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Flexible Procurement Manager

Flexible Procurement Manager

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Energy Procurement & Utilities

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £50,000

  • Contact:

    Tom Brookes

  • Contact email:

    tom.brookes@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Job ref:

    FPM2

  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-01-31

  • Consultant:

    Tom Brookes

This Flexible Procurement Manager position is a superb opportunity to join one of the most successful and rapidly expanding TPIs in the UK. 

 

The Client:

We are working with an energy consultancy in the UK on their expansion of their analytical team. The consultancy supports large corporate clients to reduce their energy costs through effective procurement practices. The company prides itself in its holistic approach in what is a complex market space, thus allowing clients to focus on their core business whilst their energy costs are kept low. 

This is a fast-paced and rewarding career opportunity that will suit someone who has a great analytical skillset and enjoys communicating with people at all levels.

 

The Role:

The Flexible Procurement Manager role is a key position in the analytical business area. The primary responsibility of the role will be to provide technical, statistical and regulatory analysis on the commodity and energy markets to supplement the decision-making process when hedging individual client positions and/or aggregated positions via the power and gas portfolios. This company are in a position to expand their flexible procurement offering, a detailed understanding and analysis of both the physical and financial markets is required, alongside experience on fix/flex contracts.

The successful candidate will be expected to be fully conversant with the pricing, news, and analytical functionality of the market data platforms. A key component will be the provision of Technical Analysis to support the Fundamental Analysis currently done by the Markets, Trading and Risk team.  

The ability to maintain and impart information clearly and on time is critical to the role, and will form part of the job holder’s KPIs.

  • Lead the Flex Procurement Offering. 
  • Execute purchasing strategies via suppliers
  • Market intelligence
  • Market research
  • OJEU landscape management
  • Analyse market data/information and write concise reports showing the main issues and potential outcomes that could impact trading and risk strategy.
  • Create and present market updates for, weekly internal market meetings, regular customer meetings, quarterly governance panel, bi-annual customer forums and newsletters.
  • Provide forecasting for oil, gas, power and carbon in the UK and European Energy Markets. 
  • Develop and maintain trading benchmark methodologies to measure performance of trading risk strategies.

 

The Individual:

  • Flex procurement experience (essential)
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent (in a related subject such as Economics, Maths or Business Studies etc.).
  • Experience/interests in supply/demand fundamental information for: LNG, Natural Gas, Crude Oil, Shipping, FX, Power, Coal, Renewables and Carbon. 
  • Clear, concise and confident communication skills, both orally and written
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel & VBA, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • The ability to undertake tasks to a high level of accuracy.
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent numerical aptitude.
  • Logical and methodical thinking.
  • Excellent teamwork abilities.