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Supply Chain Manager - Contract Negotiation

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31 Jan 2022

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Join us as a Supply Chain Manager with EDF Energy

London (Partly Remote 2 days in office) 12-month rolling contract

In Scope of IR35

About Capita

At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance and other private sector organisations. We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.

About EDF Energy

We want to bring affordable, low-carbon energy to everyone and to do that requires both sharp minds and smart ideas to help shape the UK's energy future. With the development of a new nuclear power station on the horizon, our goal is to become the best and most trusted energy supplier for our customers, through a combination of trust, transparency and teamwork.

The Supply Chain Manager is an important role within the SZC Supply Chain Group with accountability to the Senior Supply Chain Manager for the successful commercial administration of one or more SZC contracts. As such the Supply Chain Manager is empowered to make decisions around the Principle Accountability areas, under the overall guidance of the Senior Supply Chain Manager and in accordance with delegated levels of authority.

The Supply Chain Manager will be the primary point of commercial contact on the contract/s assigned to them and will be required to work closely and pro-actively with the other stakeholders at all levels and across all the teams within Nuclear New Build to ensure that the requirements of the individual contracts and their impact upon the overall SZC Project are successfully delivered.

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible and accountable for:
  • The day to day management of Supply Chain Assistants under their control.
  • Providing support to the procurement process during the Procurement phase (pre-award).
  • Providing commercial management of contracts during the execution phase (post-award).
  • Providing commercial management for the delivery of contract final account agreements (close out).
  • Responsible for the delivery of the contract in accordance with SZC governance requirements to meet SZC Project and business objectives.
  • Professional development of self and people within the team.

  • The Supply Chain Manager will typically be responsible for a contract or range of contracts between £0-£50m in value subject to level of risk or complexity.

Principal Accountabilities:

Providing support to the procurement process and Senior Supply Chain Manager/Supply Chain Lead during the contract creation phase (pre-award) including assessing the scope, duration and expected value of each of the Contracts against the budget and defining the commercial requirements of a contract. Part of this will include participating in the Commercial Review of the technical and commercial requirements, ensuring that the specifications and commercial terms of the contract including; Scope of Works, Required Services, Planning, Safety and Quality Standards etc. are aligned across the Project and ensuring that the commercial terms will allow effective contract administration.

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for ITT preparation, evaluation and negotiation, ensuring that selected tenders are compliant with the scope and commercial requirements, including:
  • Provide stakeholder management across the project.
  • Managing Supplier / Contractor commercial relationships and engagement
  • Implementing progress and dashboard reporting, preparation of contract specific progress reports and reporting
  • Maintaining procurement and contract commercial files and records
  • Interfacing with Legal team on conditions of contract issues and non-disclosure agreements

The Supply Chain Manager will provide support to the Senior Supply Chain Manager / Supply Chain Lead in ensuring all internal governance approval is in place to enable timely Contract Award.

The Supply Chain Manager is responsible for ensuring that all commercial activities are conducted throughout execution of the contract in accordance with SZC Supply Chain Procedures including:
  • Ensuring contractual deliverables are met.
    • Leading contract commercial reviews and attending progress reviews where necessary.
    • Recommend mitigating actions on all commercial risk / claim events at the earliest possible time.
    • Implementing contract commercial / financial reporting and participating in periodic contract reviews.
    • Participating in contractor performance management.
    • Maintenance of Contract commercial files and cost records.
  • Leading commercial reviews of Contractors delivery and attending valuation, progress and risk reviews where necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Experience:
  • Progressing to full membership of the RICS / CICES / IOB is preferable.
  • Educated to relevant degree level is preferable.
  • Able to demonstrate a noteworthy track record of administering successful contracts.
  • Effective commercial / contract management skills are essential, with clear knowledge of best practice contract methodologies.
  • Good commercial skills and ability to make sound decisions on matters of financial value.
  • Understanding of contract performance measurement, risk management and change and claim management.
  • Good negotiating, influencing and communication skills to command professional respect at all levels.
  • Familiarity with most common Forms of Contract (NEC & FIDIC) within the power construction industry and major projects and programme environment; with particular knowledge of UK Law and its impact upon the contract and commercial function is essential.
  • Familiar with the nuclear site licence conditions and the nuclear baseline philosophy.
  • Good understanding of the UK regulatory framework.
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