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Senior Procurement Specialist - Services

Senior Procurement Specialist (Services)

A truly global company, INEOS is one of the world’s largest chemical companies.

Having committed to significant investment over the next few years, we now require a Senior Procurement Specialist with relevant experience in the management of Services to play a key role in the delivery and support of this growth in our business.

The key requirement of this role is to ensure that the O&P UK Projects and the Assets have the correct services agreements available to be able to meet the site Capex plans and production plans.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Development of procurement strategies and award of engineering services contracts to support the INEOS business that will achieve the best value for the business.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NAECI (“the blue book”).
  • Knowledge and understanding of ‘Offshore’ Logic Terms & Conditions.
  • Knowledge of the offshore Logistics Supply Chain market
  • Network with the global INEOS procurement organization to maximize group leverage possibilities.
  • Ensure that security of supply for services is maintained safely, to the correct technical specification, and on schedule to meet operational requirements.
  • Provide expert advice on procurement-related risks, including in-depth market knowledge both commercial and technical to all INEOS procurement customers.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure best commercial terms based on agreed specifications and aggregated INEOS demand to spend INEOS cash wisely.
  • Follow the department procurement processes that meet internal INEOS requirements
  • Identify and recommend new suppliers to the businesses that can offer a commercial or technical advantage to INEOS to mitigate project or asset schedule risks.
  • Claims negotiation and application of liabilities following a dispute on service provision.
  • Ability to review/assist detailed cost submissions and challenge cost submissions to ensure final account valuations match the contract intent, when required.
  • Ensure that the services ordered comply with the O&P UK standards for quality and safe delivery.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills

  • MCIPS qualified preferred or equivalent chartered membership or QS qualifications
  • Significant previous purchasing/commercial / contractual experience in a large complex manufacturing environment and can demonstrate challenge to suppliers to deliver cost savings.
  • Good working knowledge and skills of MS Office tools including Excel, Word as well as SAP & Database analysis would be advantageous.
  • Self-starter and comfortable with communications between engineers, planners, project managers, procurement specialists, and suppliers.
  • Deep understanding of cost drivers on contracts in order to demonstrate transparency and overall value.
  • Expert, advanced negotiation skills and techniques.
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