Energy Procurement Manager

Greater London
£35000 Per Annum Great Benefits Package
06 Nov 2013
04 Dec 2013
Tim Hall
Contract Type
Full Time
Energy Procurement Manager
Salary: up to £35,000 (depending on experience) + benefits
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Greater London
Consultant: Tim Hall

The Client
The Green Recruitment Company are currently working alongside a leading Energy Management company who offer a wide range of energy and carbon management services for a diverse set of blue chip customers. They are looking for an Energy Procurement Manager to join their growing procurement team

The Role
The Energy Procurement Manager will be an experienced negotiator who is looking for a responsible position securing competitively priced wholesale electricity and gas for an established client base of blue-chip companies. This role would suit someone with “flexible” procurement experience and has familiarity with electricity and/or gas contracts for large business customers gained at a supplier or a purchasing organisation.

The role includes;
• Preparing and presenting details of clients’ sites, requesting and comparing quotes from suppliers and reporting the results of tenders to clients
• Reviewing and negotiating suppliers’ terms and conditions.
• Analysing the wholesale gas and electricity markets and developing risk management strategies for clients
• Buying wholesale gas and electricity
• Administering the mechanics of the contracts: setting budgets for clients, checking site lists and suppliers’ prices, supporting the bill checking team and reporting to clients on exposures, savings, cost variances etc.
• Attendance of client/supplier meetings
• Supporting the sales department in identifying growth opportunities

Candidate Responsibilities
• Manage a group of our clients largest customers including maintaining relationships with those customers
• Understand the clients and present their energy requirements to the suppliers.
• Develop professional and long standing relationships with suppliers and negotiate competitive electricity and gas contracts
• Play an active role in obtaining credit information from clients and negotiating with energy suppliers to resolve credit concerns and minimise any security deposit requests.
• Analysing the wholesale gas and electricity markets and developing risk management strategies for each client
• Be part of a team with shared responsibility for buying wholesale gas and electricity
• Report to clients at key stages in the process and on-going as their energy is purchased. Provide them with budgets and verify that the prices they are being billed are correct.
• Contributing to the renewal of existing contracts by supporting client tenders
• Help other members of your team and other teams during busy times by demonstrating a flexible approach to work.

Candidate experience required
• Direct experience of electricity or gas contract negotiation and trading gained either within an energy supply company or in a procurement or consultancy role and experience of liaising with suppliers is essential.
• Experience of the UK market is essential and experience of the Continental markets is desirable
• Experience in a client facing role working directly with customers/suppliers on the telephone or face to face is highly desirable.

The Green Recruitment Company is an Employment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies.

To apply for this role please contact us at:
Tim Hall
+44 (0) 203 002 2877

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