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Procurement Consultant

Pollen Consulting Group - Sydney, NSW

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


• Are you a graduate with at least 2 year’s procurement and sourcing work experience?
• Are you currently working as a consultant, OR have you ever considered working as a consultant?
• Are you looking to accelerate your growth and learning by delivering procurement and sourcing solutions to diverse clients?
• This is a full time, permanent role.
• If you don’t have management consulting experience - not a problem. You bring the procurement and sourcing experience and the right personal attributes, and we’ll help you with the consulting skills.
• This is not a typical management consulting role. You will not sit in the background while your boss does the interesting stuff. 
• You will work onsite and directly with the client, from executives to employees on the shop floor. You will be part of putting together the business case through to implementation.
• You will have incredible exposure and learning, with the ability to work on different projects which interest you.
Your first projects include:
• End-to-end sourcing and procurement across categories such as utilities and food supply, as well as developing the environment, social and governance framework aimed at reducing waste and increasing sustainability for an aged care client.
• Developing the procurement strategy including, establishing supplier contracts and relationships for a food client.
• Developing the international sourcing function, including building an operating model for the organisation to support the international sourcing for an ecommerce retailer.
The primary role of a Management Consultant is to work as part of a team engaged with a client in a business improvement project, using a combination of the Pollen toolkit, creative thinking and good business practice.
Projects vary in size and duration but typically last between 12 and 30 weeks, with a team of 1 - 3 Pollen employees. Consultants will frequently spend 4-5 days each week on the client’s site, with training and development time is allocated within this.
Consultants play a role in sales and networking by identifying and communicating opportunities for repeat business with existing clients.
Established in 2016, Pollen is ‘a management consultancy with a difference’, driving bottom-line performance by creating value through end-to-end supply chain transformation. We partner with clients to deliver engagements that focus on value rather than process.
We are shaping the tomorrow for our clients, bringing a new energy and perspective to the word consultancy. We are straight talkers who work collaboratively to find the best possible solution to our client’s greatest challenges.
We exist to make a lasting difference in the businesses and sectors we work in. Our mission is to transform value chains.
The advice and support provided, comes with a deep and intrinsic understanding of our customers business and sector.
Our engagements span across all of our business divisions;
• Manufacturing Excellence & Supply Chain Efficiency: The capability and capacity to transform operations.
• Asset Advisory: Making investments work harder.
• Academy: Industry specific Lean and Leadership training that puts learning into action on the shop floor and guarantees ROI.
• Technology: Investment in tech to ensure our clients don't get left behind.
• Procurement: A refreshing approach to procurement.
• Strategy in Action & Rapid Response: Horsepower on tap.
We operate in the following industries:
• Pharmaceutical
• Manufacturing and Industrial
• Distribution and logistics
• Retails and Commercial
• Quick service retail
From little things, big things grow. Creating great things from small humble beginning defines the ethos of the Pollen Consulting Group.
Our refreshing attitude means we are approachable, fun, straight talkers who work shoulder-to-shoulder with businesses to find the best possible solutions to their greatest challenges.
We are fast moving high performers, and we know that creating the future of consultancy is not for everyone.
We have a flat, agile & flexible organisational model. We believe in networked people & working circles rather than hierarchy, allowing our people to be decision makers, own projects and grow their skills and career with Pollen. Our Consultants own their own projects with direct face-to-face work with clients.
Our HQ is in Sydney, with all our Consultants employed in Sydney, traveling to our clients all around Australia. Our work is not 9 – 5 and offers a great opportunity to travel to different locations around Australia and create value for our clients.
Our people are at the centre of our business and are trusted and rewarded with high degrees of autonomy to manage themselves, their work, development and career, whilst supported by the leadership team that is passionate about supporting each employee.
Our values are: Core Morals, Teamwork, Work Ethos and Growth.
We are looking for an experienced professional to join the team and become part of our growing family of talented industry experts. Whilst previous experience in implementation/change management consultancy is a plus, you will describe yourself as having:
• A true alignment to our values, with a passion for working in the industries we operate in.
• A team player growth mindset, with a focus on collective goals and growing Pollen.
• The horsepower to process information quickly, getting to the root cause.
• A propensity to learn quickly and be passionate about continuing to do so and contributing to the team’s collective learning.
• The ability and determination to make things happen, not be afraid to roll up your sleeves and get the work done.
• A strong analytical skill set, able to manage large amounts of data as well as competency in analytical tools such as: Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, with knowledge of BI tools an advantage.
• A degree, typically in Business Studies, but may also be in Economics, Engineering, Sciences, or another numerate / analytical degree.
• An innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, with a preference not to follow the rule book, enjoying the autonomy and freedom of being innovative, taking initiative, thinking on your feet and making decision to drive outcomes. You don’t just think outside the box, you don’t ‘see the box’.
• A dynamic personality to confidently engage and connect with all levels of an organisation from the boardroom to the shop floor.
• 25 days holiday per year: Inclusive of 5 days' closure over Christmas and new year.
• 15 days for you: To focus on career progression, personal development, business interests, charitable time or important one-off life activities.
• 30 days Pollenation: Each year we invest up to 30 days in developing you and the business. Mostly this time will be invested with the entire team together, training and working towards our strategic goals. An element of this may also be completed one to one or through external coaching and mentoring.
• Great performance bonus: Our bonus is linked to business and personal performance, both short and long term.
• Employee shares schemes and partnership opportunities
This role in Sydney based, and our clients can be anywhere on the eastern seaboard. Interstate candidates are welcome to apply but must relocate to Sydney within the first year of employment.
Are you are interested in joining Pollen, submit your application with a resume and a cover letter. Please tell us why you want to join Pollen and why you are the best candidate for the role.