Head of Procurement

Edinburgh Permanent £70,000 - £90,000
  • Renewables Sector
  • Opportunity to build a strategic procurement function

About Our Client

Delighted to be working exclusively with an established and swiftly growing renewable energy business operating in multiple geographies, our client offers a supportive environment and a platform for career growth and development in a highly attractive sector.

Job Description

  • Lead and manage a Procurement team to deliver an efficient value adding procurement function
  • Review existing procurement systems, develop policies and procedures to establish a procurement centre of excellence
  • Lead on the high value, complex Procurement and Sourcing Projects in the areas of O&M and PPAs, indirect procurement- putting in place optimum contract structures, driving costs savings, commercial value from contracts, and minimising Value at Risk.
  • Working with the COO, lay out options and recommendations for O&M contracting strategy and options for new, enlarged organisation going forward, feeding into the Unified Framework five-year strategic plan for the company
  • Lead on the delivery of insurance across the portfolio, working with third party brokers identifying opportunities for costs savings and reducing the risk profiles, feeding into the Unified Framework five-year strategic plan
  • Implement contract management system to evaluate O&M supplier performance, establish management structures in O&M and drive best value from new and existing O&M contracts.
  • Develop relationships and influence key internal stakeholders in Asset Management, Asset Performance, Engineering, and Commercial to achieve the business objectives, and build awareness of the business on the value of Procurement.
  • Managing the tender exercises for all key contracts, particularly maintenance contracts. Working with key OEMs and independent service providers to help secure the best commercial value for the business. Lead negotiations with tendering parties, co-ordinating internal resources to support the negotiations and ensuring the timely delivery of new contracts for internal and lender approval.
  • Working with the COO, Head of Asset Management and Head of Asset Performance in establishing a review of the longer-term commercial maintenance strategy for the business
  • Reviewing current spend and investigating alternative supply chain options to help leverage the new scale and commercial opportunities available for the enlarged portfolio, ensuring best practice across the two portfolio.
  • Developing a procurement strategy and establishing supply chain options for the procurement of Major Components. Working with the Asset Management and Engineering teams to ensure availability of parts, management of the supply chain and optimisation of Working Capital.
  • Managing the tender exercise for new Power Purchase Agreements and working with the COO and the senior management team to procure new agreements for the portfolio.
  • Supporting the COO and senior leadership team in evaluating new business and growth opportunities and establishing new contracts for new assets entering the portfolio.
  • Responsible for the overall learning and development of line reports in line with career aspirations and business objectives.
  • Working with the Asset Management team to help address any failures in existing contractor's performance, and where appropriate, co-ordinate any responses to improve performance and ensure fulfilment of contractual obligations.



The Successful Applicant

To be considered for this role you must be have experience in working with the operational side of a Renewable Energy business and have a proven ability to work with an Asset Management team, interact with them, and deliver improved contracts that they are going to manage.

  • Track record for negotiating new maintenance contracts for operational wind farms and securing the best commercial value for the owners. The ideal candidate will have experience in procuring spare parts for operational wind farms, negotiating new O&M contracts for existing wind farms and Power Purchase Agreements.
  • Experience of developing and managing an in-house procurement function.
  • Proven capabilities working with engineering colleagues and delivering solutions that meet the engineering requirements of the business in addition to the commercial needs.
  • Broad commercial understanding
  • Track record for negotiating new maintenance contracts for operational wind farms and securing the best commercial value for the owners. The ideal candidate will have experience in procuring spare parts for operational wind farms, negotiating new O&M contracts for existing wind farms and Power Purchase Agreements.
  • Qualified by Degree or equivalent experienced and hold a relevant professional qualification (EG CIPS)

What's on Offer

Competitive salary,bonus and benefits

Relocation considered

Contact
Lindsay MacLeod
Quote job ref
JN-072021-2946628
Phone number
+44 141 331 7958

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Consultant name
Lindsay MacLeod
Consultant phone
+44 141 331 7958
Job reference
JN-072021-2946628