Procurement & Supply Chain Business Partner

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    Warrington, Cheshire

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    Laurence whiffin

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    3 months ago

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Procurement & Supply Chain Business Partner
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear

Job Purpose

Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are looking to recruit a Procurement & Supply Chain Business Partner to work on an exciting new role based of out of our divisional headquarters in Warrington

Reporting to the Head Procurement & Supply Chain, the Procurement & Supply Chain Business Partner will be responsible for delivering strategic value in support of the Business and Cavendish Nuclear strategic goals and objectives. The role is expected to create new value streams through strategic relationship management with internal and external Business partners, impacting the top and bottom line. The role will also ensure that that all major projects within the Business are delivered by delivering a highly professional procurement solution throughout the project life cycle.

Main duties and activities will include:

  • Building strategic relationships and partnerships with the Business Director and Management team.
  • Member of the business management team accountable for delivering the strategic goals and objectives of the business and Cavendish Nuclear.
  • Work with senior stakeholders and partners to develop and challenge the business strategy, portfolio of projects and priorities such that realistic and ambitious expectations are realised.
  • Building strategic relationships with the client and understand the goals and opportunities that exist within that business.
  • Strategically influencing client and internal strategies to deliver value through the supply chain.
  • Continuous development of a strategic value opportunity pipeline through engagement with senior stakeholders.
  • Identifying and delivering value to the business and client through innovation from the supply chain (including bid support).
  • Support the Head of Procurement & Supply Chain in the capability development of the P&SC function.
  • Working closely with other procurement and supply chain teams on supply chain strategies, best practices, supplier development, supplier performance monitoring and common sourcing initiatives that will deliver on-going added value to the business.
  • Supporting the bid & tender processes for new business and ensuring that the appropriate resources and procurement and supply chain strategies are taken into account during the bid process.
  • Lead negotiations as appropriate with the major work package providers, to ensure the correct commercial and contractual arrangements are concluded.
  • Accountable for supply chain performance and management of risks in support of the Business and major projects.

Qualifications & Requirements
Skills and Experience required:

  • Is fully conversant with and able to apply senior stakeholder management and advanced influencing techniques.
  • Can effectively manage a complex stakeholder environment across multiple individuals and organisations over long time periods.
  • Can plan, organise and manage resources to bring about the successful delivery of specific project goals and objectives (including pre and post contract award).
  • Can manage multiple projects at once and articulate to senior teams the key stages of each.
  • Confidently leads a team that manages procurement projects to meet or exceed expectations for quality, time and cost.
  • Is recognised by the business as a strong procurement project leader.
  • Can tailor complex information to a variety of audiences and an experienced speaker delivering powerful and weel structured presentations at senior stakeholder meetings.
  • Coaches others to raise their standards to the level of his / her own.
  • Effectively manages and motivates large, multi-disciplinary teams to deliver high performance.
  • Can demonstrate an ongoing stream on innovation of internal process development and from the supply chain.
  • Is highly optimistic and does not give up at the first hurdle encountered. Will persevere through difficult challenges. Highly organised, with high levels of confidence.
  • Has a wealth of ideas to lead the business. Is influential through speaking about creative ideas to the team.
  • Can marshal resources to get things done (people, funding, material, support). Adapts to large, complex and/or frequent changes. Adapts organisational strategies. Seeks opportunities for change in order to achieve improvement in work processes, systems, etc.
  • Performs effectively amid continuous change and ambiguity.
  • Significant contract and commercial management experience including experience of working with complex contracts. Deep experience of NEC3 contracting will be a significant advantage.
  • Significant experience of major EPC subcontracts including in highly regulated working environments in any one of the following sectors: aerospace & defence, chemicals, nuclear, oil & gas, rail, utilities.
  • Excellent wider business and financial experience including a good understanding of cost models/business models, familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting and valuations.

Travel (approx. 30-40%) will be a requirement

Cavendish Nuclear offers a supportive environment including: enhanced employment terms and conditions, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme, Occupational Health services, flexible working hours, career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams.