Flexible Procurement Manager

Posted 27 January 2023
Salary £50,000 - £55,000 + Bonus
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
DisciplineEnergy Procurement
ReferenceFPM (EDDS)
Contact NameEva Doger de Speville

Job description

The Role:

  • ​The main responsibility will be tendering utility contracts for all utilities including electricity, gas and water and managing the entire procurement process.

  • Day to day management of multiple flexible procurement risk strategies.

  • Managing European Procurement for other Savills divisions with the Head of Procurement

  • Watches the markets daily and prepares weekly and monthly reports to the business and position reports for clients.

  • Advises clients and manager about market drivers on a daily basis.

  • Provide support to the Head of Procurement on risk strategies, reporting to clients and maintain evidence pack for all purchases and non-purchases.

  • Reviews, updates and audits metering information held in Optima upon validation from suppliers.

  • Has the skills and ability to spot queries when preparing the tender files and update within the relevant systems.

  • Prepares accurate tendering files whilst validating responses and rates.

  • Work with various departments on improving database accuracy and cross sharing of information including wholesale and pass-through elements of the invoice to allow other departments to complete their reports.

  • Build a close relationship with suppliers to migrate outstanding accounts.

  • Works closely with the Out of Contract manager

  • Reviews and improves processes where necessary and adapts to changes in processes.

  • Organises workload effectively and efficiently whilst communicating with managers.

  • Working with the Head of Procurement and Head of Supplier Relationships to maintain relations with suppliers including reporting on KPI’s.

  • Working closely with suppliers to understand any objections, with clients and accounts payable team to arrange for the necessary payments and queries to be resolved.

  • Working closely with utility suppliers to understand the objection and arrange for the necessary payments and queries to be resolved.

  • Chasing utility suppliers for updates on the migrations and ensure delays are kept to a minimum.

  • Setup contracts within the database ready to receive utility invoices.

  • Scheduling regular updates to the management team. Reporting on project progression using resources such as database systems and excel, and provide notifications of escalations

  • You may be required at times to be flexible and work on other projects that are not related to the contract. Specific training will be provided before commencement of your involvement of any project.

  • Maintenance of internal databases, folders and systems to ensure accurate and organised storage and provision of data.

  • Plan and organise their workload to meet existing client requirements.

  • Behaves in a professional way with clients and peers both written and verbal.

  • In addition to the tasks described above, the job holder may be required to carry out other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.

  • You may be expected to spend on average 3 days a month travelling to various UK locations.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • You should have 5 years experience in the energy sector

  • Microsoft Excel - intermediate

  • Knowledge of the energy system “Optima”

  • Attention to detail and being able to work under pressure

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Good mathematical skills and a keen eye for numbers

  • Team player