IBM Procurement Transformation Consultant in Madrid, Spain

Working with many of the largest organisations in the world, our Procurement consultants help clients to focus attention on the value proposition of Procurement to the wider business. You’ll work on a top tier client portfolio, helping to shape, design, and implement new Procurement solutions – influencing how Procurement maximises its contribution to the business through the alignment of its people, organisations, processes and technologies. You will have responsibility for making the change in the Procurement function happen, delivering the true value of change and payback on investment by accelerating the Procurement transformation journey – all the while ensuring that our clients’ Procurement functions continue to run smoothly throughout the transformation. You’ll build strong relationships across our clients business to become a trusted advisor who regularly challenges their thinking and helps maximise the business value of Procurement and realising the benefits of new offerings such as cloud and mobile.While business acumen and a commercial mindset are a given, you should have considerable experience of planning, designing and delivering complex, large-scale Procurement transformation programmes. We’re looking for experience across the whole transformation life-cycle, from sales to delivery. Your experience should include a practical awareness of Procurement systems coupled with a detailed understanding of best practice Procurement operating models and processes. Most importantly, you should have a genuine passion for the Procurement function with the ability to inspire others. The following skills will be important:

  • A proven ability to lead engagements delivering Procurement Strategy and Transformation for large scale multinationals, or supporting the delivery of specialist Procurement projects in a particular focus area (e.g. category management, strategic sourcing, cost reductions programs, low cost country sourcing, supplier management, contract management, procurement operations…)

  • A drive to put the client first in everything you do, communicating effectively and translating complex ideas into workable solutions

  • A track record of creating enduring client relationships based on trust, successful business development and credible programme execution

Fluent English. Based in Spain, but willing to work across Europe with some international travel as required for business needs.IBMGBSSP

  • Ability to offer thought leadership in the field of Procurement transformation

  • Ability to identify and realise new market and client opportunities in the Procurement space

  • Proven record of Procurement Transformation implementation experience in complex global organisations

  • Procurement Service centre (outsourced and in-house) design and implementation experience

  • Creditability to contribute to the growth of the Procurement practice, by networking internally, and supporting new business proposals and presentations

  • A strong understanding of Cloud computing and the benefits this can bring to Procurement functions

  • A deep understanding of all Procurement processes and policies

  • Technology driven change management and ERP related transformation

  • A talent for client-facing work or excellent consulting skills

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • English: Fluent

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