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Contract Manager (Project Procurement - Southern Europe) Statkraft

Søknadsfrist : 16.06.2021

Location: Europe
Salary: Competitive + Bonus


If you are an experienced Procurement professional with international experience, then we want to hear from you. As a result of growth in investments and operations, Statkraft now has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our existing Project Procurement team.

Statkraft’s Procurement department is responsible for processes and tools for procurement and performing major procurement activities.  The department is leading strategic procurement within all technologies such as Hydropower, Solar, Onshore and Offshore Windpower, in Norway, Sweden, UK, Germany, South-East Europe, South Asia and South America.

As the Contract Manager, you will be responsible for large and complex procurement processes for projects internationally. As part of different project teams, you will have responsibilities for all phases from early contract strategy; supplier market analysis, supplier prequalification, managing the tendering process, contract negotiations and follow up of contracts & projects. As one of the key commercial people within the project team, the responsibilities should be undertaken with a sound knowledge of the project economics to maximise overall profitability. The role can be based anywhere in Europe in one of our offices in Oslo, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Dusseldorf, Valencia, Lyon, 's-Hertogenbosch or Cork.

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4500 employees in 17 countries.

Your role and responsibilities:

  • You will oversee large and complex procurement processes for projects in India, Southern Europe and Latin America.
  • As part of different project teams you will have responsibilities for all phases from early oversight of engineering and development, contract strategy; supplier market analysis, technology forecasting, supplier prequalification, managing the tendering process, contract negotiations and follow up of contracts & projects.
  • A typical challenge is to be able to handle different cultures as a consequence of partners, suppliers, and countries we invest in.  You must be committed to protect Statkraft’s high standards within health, safety and the environment and to prevent corruption.
  • The working area will be solar power, within a wider team which deals with hydropower and wind.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and contractors to keep up to date with market and technology trends. 
  • Support other teams across the company with their interactions with suppliers and contractors.
  • Negotiate the best possible commercial and legal terms with identified suppliers, with respect to the contracting priorities driven by each project’s financial model.
  • Use Statkraft’s technical knowledge and commercial leverage from the various regions to ensure the best commercial agreements possible can be reached.
  • Ensure that profitability is maximized whilst considering any corporate social responsibility impacts of the company’s procurements decisions.
  • Effective and efficient contract management and order fulfillment.
  • Attend and facilitate project meetings to ensure projects have the right operational support and inputs at the right time.

What we are looking for:

  • Ideally 5 years + of experience from large energy, building- and construction contracts or complex oil and gas contracts/subcontracting.
  • 2 years minimum experience in a purchasing/contracting role (ideally within the PV industry).
  • An understanding of financial modelling and non-capex methods to optimise project value.
  • Experience of working with international suppliers, negotiating and procuring cost reduction.
  • Able to master negotiations and draw up contracts in English.
  • International experience.
  • Degree in business and/or technical areas.
  • Knowledge of the PV industry and equipment used.
  • Knowledge of contractors for relevant markets.
  • Experience of Supplier Evaluation processes.
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese. Knowledge of Indian languages and/or Italian desirable.
  • An understanding of manufacturing, transport methods, supply chains, costs and processes.
  • Experience of using ERP systems (Ideally SAP).
  • A legal understanding of the purchasing process.
  • Business orientation and commercial mindset.
  • Team player & ability to influence.
  • Willingness to travel and to mobility.
  • Strong Communication skills both written and oral.

Statkraft offers:

  • Professional and personal development in an exciting company
  • A positive working environment characterised by competence, responsibility and innovation
  • A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
  • Competitive terms of employment and excellent benefit schemes

Interested?

For us the ideas of our committed and ambitious colleagues make the difference. If you want to share our passion for renewable energy and be a part of tomorrow’s energy world, please apply through our online application form.

Please note: Statkraft manages critical infrastructure and services in several countries. We conduct background checks on qualified applicants before hire.

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Statkraft er et ledende internasjonalt selskap innen vannkraft og Europas største leverandør av fornybar energi. Konsernet produserer vannkraft, vindkraft, solkraft og gasskraft og leverer fjernvarme. Statkraft er en global markedsaktør innen energihandel og har 3400 ansatte i 16 land.

 

Vi er opptatt av deg som student, som nyutdannet og som erfaren, rekrutterer årlig til våre sommerjobber, tverrfaglige sommerprosjekt og traineestillinger i Statkrafts internasjonale traineeprogram. Vi ønsker å komme i kontakt med deg som har ambisjoner om å skape muligheter for Statkraft og som ønsker en spennende karriereutvikling i et innovativt og internasjonalt konsern med høy etisk standard. 

Visjon

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Ambisjonen for Statkraft er å styrke posisjonen som en ledende internasjonal leverandør av ren energi. Dette skal gjøres ved å utnytte konsernets konkurransefortrinn og kjernekompetanse.

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Stillingsbeskrivelse

Location: Europe
Salary: Competitive + Bonus


If you are an experienced Procurement professional with international experience, then we want to hear from you. As a result of growth in investments and operations, Statkraft now has an exciting opportunity for a Contract Manager to join our existing Project Procurement team.

Statkraft’s Procurement department is responsible for processes and tools for procurement and performing major procurement activities.  The department is leading strategic procurement within all technologies such as Hydropower, Solar, Onshore and Offshore Windpower, in Norway, Sweden, UK, Germany, South-East Europe, South Asia and South America.

As the Contract Manager, you will be responsible for large and complex procurement processes for projects internationally. As part of different project teams, you will have responsibilities for all phases from early contract strategy; supplier market analysis, supplier prequalification, managing the tendering process, contract negotiations and follow up of contracts & projects. As one of the key commercial people within the project team, the responsibilities should be undertaken with a sound knowledge of the project economics to maximise overall profitability. The role can be based anywhere in Europe in one of our offices in Oslo, London, Madrid, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Dusseldorf, Valencia, Lyon, 's-Hertogenbosch or Cork.

Statkraft is a leading company in hydropower internationally and Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy. Statkraft is a global company in energy market operations. Statkraft has 4500 employees in 17 countries.

Your role and responsibilities:

  • You will oversee large and complex procurement processes for projects in India, Southern Europe and Latin America.
  • As part of different project teams you will have responsibilities for all phases from early oversight of engineering and development, contract strategy; supplier market analysis, technology forecasting, supplier prequalification, managing the tendering process, contract negotiations and follow up of contracts & projects.
  • A typical challenge is to be able to handle different cultures as a consequence of partners, suppliers, and countries we invest in.  You must be committed to protect Statkraft’s high standards within health, safety and the environment and to prevent corruption.
  • The working area will be solar power, within a wider team which deals with hydropower and wind.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and contractors to keep up to date with market and technology trends. 
  • Support other teams across the company with their interactions with suppliers and contractors.
  • Negotiate the best possible commercial and legal terms with identified suppliers, with respect to the contracting priorities driven by each project’s financial model.
  • Use Statkraft’s technical knowledge and commercial leverage from the various regions to ensure the best commercial agreements possible can be reached.
  • Ensure that profitability is maximized whilst considering any corporate social responsibility impacts of the company’s procurements decisions.
  • Effective and efficient contract management and order fulfillment.
  • Attend and facilitate project meetings to ensure projects have the right operational support and inputs at the right time.

What we are looking for:

  • Ideally 5 years + of experience from large energy, building- and construction contracts or complex oil and gas contracts/subcontracting.
  • 2 years minimum experience in a purchasing/contracting role (ideally within the PV industry).
  • An understanding of financial modelling and non-capex methods to optimise project value.
  • Experience of working with international suppliers, negotiating and procuring cost reduction.
  • Able to master negotiations and draw up contracts in English.
  • International experience.
  • Degree in business and/or technical areas.
  • Knowledge of the PV industry and equipment used.
  • Knowledge of contractors for relevant markets.
  • Experience of Supplier Evaluation processes.
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese. Knowledge of Indian languages and/or Italian desirable.
  • An understanding of manufacturing, transport methods, supply chains, costs and processes.
  • Experience of using ERP systems (Ideally SAP).
  • A legal understanding of the purchasing process.
  • Business orientation and commercial mindset.
  • Team player & ability to influence.
  • Willingness to travel and to mobility.
  • Strong Communication skills both written and oral.

Statkraft offers:

  • Professional and personal development in an exciting company
  • A positive working environment characterised by competence, responsibility and innovation
  • A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
  • Competitive terms of employment and excellent benefit schemes

Interested?

For us the ideas of our committed and ambitious colleagues make the difference. If you want to share our passion for renewable energy and be a part of tomorrow’s energy world, please apply through our online application form.

Please note: Statkraft manages critical infrastructure and services in several countries. We conduct background checks on qualified applicants before hire.

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