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Centrica • United Kingdom

Procurement & Supply Chain Specialist

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

An opportunity to play your part. As Procurement & Supply chain Specialist, you will be tasked with crafting and executing a comprehensive strategy for specific categories, working closely with stakeholders and leaders in those categories. The goal is to execute procurement projects that yield the best commercial outcomes for Centrica. This role involves overseeing all third-party logistics and merchant procurement activities associated with the company's product and service movements, ensuring top-notch results for both engineers and customers.

The Day to Day

  • Engage in close collaboration with business stakeholders to establish a strategic roadmap for procurement endeavours, considering evolving business needs, strategic direction, emerging risks, and impending supplier contract renewals
  • Apply an in-depth comprehension of market dynamics, leveraging methodologies like Porter's Five Forces and Kraljic, along with specific cost drivers for the relevant goods, services, or technology, to craft the category strategy
  • Take on a leadership role in executing procurement tenders in alignment with the category strategy
  • Demonstrate adeptness in leading commercial negotiations
  • Spearhead the drafting and negotiation of contracts, working closely with Commercial Legal and specialized legal teams
  • Develop Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) initiatives aligned with the Centrica SRM framework
  • Supervise the contract governance process alongside business stakeholders, including the Group Contracts Committee
  • Effectively mitigate risks in collaboration with risk subject matter experts (SME teams)
  • Manage and optimize the supplier base within the category, encompassing buying channels and the category playbook, to facilitate tactical sourcing
  • Foster extensive collaboration across the Procurement Function to ensure stakeholders receive an optimal experience

About You

  • Extensive expertise in category management within logistics and supply chain domains
  • Exceptional understanding of market dynamics, including present and future trends
  • Proven track record in negotiating terms and pricing with merchant, logistics, and fulfilment entities, alongside diligent performance monitoring and cost-effective practices maintenance
  • Proficient analytical capabilities for comprehending supply chain data, resolving intricate issues, and deploying adaptable logistic strategies
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, facilitating collaboration with suppliers and stakeholders across diverse Centrica business sectors
  • Background in navigating complex and demanding supply chains within large corporate environments

What's 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!

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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
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

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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