Procurement Co-ordinator

Recruiter
Smart Metering Systems Plc
Location
Cardiff
Salary
Competitive
Posted
17 Jun 2019
Closes
27 Jun 2019
Ref
1167601950
Working at our head office in Cardiff within a core function of Energy Services, you will assist with a variety of activities in order to deliver an effective energy procurement service to a number of key clients. This role requires you to liaise with energy suppliers, meet deadlines for our clients and monitor developments and events in the energy markets that are likely to affect energy prices. You will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of all internal systems and client databases ensuring that all details are present and correct. In addition, you will provide support to the business development function by tendering for new prospects and generating outputs that go into proposals. Previous experience within the energy industry and strong knowledge of Excel & VBA would be advantageous. A self-starter s required helping build, improve and maintain systems; organisational and quality focus is essential. Typical Duties include: Oversee and deliver all aspects of the energy procurement and tendering process that includes Liaising with clients to fully understand their energy procurement requirements Process and analyse client data to prepare invitations to tender and pre-qualification questionnaires Liaise with energy suppliers to ensure maximum interest in tenders and most advantageous prices and terms Conduct price analysis within strict time constraints Issue and Prepare supplier price reports and analysis to clients Close contract negotiations between client and supplier Maintain customer service levels to the level agreed in the client service level agreements Maintain and develop relevant project databases Deal with client queries and attend meetings when required Take ownership of client contract and portfolio management including: new connections/disconnections; change of tenancy and COS etc. Plan and organise own workload and assist in planning other team members work where necessary to meet business requirements Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients, suppliers and new suppliers to the market Support new business development activity and produce price reports Maintain an awareness of developments within the energy/utility’s marketplace Work closely alongside other SMS business areas (Bureau, Metering, Data) to deliver a top-quality service Any other procurement duties as required by the Manager Your skill set should include: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office package (especially Excel) Able to organise and prioritise work to meet deadlines and manage the expectations of project stakeholders Excellent written and verbal communication to apply to report writing and the delivery of presentations Excellent numerical reasoning and problem-solving skills High level of attention to detail Ability to work effectively as part of a team Able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines Able to organise and prioritise workloads Strong negotiator and the ability to communicate at all levels In return we offer our employees - 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) For every year you spend working for SMS you will be rewarded with an extra full day’s holiday up to a maximum of 5 Refer a friend bonus (£500) Cycle to work scheme Corporate season ticket travel Automatic enrolment into the Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme (will commence following 3 months employment) Eligibility to join the Share Incentive Plan following 6 months employment We also have you covered with Life Insurance where your next of kin will receive 4 times your annual salary This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/86692217

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