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Procurement engineer

Salary: Competitive
Job Type: Full Time
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posted: 13 Jul 2011 12:07:19

Our client is a world leading wind energy and renewables manufacturing engineering company with more than 15 years’ global experience. As part of their offshore development programme to meet customer demands, they have recently established a substantial investment programme for the UK directly responsible for the development of the next generation of offshore wind turbines.

As an integral part of the development team we are looking for an experienced procurement professional who will be responsible for sourcing new off shore installations as well as developing existing contracts bringing business benefits. You will be responsible for managing multiple contracts and identifying new global sourcing opportunities.

In addition you will also be responsible for the following:
• Work in coordination with other offshore projects for the definition and management of the purchasing needs and technical documentation for the new offshore projects
• Search and analyze the capacity and capability of suppliers of engineering services, manufacturing and erection of offshore electrical and mechanical infrastructures, as well as new market technologies
• Develop the supply chain with global and local suppliers; reporting and monitoring of the budget, contracts, supply chain and suppliers performance
• Internal collaborations with quality and technology departments
• Costs and budget analysis, and negotiate the commercial terms with suppliers
• Represent purchasing department in the internal and external meetings related with the project

The ideal candidate for this role must posses demonstrative experience across the following areas:
• A demonstrable track record in global sourcing strategies
• Experience within a large scale procurement environment
• Technical engineer degree
• MBA project management courses or supply chain management
• Experience of 5 years in purchasing deparments
• Must be CIPS accreditation or equivalent
• Proven track record of procurement, sourcing and supply chain development within engineering, capex or utilities
• Experience of managing multiple contracts and the development of sourcing strategies attached to these
• Superb interpersonal and communication skills
• Working knowledge of world class sourcing techniques
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Travel availability

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