Position: Procurement and Commercial Manager - SSEN Transmission
Salary: GBP52800 - GBP79200 per annum + Car/Cash Allowance plus Bonus
Ref: 523443_1581413750
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 11/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Perth

Salary: £52,800 to £79,000 depending on skills and experience + car/cash allowance + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time with Flexible working patterns available

About the Department

Our Procurement and Commercial team are responsible for helping the business to procure services and materials in a timely and cost-effective way. We work right across the SSE Group, ensuring our businesses gets the best possible service and value from our supplier network, as well as ensuring all service providers are compliant and continue to meet contractual obligations and business need.

What is the Role?

Reporting to the Head of Procurement & Commercial, SSEN Transmission you will provide 'best in class service to internal customers which will include project support, procurement, contracting, supply chain, commercial and contractual input to development, construction and operational teams within the business unit area.

You will facilitate the development and execution of procurement and commercial strategies for the SSEN Transmission business unit and ensure the strategies are aligned with category plans, company and business objectives. You will manage all supply chain regulation reporting requirements, including those relating to sustainability, stakeholder engagement and competition.

Understanding and supporting the development of strategic relationships with key suppliers you will effectively manage key interfaces with points of contact in a business unit and with the wider procurement and commercial team along with supporting project requirements both internally and externally if required. You will work with the supply chain to embrace innovation initiatives and be aware of industry technology developments.

You will ensure compliance with all internal controls (legal, financial, risk, quality etc.) including the Major Projects Governance Framework Manual and external regulatory requirements including the EU Utilities Procurement Directives. You will demonstrate 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 by achieving targets set in this area.

You will have demonstrable experience of managing all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events, forecast and expenditure management and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.

What do I need?

To be successful in this role, you will be MRICS/degree educated or have an equivalent direct entry to a recognised appropriate professional body and have previous experience in a similar role where you were responsible for the procurement and post contract commercial management of construction contracts (ideally NEC ECC).

You will have knowledge and experience of developing procurement strategies from a portfolio-wide basis, understand complex contract structures and documentation, and have a high level of competence in drafting and interpreting construction contracts. You will also have experience managing suppliers and sub-contractors, and supplier vetting, development and management. Due to your previous experience in an operational multifaceted business you will have an understanding of supply chain concepts and how to improve them. 

Demonstrable stakeholder engagement and managements skills are essential, as is the ability to influence, lead and resolve disputes and problem solve. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, strong commercial acumen, and a continuous improvement mind set.

As travel will be essential throughout the UK, a Full UK Driving Licence will be essential.

Our Benefits

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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Job Benefits:

Car/Cash Allowance plus Bonus