Fleet Procurement Portfolio Manager

Number of employees

3800

England, UK, USA

Posted on: 2024-07-05

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

We’re looking for an energetic, creative and experienced Procurement Manager to lead commercial and supplier engagement efforts for our fleet portfolio of spend. 
We have one of the largest and fastest growing fleets in the UK. Our business growth will continue to see a significant increase in demand and we need to be ready to deliver this. 
This is a great opportunity to drive creative commercial value and build strategic partnerships in a fast-paced delivery environment.

Join us and help shape the future of fleet management with innovative procurement strategies that drive growth and sustainability.

What you'll do

  • Build, evaluate and own the total cost of ownership of our fleet assets, balancing cost, quality, and operational needs.
  • Develop and execute strategic sourcing initiatives covering all areas of our fleet operations lifecycle, including vehicle leasing/purchasing, vehicle fit out, telematics, transport and off-boarding. 
  • Lead commercial and contract negotiations with new and existing suppliers, proactively managing risks and delivering value for our business.      
  • Build and maintain relationships with key suppliers and partners ensuring alignment on culture, engagement and output. 
  • Develop and implement demand planning strategies to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement of fleet assets. Proactively stay abreast of market trends and changing business demands to optimise execution and manage risks. 
  • What you'll need

  • Significant experience in strategic sourcing and procurement, specifically within fleet management or a related industry.
  • Proven track record in commercial negotiations and contract management, demonstrating an ability to manage risks and deliver value.
  • Proficiency in financial modelling and cost analysis to support strategic decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to own complex challenges and see solutions through to completion at speed.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to influence and negotiate at all levels.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities and evolving business needs.
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