Global Procurement Lead – Solar

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Job ID 13755

A Global Procurement Lead with significant experience in the solar industry is required to join a leading global developer to play a key role in their ongoing organisational growth on an going basis.

This position is ideally based in the UK but with remote options available in Europe and the US available for candidates with proven track records in the industry.

The role:

  • Develop, propose and implement a procurement strategy for solar supply chain. Key Account Management principles, to be considered, to grow efficiency globally and achieve the optimal CAPEX reduction and CAPEX prediction. This will require extensive stakeholder engagement with interaction on a cross-functional basis with development, technical, engineering, procurement, financial, commercial, O&M and strategy teams, at Group or Market level
  • Delivering the approved strategy and the required relationships with the supply chain including coordination with Regional/Country Managers/Managers
  • Ensuring the coordination of best practices within the Group across development, construction & operations in order to deliver competitive LCOE
  • Ensuring the capture of supply chain market intelligence and sharing such intelligence across the Group including price forecasts
  • Co-ordinating effectively with the Regional/Country Managers/Managers and Regional/Market functional departments to deliver the supply chain strategy, market intelligence and supply chain relationships
  • Develop and lead a forum to ensure the production of market intelligence on the solar sector to identify initiatives and assess strategies of competitors
  • In alignment with the agreed strategy and regional managers identify and manage key supplier relationships to deliver optimal performance in cost, service & quality

The candidate:

  • Experience with the global solar supply chain ideally acquired within several countries
  • Experience with high value capital contracts risk allocation and negotiation approaches
  • Knowledge of the principles of supplier relationship management, demonstrable track record of developing productive relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Proven track record of negotiating high value capital contracts and experience of developing commercial strategies
  • High capacity for change and experience of leading and motivating others through change
  • Broad range of strategic, commercial and technical skills including an understanding of energy value chain economics, financial evaluation processes, business case preparation and interpreting complex analytical data
  • Project management experience

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