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Senior Category Manager - Energy Procurement

Senior Category Manager - Energy Procurement

  • Location

    Chertsey

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jamie Mackinlay

  • Contact email:

    jamie.mackinlay@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    70000

  • Salary low:

    60000

  • Job ref:

    JM343_1707844252

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-03-14

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    ConsultantDrop

Role: Senior Category Manager - Energy Procurement

Location: South West London

Salary: £60,000 - £70,000

The purpose of this role is to manage the operational procurement of Utilities and Energy services and products as required by our stakeholders.

This will involve working closely with business stakeholders to jointly create and execute short and long-term procurement strategies for the Energy and Utilities categories which will best position to maximise value delivery, minimise risk and deliver the agreed benefits of the category through cost saving, revenue generation and/or improved Airport operations. The role will be actively involved in ensuring energy transition and sustainability strategy.

The role has responsibility for managing and leading a small team, ensuring team have sufficient training, tools and support to enable their performance.

In addition, this role will liaise with the wider Procurement teams to ensure appropriate sourcing strategies on common spend areas (e.g. design/build/maintain/operate projects, asset maintenance & service, infrastructure upgrades). The role will work with the suppliers and teams to monitor and report on progress against continuous improvement initiatives and performance measures.

The successful candidate will be responsible for end to end procurement including analysis, researching and assessment of market best practice, options generation, creation of pre-contract strategies, sourcing, project planning and management of implementation and delivery of category strategy including total cost of ownership, value creation and ongoing supplier relationship management strategic, including supplier sustainability performance.

Core Duties:

  • Manage their category strategic sourcing activities for large value, highly technical and complex spend areas which align with the business and the broader business / market strategies
  • Manage their category pipeline of Operational procurement activities.
  • Operate within the governance process and produce any required documentation to progress the sourcing of services or goods.
  • Challenge business plans and strategy documents to ensure robustness of approach that maximises commercial opportunity and mitigates risk for each relevant endeavour
  • Administer and abide by a robust contract management process to realise maximum benefit from the sourcing activity while driving a behavioural safety agenda
  • Work closely across the procurement team(s) with peers, leaders and stakeholders to drive collaboration and share best practice for synergies across common categories driving value add activities
  • Collaborate, influence and champion close stakeholder relationships to drive governance through the SRM process. Proactively engage teams, peers, leaders and stakeholders across the business to align to both procurement strategy and governance for delivery of business objectives

Key Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of the Energy markets, terminology and energy supply contracts and UK energy infrastructure
  • Experience in managing team(s) and influencing peers and stakeholders
  • Experience in coaching and motivating staff to deliver high levels of performance

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of energy in the UK Power Market
  • Strong Project Management skills and good technical understanding to enable delivery of strategy