Procurement Lead

  • Work experience
  • Finance, Controlling
  • Purchasing, Materials Management, Logistics
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At BayWa r.e. we’re the planet’s renewable energy champions. Together, we’re taking a fresh look at how power is produced, stored, and used to meet the challenges of climate change. A career with BayWa r.e. lets you drive change globally. With locations in 28 countries, we have over 3,000 people already working across the world, collaborating with local businesses to proactively shape the future of the energy sector.

BayWa r.e. Operation Services Limited offers comprehensive operations and maintenance services to solar energy plants and wind plants across the UK and Ireland. We utilise our international experience as well as the expert knowledge of our local teams to deliver centralised, state-of-the-art data management and monitoring. Our commitment is to deliver our services by setting industry standards and constantly innovating to improve the value we add for our customers.

About the role
Working with the Finance Manager to ensure that the Company secures the best deals for the products and services it purchases as well as continually developing and managing the procurement processes to ensure they meet BayWa r.e.'s needs and are in line with our company values. This role will be based in Milton Keynes.  

What You Will Do

  • Working with the Finance Manager, ensure that the Company secures the best deals for the products and services it purchases.
  • Continually develop, evaluate and manage procurement processes to ensure they meet BayWa r.e.’s needs and are in line with BayWa r.e. values.
  • Attend meetings with potential suppliers, conduct supplier comparison analysis and attend and record negotiations.
  • Manage tender processes and facilitate contract negotiations (with the support from inhouse legal counsel and the finance manager) with subcontractors.
  • Manage warranty information and information exchanges with regarding warranty claims with suppliers, and ensure the company’s operational activities remain compliant with warranty terms.
  • Maintain an inventory list of spares for all sites and ensure all used spares are replenished.
  • Manage flow of materials in and out of storage centers and maintain a stock list for each facility.
  • Help BayWa r.e. create a system of centralised spare parts stock in the UK, with international links where necessary.
  • Co-ordinate with the operations team to determine supplier timelines and adjust as necessary.
  • Create purchase orders and quotes for the operations team and on the company’s behalf.

What You Bring

  • Proven track record in procurement or a relevant business/finance related function.
  • Good understanding the procurement function within a business.
  • Working knowledge of project planning/finance processes and the ability to multi task effectively.
  • Able to remain composed and professional under pressure, always maintaining a positive outlook.
  • Driven and able to take the initiative, using time efficiently in order to meet deadlines effectively.
  • Excellent attention to detail with an emphasis on safety, accuracy and deadlines that belong to others.
  • Logical thinker and clear communicator, with honed interpersonal skills.
  • Has the aptitude to identify methods for improving own activities and processes.
  • Good negotiation skills, strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Good IT skills in Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Right to work in the United Kingdom

What We Are Ready To Offer You

  • Private Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Yearly Team Away Days
  • Flexible Working Environment
  • Yearly Discretionary Performance Bonus Scheme
  • Excellent Company Culture
  • Mental Health First Aid support
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides all employees with 24/7 access to telephone and online counselling
  • Access to an online benefits portal which includes travel and shopping discounts, healthy living advice & a financial well-being resource bank
  • Cycle 2 Work Scheme
  • Hybrid Working 

Is This Role The Right Fit For You?

Diversity and Equal Opportunity
At BayWa r.e. we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates.
All employment is decided based on qualifications, potential, merit, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of origin, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Contact

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us at hr.uk@baywa-re.co.uk
  • Madame Claire Simmonds
  • HR Assistant
  • +44 1908229746
  • Monsieur Justin Ampofo
  • Finance Manager
  • +44 1908 2299 85
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