Procurement Excellence

PwC procurement excellence service

Procurement Excellence is PwC’s approach to helping clients develop best-in-class procurement capabilities. We use our knowledge of leading procurement practices to design and deliver tailored transformation programmes that unlock new value on third party spend.




How we can increase business value?

Our diagnostic approach is designed to provide a rapid assessment of the opportunity to increase value through procurement and to define the plan and business case for changes required to realise this value. 

Rapidly evaluate the organisation’s current procurement capability using PwC’s procurement maturity questionnaires and rating model, plus a quick spend analysis to structure and scope further diagnostics

Provide a view of the actions required over time to build internal capability to deliver sustainable improvements in performance, plus an assessment of savings opportunities across major spend categories

According to the outputs of prior phases and actual situation to choose whether to customise this landing phase




Why choose PwC?

Experienced team

In China and Hong Kong, we have over 1,400 risk and control consultants, combining operational experience, consulting skills and sector knowledge, supported by a wide network of spend category and functional subject matter experts.


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Proven sourcing capability

We have a successful track record of helping our clients realise tangible and measurable improvements. We have delivered in excess of $10 in savings for every $1 in fees.


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Sustained results

We understand that the biggest risk in transformation efforts is that the change won’t be sustained. We bring a deep understanding of how to deliver complex change programmes embedded in our methodologies and approaches.


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Knowledge and tools

We provide access to proven methodologies, tools, templates and example deliverables to accelerate the transformation effort and shorten the time to benefit realisation.


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Access to specialist skills and expertise

We access our wide-ranging professional services portfolio to mobilise the skills our clients need to deliver comprehensive, integrated solutions.


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Global reach

We have standard methodologies and true global presence – giving us the ability to mobilise international teams, to support our multinational clients’ global objectives.


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Our track record of success 

It’s tempting to look at procurement as a function focused on cutting costs, but it can and should do more.We have identified various saving opportunities and improvement initiatives and we have professionalised procurement in many client organisations through our Procurement Excellence programme.


Procurement Excellence at a leading international brewing company

The value PwC brings to clients

  • Design a new centrally led procurement organisation and optimise tax benefits.
  • Analysis and periodisation of indirect saving opportunities and achievement of realistic, sustainable savings of more than 9%.
  • Implementation of an optimal procurement target operating model (including detailed roles and responsibilities, reporting lines, KPI dashboard, etc.).
Procurement Diagnostic at a leading  telecoms company

The value PwC brings to clients

  • Independent advice on the most appropriate key category strategies.
  • Knowledge transfer and productivity improvement for procurement professionals.
  • Refinement of standard operating procedures and tools across the organisation to continue procurement improvements.
Procurement Diagnostics at a leading electronics company

The value PwC brings to clients

  • Rapid identification and prioritisation of process and data reliability improvement initiatives.
  • Improved spend visibility across the organisation.
  • Reduction in contractual risk and off-contract purchases.
Procurement Excellence at a leading media and technology company

The value PwC brings to clients

  • Procurement maturity profile and identification of improvement areas.
  • Organisational alignment and integration with the business flow, cash flow and information flow to the e-procurement system enhancement.
  • Improved procurement responsiveness and better use of IT to drive bottom line savings.

Contact us

Cimi Leung

Cimi Leung

Risk Assurance Markets Leader, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (20) 3819 2997

Eric Ye Wang

Eric Ye Wang

Partner, PwC China

Tel: +[86] (21) 2323 7101

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