Project Procurement Manager
£43,000 - £53,000 per annum
An exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Project Procurement Manager to join a team of procurement professionals. The successful candidate will be based at a brand-new operations centre in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire. The role will require travel to other locations in the UK and to supplier locations.
Reporting into the Senior Project Procurement Manager, or to the Head of Procurement the Project Procurement Manager will have responsibility for the successful delivery of all aspects of the procurement life cycle to fulfil operational requirements.
In collaboration with the Operations Manager, Asset Manager and Technical Officers the Project Procurement Manager will develop, draft and secure approvals, including Board approval where necessary, for procurement strategies for high value / complex contracts with the objective of then implementing supply chains to meet through life operational, commercial, financial and legislative requirements.
You will proactively provide all necessary commercial / contractual support to the operations team and will act as the interface with other business functions including legal, treasury and credit risk on relevant issues, to ensure you effectively manage the invitation to tender, negotiation, contract award and contract variation processes.
From time to time you will be required to contribute to the wider procurement responsibilities for developmental, newly operational and existing generation sites across Europe.
- Determine the best-fit strategies for obtaining goods and services to meet the demands of operations at the right cost, quality and time
- Research and appraise suppliers with the skills and capability required in the off-shore wind business and encourage suppliers to enter into the relatively immature offshore wind market to increase competition
- Develop and deliver negotiation strategies - delegating responsibility to the relevant team members as required and take the lead in all major commercial negotiations for a suite of mission critical goods and services contracts valued at up to £20M each
- Prepare tenders, undertake assessments, negotiate and award contracts to secure lines of supply for goods and services which minimise risk to the operation, deliver savings against OPEX budget and introduce process efficiency's
- Lead high value strategic 'one-off' purchases for the provision of multi-year major asset maintenance services via formal tender enquiries - individual contract values may exceed £200m
- Manage the major asset maintenance services contracts; performance measurement (KPI's, service levels and availability), negotiation of variations, extensions of time, adjustments to the contract price and claims
- Manage the procurement process including supply chain communications, contract strategy documents, tender negotiations and contract award recommendations
- Apply the highest levels of procurement governance to all procurement transactions
- Positively influence peers to ensure compliance with the approved procurement strategy and corporate policy, procedure and process
- Engage with key suppliers and develop relationships to ensure the operation gains preferred customer status and that the required goods and services are delivered on time, to the required quality and for the agreed price through effective contract management
- Share experience with the wider procurement team to transfer knowledge with the aim of driving out cost and improving supply chain performance across operational sites throughout Europe
Skills and experience
- Experience in the field of major plant operations; ideally in the off-shore energy, oil and gas sectors however applicants with experience in any large-scale manufacturing or pharmaceutical sectors will be considered
- Significant experience in the field of operational procurement
- Proven ability to communicate at all levels within business, both internally and to supplier staff to build effective working relationships
- Development and negotiation of bespoke forms of service level agreements and KPI's
- Proven capability to conduct successful complex commercial negotiations and to close deals
- MCIPS accreditation preferable although consideration would be given to applicants with extensive relevant experience
- Able to, and experience of, team working in cross functional teams at all levels both within the business and with suppliers
- Able to link disparate information, understand trends and make educated decisions based on these elements ensuring safety is paramount and value is delivered to the business
- Possesses a strong result focus supported by relevant commercial skills and knowledge required to deliver value to the business
Salary and package details
25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays
Up to 15% Pension
up to 15% Bonus
Family medical care
Cycle to work
Eye Test/Flu Jab Vouchers
Corporate Discount scheme
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