Senior Supply Chain Specialist

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Automation & Controls Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Applied Intelligence (AI) is currently inviting expression of interest applications for a Senior Supply Chain Specialist to support our UK projects.  We anticipate the timeline to start shortisting for this role end Q1 2023. 


Whilst this role can be based anywhere in the UK, mobility and travel to customer sites and face to face meetings with colleagues will be expected as required.


Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.


The Senior Supply Chain Specialist will be responsible for the execution of specific aspects of supply chain management including expediting, procurement, subcontracts, negotiation and reporting of major procurement packages / subcontracts.  This includes supervision and guidance of directly reporting supply chain specialists / associates.   You must have a clear understanding of the client’s head contract requirements including Wood responsibilities and knowledge of how these are integrated into project supply chain strategies, plans, procedures and terms and conditions, together with working knowledge of commercial terms and conditions, interfaces with Wood legal / commercial experts and can under guidance initiate / discuss adaptations in order to reach a robust commercial agreement.


Responsibilities / Duties

  • Accountable for the successful delivery of all supply chain activities that they are responsible for
  • Responsible for the end to end sourcing process (Strategy through Close Out) for the major procurement/subcontract packages assigned to them
  • Provides guidance, direction and support to the reporting personnel in delivery of their specific responsibilities
  • Provides guidance, direction and support to all relevant stakeholders on both Woods and the suppliers specific contractual obligations and responsibilities
  • Ensures all supply chain activities are carried out in accordance with the project execution plan/schedule and/or contracting strategy, within approved budgets and in line with project processes and procedures
  • Assisting with development of processes and procedures, and communication to relevant personnel
  • Regularly reports progress of all procurement activities for which they are responsible
  • Ensures direct reports regularly update reports / systems with required information to allow accurate reporting, and escalates any critical issues and risks to project management
  • Update the project / procurement status report (PSR) in line with project / client required on site dates and current / estimate lead times, notifying any delays to the supply chain lead
  • Attend regular PSR meetings with client, engineering and / or project management personnel to ensure dates for pre-order deliverables within their portfolio are being maintained
  • Establishes priorities, assigns workloads and reviews tasks as assigned to direct reports
  • Utilisation of Wood Approved Supplier Register (ASR) supplemented when required by project / client approved supplier registers for supplier
  • Carry out Supplier performance reviews and ongoing management ensuring corrective actions are taken where required
  • Ensure that all statutory and legal requirements and procedures are complied with and all actions are fully auditable
  • Ensures that direct reports have a clear understanding of their role, supply chain processes and procedures and provides guidance, direction and support
  • Promote safe working practices and demonstrate safety leadership at all times
  • Understands and works to the Wood Financial Management Framework
  • Assist in applying robust performance management and development plans for direct reports
  • Capture all internal and external in year savings targets as per business plan
  • Assist in the implementation of global / regional / country initiatives as per business

Skills / Qualifications

  • Educated to ISCED Level 6 (Bachelor Degree or Equivalent), CIPS qualified or industry equivalent
  • Record of skills training appropriate for job specific role
  • Good level of Supply Chain experience demonstrating results
  • Detailed knowledge of Suppliers, commercial Evaluations, Negotiations and Terms and Conditions of Purchase / Contract
  • Subcontract Agreements and Framework Agreements
  • Industry forms of Subcontract
  • ERP systems
  • Client contract requirements
  • Supply Chain Principles and techniques
  • Experience of Commercial Evaluations, negotiations and terms and condition qualification
  • Experience of Supplier Relationship Management
  • Excellent communication skills, written, oral and presentation
  • Maintains a strong network both within and outside of supply chain department
  • Positively maintain relationships with suppliers, clients and other disciplines
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Enthusiastic proactive attitude
  • Adaptability and Problem Solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of project execution team
  • Identify efficiency, process and tool improvement opportunities and successful drive through change

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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