will work across a number of categories of spend. They will be required to support the existing category resources and their activities will be varied and will include contract amendments/variations, tenders, catalogue creation and supporting general implementation activities. The Strategic Sourcing Specialist will need to demonstrate the following attributes:
Seizes Business Opportunities
Demonstrates Curiosity & Innovation
Exercises Professional Judgment
Makes an Impact
Procurement technical competencies
In particular the position requires:
Qualifications and Experience
Recognising and Motivating you
If the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.
‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.
While some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.
We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.
Applying with a disability
KPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.
KPMG's commitment to diversity
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.
Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.
Policy for Agencies
KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy
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