Procurement Manager

Are you a leader looking to make a positive impact on some of the most high-profile projects taking place across the broader energy sector?

Do you want to work for a dynamic company that really values inclusive leadership and provides significant opportunities for you to take your career even further?

Gemserv has experienced significant growth in recent years, winning new contracts and seeing our role on existing ones extended. We have ambitious plans for the future and are now looking to strengthen our Alt Han team by employing a Procurement Lead.

 

Location
London Office
Salary Range
£40,000 - £55,000 per annum plus 15% On-Target bouns
Employment Type
Permanent
Contract Basis
Full time (happy to consider flexible working)
Ref No
503

The Role

  • You will be responsible for working with key internal stakeholders to deliver ongoing procurement support and contract management activities to external clients.  The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that Gemserv meets their contractual obligations in the provision of procurement and contract management services, in line with good practice, whilst ensuring the client’s procured services delivers value.

  •  You will be accountable for leading and managing the procurement of a multi-lot framework agreement for technical support and operational services for the energy industry.  You will be responsible for all ongoing contract management activities of procured services

Responsibilities

  • Leading the procurement of a large multi-million pound, multi-lot framework agreement across a variety of categories, predominately IT, professional and data management services;

  • To manage the competitive call-off from large framework agreements in a structured and controlled manner;

  • Creating and managing relationships with multiple industry stakeholders and subject matter experts;

  • Supporting complex commercial negotiations and multi-party agreements;

  • Developing, managing and maintaining project plans for procurements;

  • Creating and maintaining audit trails for procurements and ensuring that all sourcing is carried out in accordance with obligations;

  • Managing supplier performance with key stakeholders to ensure service delivery and/or appropriate escalations to deliver service improvements;

  • Ensure that risks are understood and mitigated to an agreed level, through effective contracts and the development of appropriate professional relationships with key suppliers and contractors;

  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in an ethical and controlled manner in line with policies and procedures;

  • Ensure that third party suppliers and contractors work in alignment with health, safety, environment and quality practices and standards; and

  • Develop procurement and/or contract management processes/procedures as/when required.

Requirements

Ideally for this role we are looking for candidates to have an interest in, or exposure to, the UK retail utilities industry, preferably electricity, gas or smart metering.

Successful candidates will also need:

  • Be a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) or a student member working towards the professional qualification;
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering value for money;

  • Experience of leading large multi-lot framework procurement projects;

  • Ability to work with suppliers in a collaborative, partnership based manner, utilising principles of Supplier Relationship Management;

  • Strong commercial and contract negotiation experience, including on dispute resolution and on change control/variations;

  • Experience managing supplier contracts through service delivery;

  • Communication, presentation and influencing skills; including to Senior Management. Ability to convey complex messages and cut through complexity to reach the desired outcome;

  • Ability to mentor colleagues on procurement good practice;

  • Experience of developing procurement and contract management strategies; and

  • A good level of understanding of contract and commercial law and sound understanding of contractual terms and conditions.

  • Background in Energy or Technology

THE COMPANY

We are passionate about helping drive the energy market transformation and data revolution. We work right across our sectors, from government bodies to global blue-chip organisations and small independent companies.

The nature of what we do means we are very much a people business. The contribution every member of the team makes to our diverse range of experience, skills and personalities is valued.

We invest heavily in learning and development to enable our people to develop skills and gain experience which will enhance career prospects for life. Many who started their careers with us have rapidly progressed to more senior positions.

At Gemserv no two days are the same, but we believe in a flexible approach to working which we know our employees value. We also offer an attractive package of benefits in addition to highly competitive salaries including bonus scheme, pension and healthcare, season ticket loans, discounted gym membership, Cycle to Work scheme and more.

 

TO APPLY

If you feel that you fit the above requirements and would like to hear more about being part of a growing organisation, then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and application letter to us.

Happy to talk flexible working