(R293) - Supply Chain Plan Manager

(R293) - Supply Chain Plan Manager

29 Jan
RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd.

29 Jan

RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd.


RWE Renewables UK Management Ltd., Flexible, United Kingdom (GB)

Full time, Permanent

Functional area: Renewables

Remuneration: PC

As a key member of the Supply Chain Team within the RWE Renewables Offshore Wind UK & Ireland Development team, assist in the development of a central supply chain and skills strategy for the UK and Ireland and undertake specific tasks and workstreams in order to establish and implement the strategy. At the same time the role will support a specific RWE project with the delivery of the Supply Chain Plan.

The current project role will be to oversee the delivery of the commitments made in the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Supply Chain Plan, SCP,

in addition to elements of the Stakeholder and Community Engagement Plan. Sofia offshore wind farm is to be constructed on Dogger Bank. These activities relate to positive engagement with the UK supply chain, regional and local suppliers, industry organisations, business leaders, and skills establishments.

Sofia Supply Chain Plan Manager (approx. 75% of the role)

For the purposes of delivering the SCP, engage with the supply chain in the regions of Sofia’s cable route and substations, construction ports and operations & maintenance facility. This will include building strong relationships with: Local Enterprise Partnerships, Growth Hubs, supply chain cluster groups, such as Energi Coast and Humber Cluster, Chambers of Commerce, Business leaders, etc

Providing support with relationships with Education/Skills Business Partnerships;

Take responsibility for closing out Supply Chain Plan commitments and ensuring UK content opportunities.

Report progress to UK Government (BEIS / DIT) 2-3 times per year and compile evidence of positive supply chain, innovation and skills activities undertaken by the project as part of this.

Maintain the Sofia Supply Chain Plan Evidence Log on an ongoing basis.

Implementation of the SCP commitments, to include:

Arranging supplier events to facilitate cooperation across the supply chain – including meet-the-buyer, workshops, matchmaking etc

Engaging with Tier 1 (and Tier 2 as applicable) contractors to understand supplier opportunities – communicate these via the Sofia Supply Chain Portal and Growth Hub websites and to Registered Suppliers;

Work with the Chamber of Commerce and Energi Coast and Humber cluster organisations to arrange regional supplier events and other topic-specific events as relevant e.g. innovation in liaison with wider Sofia team;

Arrange attendance at other key supply chain and industry events;

Communicate compliance with the Skills Strategy and meeting of skills related supply chain plan commitments

Communicate achievement of innovation related commitments

Work closely with Sofia’s Procurement Managers to ensure the Sofia Supply Chain Portal is kept up to date and Tier 1 / Tier 2 contractors use this for contract invitations, to highlight their events, promote opportunities

Create supplier liaison groups as relevant in liaison with package managers

Ensure suppliers are kept up to date with supply chain opportunities and case studies (working with communications on methodology for dissemination)

Arrange offshore-specific supplier events as required to seek to drive up UK content in the offshore contracts being awarded.

Continue to build internal project stakeholder awareness of Supply Chain Plan & Sector Deal requirements, liaising with / feeding into RWE centrally on these topics also.

Support with the implementation of the skills commitments in relation to ensuring supplier support of activities including education days, masterclasses, work experience, involvement in careers days etc.

Work with the operations team (Sofia and wider RWE) to implement and support the Sofia Apprenticeship Programme

Support with conducting a skills audit for the construction phase (liaison with suppliers to ensure their involvement) including a plan to plug any skills gaps.

Give presentations about the project to local community groups

Manage the supply chain, skills and stakeholder budget.

Provide input to the project communications to ensure supply chain activities are profiled to a wider audience.

Central supply chain and skills strategy work (approx. 25% of the role)

Advise and guide specific early stage development projects on their supply chain plan strategy.

Represent RWE on external supply chain related forums and meetings as appropriate

Act as an active member of the Supply Chain and Skills Team including attending regular meetings with this team and wider stakeholders from across the business; including Procurement and HR

Assist in the development and implementation of supply chain tools such as portals and shared databases

Assist in development of a strategy for skills engagement and the provision of shared materials and approaches for projects

Person specification

Proven experience of stakeholder management

Experience of supply chain activities and developing skills

Ability to build relationships with key business leaders and stakeholders

Knowledge of offshore wind or renewables industry

Experience of co-ordinating events and meetings


Apply now with just a few clicks: ad code 30619, application deadline 19/02/2021

Any questions? Lisa Phillips, [email protected]

RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.

RWE Renewables GmbH, based in Essen, Germany, is RWE’s youngest subsidiary and one of the world’s leading companies in the field of renewable energies. With an international team of around 3,500 employees, we are drivers of the energy transition – and provide electricity for a sustainable life. Our total capacity of more than 9 gigawatts results from onshore and offshore wind parks, photovoltaic plants and battery storage. We focus on growth: on the American continent, on the European core markets and on new markets in the Asia-Pacific region.

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