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Project Procurement Manager - Triton Knoll


An exciting and challenging opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Project Procurement Manager to join our team of procurement professionals.  The successful candidate will be based at a brand-new operations centre in Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire and will provide operational procurement services to the 860 megawatt Triton Knoll off-shore wind farm.  The role will require travel to other innogy locations in the UK and to supplier locations.

Innogy Renewables UK Limited is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, dedicated to generating electricity using sustainable, environmentally-friendly resources. innogy has the resources and expertise to develop, build and operate high quality, commercial-scale hydro, and on-shore and off-shore wind renewable energy schemes throughout the UK.

Role description


Reporting into the Senior Project Procurement Manager, or to the Head of Procurement the Project Procurement Manager will have responsibility for the successful delivery of all aspects of the procurement lifecycle to fulfil the operational requirements of Triton Knoll Wind Farm in accordance with company policies and procedures.

In collaboration with the Operations Manager, Asset Manager and Technical Officers the Project Procurement Manager will develop, draft and secure approvals, including Board approval where necessary, for procurement strategies for high value / complex contracts with the objective of then implementing supply chains to meet through life operational, commercial, financial and legislative requirements.

You will proactively provide all necessary commercial / contractual support to the Triton Knoll Wind Farm operations team and will act as the interface with other business functions including legal, treasury and credit risk on relevant issues, to ensure you effectively manage the invitation to tender, negotiation, contract award and contract variation processes.

From time to time you will be required to contribute to the wider innogy procurement responsibilities for developmental, newly operational and existing generation sites across Europe.


Principal Accountabilities


  • Determine the best-fit strategies for obtaining goods and services to meet the demands of operations at the right cost, quality and time
  • Research and appraise suppliers with the skills and capability required in the off-shore wind business and encourage suppliers to enter into the relatively immature offshore wind market to increase competition
  • Develop and deliver negotiation strategies – delegating responsibility to the relevant team members as required and take the lead in all major commercial negotiations for a suite of mission critical goods and services contracts valued at up to £20M each
  • Prepare tenders, undertake assessments, negotiate and award contracts to secure lines of supply for goods and services which minimise risk to the operation, deliver savings against OPEX budget and introduce process efficiencies
  • Lead high value strategic ‘one-off’ purchases for the provision of multi-year major asset maintenance services via formal tender enquiries – individual contract values may exceed £200m
  • Manage the major asset maintenance services contracts; performance measurement (KPI’s, service levels and availability), negotiation of variations, extensions of time, adjustments to the contract price and claims
  • Manage the procurement process including supply chain communications, contract strategy documents, tender negotiations and contract award recommendations
  • Apply the highest levels of procurement governance to all procurement transactions
  • Positively influence peers to ensure compliance with the approved procurement strategy and corporate policy, procedure and process
  • Engage with key suppliers and develop relationships to ensure the operation gains preferred customer status and that the required goods and services are delivered on time, to the required quality and for the agreed price through effective contract management
  • Share experience with the wider innogy procurement team to transfer knowledge with the aim of driving out cost and improving supply chain performance across operational sites throughout Europe



Skills and experience


  • Experience in the field of major plant operations; ideally in the off-shore energy, oil and gas sectors however applicants with experience in any large-scale manufacturing or pharmaceutical sectors will be considered
  • Significant experience in the field of operational procurement
  • Proven ability to communicate at all levels within business, both internally and to supplier staff to build effective working relationships
  • Development and negotiation of bespoke forms of service level agreements and KPI’s
  • Proven capability to conduct successful complex commercial negotiations and to close deals
  • MCIPS accreditation preferable although consideration would be given to applicants with extensive relevant experience
  • Able to, and experience of, team working in cross functional teams at all levels both within the business and with suppliers
  • Able to link disparate information, understand trends and make educated decisions based on these elements ensuring safety is paramount and value is delivered to the business
  • Possesses a strong result focus supported by relevant commercial skills and knowledge required to deliver value to the business






Why you should apply

As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package you’ll also get the opportunity to really shape the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term ambitions.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.  


Salary and package details



Competitive Salary

25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

Up to 15% Pension

up to 15% Bonus

Life insurance

Family medical care

Cycle to work

Eye Test/Flu Jab Vouchers

Corporate Discount scheme

Flexible working

Onsite Gym



There will be an expectation to travel to other offices and sites outside of your base location (including Europe/Overseas) which may involve overnight stays



Our company


innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world.

We plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. Part of our portfolio are wind and hydro power plants as well as solar and biomass plants. Currently, We are particularly strongly represented in our home market, Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy.

Our aim is to expand renewables worldwide, both on our own and working with partners. We believe that working together in this way is the key to making the energy transition a success.

innogy is one of the major operators of offshore and onshore wind energy in Europe. In addition to wind power, we also want to grow utility-scale solar power plant. In addition to our core markets, we are already active in new markets such as the USA, Australia and Canada.



Closing date on this role is 16th Dec 2019, Please apply online and contact Lisa Phillips if you have any queries or questions






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