We are looking for an experienced procurement professional with a passion for sustainability and making a difference to join our team.
Do you have a track record of managing and delivering complex procurement projects for clients?
Do you enjoy stakeholder engagement as part of effecting change?
Do you have a desire to deliver sustainability outcomes?
Can you see the bigger picture whilst maintaining an eye for the detail?
If yes, we’d love to talk…
Procurement Consultant – Sustainability Consultancy
London EC1V / Flexible Working
£35,000 – £40,000
Plus Benefits Package
Reporting to: Lead Consultant
Service / Product: Global thought leaders in sustainable business and supply chain management
Skills Required: Degree or equivalent industry experience, CIPS or equivalent qualified procurement professional. ISO 20400 experience.
Who we are:
We are a leading consultancy with the aim of inspiring sustainable business. Our team comprises 30 full and part time employees and associates. Many of our clients are sector leaders on sustainability and supply chain issues and we are proud of our reputation for leading the thinking in this area. In summary, we:
+ Run the award-winning Supply Chain Sustainability School, including the industry-leading Fairness, Inclusion & Respect (FIR) programme.
+ Support our clients to use our Sustainability Tool to report their progress on sustainability actions,
+ Led the authoring of the ISO 20400 in sustainable procurement and are now leading global adoption through our social enterprise arm, and our commercial consultancy services.
+ Provide bespoke, specialist business advice, training, and practical tools to leading organisations such as Siemens, the Houses of Parliament, Warwick University, the NHS and British Land.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
+ Work in the sustainable procurement team offering services to our clients, including undertaking evaluations against ISO 20400, delivering training to a range of procurement and sustainability professionals, and developing strategic procurement documents, ensuring that our customers receive an excellent service
+ Support the “Performance through Procurement” project in delivering training and Supply Chain Improvement Projects that will support organisations in the supply chains of housing, infrastructure and local authorities to be more efficient and effective.
+ Engage effectively with the other consultancy service offerings including the supply chain school and sustainability tool to deliver combined services to clients and to partners and members of the Supply Chain School
+ Engage procurement directors and commercial stakeholders from a variety of sectors to identify new commercial opportunities and support the team in winning new work.
+ Work with the Directors, Consultancy Team, Project Managers, and School Team to effectively deliver projects.
+ Speak at Industry Conferences and Events about the new tools and training you have developed and the effectiveness of their use.
+ Experience of working as a procurement professional and a clear understanding of the interactions between clients, contractors, budget holders, designers and the supply chain, especially within the construction sector.
+ Experience and/or an understanding of where and how sustainability occurs in supply chains in a variety of markets.
+ Experience of implementing ISO 20400.
+ Ability to understand clients and business needs and a track record of managing and influencing multiple stakeholders.
+ Proven ability to build trust and relationships with senior stakeholders.
+ Proactive approach – a “can do” attitude and ability to make things happen.
+ Experience of delivering training and facilitating interactive workshops with procurement professionals.
+ Managing a diverse portfolio of projects
+ Willingness to work in dynamic, flexible environment within a small but highly influential business
You will have strong organisational skills and a passion for sustainability, be a self-starter who is results driven and has the ability to provide expert professional advice and engage and influence stakeholders to drive change. If you share our passion for more sustainable business and our belief that the procurement function is a key enabler of this change then this role could be for you in your next career move.
+ Degree or equivalent industry experience.
+ CIPS or equivalent qualified procurement professional
+ Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 depending on experience
+ Holidays: 25 days plus 8 statutory holidays plus 1 day for birthday
+ Other benefits: 8% employer contribution to pension
+ Location: The role will be based in our London office, Old Street, but flexible working can be included as part of the role.
+ Development: We offer the opportunity to grow in this award-winning consultancy with the support of leading experts and innovative new practices
Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager
If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.