Centrica • United Kingdom

Procurement Category Manager - Metering

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

Centrica are going through a exciting period of change. We’re evolving to become a truly purpose-led organisation, helping millions of customers to live more sustainably, simply, and affordably. We truly believe that we have a huge role to play in helping the nation to cut carbon emissions and prepare for a net zero future, and it’s a role we are immensely proud of.

An opportunity to play your part – As the successful candidate your role as Category Manager's revolves around formulating and implementing a strategic plan for a high-value category or one of significant business importance. This involves collaborating with stakeholders to carry out procurement projects aimed at achieving the most advantageous commercial results for Centrica.

The day to day

  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to create a procurement activity plan, taking into consideration new business requirements, business strategy, emerging risks, and expiring supplier contracts

  • Leverage a deep understanding of market dynamics, utilizing tools like Porters Five Forces and Kraljic, as well as cost drivers specific to the goods/services/technology in question to craft the category strategy

  • Develop go-to-market strategies in conjunction with business stakeholders

  • Engage with and exert influence on stakeholders to maximize the impact of the category strategy

  • Take the lead in managing complex, high-value tenders in alignment with the Category Strategy

  • Conduct commercial negotiations for intricate deals while managing the diverse demands of multiple stakeholders

  • Lead the drafting and negotiation of contracts in collaboration with Commercial Legal and specialized legal teams

  • Foster Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) activities in accordance with the Centrica SRM framework

  • Project manage procurement initiatives, encompassing all aspects of risk management and contract governance processes, in collaboration with business stakeholders (Group Contracts Committee, Group Investment Committee)

  • Manage and provide guidance to category specialists as needed

  • Effectively oversee and optimize the supplier base within the category, including buying channels and category playbooks, to facilitate tactical sourcing

  • Cultivate strong relationships and establish yourself as a vital business partner to the core stakeholder group

  • Collaborate across the Procurement Function to ensure the best possible experience for stakeholders

What is in it for you

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential

  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap

  • Pension scheme

  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan

  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days

  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car

We asked employees of Centrica how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring
Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom