Procurement Specialist

Posting Date: 08 January 2020

Location: Leicestershire, Leicestershire, GB, UK

Company: Cavendish-Nuclear

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Job Title: Procurement Specialist
Location: Leicester 
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF29497
Role Responsibilities

• 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;
• Early engagement with stakeholders to review and challenge specification’s and develop robust/innovative procurement strategies which outline marketplace, cost levers, value levers;
• Leading negotiations (utilising a robust strategy) with suppliers to ensure that the most cost effective supply solutions are obtained;
• Develop robust contract award recommendations detailing rational for award;
• Ensuring that the Company’s commercial position is best protected and is properly reflected within formal subcontracts and purchase orders;
• Post contract management ensuring the terms of a contract are adhered to with regards to cost, programme, quality;
• 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 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.

Supply chain risks known and mitigated;
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;
Significant contribution to the ongoing capability development and performance of the function.

Key Knowledge / Skills
• Ability to work in cross functional  teams and some experience of stakeholder management as well as influencing skills will be essential;
• 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.
• A good understanding of contract terms and conditions and an ability to draft subcontract terms as required and appropriate


Role Qualifications & Requirements
Academic Requirements:
• Qualified to degree level or equivalent. Corporate membership of CIPS is highly desirable;

Experience Requirements:
• planning and implementing supply arrangements, managing supplier performance and scheduling of deliveries;
• Managing complex contracting and sub contract models, including management of flow-down matters. Experience with the NEC3 contracting model is highly desirable;
• 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;
• 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;

Radar Road, Leicester


Successful candidate must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.

Application Information:
Please apply using the button below. Please include a detailed CV and a Covering Letter with your application.

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

As part of the Group wide mandate, our Permanent Recruitment Supply Partner (Experis Group) will manage the recruitment process for all roles within Cavendish Nuclear. 

Therefore, as part of the agreed Recruitment/Hiring Process anyone who applies to a vacancy will be contacted by an Experis Group Consultant to discuss the role and engage in a basic pre-screen questionnaire.

All details and information as part of the Recruitment Process (internally or externally) are treated with the utmost respect and confidence.


What else do I need to know?

• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview


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