Logistics Procurement Portfolio Manager

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England, UK, USA

Posted on: 2024-07-05

Category: energy

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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

Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

We’re looking for an energetic, creative and experienced Procurement Manager to lead commercial and supplier engagement efforts for our transport, freight & warehousing portfolio of spend.

We install low carbon technology assets in over 1 millions homes each year and have a hybrid of in-house and 3PL logistics operations to help serve our operational needs from production to final mile delivery.

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.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

What you'll do

  • Build, evaluate and own the total cost of ownership of our transport, freight and warehouse operations, balancing cost, service, and operational needs.
  • Develop and execute strategic sourcing initiatives covering all areas of our logistics operations, including 3rd party transport, PUDO, 3PL Warehousing, freight partners and other related indirect areas of spend.
  • 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.
  • 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, procurement and supplier management, specifically within logistics services. 
  • 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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