Contracts Specialist, Procurement

£Competitive (dependent on experience) & excellent benefits

About us
Changing the world is no easy task. But in 1999 that’s exactly what Good Energy set out to do. Its purpose is to enable people, in their homes and their businesses, to play an important role in combatting climate change, by providing households and businesses access to locally sourced 100% renewable energy. Fast forward to today, and the business is now a key player in the renewable energy space, and despite challenging market conditions has continued to grow profitably over the past 5 years.

The business has recently reviewed its longer term strategy and is now poised to take a leap forwards, focused on a transformational growth agenda which delivers long term value for its customers, shareholders and people. This will enable the achievement of its purpose; powering the choice for customers, of a cleaner greener future. Good Energy now employs around 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire.

About the role
Reporting to our Strategic Procurement Manager, in this role you will advise and support colleagues around the procurement for their areas of the business. You’ll build relationships with a variety of key stakeholders across Good Energy, and with a mix of influencing skills and commercial understanding, help them apply procurement tools and processes to maximise value for money and enable better decision making.
In addition to this, you will also focus on executing strategic procurement activities that require an experienced supply chain professional. This can cover the length of the procurement process from developing category strategies through to running tenders and negotiating contracts. You must be comfortable and have experience in drafting clauses in contracts and reviewing supplier qualifications with limited Legal input.
This is fantastic opportunity to contribute to shaping our procurement team and have a degree of influence over the way we buy goods, services and manage our supply chain.

About You
Ideally you’ll have a relevant degree or similar qualification and with considerable experience within a procurement role preferably across a breadth of categories. You will additionally be working towards or fully qualified MCIPS.
You’ll be passionate about procurement and supporting the business to obtain their requirements from the supply market. Experienced in running RFP’s and ITT’s, you’ll be confident in drafting and reviewing contracts. Having experience of supplier performance management would also be an advantage.
A strong negotiator and influencer, you’ll be able to get the buy-in of key stakeholders through your interpersonal skills.
You’ll recognise that value takes many forms, not just the price paid. You’ll be a committed team player with a high degree of self-motivation. You’ll also have the ability to structure and solve problems using initiative, imagination & resourcefulness.

You don’t have to have a background in renewable energy but you must be motivated by working for a purpose and values led organisation, and have the capability to learn about a complex industry, fast.

Behaviours - Works in a way which role models our values:

We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done.

We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.

We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together.

In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our future holders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; just a short drive off the M4 and a two minute walk from the train station.

If you’d like to be part of a multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you.
To apply please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to

By applying for a job at Good Energy, you agree that we’ll process your details for the purpose of applying for this vacancy. We’ll have access to your personal information from your application and other materials you submit in support of your application. We’ll retain your personal information on our own systems to facilitate the administration of the recruitment process and we’ll share your application with the relevant hiring manager. We won’t share your information for marketing purposes or with any third parties without your expressed consent (if we decide to perform a psychometric test we’ll require additional consent for being able to profile your personal information). We’ll retain your information if you’re unsuccessful for 6 months unless requested not to at which point your data will be deleted.

The closing date for this role is Monday 27th August 2018

Ready to switch?