Procurement Manager, Japan (Offshore Wind)

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Job ID 15199
Offshore Wind

Procurement Manager to work in the the project team for offshore wind projects round 3 & 4 in Japan. Must speak Japanese.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and deliver the procurement strategy.
  • Leverage established relationships with key supply chain players. 
  • Deal with claims mitigation and challenge cost disputes with third party suppliers. 
  • Develop contracting strategies and processes for Requests for Proposals (RFPs), assess vendor proposals, and secure contracts which are best value possible.
  • Address scope specifications to find and eliminate unnecessary costs.
  • Negotiate key supply contracts and maintain relationships and partnerships with key suppliers at the most senior level.
  • Work with business leads to create and assess technical scope/commercial packages for competitive tender events. 
  • Influence the business to ensure procurement change supporting innovation and cost savings.
  • Source new potential suppliers to encourage market tensions and competitiveness in key project areas.
  • Ensure that all contracts and purchase orders follow previously defined business processes.
  • Building relationships with internal and external stakeholders, particularly the technical and development teams, ensuring due process is followed.
  • Creating contracts which are fully compliant to support the business, mitigate commercial risks and drive supplier performance.

Required Experience

  • Degree educated or above, or professional qualification, in a relevant discipline. 
  • Extensive experience in the energy sector, specifically with offshore wind. 
  • Track record in managing services contracts and delivering substantial savings.
  • Understanding of contract management fundamentals, best practices, and industry trends. 
  • In depth knowledge of contract cost drivers, with the ability to illustrate transparency and value.
  • Understanding of contract law (preferably FIDIC and/or LOGIC contract styles). 
  • Previous experience in large international tenders. 

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