Procurement Specialist

  • Location

    Irlam, Manchester

  • Sector:

    Nuclear Engineering, Project Management & Controls

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £40 - £50/hour

  • Contact:

    James Walker

  • Contact email:


  • Job ref:

    JO09654 - JW1

  • Published:

    about 4 years ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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Procurement Specialist; 6 months+ contract; Irlam, Greater Manchester

Key Words / Skills: Procurement, Nuclear, Engineer, Commercial, Oil, Gas 

Procurement Specialist with Nuclear or Oil & Gas experience required to start as soon as possible in Irlam, Greater Manchester on 6 months+ contract.

Duties will include:
The Procurement Specialist will work with key stakeholders, account teams and suppliers to drive operational execution of projects, bids and other critical business activities. 
You will have 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.
Managing sourcing and tendering processes in accordance with agreed project and/or programme deliverables;
Leading negotiations with suppliers to ensure that the most cost-effective supply solutions are obtained;
Ensuring that the Company’s commercial position is best protected and is properly reflected within formal subcontracts and purchase orders;
Ensuring that all technical and quality requirements are fully satisfied and that all material and service requirements are supplied in accordance with Project programmes;
Leading or supporting supplier performance monitoring and development initiatives;
Monitor and track personal performance against functional targets to continually improve value and performance in procurement activities;
Close liaison with Quality Assurance, Project Management, Engineering and Planning on all aspects of supply chain activities.
Ensuring a strong health, safety and environmental ethos is applied throughout the Company’s supply chain.
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.
Support the development and execution of a Category Management strategy that contributes to the growth of the value delivery plan, optimises the supply base, builds communities of practise and delivers superior results from sourcing and supply management.

Key Success Criteria
Timely engagement in project or business planning activities so that effective and efficient supply arrangements are in place from the outset.
Tangible value is secured in terms of cost avoidance, direct cost savings, improved timescales and revenue growth as appropriate.

The Candidate:
The successful Procurement Specialist will ideally be qualified to degree level or equivalent. Ideally with a corporate membership of CIPS. You will have Experience with the NEC3 contracting model 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 with 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.

The Procurement Specialist will have a reasonable 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. You, as the Procurement Specialist will possess a good understanding of contract terms and conditions and an ability to draft subcontract terms as required and appropriate.

To discuss this vacancy please contact:  James Walker

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Wilde Recruitment Ltd operates as both an employment business and agency. If your application is for a position based in the UK or EU, under European Employment Law you MUST be eligible to live and work there.

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