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  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear and Utilities

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Zaida Bhana

  • Contact email:

    zaida.bhana@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    182459ZB_1606839523

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-12-08

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Procurement Officer, Permanent, Plymouth

We are recruiting for a Procurement Officer to be based at Power Station in Plymouth. The successful candidate will work with the business to ensure that value is maximised from third party contracts, whilst minimising risk and operating in a framework of Client policies and processes.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the key responsibilities and duties include:-
* Working with the business to source and procure a wide range of required goods and services ensuring optimal value for money within defined service and quality criteria
* Ensuring that the procurement processes are followed to seek and evaluate competitive tenders and proposals for the supply of goods and service. This process will involve negotiating with suppliers on all commercial and contractual matters to achieve optimal levels of value versus risk
* Identifying opportunities to add improvements to the "bottom line" through cost savings or process change. Promoting continual improvement in all aspects of the Procurement function
Managing supplier relationships, coordinating multiple stakeholder interfaces across EPUKI to ensure a consistent and collaborative approach. Identifying and implementing supplier improvement actions and operate 360 feedback processes and seeking to resolve contractual and supplier disputes as and when they occur. Understanding and adhering to the company and department standards, policies and procedures
* Developing and maintaining strong and positive working relationships with internal stakeholders, ensuring that requirements are understood and addressed. Seeking to promote the Procurement function as a positive enabler and an integral partner to the EPUKI business
* Operating and maintaining required systems to support and improve the Procurement function
* Working closely with the HSEQ teams to ensure that the EPUKI supply chain is safe and delivers quality goods and services
* Other procurement and supply chain tasks that are required from time to time

Qualifications and Experience

* Minimum CIPS level 4 achieved, working towards level 6

Background
Experience of supply chain in a comparable role, ideally in the power generation industry
* Experience of SAP and e-tendering systems
* Evidence of managing a procurement whole life cycle, ensuring that any value created in the negotiation stages is delivered through contract delivery
* Understanding of general and contract law

Behaviours
* Excellent influencing, communication and relationship management skills with effective networking and business partnering skills
* Ability to project manage initiatives, tracking and ensuring delivery against key milestones
* Proven analytical skills including ability to gather, interpret complex data and summarise effectively
* High motivation, self-direction and self-awareness
* Flexible approach and the ability to deal with high levels of change
* Demonstrable competence in use of IT/IS skills e.g. MS Office