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Supply Chain & Procurement Opportunities in Procurement

Job in London, United Kingdom
Posted

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Supply chain

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

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Overview:

Are you looking for interesting, intellectually stimulating work? To be part of a business where core values are not just words on a page? Working with colleagues you value and trust?

We can provide you with all of that and more.

At Baringa we are determined to ensure we give you the career progression that you want, at the pace you are after. As a business, we are constantly evolving to meet our clients’ needs – and we want you to do that too. Our market leading growth, combined with ambitious expansion plans, mean that we can continue to offer our employees the progression, development and diverse range of client engagements they are looking for. 

Baringa believe that diversity is paramount to driving creativity, innovation and value for our clients and for our people. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, or social background.

These are the reasons people come to us, and these are the reasons they stay.

John Calder, Partner – Supply Chain & Procurement says:

“We have worked hard at not only making Baringa a great place to work on a day to day basis but also a great place to build your career.  Supply Chain & Procurement is a vibrant part of the Baringa family, with a growing team of deep skilled professionals who are thought leaders and passionate about the world of Supply Chain & Procurement.  Our cross industry team is currently working with most of the Baringa sectors including Energy Retail, Water, Telco & Media and Energy and have plans to grow out more widely into Consumer Goods, Retail and Financial Services over the next few years.  From Operating Model design through implementation, we are helping them with challenges around Smart Meter Supply Chain Rollout, Procurement Cost Transformation, Quad Play & Omni Channel Supply Chain, Trading Shipping & Logistics, Capital Projects Supply Chain and Digitising their Supply Chain & Procurement functions.  If you would like to come join us on this journey, we would love to hear from you.”

What will you be doing?

Our Procurement business unit is designed to sit across the full breadth of Baringa’s industries, including Resources, Retail & Networks, Financial Services & Insurance. It provides our clients with deep expertise in managing and optimising procurement services, with client challenges ranging from optimising category management through to procurement operating model redesign and procurement transformation. Some examples of potential projects include:

  • Carrying out a procurement effectiveness diagnostic as an initial means to optimise an existing procurement function
  • Designing and deploying best-in-class procurement processes for a new procurement department
  • Carrying out sourcing and spend analytics using client data to identify improvement patterns and spend optimisation
  • Working with new digital technologies that will enhance the capabilities & effectiveness of Procurement including robotic process automation (RPA), advanced analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence & machine learning
  • Defining new supplier relationship management strategies combined with the development and training of client staff to enable long term supplier relationships to be established
  • Post-merger integration of procurement departments to drive cost savings and improve supplier service.
  • Management and SME oversight of large scale corporate outsourcing and near-sourcing programmes
  • Enabling effective supplier implementation & optimised category management throughout the life of the supplier contract through definition of roles and responsibilities, benefits tracking, and deployment of supplier and category management plans. 

What’s in it for both of us?

So what are we looking for?

We recruit individuals at all levels based on merit. Don’t worry about ‘fitting into a quota’ if you’ve got the skills we are after we would love to talk to you. Here are a few of our key requirements:

  • Project/Delivery experience within a management consultancy or operational experience within an internal procurement function. Your experience could include:
  • Procurement process optimisation
  • Procurement system selection & implementation
  • Category management  
  • Strategic sourcing 
  • Contract management
  • Spend analysis and management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Identification & management of procurement risk
  • Sustainable sourcing 
  • The ability to take ownership and deliver results in challenging, client-facing environments
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

What’s in it for you?

Well, it’s up to you. Baringa is what you make it.

Baringa believe that diversity is paramount to driving creativity, innovation and value for our clients and for our people. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nationality, disability, age, or social background.

At Baringa, we recognise the importance of work-life balance and we know that the ‘ideal’ balance will vary from person to person and will change at different stages of our working lives. If you require flexible working, please talk to one of our Recruiters about the flexibility you may need.

  • We are a true meritocracy, there are no ceiling or time scales placed on progression
  • Promotion is solely based on your own performance, and we give you every opportunity to progress by having four promotional reviews a year
  • You decide on the training you need. We invest in you, to ensure you remain the best in the business
  • You can talk to anyone in the business. There are no barriers and everyone is accessible, from our Analysts to our Partners
  • Is there a good work-life balance? Absolutely. We have implemented a 3-4-5 policy to ensure that you are never away for more than three nights a week and by the way we will also give you an out of town bonus

We believe we are a great place to work – but it’s not just us that says that. We have won a top ten spot for the thirteen successive year in the top places to work by the Great Place to Work Institute

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Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy.
We help businesses run more effectively, navigate industry shifts and reach new markets.
We use our industry insights, ideas and pragmatism to help each client improve their business.

Management consulting
London
800 employees