Project Procurement Lead

Bilbao, Spain

Job Reference 1243878

Location Bilbao, Spain

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Project Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 28, 2024


Location: 1x Netherlands (Hoofddorp), 1x Spain (Bilbao), 1x Sweden (Stockholm)
Contract duration: initial 12 month contract - renewable
Start Date: ASAP
Project: H2GS Boden

We are on a mission to disrupt the global steel industry by producing green steel, with the end goal of bringing down CO2 emissions to zero. Our green steel production in Boden will be powered by one of the world’s largest green hydrogen plants, running on renewable electricity. Instead of emitting large amounts of CO?, as in traditional steelmaking processes, our primary emission will be water.

By 2030, our ambition is to produce 5 million tonnes of green steel annually in our fully integrated, digitalized, and sustainable plant in Boden, located in northern Sweden - currently in construction phase.  The facility will impact, and shape, the surroundings as well as the perception of Boden, with the aim that it will be seen as a symbol for the much-needed green transition of heavy industry.

Role Overview:
We have a strong vision for how we want to interact with markets, partners, suppliers and society and we seek to build a best-in-class project procurement capability. We are strengthening our procurement team with a Project Procurement Lead, to lead sourcing projects for supply and services for our construction in Boden, Sweden.

In the role as Project Procurement Lead, you will ensure sourcing strategies align to project goals and time schedules, that procurement delivery quality is high and in line with policies and procedures. You build the strong relationships needed with partners and suppliers to successfully deliver construction projects together with your colleagues in other functions.

With opportunities based in each of Hoofddorp, Netherlands (x1), Bilbao, Spain (x1) or Stockholm, Sweden (x1) you will be engaged on an initial 12 month renewable contract, with the option to extend.

  • Lead sourcing projects for equipment and contractors to fulfil the needs of our large construction projects, collaborating closely with colleagues and EPCM partner organizations.
  • Maintain sourcing strategies and plans, and work with engineering and construction teams to identify improvements to scopes and designs and to deliver fit-for-project supplier awards.
  • Prepare recommendations for award decisions, backed by strong negotiated sourcing outcomes, and support effective decision making with project and procurement management.
  • Establish strong relationships with project stakeholders, partners and suppliers, and act as commercial lead for assigned scopes.
  • Identify risks and opportunities for scope budgets and market availability, and seek value improvement within, and across, projects.
  • Work closely with the Technology, Commercial, Construction, Business Control, Supply Chain and Finance teams, both in sharing insights and in setting priorities and routines.

  • A can-do attitude and drive for finding the best solutions in complex markets, to an ambitions time plan.
  • A degree in Engineering, MSc or MBA/Relevant University Degree.
  • At least 10 years of relevant procurement experience, including a minimum of five years in a project/capex environment, leading sourcing projects for industrial equipment and/or construction services.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to influence others, including broad contract negotiation experience.
  • Exemplary self-leadership, multitasking and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • A solid experience in, and preference for, digital procurement delivery, to maximize the value of e-tendering, common data and analytics.

Key Skills
  • Experience from working in the construction industry or contexts relevant to large construction projects.
  • Experience in working in manufacturing, the steel industry or other industrial environments.
  • Experience in delivering large international CAPEX projects.

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