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Procurement Specialist at NES Fircroft

Procurement Specialist

NES Fircroft Grangemouth Full-Time
Our client is a global manufacturer of Speciality Chemicals and Polymers and due to continued growth, they are now looking to add a Procurement Specialist to their team. As the Procurement Specialist you will play a key role in the delivery and support of the growth for the business and ensure that UK Projects and Assets have the correct services agreements to meet the site Capex and production plans.

  • Develop procurement strategies through engaging relevant stakeholders and award engineering services contracts to support the business, and that will achieve best value including partnering with global Procurement to maximise 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 procurement customers.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure best commercial terms based on agreed specifications and demand to ensure best value for money.
  • Ability to review / assist detailed cost submissions and challenge cost submissions to ensure final account valuations match the contract intent, when required; and negotiating claims and application of liabilities following dispute on service provision.

Experience & Qualifications
  • Candidates will ideally be MCIPS qualified or equivalent chartered membership
  • Ideally hold QS qualifications
  • Hold significant previous purchasing / commercial / contractual experience in a large complex manufacturing environment
  • Hold experience in at least 2 of the following commodities: Mechanical services, Scaffolding Insulation Painting services, Industrial Cleaning services, Electrical & Instrumentation services, Engineering services, Tankage work and Construction services
  • Have expert, advanced negotiation skills and techniques with a deep understanding of cost drivers on contracts in order to demonstrate transparency and overall value.
  • Be a self-starter and comfortable with communications between engineers, planners, project managers, procurement specialists and suppliers
  • Have a good working knowledge and skills of MS Office tools including Excel, Word etc.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.


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Job ID: BH-235687