Careers for graduates: Work with clients on their strategic sourcing and procurement needs.
Careers for graduates: Work with clients on their strategic sourcing and procurement needs
KPMGs Sourcing & Procurement Advisory (SPA) group/division works with clients on their strategic sourcing and procurement needs. This takes shape in many forms however key engagements are procurement transformations through functional maturity assessments, structured Category Management, centralisation through shared service centres, outsourcing business functions, and designing operating and service delivery models.
The team is made up of a variety of seasoned sourcing and procurement professionals. We also have training mechanisms in place to assist our more junior members reach those levels too. Our staff are located in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Brisbane. We also have an international flavour with a good proportion of our staff moving from overseas.
While at a glance, SPA may sound limited in terms of opportunities based, you’ll be surprised by how varied the clients are that you work with and the problems you work with them on. Working in the SPA, you’ll leverage our global methodology to deliver a suite of services to organisations of different shapes and sizes. One day you’ll be helping the headquarters of a fast-food franchise move its corporate finance function back onshore to Australia and six weeks later you’ll be working with one of Australia’s largest banks to design a procurement governance framework. You could be providing advice on sourcing and procurement strategies, analysing an organisation’s cost structure, assisting clients with what location to best place their shared service centre, or supporting the management and selection of service providers. A big part of what we do involves research into current trends and analysis of leading practices and service provider markets to recommend best fit for our customers. Most of all you’ll be surrounded by knowledge and capable professionals who will support you to learn and grow.
Every sourcing and procurement professional has a unique journey, however you will meet several clients and provide valuable support proposals across existing projects. Through this, you’ll develop your consulting skills, striving to align client’s needs with KPMG services.
The initial emphasis is on observing how the complex projects operate, then taking a more active participation in parts of the project once you understanding our services and our client’s needs. When comfortable, this will lead to ownership of components of our delivery of services to clients. Some of the things you will learn include the following:
You will get tremendous exposure to a variety of clients in multiple industries, particularly in ways that will accelerate your understanding of how businesses operate. You’ll get to work with KPMG professionals at all levels and perform a variety of functions within our projects. The KPMG leadership team works to mentor you and continually provide guidance throughout your career. We meet in our teams at least once a month to stay connected, however you will connect frequently within engagement teams to develop deep connections with your peers. We often have speakers from around the globe, visit and speak to our team, from either client site or KPMG. Our team understands and values graduates, because a successful consulting practice leverages all levels of resources. You’ll play an important role and the leadership invests time and effort into supporting your successful career in consulting.