About National Grid
What we do
Big challenges, big budgets, big ideas: if you're a procurement professional who wants to be noticed, National Grid Global Procurement is the place to be. Our award-winning department, one of the largest in the Midlands, offers you the opportunity to shine. We source £4.3billion worldwide of goods and services each year to support the business and what's more we help to drive value, deliver innovation and improve supply chain performance. When it comes to learning all about Procurement, National Grid is the place to be. Being part of Global Procurement gives you the opportunity to access a wealth of training resources, to learn from the experienced team, develop your skills and grow your career. With so many talented professionals moving up the ranks, we need to boost our team with bright, enthusiastic recruits.
Why it matters
National Grid is at the heart of the energy we all use, we get the nation to work, power schools and heat our homes. Our energy network connects the nation, so it's essential that it's continually evolving, advancing and improving. That means a huge programme of capital investment and a diverse range of major, strategic sourcing projects. From connections for new offshore wind-farms to ink for thousands of office printers, we aim to deliver best value to the business.
The efficiencies you drive don’t just matter to us. Because energy is vital to people and businesses up and down the country, they matter to everyone. On top of that, there’s the sheer variety of the work you could do. From purchasing environmental services to seabed surveys, scaffolding to electrical testing, telecommunications to car fleets, the range of goods and services National Grid buys is as diverse as it is challenging. You’ll build specialist expertise in sourcing, managing and delivering high-profile, high-value, highly complex contracts. And you’ll develop a flair for analysing and exploiting economies of scale – something that’s fundamental to the way our Procurement team operates.
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5 jobs with National Grid
You will set a clear and compelling strategy, lead on the development and implementation for your global category and deliver against it.
As a Senior Buyer, you’ll be in charge of daily strategic procurement events in your area and a portfolio of up to £100m.
As Contract Manager you will develop, define and achieve sound contractual partnering arrangements, using appropriate teams to support the meetings.
We are National Grid and we are the heart of energy. You will be responsible for strategic procurement operations within the aligned business area.
As an Associate Buyer you will be part of a team responsible for strategic procurement operations.