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Procurement & Commercial Manager - Renewables

  • Job reference: 930138
  • Location: Berkshire
  • Salary: GBP75000 - GBP80000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Supply Chain and Procurement, Procurement Directors
  • Date posted: 20/02/2020

Reporting to our Renewables Head of Procurement & Commercial, this role will manage the execution of Procurement and Commercial services relevant to Renewables/Offshore Wind. Demonstrating value leadership, customer service and innovation to support the vision in becoming a world class provider of procurement and commercial services and embed a consistent approach to reduce the total cost of ownership achieving set targets in this regard.

Key Accountabilities

Leading both direct and indirect staff in the Procurement and Commercial team dedicated to Offshore Wind and the wider Procurement and Commercial team. Establish a culture of people development, providing direction and clarity of objectives. Direct, motivate and co-coordinate the entire team to ensure the necessary expertise and support are in place to deliver the vision, objectives and goals.

Support the Head of Procurement & Commercial in providing 'best in class' service to internal customers including procurement, contracting, supply chain management, commercial and contractual input to development, construction and operational teams within the Business Unit area.

Implementation of quality standards in contracts. Proactively identifies trends that may lead to quality issues and develops strategies to prevent them occurring.

Ensure the development and execution of Procurement and Commercial strategies which are aligned with category plans, company and business objectives. This includes identifying and implementing supply chain improvement opportunities to support business growth.

What do I need?

Renewable/ Offshore Wind sector experience and understands the financial aspects and implications of operational requirements and complex capital projects.

Fully understands the commercial impact of decisions and the implications on procurement process.

Claims preparation and management experience and detailed knowledge and experience of complex contract structure and documentation.

Thorough understanding, knowledge and experience of the processes relating to procurement strategy along with experience of supplier development techniques and managing the development of supplier relationships.

Degree educated or equivalent direct entry to recognised appropriate professional body.

High level of numeracy and ability to interpret numerical data along with High level of competence in drafting and interpreting commercial contracts.

Extensive experience in delivering procurement and commercial services.

Ability to challenge the status quo to deliver change with excellent organisation and planning skills.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, enthusiasm and drive with a flexible approach to work and an ability to adapt to changing business and project priorities.

Strong people and team performance management capability and an aptitude to secure commitment on actions from all stakeholders.

Strategic thinker who can anticipate future challenges and responds accordingly.

Extensive working knowledge of the relevant conditions of contract.

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.