Procurement and Commercial Manager, Distribution

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Location: Reading

Salary: £Competitive plus, car, bonus + excellent benefits

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time, 37 hours per week

SSE is a FTSE 100 Company and one of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK and due to internal growth, we are looking for a new Procurement and Commercial Manager to join our team.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement and Commercial, Distribution you will provide ‘best in class’ service to internal customers which will include project support, procurement, contracting, supply chain, commercial and contractual input to development, construction and operational teams within the business unit area. You will facilitate the development and execution of procurement and commercial strategies which are aligned with category plans, company and business objectives.

Understanding and supporting the development of strategic relationships with key suppliers you will effectively manage key interfaces with points of contact in a business unit and with the wider procurement and commercial team along with supporting project requirements both internally and externally if required.

You will ensure compliance with all internal controls (legal, financial, risk, quality etc.) including the Major Projects Governance Framework Manual and external regulatory requirements including the EU Utilities Procurement Directives. You will demonstrate value leadership, customer service and innovation to support the vision in becoming a world class provider of Procurement and Commercial services and embed a consistent approach to reduce the total cost of ownership by achieving targets set in this area.

You will be responsible for delivery of all contracts (Goods, Works and Services), within approved budget authorisations. This includes the administration and compliance with contract terms during design, delivery and construction phases for all projects.

You will have demonstrable experience of managing all post contract commercial matters including negotiating/agreeing compensation events, forecast and expenditure management and ensure that the core principles of the Commercial Manual are being implemented.

To be successful in this role, you will be MRICS/degree educated or have an equivalent direct entry to a recognised appropriate professional body and have previous experience in a similar role where you were responsible for the procurement and post contract commercial management of construction contracts (ideally NEC ECC, ECSC). You will have detailed knowledge and experience of complex contract structures and documentation, have a high level of competence in drafting and interpreting construction contracts and experience managing suppliers and sub-contractors, and supplier vetting, development and management. It is essential that you are proficient in the use of P2P procurement related systems and have experience of managing change requirements within organisations. Due to your previous experience in an operational multifaceted business you will have an understanding of supply chain concepts and how to improve them.

Demonstrable stakeholder engagement and managements skills are essential, as is the ability to influence, lead and resolve disputes and problem solve. You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, strong commercial acumen, and a continuous improvement mind set.

As travel will be essential throughout the UK, a Full UK Driving Licence will be essential.

The successful candidate may be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process if their vetting level changes. This includes a basic criminal record check.

Our Benefits

We have an excellent benefits package commensurate with this role. Here’s a few highlights;

- Group Pension Plan

- Share Save and Share Award schemes

- Tailored internal development opportunities

- One day paid volunteering

- Generous holiday allowance, and ability to buy extra days

We would welcome a conversation with any candidates who would like to discuss the opportunity to work differently.  For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.resourcing.team@sse.com

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