Capital Procurement Manager


Job Specification – Capital Procurement Manager

Reports to – Chief Procurement Officer

Location – Chiswick, London /Hybrid

Our Client is a well-established, recognised, and African focused independent oil and gas company. The company has interests in over 30 exploration and production licences across 8 countries in Africa and South America.

Our Client has an exciting opportunity for a Capital Procurement Manager. Reporting to the Chief Procurement Officer, the post-holder leads the development and execution of the Capital Procurement strategy for the company. This is a full-time role based in Chiswick, London with hybrid working arrangements.

All individuals are treated fairly and respectfully, and everyone has equal access to opportunities and resources to enable them to contribute to the company’s overall success.


  • Salary: £125,000 – £130,000 (+ bonus). Negotiable and dependent on experience.
  • Hybrid Working: Regular working from home in the UK, with an average 2 working days minimum per week in the office.
  • Independent Working: Ability to manage working hours to balance work/life commitments.
  • Culture: A performance-driven culture that generates results.
  • Culture: A culture that appreciates diversity & inclusion and provides equal opportunities.
  • Development: A commitment to your personal and professional development.
  • Positive Difference: A chance to make a difference to their business, working in or leading teams of talented, committed people.
  • Rewards: Recognition and reward for your performance.


The successful candidate will hold a degree in a relevant business discipline and also have a recognised Procurement and/or Supply Chain qualification. It is essential to have extensive leadership experience in capital procurement, with several years within an oil and gas operator and/or major supplier. Candidate must be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Expert in sourcing strategy development and application, demand management, sourcing, supply chain risk management, pre- and post-contract management and materials management
  • Ability to develop and execute value improvement initiatives based on value drivers within each category
  • Strong change management experience and ability to drive knowledge transfer
  • Strong results focus, with a continuous improvement skill set
  • Strategic planning, analysis and execution skills
  • Ability to develop manage and sustain effective and collaborative business relationships with key oil and gas suppliers
  • Tenacity and resistance to stress, particularly in strategic negotiations
  • Creativity that enables to see new opportunities
  • Ability to take a step back and maintain an overall vision, to devise a long-term strategy

Responsibilities & Key Objectives

1. Demand Planning/Concept/Strategy Development

  • Produce the Capital Procurement medium to long-term strategy that is aligned to the company’s medium to long-term strategy
  • Provide input into their annual business plan and develop the annualised Capital Procurement plan aligned to the annual workplan and budget process
  • Translate the strategy into a set of implementable and measurable plans and targets for Capital Procurement and ensure individual Key Performance Indicators are in place to support the overarching Procurement function’s strategy, goals and targets
  • Ensure that Local Content is incorporated during sourcing processes and that the function meets its Local Content Key Performance Indicators
  • Support key Capital stakeholders to establish requirements and key metrics for Capital projects delivery
  • Monitor and advise on current and future market trends

2. Contracting and Sourcing/Tendering

  • Ensure that contracting/sourcing/tendering is conducted in full compliance with the company and regulatory processes and policies
  • Ensure that tenders are executed on successfully on time and maximising value for the company while achieving savings targets
  • Oversee the management and negotiation of current Capital contract portfolio and end-to-end implementation of new sourcing events
  • Identify opportunities for procurement cost reduction this includes contracts renegotiation to account for market changes
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes through digital platforms
  • Ensure proper filing in IMS/Phoenix of all required Capital Procurement category related contractual documents to ensure compliance

3. Stakeholder Relationship Management

  • Build strategic relationships with suppliers, government and regulatory bodies where applicable
  • Manage the Capital Procurement team to ensure strong relationships with priority suppliers and ensure ongoing cost savings are achieved and monitored
  • Identify opportunities to improve supplier performance improvement. This includes the change of suppliers and/or products/services in conjunction with appropriate functional areas
  • Relationships with other internal sub-functions

4. Leadership/People Management

  • Track and prepare Capital Procurement management reports on cost and purchase patterns
  • Ensure optimal workload distribution across the team that maximises skills and experience and ensures capability development of the team
  • Drive upskilling of team and support training endorsement to ensure team capability is improved through supervision, coaching and mentoring
  • Act as a champion for company values and support team to uphold them
  • Challenge the team to be innovative