Job description Posted 27 March 2024

CapEx Buyer - Capital Construction & Engineering

The duration of the contract is 6 months.

The pay rate on offer is £575 - £610 per day via Umbrella.

The location of the role is London (Brentford) OR Barnard Castle. Hybrid working model - 3 days on site per week.

Role Purpose

• Define & deliver optimised Capital Procurement & Contract strategies for UK Capital Projects within Pharma portfolio; dealing with complex sourcing, logistics and quality issues in a complex, fast paced and challenging environment.

• Ensure successful project delivery (safety, cost, quality, time) against business case, customer requirements, compliance requirements and total cost of ownership.

• Effectively manage stakeholder relationships with internal customers and external suppliers.

• Business partner for regional site capex project managers.

• Capex categories: Professional Services (Engineering Offices) and Trade Contractors.

Key accountabilities of the role

• Maximize the delivery of Capital Projects

o Champion the project safety culture, behaviors, and engagement activities.

o Act as project procurement partner for site Capital Projects.

o Provide Work Package sourcing support for Category owners (as per Ariba Guided Buying).

o Secure buy in and introduction of Procurement at the early project stage to define best contracting and procurement strategies considering project triggers, constraints, and risks.

o Accountability for defining and executing robust contracting and procurement strategies (e.g. EPCM, EPC, IPD).

o Work Package sourcing in line with global category strategies.

o Accountability for Procurement and Contracts performance during project execution (e.g. steering attendance, contract, and performance management, change and claim management, contract close-out).

o Sharing supplier performance data with other Category Managers and being supported by the same.

o Execute Supplier Relationship Management with main contractors and conduct regular business reviews with senior management to ensure GSK requirements are met, robust ongoing performance evaluation, with a key focus on Continuous Improvement

o Facilitate collaborative working relationships that promote generation and sharing of ideas and innovation that challenge the status quo, drives efficiencies and reduces waste, time and cost.

• Sourcing and Implementation of all CCES categories in the Region

o CCES categories: Professional Services (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management, Project Controls and Project Management); Trades (Civil, Structural & Architectural (CSA) Mechanical & Piping (M&P), Electrical, Control & Instrumentation (EC&I).

o As per category strategy and strategic options.

o Source: execute robust, rigorous, competitive tendering and award process aligned with Project Management Framework.

o Implement: operational integration with suppliers, execute strategy.

o Supplier Relationship Management (performance management).

Key skills and experience

• 6-10 years Capital Construction & Engineering experience mandatory.

• 6-10 years’ experience of procuring Professional Services (i.e., design, engineering, and project delivery consultants) and Trade packages within complex, multistage project delivery model (Front End & Execution) e.g., FEED + EPCm.

• Advanced understanding of contractual risk allocation across delivery models (i.e., EPCM, EPC, IPD).

• Advanced understanding of Categories present within capital projects: i.e.., Professional Services, Civil, Structural & Architectural, Electrical, Control & Instrumentation, Automation, Mechanical & Piping, Process equipment.

• Experience of working with and drafting standard form contract agreements – FIDIC, NEC, IChemE; NEC preferred.

• Experience of working with Lump Sum, Cost Plus, Re-measurable & Target Cost models.

• Good People management both downward and upward.

• Good project management skills.

• Extensive experience across key procurement processes:

o Category strategy and category management.

o Market analysis.

o RFx.

o Negotiation.

o Contract Drafting & Management.

o Supplier Performance Evaluation & Supplier Relationship Management.

o Project management of full end-to-end sourcing process on defined purchasing categories.

• Ability to influence stakeholder behaviours in a changing/evolving environment.

• Ability to leverage experience and industry knowledge to continuously motivate change both inside & outside area of direct responsibilities.

• Strong analytical skills, ability to extract key information from complex datasets.