Project Procurement Specialist
London, Elephant & Castle - Newington House
Depending on experience
All applications will be reviewed after the closing date
We also provide the following additional benefits
Annual leave 25 days Personal Pension Plan – Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%) Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme Season ticket loan Occupational Health support Switched On – scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products. Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres Discounted access to sports and social clubs Employee Assistance Programme.
Reporting to the Category Manager – UK Power Networks Service and SRM Manager, the Project Procurement Specialist is expected to add significant value to the way UK Power Networks Services bid for works and mobilise supply chains for client contracts. This role is a senior role in the procurement team with team members reporting to them and will hold full responsibility for supply chain costs proposed in bids to clients then following this through to the delivery of works. This will include, but is not limited to, gaining clear costs and back-to-back terms with supply chains, fronting the supply chain function to clients and driving the development of value once contracts have been secured. These will be across large and small projects ensuring safe and effective mobilisation of supply chains across the UK.
Procurement: Upwards of £10m
Financial Approval: Sign contracts to £500,000
Staff: Initially 2 with potential to grow
Responsible for the collection of all supply chain costs for submission to external client to win work Responsible for cost from bid through to delivery including mobilisation risk meaning this role directly impacts the profit of the business The effective execution of contracts for client works maximising value that has a direct impact to the business profit on projects Broad knowledge and skills required with procurement across sectors for private utilities, rail, airports, smart storage, ports, defence and nuclear Responsibility for working in project teams to identify and lead external sourcing strategies to maximise our value as a business and win client works this is used as a specific win theme to differentiate ourselves from competitors Client facing presentations on how we add value and align with their requirements Bid values from thousands to, on occasion, hundreds of millions Manage supply chain engagement and interface At all times strive to safely engage, encourage and work throughout our business and beyond in a manner that embraces our values and aspirations Responsible for management of all procurement bid value from submission to execution, including developing the sourcing strategy, the selection of suppliers and contractual terms best suited to the requirements Maximise the value, measured through supply chain bid value to delivered value and a range of indicators, from UK Power Networks contractual arrangements utilising the effective development of contract strategies, contract development and lifecycle management Perform activities that evaluate and leverage relationships with category suppliers including supporting partnerships and alliances Manage compliance to all business, governance and legislative policies, initiatives and processes including competition law, internal contract governance and portfolio boards. Act as an internal consultant to simplify and extrapolate value through the supply chain design within bids
NATURE AND SCOPE:
As Project Procurement lead, the job holder is responsible for the development and provision of supply chains for client bids ranging in value. For each bid approach suppliers and build a clear supply-chain strategy, build back-to-back terms, commercial negotiations, and clear financial mechanisms to maximise the chance of winning and future profits to the business. The role will need to manage risk and have awareness of the wider economic environment to ensure the value included in bids accounts for differing contract mechanisms including different contract forms, fixed vs variable costing and inflationary rises. A working commercial knowledge of contracts is required as the role holder will be responsible for creating these requirements and managing risk.
The job holder will be responsible for the flow through from supply chain value submitted within client bids to ensuring safe, compliant mobilisation and tracking spend to ensure benefits are realised and procurement savings directly impacting profit margins. The role is therefore bid facing operating across the lifecycle of supply chain costs into submitted costs to clients then the management of supply chain mobilisation. Experience of client facing works and building specific project procurement deliverables in a clearly managed way is desirable. All information is captured and tracked through management information with the job holder being responsible for the reporting of this.
By performing the role of an internal consultant in all areas affecting Safety, Customer Service, Operational Performance and Cost, the Project Procurement Lead is also expected to seek out and drive continuous improvement and issue resolution within internal and external practices, processes and systems. In turn, this will be tracked to evidence increased bid winning and profitability.
The individual will use data from historic bids, build benchmarks and have a direct impact on work winning and profit margins within the business, this will include commercial modelling, risk modelling, SAP data analysis, spend analysis, should costs and PowerBI skills.The Project Procurement Lead will work closely with all internal stakeholders, including Senior Management, to deliver value adding change through improvement plans and innovation. This will include presenting to our Senior Management Team for bids submitted to clients.
The Project Procurement Lead will also have a key role in ensuring compliance with and encouraging improvements in the use of key UK Power Networks Services systems. The individual will have exposure to multiple projects across rail, airports, nuclear, private connections and utility works with the expectation of visiting different site, seeing the services and materials procured, building knowledge and ensuring contractual compliance.
SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPEREINCE:Excellent commercial acumen, strong contractual knowledge of different models and excellent stakeholder skills, adept at presenting and bid writing Adept at building strategies that align to business outcomes and meet client requirements. Responsibility for the creation, delivery and ongoing management of supply chain strategies for each client bid Evidenced experience of strategic relationships with clients, supply chain and senior stakeholders that show trust, collaborative working and business benefits Knowledge of complex supply chains across construction works and/or electrical projects an advantage Working knowledge of different contracting models and able to negotiate terms A high degree of procurement experience that is client facing across projects Ideally MCIPS chartered procurement professional Degree or degree alternative educated Project management experience preferred Ideally SAP proficient Experience of client facing works including pricing bids with risk, EDITDA contributions and cost tracking preferred Historical management experience Strong commercial acumen Strong self-organisational capabilities Ability to work under own initiative & demonstrate understanding of continuous improvement and team working Good level of PC literacy, with the ability to learn and use a variety of systems with fast and accurate keyboard skills Ability to work in a pressured environment as part of a highly focused team Able to influence & challenge internal stakeholders and co-workers, as well as the ability to decant measurable business needs Have a excellent knowledge of strategic sourcing execution, i.e. cost, price and financial analysis, internal & external market analysis, category strategy, market testing and innovation. Supplier relationship management Project and time management skills Strong IT skills, including SAP and Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
Health & Safety Responsibilities
Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.
Employees will ensure they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees will understand those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.
Employees need to be aware that for some craft and operational roles that work at height, or use fall arrest devices, there is an upper weight limit of 116Kg due to maximum safe working load of the safety equipment that is used.
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