Consultant - Transformational Procurement

Turner Townsend

Consultant - Transformational Procurement

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Turner Townsend, Edinburgh

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 24 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 3fdff6ff5c214141a11dbe04629ea2fc

Full Job Description

Company Description

Turner & Townsend (T&T) is a leading global consultancy business serving clients in the real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources sectors, with around 4,000 employees in the UK and over 10,000 globally. We are a growing, and innovative organisation who are quick to respond to market trends and have an exceptional reputation for integrity and quality. With our depth of expertise and proactive approach we help our major global clients deliver challenging and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.

At T&T we're passionate about making the difference and transforming performance for a green, inclusive, and productive world. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realise their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society. Our three core values are: "Love a Challenge, Stronger Together and Bring out the Best in Everyone", these bring T&T's purpose and values to life in everything we do, now and in the future. It helps us bring out the best in everyone by sharing clear expectations of what's required of ourselves and others across the business. Our team is dynamic, and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and exciting company culture. Our Making the Difference Fund puts our purpose into action through our work with our charitable partners, including Barefoot College International.

Our Contract Services team has over 140 employees located in our offices or seconded within client teams across the UK. We deliver services to a range of public and private sector clients with a focus in central and local government, defence, infrastructure, power, and utilities.

Job Description

Reporting to a Procurement Lead, this role involves working on client facing transformational procurement programmes, collaborating with stakeholders and operational procurement teams to deliver sustainable change in procurement operations for our clients.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in redefining procurement operations to align with our client's wider strategy and vision, implementing new procurement target operating models that leverage technology for enhanced efficiency, developing and implementing sustainable procurement strategies and delivering cost transformation initiatives for our clients.

We have opportunities for those passionate about transformative and sustainable procurement who are driven to innovate within procurement functions. This position is ideal for individuals looking to establish and develop their procurement strategy and implementation skills in a challenging yet rewarding environment.

Successful candidates will have the chance to advance their career, skills, and knowledge by working with industry leaders on a global scale. As part of a market-leading professional services business, you will operate with an exceptional team specialising in transformational procurement.

We are the first consultancy to be recognised by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) for excellence in the procurement processes that it provides for clients in the construction sector. Our Team received a Procurement Excellence Programme Award demonstrating excellence in our procurement and supply chain activities.

The Opportunity

This role will provide the opportunity to further your transformational procurement and consultancy experience, working with highly skilled teams to deliver industry leading procurement change to large global brands on some of the most exciting transformational programmes and projects in the market.

This role will be a part of our growing Transformational Procurement team within Contract Services and will contribute to our continued expansion and development of our enterprise level transformational procurement propositions, including Sustainable Procurement, Digital Procurement, Procurement Target Operating Model, Cost and Spend Transformation and Procurement strategy.

Main Expectations

  • Supporting clients in their procurement transformation initiatives across a variety of industries and sectors, guiding clients towards modernised and efficient procurement systems, alignment with their digital ambitions and a clear focus on their sustainability targets.

  • Developing and implementing sustainable procurement practices, and supporting clients to align with environmental, social and governance goals while delivering their procurement objectives and vision.

  • Design and implement procurement target operating models for the future, optimising procurement operations, aligning with digital and commercial strategies, and delivering a sustainable enterprise level transformation.

  • Formulate and execute procurement strategies that drive cost savings and enhance operational efficiencies within client organisations

  • Support the development of our Transformational Procurement proposition suite and build innovate market eminence and thought leadership

  • Support the delivery of both team and broader business targets.


  • Skills

    We are looking for individuals with a blend of procurement and advisory experience in delivering transformational procurement programmes that embed change into the end-to-end enterprise level procurement and supply chain value chain. This should include a mixture of the following;
  • Strong procurement and supply chain knowledge, from industry or advisory

  • Solid research, evaluation and analysis skills

  • Storyboarding and presentation skills

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

  • Strong IT and digital skills and a real interest and curiosity in tools, systems and data

  • Procurement and Supply Chain intelligence and innovation


  • Qualifications

    To deliver value for our clients we are looking for a mixture of the following:
  • Preferably has a degree related to one of the following; Procurement, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Business Management or similar disciplines

  • Previous experience in procurement transformation and/or sustainable procurement.

  • Has achieved, is working towards or is willing to work towards at least Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

  • Security Clearance (SC) - currently valid or could be reinstated, not essential


  • Experience
  • Wider procurement consulting experience gained from either client, contractor or professional services organisation

  • Experience of key sustainable procurement practices including human rights, environment, health and safety, anti-bribery & corruption and labour practices

  • Strong understanding of wider ESG legislative and regulatory environments is desirable

  • A history of delivering transformative procurement projects.

  • Experience of leveraging digital tools as part of procurement transformations.


  • Behaviours
  • Confident, independent and able to work autonomously with limited need for supervision

  • Be able to manage work/business development/career development activities

  • Be able to support the development of outline proposals and bidding collateral

  • Experienced and confident in compiling reports and research documentation

  • Confident in a client facing role and collaborating with stakeholders

  • Driven to get results

  • Ability to collaborate and work within a team to achieve desired outcomes


  • Additional Information

    Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

    We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

    Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

    Please find out more about us at www.turnerandtownsend.com/

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    We are looking for individuals with a blend of procurement and advisory experience in delivering transformational procurement programmes that embed change into the end-to-end enterprise level procurement and supply chain value chain. This should include a mixture of the following;
  • Strong procurement and supply chain knowledge, from industry or advisory

  • Solid research, evaluation and analysis skills

  • Storyboarding and presentation skills

  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

  • Strong IT and digital skills and a real interest and curiosity in tools, systems and data

  • Procurement and Supply Chain intelligence and innovation, To deliver value for our clients we are looking for a mixture of the following:

  • Preferably has a degree related to one of the following; Procurement, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Business Management or similar disciplines

  • Previous experience in procurement transformation and/or sustainable procurement.

  • Has achieved, is working towards or is willing to work towards at least Level 4 Diploma in Procurement and Supply

  • Security Clearance (SC) - currently valid or could be reinstated, not essential, Wider procurement consulting experience gained from either client, contractor or professional services organisation

  • Experience of key sustainable procurement practices including human rights, environment, health and safety, anti-bribery & corruption and labour practices

  • Strong understanding of wider ESG legislative and regulatory environments is desirable

  • A history of delivering transformative procurement projects.

  • Experience of leveraging digital tools as part of procurement transformations.


  • Behaviours
  • Confident, independent and able to work autonomously with limited need for supervision

  • Be able to manage work/business development/career development activities

  • Be able to support the development of outline proposals and bidding collateral

  • Experienced and confident in compiling reports and research documentation

  • Confident in a client facing role and collaborating with stakeholders

  • Driven to get results

  • Ability to collaborate and work within a team to achieve desired outcomes

    Turner & Townsend (T&T) is a leading global consultancy business serving clients in the real estate, infrastructure, and natural resources sectors, with around 4,000 employees in the UK and over 10,000 globally. We are a growing, and innovative organisation who are quick to respond to market trends and have an exceptional reputation for integrity and quality. With our depth of expertise and proactive approach we help our major global clients deliver challenging and highly technical projects, in over 130 countries worldwide.


  • At T&T we're passionate about making the difference and transforming performance for a green, inclusive, and productive world. That means delivering better outcomes for our clients, helping our people to realise their potential, and doing our part to create a prosperous society. Our three core values are: "Love a Challenge, Stronger Together and Bring out the Best in Everyone", these bring T&T's purpose and values to life in everything we do, now and in the future. It helps us bring out the best in everyone by sharing clear expectations of what's required of ourselves and others across the business. Our team is dynamic, and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and exciting company culture. Our Making the Difference Fund puts our purpose into action through our work with our charitable partners, including Barefoot College International.

    Our Contract Services team has over 140 employees located in our offices or seconded within client teams across the UK. We deliver services to a range of public and private sector clients with a focus in central and local government, defence, infrastructure, power, and utilities., Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

    We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

    Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.