Company: Wood
Skills: Supply Chain Management
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Reading, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood has an exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain Associate to join our Supply Chain team in our Reading office. This role would idealy suit a recent graduate.

  • Accountable for the successful delivery of Supply Chain activities that they are responsible for
  • Responsible for the end to end sourcing process of any low risk procurement/subcontracts activity assigned to them, including but not limited to:
    • Carry out price negotiations with suppliers to achieve demonstrable price reductions and capturing all internal and external in year savings targets as per business plan
    • Utilisation of Wood Approved Supplier Register (ASR) supplemented when required by project/client approved supplier registers for supplier evaluation, audit, and selection
    • Assist with Supplier performance reviews and ongoing management ensuring corrective actions are taken where required
  • Responsible for delivery of any expediting activity assigned to them, including but not limited to:
    • Creation of daily expediting reports and required desk expediting of these to warehouse or job site Updating of procurement system with current status and setting of follow up dates
    • Issue of expediting progress reports
  • Responsible for delivery of any materials and logistics activity assigned to them, including but not limited to:
    • Production of shipping documents for all materials movements
    • Timely updating of procurement system with goods receipts
    • Warehouse materials handling e.g. OS&D checks, bagging and tagging, preparation for shipping and marshalling of shipments
    • Identification of materials shortages and surplus
    • Requisitioning and control of small plant and equipment/tooling/consumables
  • Ensures all Supply Chain activities are carried out in accordance with the project execution plan/schedule and/or contracting strategy, within approved budgets and in line with project processes and procedures
  • Update the project / procurement status report (PSR) in line with project / client required on site dates and current / estimate lead and delivery times, notifying any delays to supply chain management
  • Carry out all activity in accordance with the Wood Supply Chain Code of Conduct, ensure that all statutory and legal requirements and applicable processes and procedures are complied with and all documents are filed accurately and fully auditable
  • Promote safe working practices and demonstrate safety commitment
  • Understands and lives Woods vision, values and behaviours
  • Understands and works to the Wood Financial Management Framework
  • All other tasks as reasonably requested by line management

Skills / Qualifications


Educated to ISCED Level 6 (Bachelor Degree or Equivalent) working towards CIPS qualification

Knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Some Supply Chain experience would be beneficial
  • A knowledge of suppliers, commercial Evaluations, negotiations and terms and conditions Subcontract Agreements and Framework Agreements
  • Industry forms of Subcontract
  • ERP systems
  • Client contract requirements
  • Supply Chain Principles and techniques of Purchase/Contract

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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