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Location - UK

Full Description:
Our client is a wind energy development company, operating offshore and onshore wind facilities in and around the UK. They are currently recruiting for a Head of Procurement based in the UK.

Position Overview:
* The Head of Procurement will be in overall responsibility for developing and leading a procurement function in UK, and ensure that procurement and contract management in large scale wind farm projects is undertaken professionally. The position holder will be part of the management team in procurement

* Responsible for the Procurement department in UK
* Lead and engage existing and new staff in procurement
* Develop and implement procedures and tools reflecting corporate requirements
* Provide expert knowledge within procurement and contract management in construction projects
* Negotiate and finalise contracts
* Establish instructions to tenderers and contractors in coordination with the legal team
* Ensure compliance with regulations, policies and procedures
* Conduct full tenders from contract strategy through negotiations to contract close-out
* Support category management activities in cooperation with other procurement departments
* Maintain market knowledge and intelligence on market sectors within areas of responsibility
* Develop and maintain professional relationships with key suppliers
* Actively participate in the management team of Wind Power Procurement
* Mentoring and supporting more inexperienced members of the procurement team

Qualifications & Knowledge:
* Relevant technical and/or commercial educations - MCIPS qualified or equivalent
* Knowledge of procurement and UK construction law and practices, including knowledge of EPC contracts (preferably FIDIC) and construction

* Level of experience commensurate with the responsibilities and duties of the role
* Extensive experience managing procurement and contracts
* Operational procurement experience from contract through ITT to contract completion
* Knowledge and application of procurement methodologies, strategic analysis and implementation including risk assessment and risk management
* Demonstrable strong experience in sourcing and negotiating
* Solid knowledge of UK commercial and contract law within FIDIC
* Previous team management experience

If you would like to be considered for this position and would like to receive more information (including a full job description), please send a copy of your CV to Paul Miall quoting the job reference number and including your current availability and salary expectation for this role.

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