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Senior Supply Chain Governance Specialist

Gloucester, UK
Salary 50000 null
Closing date
19 Jul 2022
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Senior Supply Chain Governance Specialist


Join us as a Senior Supply Chain Governance Specialist within EDF Energy

(Full Time/Hybrid – Permanent)


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.


Vacancy Overview

To act as a Fleet Lead to develop and implement Supply Chain governance, oversight, and compliance arrangements across Generation. To develop and implement process and performance improvement through guidance and support to the Generation business Ensure adherence and compliance to all Supply Chain processes.


Nature and Scope

Part of the Governance team at Barnwood which underpins regulatory and process compliance to the AGS and other Supply Chain processes as well as our Operating License Conditions.

The Governance Team in Supply Chain has a pivotal role in ensuring that the policy and process framework ensures a controlled and consistent application of Supply Chain Management across Generation supporting safe, reliable generation and compliance requirements. This role requires the individual to interface with numerous stakeholder groups at all levels across Generation both in Central Support Functions and across the Fleet of Nuclear Power Stations.

It is a requirement to identify and continually improve existing arrangements to bring improved efficiency, simplification, optimisation, and value through the delivery of identified opportunities and in response to changing business strategy and environment.

Regular travel will be required to visit various power station locations to overseeing the implementation of processes.


Principal Accountabilities

    Contribute to the development and implementation of the Generation Supply Chain Governance Strategy Development, implementation, and promotion of functional improvement activities Co-ordinate the identification and sharing of fleet best practice across all processes and procedures Influence and communicate with key stakeholders across the Generation business Lead and participate in fleet wide peer groups Lead Supply Chain related improvement projects Organise and deliver Supply Chain related training and development Identify industry best practice in Supply Chain process and replicate within the Generation fleet Provide guidance on the effective use of Supply Chain processes across the Generation business Identify and participate in benchmarking activities to identify & share best practice that can be implemented to promote nuclear generation as a "world class" organisation Develop and produce Supply Chain governance and improvement reporting Ensure governance is applied throughout all aspects of the Supply Chain processes to deliver safety, quality, and commercial objectives Interaction with, and contribution to EDF Energy wide Supply Chain related matters
    Implementation of Fleet wide approach to spares technical/quality issues and inventory optimisation Ensure technical changes are correct and accurate through governance role Provide guidance in the management of ‘obsolete/not fit for purpose’ strategic and company spares Identification of Procurement Engineering system issues within asset suite management system and interfaces with SAP and other systems and resolving with the relevant function Ensuring that protocols for Procurement Engineers and Material Specialists are created, established, and utilised in spares procurement, managing company catalogue updates and the integrity of spares purchased Facilitating the Procurement Engineer and Material Specialist Peer Groups and acting as a central coordinator between Procurement Engineering and Material Specialists and central departments Support in the training & development of Procurement Engineering and Materials teams Apply human performance tools to enhance operational safety and performance. Functional responsibility for implementation, development, oversight, and process compliance for Supply Chain processes

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

  • Business Acumen: - Demonstrates knowledge of internal business and external marketplace.
  • Challenge and Change: - Record of achievement in delivering change in systems or working practice within Supply Chain Management
  • Decision Making: - Leads by example to ensure best practice sharing for operational improvement 4. Leadership Values: - Demonstrates effective leadership values and styles in achieving personal and corporate goals.
  • Building Relationships: - Builds effective relationships and team working at all levels both within Supply Chain, with other departments and with suppliers and contractors and encouraging cross functional/company working
  • Leading through Teamwork: - Able to promote effective teamwork through facilitating improvement change
  • Open Communication: - Ability to communicate at all levels within the business, both to staff, colleagues in other departments and to supplier staff to build effective working relationships
  • Developing Self and Others: - Actively pursues personal and professional advancement and supports the development of others through personal / team performance improvement
  • Achievement Orientation: - Displays significant drive for personal, departmental and company goals.


Technical Competency

  • Broad knowledge of the principles of Supply Chain Management including Procurement and Contract Management
  • Possesses strong results focus supported by relevant commercial skills and knowledge required to deliver value to the Business. Demonstrates knowledge of internal business and external marketplace.
  • Possesses knowledge of nuclear safety and other health and safety requirements, including relevant legislation and understands their applicability for safe working for self, staff, and contractors / suppliers. Applies human performance tools to enhance operational safety.
  • Leadership Competency
  • Safety - Safety is EDF Energy’s Number 1 priority; we must therefore always act in a safe, responsible manner. Whilst Safety is not a behavioural competence, it must underpin everything we do and the behavioural competency statements within this document should be read with this in mind
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