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Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist

Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist

Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk
Position – Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist
Type – Contract
Rate – £45.00 per hour Umbrella Company
Duration – 12 months +
Hours – Typically 37.5 hours per week
Location – Warrington, Cheshire / Remote Working
Start Date – ASAP ?
Determination – Inside IR35
Security Clearance – UK BPSS Security Clearance
Industry – Nuclear / Construction


Job Purpose
The Procurement Specialist will work with key stakeholders, account teams and suppliers to drive
operational execution of projects, bids and other critical business activities.
Key Responsibilities

Main duties and activities will include:
1. Close involvement with suppliers & stakeholders to identify and implement the most cost
effective and technically efficient supply solutions in respect of cost, performance,
product and/or service quality and programme
2. Managing sourcing and tendering processes in accordance with agreed project and/or
programme deliverables
3. Early engagement with stakeholders to review and challenge specifications and develop
robust/innovative procurement strategies which outline marketplace, cost levers, value
4. Leading negotiations (utilising a robust strategy) with suppliers to ensure that the most
cost effective supply solutions are obtained
5. Develop robust contract award recommendations detailing rational for award
6. Ensuring that the Company’s commercial position is best protected and is properly
reflected within formal subcontracts and purchase orders
7. Post contract management ensuring the terms of a contract are adhered to with regards
to cost, programme, quality
8. Ensuring that all technical and quality requirements are fully satisfied and that all material
and service requirements are supplied in accordance with Project programmes
9. Leading supplier performance monitoring and development initiatives
10. Monitor and track personal performance against functional targets to continually improve
value and performance in procurement activities
11. Close liaison with Quality Assurance, Project Management, Engineering and Planning on
all aspects of supply chain activities
12. Ensuring a strong health, safety and environmental ethos is applied throughout the
Company’s supply chain
13. Support the development and execution of a Segmented Supplier Relationship
Management strategy that; improves supplier performance, develops critical/strategic
relationships, attracts innovation, reduces risk and contributes to the growth of the value
delivery plan
14. Supply chain risks known and mitigated
15. Support the development and execution of a Category Management strategy that
contributes to the growth of the value delivery plan, develops and optimises the supply

base, builds communities of practise and delivers superior results from sourcing and
supply management
16. Significant contribution to the ongoing capability development and performance of they Success Criteria
1. Early engagement in project or business planning activities so that effective and efficient
supply arrangements are in place from the outset
2. Tangible value is secured in terms of cost avoidance, direct cost savings, improved
timescales and revenue growth as appropriate
3. Supply base designed with upper quartile performance
4. Contracts deliver to programme, cost and quality
5. Functional capability and performance is a consistent and improving trajectory.

x Qualified to degree level or equivalent
x Ability to work in cross functional teams and some experience of stakeholder
management as well as influencing skills will be essential
x A sound understanding of end-to-end sourcing and supplier management processes
together with an ability to identify and capture incremental value in an operational
working environment
x Experience of planning and implementing supply arrangements, managing supplier
performance and scheduling of deliveries
x A good understanding of cost models/business models particularly in relation to the NEC
models, familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting and
valuations and supplier costing models
x A good understanding of contract terms and conditions and an ability to draft subcontract
terms as required and appropriate

x Corporate membership of CIPS is highly desirable
x Experience of working in a major engineering based industry, with a focus on major
projects, such as nuclear, construction, aerospace and electronics, engineering,
manufacturing or M&E, oil and gas, plant and equipment, power and process, or
transmission and distribution
x Experience of managing complex contracting and sub contract models, including
management of flow-down matters. Experience with the NEC3 contracting model is highly
x A good understanding of cost models/business models particularly in relation to the NEC
models, familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting and
valuations and supplier costing models

Minimum level of Qualifications to be verified
(*N.B. only qualifications essential to the requirements of the role need to be checked)
Qualified to degree level or equivalent