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Energy Contracts Buyer

Job ID: LP-14088
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Hybrid/Northampton
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Permanent
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1 month ago
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ÂŁ35K – ÂŁ40K
Retail Energy

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Summary:

A large facilities management and professional services company, who manage a diverse, blue-chip customer base are looking for an Energy Contracts Buyer to be responsible for the procurement of 'flexible' and 'fixed price-fixed term' gas and electricity contracts, as well as water retail and metering agreements. As an Energy Contracts Buyer, you will be expected to liaise with suppliers and internal teams and act as a role of energy expertise and stewardship through effectively being an extension of your customers' procurement and energy functions. To be considered for this role, you will need to have strong technical, energy industry knowledge and be confident in negotiating all aspects of product and pricing. If you have the experience we are looking for, apply today!  

Main duties

  • Flexible gas and electricity contract procurement, from the creation of tender specifications, through to advertising tenders with suppliers, managing bidders’ responses and clarifications, analysing offers, and negotiating re-bids
  • Commercially reviewing contracts to ensure that they are in line with all tender specifications
  • On-boarding awarded contracts with relevant internal and external teams to ensure that contracts are setup correctly
  • Use and maintain the internal procurement databases with information relating to awarded contracts
  • Run other tender activities as and when required including managing MOP/DA/DC contracts and water procurement exercises
  • Keeping abreast of industry regulatory and price changes
  • Presenting detailed analysis of tender results to senior contracts within our customer base including their FDs, CEOs and procurement teams
  • Presenting rounded and articulate analysis of product and price which reinforces logically sound recommendations
 

Person Specification

  • An energy expert with broad knowledge of how energy contracts are created and the charges within them
  • Experience of energy procurement, particularly flexible energy contracts for gas and electricity
  • Expert knowledge of cost elements that make up supply contracts
  • A confident person that can build relationships, influence, and negotiate areas of product and price
  • An analytical mind-set with the capacity to ensure high accuracy of work when reviewing complex and large datasets
  • Excellent commercial awareness and ability to recognise contractual risk
  • Track record of ability to construct written reports to evaluate bids and create logical, balanced and clear recommendations
  • Proficient in IT and uses daily MS word, excel, PowerPoint, access, and outlook

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