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Procurement Operations Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 22/03/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Company:
Your future in Nuclear. Specialising in the design and manufacture of bespoke engineering solutions for the nuclear energy, nuclear decommissioning and defence markets, our client is a key player in this sector. They design, engineer, manufacture, assemble, test, commission and install, as well as offering ongoing specialist support services. They are a core subsidiary of a global Italian group that operates in over 90 countries and is Italy's largest supplier, installer and service provider for

The Role:
Responsible for ensuring delivery of Procurement Operations across Major Projects within the business. The scope of this responsibility includes a diverse range of procurement and management activities to include planning and executing contracts and forecasting and managing budgets and associated spend.

This position also requires balanced solutions to meet Project performance requirements while controlling costs and schedule of all project related Purchase Orders and Contracts.

Responsibilities include management of processes in line with established company policies and procedures; working in multifunctional teams to conduct demand planning, to identify operational requirements, and to develop procurement strategies; coordinating work activities with other groups within the Project and manage and exceed internal/external stakeholder expectations

Support the development and implementation of a companywide purchasing strategy

Build and maintain strong working relationships to gain buy- in and engagement with the key stakeholders

Lead and mentor Project Procurement team members

Challenge, enhance and standardise existing procurement practices across all business units to ensure conformity of approach, generate economies of scale and deliver better value for money

Build superior supplier relationship management capability within the team and through continuous business improvement

Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and support in the source of new suppliers as required in partnership with Business Winning Procurement Manager and Supplier Management

Support in the implementation of ERP ensuring data integrity and continued support to the business

Manage Project Procurement spend and budget ensuring all project forecasting is accurate and identify/mitigate risks and exploit opportunities

Realise and deliver cost savings, together with a range of additional benefits including improved supplier performance, improved quality of service and total cost of performance along with risk management

Work collaboratively with finance on departmental and wider organisational forecasts, where Procurement has an impact

Manage the procurement governance process across the business ensuring policy compliance

Manage/resolve SLA breaches of contract to provide a positive outcome to the business


Strategic & Technical
* Professionally recognised purchasing qualification (MCIPS)
* Credibility at a senior level
* Background in procurement strategy
* Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to lead key negotiations at a senior level
* Experience of delivering cost efficiencies with third party suppliers
* Extensive experience managing complex supplier and organisational relationships
* A track record of delivering change
* International experience in procurement desirable
Managing Resources
* A strong leader, able to inspire and motivate a team,
* Ability to build informal authority and influence key decision makers
* Confidence to manage budgets and undertake financial forecasting

* Comfortable with complexity and ambiguity and an appetite to address the toughest commercial challenges

Careers in the nuclear sector offer you the chance to work on challenging, interesting and diverse projects. And with the sector experiencing a period of growth both nationally and internationally, with a particular emphasis on the UK market, our client relies on a continuous flow of talent coming into their organisation.
With primary locations in the UK and Genoa, as well as representative offices in France, Romania, Slovakia and Argentina, career opportunities also have a global reach.

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