What is the purpose of the role?
We are currently seeking a Production & Supply Chain Co-ordinator to effectively engage with all Property Searches’ suppliers for both onshore and offshore services; whilst monitoring expenditure against budget, validating invoices and providing detailed analysis on monthly costs. You will support with daily supervision through administration of supplier costs, account management of existing suppliers and well as assisting with on-boarding of new suppliers.
What makes this role unique?
Our Property Searches division operates within a hugely competitive market making it essential that we deliver products and services to a high level of customer satisfaction. This is an interesting opportunity and an exciting & rewarding place to work, in which you will be managing relationships with stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure the services we deliver are best in class as well as managing all associated costs and processes.
What will this role involve?
Own, lead and be responsible for all outgoing costs associated with order & production services.
Work closely with Finance to supply & analyse information to satisfy complex needs of the team and external stakeholders; and recommend solutions.
Working with the team manager engage with suppliers to identify underlying issues with service provision and drive areas for continuous improvement.
Maintain and be accountable for up to date catalogues of costs with clear tracking of profit margins on products and services.
Deputise in team manager’s absence and co-ordinate Production team tasks and duties.
Develop and/or promote technical improvements to improve the way business is done.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking a driven individual with strong analytical skills, good attention to detail and possess excellent stakeholder engagement management skills with a proven ability to communicate at all levels. You will need to showcase excellent negotiating and influencing skills as well as demonstrating proven supplier management with strong engagement and relationship building abilities. You must have the ability to create, analyse, interpret and articulate appropriate reports and other data sets; and so intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office is essential. The successful candidate will possess the ability to multitask and prioritise workloads to meet deadlines. Knowledge of SAP and supply chain activities is highly advantageous.
Thames Water information and salary details
This role is based in our Reading head office, with a salary of up to £25k depending on skills and experience. Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.
About Thames Water
Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.
We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 27/03/2018.