Partner Channel Procurement Administrator

Partner Channel Procurement Administrator

We are seeking a Procurement Administrator to join the International team based at our head office in North Tyneside.

Partner Channel Procurement Administrator

The Role

Utilitywise is seeking a Procurement Administrator to join the International team based at our head office in North Tyneside. The successful applicant will be fluent in both written and verbal French.

Your main duties will be to support the quotations and processing of sales packs and contracts submitted by our Partners and closing specialists within the Indirect Team.

Working within the Indirect Team, you will work closely with our external partners to ensure a clean and effective sales cycle. You will also need to provide advice and support when needed and help to resolve complaints.

This is a permanent, full-time role.

Responsibilities

  • Specific tasks such as updating spreadsheets, data entry and using our CRM systems;
  • Quality and Assurance checks;
  • Producing correct quotations;
  • High level of accuracy;
  • Processing of sales and financial information to our bespoke financial system;
  • Processing of commissions;
  • Any other adhoc tasks or projects within the department that are required.

Qualifications/Training

Essential

  • A*-C GCSE in Math’s and English
  • Fluency in both written and verbal French.

Desirable

  • Business Administration/ Customer Service training or qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • Proven strong communication skills;
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills;
  • Computer literate, with experience using Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the energy industry;
  • Data input experience;
  • Experience working in a sales support role.

Personal Qualities, Aptitudes, and Skills

  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented;
  • Reliable and honest;
  • Good time keeping;
  • Organised and methodical as you will be required to multi-task a number of duties;
  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills;
  • You will be a logical thinker and problem solver;
  • Ability to achieve targets;
  • Ability to maintain high levels of accuracy;
  • A fine attention to detail;
  • Trustworthy and honest, you will respect confidential information;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Be pro-active regarding workload;
  • Adaptable to change.

Additional information

  • Proof of eligibility to work within the UK;
  • References to cover last 5 years employment.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering email to recruitment@utilitywise.com.

The Company

Utilitywise is a high paced, high growth business that exists to support businesses of all shapes and sizes with their utility needs, be they simple or complex, by connecting our customers with the very best products and services in the market. Over the past ten years, Utilitywise has grown from a fledgling business to one that now supports tens of thousands of businesses across the UK and Ireland, and into Europe. From simply securing a great energy deals via our unrivalled relationships with suppliers, through to intelligent technology solutions, compliance expertise and innovative procurement services we can help businesses to save time, effort and money so they can focus on doing what they do best.

Our mission never stops however, and we are constantly exploring new ways to grow our business and deliver for customers with unique and differentiated propositions and channels.

The Group operates from its headquarters at Cobalt Business Park in North Tyneside and currently employs approximately 1,600 staff across its operations.

Utilitywise was founded in 2006 as an energy procurement service provider for UK businesses. It has since grown and is now an established independent energy procurement and energy management business, it listed on the AIM market in 2012.

The Company negotiates rates with energy suppliers on behalf of business customers, provides an account care service and offers a range of products and services designed to help customers manage their energy consumption. Customers are based throughout the UK and in the Republic of Ireland, across a variety of industry sectors and the public sector, and range in size from small single site customers to large multi-site customers. In total Utilitywise has c.38,000 customers split across the two divisions; enterprise and corporate.

The Group has achieved strong revenue growth to date, seeing revenues rise from £11.7m in the financial year ended 31 July 2011 to £84.5m at financial year end July 2016. This is a result of strong like-for-like growth and the acquisitions of Clouds Environmental Consultancy, Aqua Veritas Consulting, Energy Information Centre and t-mac Technologies. Adjusted profit before tax rose from £16.7m in 2015 to £18.3m in 2016. Utilitywise has enjoyed in excess of 20% revenue growth year on year.

As the Group seeks to expand further, it has strengthened its already robust management team with the appointments of Brendan Flattery as CEO in October 2016 and more recently the appointment of Richard Laker as CFO in January 2017.

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