Assistant Procurement Officer

England Permanent
  • Excellent development and progression opportunities
  • Greenfield opportunity

About Our Client

Drax Group is a renewable energy company engaged in renewable power generation, the production of sustainable biomass and the sale of renewable electricity to businesses.

Job Description

Supporting the Head of Procurement in the successful delivery of the operational procurement framework that supports the overall procurement strategy, alongside assistance with the development and implementation of sourcing strategies to maximise value whilst ensuring the right level of governance is applied.

Working collaboratively with internal colleagues including the Supplier Relationship and Procurement Performance teams, to ensure procure to pay processes and policies are operating effectively whilst managing, or assisting in the management of supplier relationships to drive overall best value for Drax.

By undertaking tendering, negotiation, contract and supplier management whilst also considering risk, value and cost this will support the important role Procurement has to play as Drax executes its strategy to be a carbon negative company by 2030.

The Successful Applicant

You'll have an understanding of end to end procurement processes, or experience within a commercial setting, with excellent negotiation skills and the ability to ensure departmental policies and processes are followed.

The ability to provide prompt, efficient and personalised service to internal customers at all levels is imperative, to ensure that their needs are met, and productive relationships are built and maintained. You should also have the confidence to proactively challenge stakeholders and their requirements to drive the best outcome for Drax.

You'll possibly have been undertaking sourcing activities up to an annual value of c.£500k and are now looking to take a step forward in your procurement career.

It is key that you are a self-starter with a 'can do/will do' attitude who has the energy, drive and commitment to make things happen and the ability to work collaboratively across teams and geographies to form alignment. The ability to identify key opportunities for Procurement support and prioritise workload effectively is essential.World Contracting & Commerce certification (previously IACCM) will be supported within role.

What's on Offer

Drax Group is a UK-based renewable energy company engaged in renewable power generation, the production of sustainable biomass and the sale of renewable electricity to businesses. If you would like to find out more about us, please click here.We're at our best when we share inspiration and insight right across Drax, and search for new ideas and ways of working. We welcome applications from everyone and hire great people to build talented and diverse teams.

Daniel Wood
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Phone number
+44 161 829 0384

Job summary

Procurement & Supply Chain
Indirect Procurement
Energy & Natural Resources
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Consultant name
Daniel Wood
Consultant phone
+44 161 829 0384
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