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Procurement Director

Industry SectorEngineering
LocationsLondon, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted20 February 2018

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Based in Farnborough, Hampshire, Fluor Limited is the UK operating arm of Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most successful engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management services companies. Fluor employs over 60,000 people globally and serves more than 4000 clients in over 100 countries.

Fluor Ltd has a long and proud history in the UK. Commencing operations here in 1957, we recently celebrated our 60 year anniversary and currently have over 3,500 UK employees, 1,200 of whom are based on our modern, purpose built Farnborough campus located adjacent to Farnborough Airport and a short distance from the Farnborough rail hubs, the M3 motorway and the A3 trunk road.

From our Farnborough campus we execute world class projects for leading clients in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Nuclear, Power, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Mining, Industrial, Transportation, Telecommunications and Government sectors. Such projects range from early studies and conceptual designs to basic design/front-end engineering design packages (FEEDs), through to detailed design, engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction.

From Farnborough we are currently executing the largest and one of the most complex oil and gas projects in the world alongside several other new oil, gas and pharmaceutical projects which will be constructed in the UK, Europe, Former Soviet Union, Middle East and Africa. 

Our healthy ongoing base load of work coupled with recent successes and further excellent prospects mean that we are now looking to augment our Farnborough based workforce in a number of areas and have exciting career opportunities for those who can demonstrate that they have the technical ability and business acumen to help drive Fluor’s continuous drive for excellence, and the personal attributes to be a significant contributor to the 
Fluor UK team.

Director, Procurement

The successful candidate will be required to apply their extensive Procurement Management knowledge to Fluor project execution by using their acquired expertise based upon home office and field contracting experiences on major and complex projects, plus their outstanding communication and leadership skills.

Overall Purpose of Job:

  • Serves as a Project Procurement expert on large EPC projects, or as a Project Procurement Manager on EPC projects, where necessary


  • Performs procurement activities of an assigned project, office, or section


  • Performs material control, procurement, logistics, Supplier Quality Surveillance (SQS)/inspection, and field material management activities in accordance with general business acumen, corporate Operating System Requirements (OSR), and the established project and Procurement/Material Management Plans, policies, and procedures


  • Performs the accurate, timely, and cost-effective identification, sourcing, buying, delivering, warehousing, installation, and commissioning of material and equipment required to support the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) effort


  • Provides general and direct supervision to procurement management personnel assigned to the project


  • Prepares all project set up documents such as Procurement Strategic Execution Plan, Procedures, Material Responsibility Matrix, Material Manager, commercial documents and template forms


  • Prepares manpower plan and estimates to support the baseline and schedule. Constantly reviews execution teams with regards to change management and progress


  • Applies extensive and diversified knowledge of procurement/material management practices and principals in work assignments


  • Develops material requirements including specifications and scopes (working with Material Engineering and Material Control)


  • Determines the required “flow down” clauses to be incorporated into the commercial terms and conditions or supplier commercial documents by utilizing the project prime contract


  • Directs the development of all procurement activities including, but not limited to, material identification, Request for Quotations, equipment and material delivery, installation and field commissioning, and project close-out


  • Performs procurement management duties including key responsibility for critical project supplier negotiations


  • Makes decisions independently with regard to problems and identifies solutions. Represents procurement in conferences to resolve issues; plans and coordinates work


  • Prepares and issues expediting status reports


  • Meets Company expectations for attendance


  • Other related duties/functions as assigned.

As well as offering interesting job opportunities, a competitive salary, nine day fortnight, and a comprehensive benefits package, Fluor actively encourages career and personal development for its staff through a structured career development programme, in-house training, specialist development courses and mentoring. We have developed an industry recognised Knowledge Management system which provides access to our global expertise through an established platform for personal interaction and collaboration with other members of Fluor worldwide. 

Fluor’s Farnborough campus is a modern, state-of-the-art complex situated close to the main line station and adjoining Farnborough Airport. Our campus accommodates approximately 2,000 people and includes undercover parking, outdoor recreation and seating areas, a central coffee shop, subsidised restaurant and good access to local shopping and transportation networks. A shuttle bus service operates between the two local stations and is also available at lunch times for trips to local shopping centres. 

Advert Opens 19 February 2018 and closes 19 March 2018

To be Considered Candidates:

  • Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located and be able to interview on site.

Basic Job Requirements

  • Degree education, BEng or BSc in relevant discipline 


  • Previous established EPC contract/commercial management experience in oil and gas projects


  • Strong commercial awareness and business acumen alongside technical appreciation and knowledge


  • Quality deliverable driven


  • Tough negotiator when required


  • Ethics and Corporate Compliance leader by example


  • Accomplished presenter


  • Forward thinker- ability to look ahead to identify and resolve or avoid issues before they materialise


  • Ability to keep a broad view whilst being able to drill down and interrogate detain, when necessary
  • Ability to undertake business travel on short to long term basis as business needs dictate

Other Job Requirements

  • Expert computer and software skills to include the use of word processing and email as well as the advanced use of spreadsheets and electronic presentations


  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner


  • Commercial awareness and business acumen


  • Effective oral and written communication skills


  • Good, solid leadership skills
  • High critical thinking/reasoning ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Domestic/international field assignment experience preferred; international project experience preferred.

Degree Required

  • Yes

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