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Procurement Specialist

Job reference: 596939401
Sector: Procurement
Location: Swindon
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 40000 - 50000
Expiry date: 09/04/2020
This vacancy has now expired.
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Owing to internal colleague progression, we now have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Specialist to join our friendly team in either Little Barford or Swindon!


You will be responsible for category management, ensuring short and long term value for the business.


If you have a minimum of five years' experience of high value strategic sourcing, and are Chartered (MCIPS) then we'd love to hear from you!


About the Role

We need the successful candidate to:

  • Manage relationships to build effective customer relations with both RWE colleagues and suppliers
  • Generate transparency and overview on spend and savings potential within the categories
  • Lead on complex supplier negotiations
  • Work with the business to develop and confirm category demand plans
  • Manage sourcing processes
  • Lead the Electrical Category

Skills required

  • Able to influence and manage across multi-disciplinary teams
  • Able to multi-task, managing multiple projects at any one time
  • Knowledge of procurement within the energy sector would be advantageous
  • Experience of working at a high level within a large company structure
  • Able to lead tender processes and negotiate robust contracts using NEC templates
  • An expert understanding of goods/service supply markets including cost and value drivers in the supply chain

What we offer our people
As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package which includes a 15% bonus opportunity, pension, healthcare and 25 days holiday, you’ll also get the opportunity to craft the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you desire to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term objectives.
To see the excellent range of benefits we offer to employees, please visit: 
Equal Opportunities
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.
Our energy for a sustainable life
RWE has reliably supplied people and companies with electricity for more than 120 years. The way we generate power is changing fundamentally and RWE is driving this change. RWE is committed to be carbon-neutral by 2040, and to generating electricity in a clean, safe and affordable way.
RWE in the UK
We operate a large and diverse portfolio of power generation assets in the UK. We are the UK’s second largest generator of thermal flexible capacity, supplying around 10% of the UK’s electricity last year with 8.6GW of installed capacity. The portfolio includes the UK’s largest fleet of gas-fired power stations, along with some coal and a small amount of biomass. Following a transaction with E.ON and integration of E.ON and innogy renewable assets, RWE will be the third largest renewable generator in UK, with a diverse portfolio of onshore wind, offshore wind and, hydro amounting to over 2.2GW.

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