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Project Procurement Specialist

  • Location: Plymouth
  • Salary: Competitive Salary
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

  • Sector: Defence
  • Contact: Emma Lamb
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01942 323277
  • Start Date: 2022-03-14
  • Expiry Date: 08 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 1040162
NRL are currently recruiting for a number of experienced Project Procurement Specialists to work for one of our leading defence clients. This is a permanent, full-time requirement within the submarine business unit. Please note that the client can be flexible on location and remote working with workshops on site at Devonport Dockyard around 2-3 times per year. If you are looking to be based on site in Plymouth this will also be available. 

Overall Department Direction:
The Infrastructure & Services Procurement team is responsible for supporting a variety of indirect procurement activities across Devonport Royal Dockyard, including professional services, major & minor construction works and maintenance, maintenance. The team is about to embark on a transformation programme with the inception of a new framework contract targeting ~£130M of spend over the next 5 years. To support this programme the team is looking to expand with the appointment of a Programme Procurement Specialist. 

Main Purpose of Role:
Reporting to the Procurement Manager the Project Procurement Specialist will be responsible for;
  • Establishing project requirements and matching to the most suitable procurement route.
  • Supporting the delivery of project objectives through the rigorous management of contract and supplier performance.
  • Assuring Supplier Performance to time, cost and quality for contract requirements against scope of supplier responsibility.
  • Work with other teams within the business to ensure procurement and commercial engagement is at the fore.
  • Co-ordinate the process for tendering of work by Contractors & Consultants, ensure tender documents are prepared and dispatched to organisations invited to tender, and subsequent submissions are managed professionally up to and beyond including commitment for order placement.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences:
The post would suit someone seeking a career within Procurement and Supply Chain in a project facing role.
  • Experienced procurement practitioner with knowledge of current strategic procurement techniques and (Relevant experience in Sourcing & Procurement)
  • Experience of working in complex project environments.
  • Proven track record of delivering excellent supply chain performance.
  • High quality communication ability, both written and orally.
  • Understanding of contract terms and conditions and the ability to manage subcontract terms including flow-down terms from customer contracts.
  • Deep understanding of planning and implementing supply arrangements, managing supplier performance and scheduling of deliveries.
  • Understanding of cost models, for example in relation to the NEC models, familiarity with accounting practices, commercial audits, forecasting and valuations and supplier costing models.
  • Delivery focused with a pragmatic, hands-on approach that enables strategies to be fully executed.
  • Able to work in cross functional teams and manage stakeholders in an operational environment.
  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent.
  • MCIPS or equivalent professional qualifications.