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Interim: Global Procurement Category Manager, EPC, £700pd

Interim: Global Procurement Category Manager, EPC, £700pd

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    £500 - £800 per day + package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    about 1 year ago

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    12 months

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Role: Global Category Manager - Engineering & Construction Services (EPC, EPCM, Civils, M&P, E&I)

Hybrid: London, ideally 2-3 days a week in the London office

Day rate: Up to £700pd

Duration: 12-month contract

Excellent greenfield opportunity to sculpt, lead and influence globally within a fantastic O&G/Chemicals company as part of their rapid global expansion.

Greenfield role perfect for an experienced Category Manager with global experience of Engineering & Construction Services across EPC, EPCM, Civils, M&P, E&I to bring best practice expertise to an exciting company embarking on a procurement transformation programme. You will approach and tender new EPC contracts with the largest suppliers, as well as sculpt and create global strategic category plans, with a high degree of visibility within the company globally.

Perfect role to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment. The preferred candidate will be given autonomy and the freedom to heavily influence the development of the category and strategy within a growing firm.

You will be responsible for:

  • The development and implementation of global category and sourcing strategies for the specified category/subcategories
  • Identification, tendering and onboarding of new EPC suppliers
  • Full commercial management of the category - managing all associated commercial activity to achieve value creation and minimise the total cost of ownership
  • Development of long-term value generation and risk mitigation strategies
  • Driving compliance to sourcing strategies in functional areas and proactively manage contract and vendor performance
  • Leading all procurement portfolio activities including market engagement, tender processes, commercial and contract negotiations, vendor performance and supplier risk management
  • Providing guidance and support to Regional Procurement Managers in line with category plans

You will ideally have:

  • EPC procurement/contracting experience! Ideally within an O&G or Chemicals environment
  • Experience of >€100M construction projects would be advantageous; knowledge of NEC and FIDIC contracts would be advantageous; experience of leading negotiations with EPCs / EPCMs globally is essential and specific experience of Asia and USA markets is advantageous
  • Commercially astute, with experience of assessing external supply markets and skilled in developing (and translating opportunities) into long-term category plans/ strategies
  • Knowledge and experience of leading tools, techniques and processes covering category strategy development
  • Ability to lead, persuade, influence internal business partners through a period of change, managing the transition and implementation of category management led procurement approach - tactically and strategically
  • Adept at drafting /reviewing/ negotiating contracts including MSAs and Global Framework Agreements
  • Willing to travel internationally