Global Solar Leader (Supply Chain) - IPP - UK

Posted 29 November 2021
Salary Up to £95,000 + Bonus
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & Infrastructure
Contact NameNathan Quinn

Job description

The Opportunity 

A rare opportunity to join one of the largest global renewable IPP's

The Role

This role is responsible for:

  • Preparing a clear & compelling vision of our strategy for the solar supply chain
  • Delivering the approved strategy and the required relationships with the supply chain including coordination with Regional/Country Managers/Managers
  • Ensuring the coordination of best practices across the Group across development, construction & operations to define the best from the supply chain and ensure that we learn the necessary lessons from the supply chain to deliver competitive LCOE
  • Ensuring the capture of supply chain market intelligence and sharing such intelligence across the Group including price forecasts
  • Co-ordinating effectively with the Regional/Country Managers/Managers and Regional/Market functional departments to deliver the supply chain strategy, market intelligence and supply chain relationships

Key Accountabilities

This is a highly visible role in the Group and while the role has no direct reports, the ability to coordinate and ensure best practice and the right supply chain relationships to deliver competitive LCOE are fundamental to the ability to deliver the solar strategy. An inclusive approach must be adopted to secure the inputs to achieve a risk optimised strategy.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the solar markets where we operates by coordination with the regional managers to inform the supply chain strategy
  • Develop and lead a forum to ensure the production of market intelligence on the solar sector to identify initiatives and assess delivery strategies of competitors
  • Develop, propose and implement a procurement strategy for solar supply chain. Key Account Management principles, to be considered, to grow efficiency globally and achieve the optimal CAPEX reduction and CAPEX prediction. This will require extensive stakeholder engagement with interaction on a cross-functional basis with development, technical, engineering, procurement, financial, commercial, O&M and strategy teams, at Group or Market level
  • Define and deliver a process for capturing, updating & using market intelligence across the solar supply chain
  • In alignment with the agreed strategy and regional managers identify and manage key supplier relationships to deliver optimal performance in cost, service & quality
  • Across the Group, communicate and drive global alignment and best practice-sharing to optimise project LCOE, with particular reference to efficiency improvements and Capex reduction prediction
  • Analyse the solar supply chain value chain, from development to operation to repowering by segment value analysis and our positioning strategy
  • Prepare the capex forecasts for input into the global economic model
  • Preparation of Senior Management reports
  • Represent the Group at major international events
  • Work with third parties for the purposes of data gathering, developing ways to collaborate, and leading or supporting negotiations
  • Identify where external market forces, such as local legislation, may threaten the effectiveness of the strategy and identify solutions

The Person 

  • Experience with the global solar supply chain ideally acquired within several countries
  • Experience with high value capital contracts risk allocation and negotiation approaches
  • Knowledge of the principles of supplier relationship management
  • Substantial experience in the solar industry & energy markets
  • Demonstrable track record of developing productive relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders
  • Proven track record of negotiating high value capital contracts and experience of developing commercial strategies
  • Experience in one or several solar functions: development, technical, engineering, or commercial
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proven ability to work strategically
  • High capacity for change and experience of leading and motivating others through change
  • Broad range of strategic, commercial and technical skills including an understanding of energy value chain economics, financial evaluation processes, business case preparation and interpreting complex analytical data
  • Project management experience
  • Postgraduate engineering or commercial degree or related professional qualification