IT Contract Administrator

Smartest Energy

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, 4 days @ 80% salary and compressed hours. Don't let anything stop you from applying.

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in Ipswich, UK ⚠️

In this busy and varied role, you will own the day-to-day execution, processing and tracking all IT procurement activity and contract management of suppliers while maintaining key supplier and internal relationships.

How will I spend my time in this role?

  • Day to day responsibility for all procurement activity, tracking and optimisation of third party spend;
  • Support the execution of the procurement plan and strategy for the requirements from suppliers;
  • Executing Procurement activities and responsible for supporting strategic and commercial decisions regarding financial and contractual performance;
  • Communication and management of relationship with external suppliers and partners at the relevant seniority levels, through the end-to-end Procurement and Contract Management lifecycle;
  • Accountability for accurate and timely management information;
  • Pro-active engagement with the business and/or service functions to plan and support procurement activity, supplier relationship and performance management and contract management;
  • Reconciliation of services provided and adherence to contractual terms.

What skills/experience do I need to be successful?

  • Managing Contract Management activity end to end including supplier management and financial performance;
  • Experience in procurement processes, regulations, and practice

What else do we offer?

  • The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for up to 30 days a year;
  • A genuine commitment to smarter working – we recognise your work/life balance matters;
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community;
  • Excellent benefits package including private medical insurance/dental cover and 10% non-contributory pension from month three;

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What does hybrid working mean to us?

Hybrid working typically means 2 days in the office location listed on this advert and 3 days working at home each week. Some occasional travel to our other offices may be required.

What happens next?

Once we receive your CV it will be reviewed by a human– no bots here!

The average process once we receive your application takes around 2-3 weeks with typically 2 stages of video interviews using Teams – however this can change depending on the role (we may invite you to see us face to face or just need 1 video interview).

If you need any support you can see who to contact in our Recruitment Team on the advert – any questions please just let us know .

Get to know us better....

The future of energy is digitised, decarbonised and localised. At Smartest Energy, we need revolutionary thinkers to help our customers make the most of this new landscape, thinking differently to find smart solutions to complex problems.

Formed in 2001, we’re an agile business driven by entrepreneurial thinking. As a subsidiary of the Marubeni Corporation, we also have strong investment and infrastructure behind us. We have three offices in the UK, one in the US and another in Australia. Further expansion is planned for 2024 and beyond which means global career opportunities for you, with plenty of potential to explore new markets.

When you join our Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Diversity

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to what we do. We value everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive we need diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow.

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Working Week

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, 4 days @ 80% salary and compressed hours. Don't let anything stop you from applying.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

We offer 25 days PTO for a full-time 5 day week plus public holidays. Our vacation policy is pro-rata'd based on your working hours.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways including 100% remotely or a mix of remote/office. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Pension 7% contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dentalcare
  • Work abroad for 30 days / year
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 540 across 16 departments:

  • support
    44
  • sales
    44
  • business development
    29
  • operations
    27
  • finance
    24
  • engineering
    16
  • accounting
    16
  • human resources
    16
  • marketing
    13
  • information technology
    11
  • data science
    8
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Procurement Activity
  • Contract Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Financial Performance

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