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Procurement Specialists to support the Sellafield PPP programme - Warrington / Cumbria

Warrington / Cumbria, Surrey
Procurement Specialists to support the Sellafield PPP programme for an initial 6 month contract role that has an immediate start and a target limited company rate to man of circa £60.00 per hour. (negotiable)

Please note this is for the procurement of software and services 

The role will be based at either
a) Hinton House, Warrington or
b) Banna Court, West Lakes, Whitehaven
with a hybrid approach to working arrangements.

The role is likely to be outside IR35 but the final decision will be made after a Qdos assessment

The Role

The Procurement Specialist, CDE will source and procure, under contract the required Common Data Environment (CDE) software and services for CDE and to undertake tasks as assigned to them from time to time by the Supply Chain Management Lead or the CDE Package Procurement Lead and will contribute to the successful performance of PPP (Programme + Project Partners) by supporting the achievement of PPP and Sellafield Ltd business objectives.

Frequent travel to client offices and supplier site will be required.

Key Responsibilities
  • Draft, develop, implement, and maintain CDE procurement strategies, plans, dashboards and reports
  • Ensure effective communication between procurement, digital delivery team (including but not limited to Project Management, SIRA, Technical Architects, etc), Digital Delivery team, suppliers, KBR corporate (Legal, Accounts, etc), and the Client
  • Develop and manage the procurement process and supply chain for the appointed packages or task ensuring relevant terms for delivery and control (cost, quality, schedule) always in compliance with policies, systems, procedures, and contract requirements,
  • Build strong working relationships with Digital Delivery team, the Client, the supply chain, and all stakeholders
  • Working with stakeholders to identify the procurement need and challenge ill-defined, incomplete, non-conforming forms and authorisations
  • Manage the end-to-end procurement process including:
  • Prepare and issue Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Data Gathering Questionnaires (DGQs) Invitations to Negotiate (ITNs) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) packages,incorporating Client and CDE specific requirements, negotiating best possible contractual terms in line with owner specifications and operating regulations
  • Competitive bid analysis, including compilation of commercial and technical bid scoring and chair commercial/technical clarification meetings
  • Prepare and issue Contract Notifications in the form of single / sole source justification forms and various forms of reports and justifications (eg strategies, plans, recommendation reports, approval to place the contract)
  • Assist with the placing of Purchase Orders through the corporate purchasing system
  • Hold / attend Contract kick off / Pre-Production Meeting as required
  • Complete Commercial handover spreadsheet in line with requirements
  • Undertake the appropriate Contract Handover Meeting to Commercial team, who will manage the contract going forward, and
  • Provide support / cover for the procurement teams as may be required from time to time.

The Person
  • MCIPS / RICS accredited (or working towards)
  • 5yrs contracts experience. This is preferable to include experience within Information Communications Technology (ICT) and/or Software supply chain procurement
  • Autonomous, effective individually and as part of a multi-discipline team
  • Sound relationship management experience and skills, covering all organisational levels
  • Proficient in the use of a computerised purchasing systems
  • Negotiation and diplomacy skills with the ability to make sound business case recommendations to stakeholders
  • Well organised with a structured approach to prioritising and managing conflicting priorities
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office 365 applications, SharePoint, MS Teams etc.

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