Director, Management Consultant

  • London, UK
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Power Advocate

Company Description

In September 2021, PowerAdvocate became part of Wood Mackenzie. The two businesses have come together, aligning our products, energy data, and technology to meet our customers’ rapidly changing and expanding needs. PowerAdvocate is moving to use the Wood Mackenzie name and brand going forward as we combine our teams and product sets.

By bringing together Wood Mackenzie’s extensive coverage of energy and natural resources with PowerAdvocate’s unique cost and supply chain intelligence, we’re able to provide a greater breadth and depth of market-leading analysis, data, and insight.

We are excited for the future direction of the company and helping to drive forward the energy transition.  Visit to find out more.

Wood Mackenzie Supply Chain, formerly PowerAdvocate, delivers data and insights that make energy and natural resource companies more effective and resilient contributors to the global economy. We do that by providing our customers the right data in the right solution to help them reduce costs, manage risks, and accelerate the transition to renewable energy. At our center sit proprietary data sets and leading data science that we combine with our technology to solve our customers’ most complex business problems. 

We are also a values-led company. We care for each other. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize that our individual differences make us stronger.  We are confident and driven, yet practical and humble. We help each other improve with direct, respectful feedback, and we encourage different viewpoints and trust in best intentions.

    Job Description

    SUMMARY:  Lead a client-facing team to develop and execute supply chain sourcing strategies for both low and highly engineered products, services and large capital projects.  Develop strong client relationships to meet changing client and industry needs and to identify and capture new business opportunities.  Help to grow the company through contributions to client solutions, sale of new business, and development of assigned team members.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: In addition to the following, other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

    • Lead Client Services team to deliver solutions to our energy clients, including industry best practices, benchmarking, market play books, category sourcing and negotiation approaches, capital project contract strategies and supplier relationship management.
    • Drive the development and execution of cost-effective supply chain strategies
    • Manage client relationships by effectively interfacing at all levels from the C-Suite to the Supply Chain, Project Management, Engineering and Business Development teams
    • Ensure that client buying and engineering solutions maximize value for clients
    • Identify opportunities to sell additional consulting services and products; partner with Global Sales to close the deal



    • Demonstrated ability to lead a dynamic, cohesive team and to work effectively in a team environment
    • Results driven; enjoys the challenge of a changing business environment
    • Effective communication, interpersonal and team building skills
    • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and time management skills
    • Willingness to travel 60- 80% of the time (post-COVID restrictions)
    • Fluent in English and Italian, conversational in Spanish


    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s a plus
    • 10+ years of experience with Owners in or suppliers serving the energy industry, particularly in a Business Operations or Engineering function within at least two of the following sectors: Power, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical, Renewables, and Mining
    • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, project/time management and managerial skills 
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for a large spectrum of clientele 
    • Proven success contributing to a team-oriented environment both as an individual contributor and a team leader
    • Ability to learn quickly and adapt based on the needs of clients and PowerAdvocate 


    Additional Information

    At PowerAdvocate, we celebrate differences and are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our workforce to provide opportunities for our employees, our clients and our business.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – F/M/D/V

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    Effective November 15, 2021, and subject to applicable law, all prospective hires for this position will be required to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, or qualify for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement, as a condition of employment.   Hired candidates who do not demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by their start date, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will no longer meet the requirements for employment and their offers of employment will be immediately rescinded, in accordance with applicable law. 

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