|Salary||Up to £48,000 depending on skills and experience||Sector||Miscellaneous|
Reporting to the Procurement Manager Strategic Projects this role is responsible for developing and managing compelling sourcing initiatives for complex projects that deliver best value to Thames Water. Accountable for establishing effective working relationships with both key stakeholders and the supply market whilst demonstrating Thames Water values and behaviours. These projects are typically transformational in nature and value of spend is excess of £50m.
Within this role you will be leading strategy development for specific complex projects and creating compelling and innovative sourcing strategies for complex areas which challenge current ways of working and deliver best value to Thames Water.
You will be leading a multi-disciplinary team through the procurement process with full customer engagement and following Thames Water sourcing methodology and demonstrating that sustainability, innovation and risk management, collaboration, health and safety & well-being are effectively considered and managed through each initiative.
Ensuring that sourcing projects are delivered on time, achieving optimum risk allocation, best value and fulfilling customers' expectations and ensuring that audit trails, document and information systems and all supplier information exchanges are effective, with robust confidentiality and traceability, in line with the Procurement Regulations.
You will demonstrate leadership within the Commercial Team by always striving for the highest standards of professionalism, high energy, commitment and best-practice and contribute to the delivery of your team’s targets by maintaining a fast pace in all sourcing projects, and challenging others to do the same.
Applying a creative and agile approach to negotiation to deliver outcome (not cost) focused solutions whilst at all times cognisant of being a representative of Thames Water as well as independently leading challenging negotiations to a successful conclusion 2 Stakeholder Management.
You will have the ability to build deep and trusting relationships with key stakeholders with an ability to engage and influence at senior levels alongside working with stakeholders on the responsibilities for contract launch and prepare for handover to Contract Management team for in-contract management.
Development of effective relationships with the supply market which generate positive and value driven outcomes.
Ensuring that EU procurement regulations and rules are observed during strategic sourcing initiatives at all times and making sure PETE processes are adhered to.
You will be creating compelling, well-structured, accurate reports. documents and presentations and effectively deliver to all levels of the business (both internally and externally) and interactively tailoring the depth of communicated information for specific audiences and situations.
Developing effective relationships with the supply market which generate positive and value driven outcomes is essential and along with efficiently managing spend and information gathering process by working with the Business Analyst, suppliers and third parties (e.g. research agencies).
Working Business Analysts to identify key insightful findings in order to prepare a comprehensive category profile and ensuring timely and accurate reporting on the sourcing projects using available reporting tools.
Creating compelling, well-structured, accurate reports. documents and presentations and effectively deliver to all levels of the business (both internally and externally).
You will support development of best practice across the Commercial lifecycle; ensuring PETE is regularly reviewed and updated.
You will shape and challenge business strategy utilising market and supplier insight
Champion Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the organisation.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
- You will have a Chartered Institute Purchasing and Supply MCIPS 2 qualification
- Degree educated or equivalent
- You will have a firm understanding and experience of operating Utilities Contract Regulations 2016
- Multiple years’ experience of strategic sourcing in a multi stakeholder environment
- Strong experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams
- Some industry and business knowledge
- Track record in delivering against stretching benefits targets
- Experience in managing multi £m business transformational project
- Excellent proven commercial and contractual acumen and solid negotiation and dispute resolution skills
- Outstanding communication skills and customer service ethic
- Self-starter – resilient and tenacious under pressure
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company.
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water.
Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times. We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.