Position: Procurement & Commercial Manager Offshore
Salary: GBP52800 - GBP79200 per annum
Ref: 522896_1575990994
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 10/12/2019
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Reading

Salary: £52,800 - £79,200 plus, bonus and excellent benefits & car allowance

Permanent Full Time with flexible working pattern 37 hours per week

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 Senior Procurement & Commercial Manager, Offshore Wind you will lead your team to provide 'best in class service to internal customers which will include bid 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 which are aligned with category plans, company and business objectives.

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 bid requirements both internally and externally if required.

You will lead staff in the procurement and commercial team and will ensure the necessary expertise and support are in place to deliver the vision, objectives and goals and ensure personal development plans are in place to strengthen the team competencies and skills. Along with this 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 in all that your team do.

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 procuring and managing contracts, managing suppliers and sub-contractors, and supplier vetting, development and management. It is essential that you are proficient in the use of P2P procurement related systems and have experience of managing change requirements within organisations. Due to your previous experience in an operational multifaceted business you will understand 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/Ireland, a Full UK Driving Licence will be essential.

Out of courtesy please inform your line manager prior to applying for this post. The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal record check.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

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About SSE

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