4C careers

4C’s success and growth is fuelled by our people. We understand that our people are our greatest asset, and that the environment and culture we foster will determine our future success.

4C Associates is a dynamic, fast-growing and diverse procurement consultancy. We provide expertise across all areas of cost transformation and procurement, for leading organisations in all market sectors.

Our international presence, combined with our fresh approach & deep expertise in providing tailored solutions enables our clients to meet their strategic goals, ranging from rapid profit improvement to long term business transformation.

Our success depends on the capability, commitment and dedication of our employees. We recruit only the highest calibre individuals.

A highly professional, multi-disciplined team bringing a wealth of experience from industry, procurement, strategy consulting and finance.

A focus on offering long-term solutions to deliver actionable insights and sustainable benefit.

Commercial agreements aligned to the delivery of profit improvements.

A flexible and innovative approach taking into account the very latest developments across all markets and sectors.

At 4C we encourage a good work life balance, achieved through colleague collaboration and a strong support structure.

We operate an open-door policy with access to all members of the business – encouraging communication at all levels.

All employees are invited to the monthly company update to understand companywide projects and business developments.

Frequent meetings with your personal development manager are offered to ensure your career aspirations are clearly understood and any concerns are being addressed.

Corporate & social responsibility days are organised to help charities and the community.

Regular social events & team building days.

“Friday Bakery” we all deserve a treat in the office at the end of the week!

You will gain experience across multiple industries from FMCG and Financial Services to Retail and Leisure both in the UK and overseas.

Opportunity to develop your strategic procurement expertise across a diverse range of categories, deepening category specific knowledge or broadening exposure to new categories.

Mentoring and support is provided both externally and by our in-house subject matter experts is offered.

Business development input is encouraged at all levels in the business.

Training and development is provided to maximise your personal potential and development within 4C.

4C is a meritocracy – your hard work will be rewarded!

4C Associates is Disability Confident Committed

4C opportunities

As a result of growth in demand for our expertise, 4C is regularly looking for outstanding individuals to join our team. We look for individuals at all levels who have the potential to progress to leadership roles within our company.

Applicants should be flexible to work with consulting teams at client sites across the UK and abroad. Please review our key roles and opportunities listed for more details.

Your move

4C is a fast growing management consultancy firm. We have many exciting opportunities for people to join our team. Take a look at some of our roles listed here.

If you believe you have the necessary skills to join our team please get in touch – we want to hear from you.

Placements and interns at 4C join our Analysts’ Centre of Expertise (ACE) and provide support across a diverse range of projects. You will offer analytical support while developing procurement and consulting expertise.

4C offer a variety of placement and internship opportunities for new graduates. These positions are aimed at aspiring candidates looking to gain experience within management consulting.

Analytical skill, commercial awareness and clear communication are essential, as well as an enthusiasm to pursue a career in procurement consulting.

Please click here to register your interest with us or see above to apply.

Analysts at 4C join our Analysts’ Centre of Expertise (ACE) and provide support across a diverse range of projects. You will offer analytical support while developing procurement and consulting expertise.

A comprehensive training and development plan is devised to support your growth and development into consulting roles. Positions are aimed at graduates, or candidates with initial professional experience. We look for strong analytical capability, good communication & presentation skills and an ambition to develop a career in procurement consulting.

Please click here to register your interest with us or see above to apply.

Consultants and Senior Consultants are responsible for successfully delivering significant elements of major client projects. The role involves the proactive identification and implementation of cost reductions and performance improvements.

Consultants should have first class analytical skills, excellent stakeholder management skills and ideally previous experience in a procurement, supply chain or performance improvement role.

Please see below to apply.

Managers at 4C are responsible for leading a diverse range of complex and challenging client engagements in procurement and transformation. Projects typically involve the proactive identification and delivery of major cost reductions and performance improvements for our clients. We look for highly skilled procurement professionals to fulfil these positions.

Analysts’ Centre of Expertise (ACE)

ACE is a community which provides a platform for a structured induction process for junior and senior analysts.

To help develop relevant skills and knowledge, you will: 

  • Join a multi-client facing team delivering service to internal and external clients.
  • Participate in a tailored training programme.
  • Work alongside other analyst colleagues.
  • Expand your client facing time as your experience grows.
  • Learn to use multiple technologies for analytics, sourcing and insight.
  • Develop your specialist skills to deliver value to clients.
  • Be supported by the team within the “buddy” and coaching frameworks.
  • Get to decide whether to become an expert in one of our Service Offerings or one of our Sectors e.g. Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Retail or Other

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A focus on developing 4C capabilities to help us build best practices in all services that we provide.

We develop templates, processes, standard ways of working and shape relevant technology to support our activities.

We streamline the process flow to allow more efficient work allocations in handling clients’ requests.

We built an in-house technology platform for managing work requests and efficiently assigning resources.

We created our own feedback app to enable a culture of continuous improvement.

Ashley Brooks reflects on the experience so far as an Analyst:

“Starting a new job amidst a pandemic has been a unique and challenging experience, especially not being able to meet my colleagues in the first few months. However, after joining the Analyst Centre of Expertise (ACE) and getting to know my peers, I felt part of a community right from the beginning. Weekly team meetings, coaching, knowledge share sessions, and training are just some of the benefits of the ACE team and ways for the analyst community to connect.

While client work has encouraged the development in my technical skills and commercial awareness, the ACE team provides an opportunity to better understand the world of procurement & supply chain consulting, and 4C as a business. Being part of the analysts’ team allows me to work on different tasks for projects other than my own, providing support to internal business development and client delivery within 4C. I have really enjoyed the variety of work I have been exposed to through the ACE team, and the many opportunities to gain more skills and knowledge.”

Meet some of our people

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Gopal Iyer
Senior Manager

How long have you been at 4C?
Almost eight years

What is your background?
Before joining 4C I worked in Operational logistics and consulting
What is your role at 4C?
I head up the Supply Chain practice at 4C, so I am responsible for selling and delivering supply chain projects, keeping our value proposition up to date, and developing our team through recruitment and training

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Ashley Brooks
Senior Analyst

How long have you been at 4C?
One year

What is your background?
I joined as an analyst after graduating with a degree in International Business and a Diploma in Professional Studies
In terms of the work you do, what are you most passionate about and why?

Being involved in projects with exciting clients, helping them to solve complex problems within their business. It is gratifying to see our implemented solutions in action, and knowing we have made a positive difference

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Katy Gallagher

How long have you been at 4C?
Three years

What is your background?
Big 4 consulting and working at a FTSE100 company before taking a career break to travel prior to joining 4C
In terms of the work you do, what are you most passionate about and why?

I’m passionate about working to make complexity simple for clients! No matter what the project is that I’m running, the goal is always to leave the client with an easier life than before they brought us in; be that through a cost base that’s easier to manage, or a procurement team that is set up for success with the right tools, processes & policies in place

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Celia Downie
Senior Consultant

How long have you been at 4C?
Three and a half years

What is your background?
I joined as a graduate straight after graduating from Bristol University where I studied Economics & Econometrics
What are your career goals and how do you see them being realised at 4C?
My career goal is to have a lot of variety. I get bored quickly and am always looking for the next challenge to solve. 4C works with clients in a wide variety of sectors on their complex problems

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Dominic Rocha
Senior Consultant

How long have you been at 4C?
Just over four years

What is your background?
I joined 4C as an analyst straight after finishing my degree in Political Science & Government at the University of Kent
What are your career goals and how do you see them being realised at 4C?
To continue to learn and grow by working on new and challenging projects. Which is why I enjoy the variety that 4C offers because there is always an opportunity to get involved in something new