Procurement Business Partner - Operations

Location Warwickshire
Discipline: Project Management
Job type: Permanent
Salary: pension, private healthcare
Contact name: Andreea Hudson

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Job ref: BBBH2269_1713363438
Published: about 1 month ago

Procurement Business Partner - Operations

West Midlands - hybrid/flexible working

The Procurement Business Partner is responsible for leading the development of strong relationships with business stakeholders to represent Procurement, ensuring that the function is delivering outcomes which are aligned with business priorities.

The Business Partner will be embedded at senior level ensuring that the pipelines of work are generated and visible to Procurement in advance and will translate business needs into actionable procurement market facing requirements.

The business partner will understand business plans and strategy and requirements in the short, medium and long term, presenting forward-looking solutions which meet the strategy. The Business Partners acts as a trusted advisory for the business on all matters related to Procurement.


  • Act as the face of the Procurement function with leaders in Asset, ensuring any procurement related issues and actions are dealt with effectively and where required escalated as appropriate.

  • Establish and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and act as a trusted advisor on procurement matters.

  • Identify collaborative procurement opportunities and potential benefits for the organisation.

  • Lead the integration of collaboration procurement strategies across the business where appropriate and in line with category management strategies.

  • Influence stakeholders to ensure the procurement policy is considered whenever procurement of goods and or services is involved.

  • Develop and maintain the asset, capex and opex procurement plan looking at least 12 months ahead.

  • Ensure that procurement is appropriate understood across the organisation and embed procurement processes and procedures across the organisation.

  • Support the category teams to develop and maintain an accurate picture of spend landscape, to use spend information and future requirements to develop category strategies in consultations with the business and to implement category strategies in collaboration with the business.

  • Lead the procurement annual value planning process (12 month look ahead) ensure that projects and initiative identified and in line with business priorities and plans, with a focus on delivering benefits (financial and non-financial) to the business.

  • Provide specialist advice and guidance to the business on leading strategic procurement activities.


  • Experience of working in a multi-stakeholder and multi-site environment.

  • Proven experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships internally with other business areas and externally with suppliers.

  • Experience of working closely with asset management and/pr operations teams

  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to influence at senior levels (internally and externally)

  • Evidence of successful delivery of procurement strategy and related benefits, including financial savings, across multiple spend categories

  • Evidence of successful implementation of leading procurement practices including strategic, sourcing, contract management and supplier relationship management.

  • Proven experience of leading strategic procurement in a complex environment, with a high level of uncertainty around predicted or future demand, and with a fragmented user base in multiple locations.

  • Experience of leading teams and dealing with people management issues.

  • Some experience of supporting a commercial bidding process by providing early input on third party costs.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Exceptional planning, organisational and problem-solving skills, communication skills, stakeholder management skills, knowledge of the procurement processes - advanced.

  • Understanding of finance and contracting - preferred.

  • Managing Projects, innovation and idea management, problem solving, planning & delivering, change and implementation management - advanced

  • Engineering qualification - preferred

  • Direct gas industry or operations & maintenance experience - desirable

Aldwych Consulting values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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