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Procurement Specialist

Anglian Water
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£55k - £60k, salary depending on skills and experience
Closing date
21 Jun 2024

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Specialist Area
Job Level
Private sector, Social Services
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Circa £55k - £60k, salary depending on skills and experience

Full time/37 hrs a week/permanent

Location:  World Wide House, Peterborough 

26 Days Leave, Private Healthcare, Pension (we double-match your contributions up to 6%), Bonus Scheme and a flexible working culture

Anglian Water offers a flexible approach. This role provides you the flexibility to work from home and from an Anglian Water office. Your base location will be World Wide House in Peterborough. 

A unique opportunity to be part of a Major Infrastructure team who are developing and delivering a number of Major Infrastructure schemes, including the development of billion pound+ reservoir projects! 

Our Major Infrastructure team are looking for a Procurement Specialist. If you are a Procurement Specialist with experience of procuring NEC (New Engineering Contract) based contracts and have experience working in a project based procurement environment then please keep reading!

At Anglian Water we are working to meet tomorrow’s challenges today, by planning and delivering significant infrastructure for our region to address future challenges such as securing water supply for future generations, reaching net zero, adapting to climate change and protecting and enhancing our region for generations to come.

To ensure we meet the challenges that our region faces we are planning our largest transformational investment to date, the Strategic Resource Options (SRO) Programme. The SRO Programme is focused on the design, build, finance and operation of two new multi-billion-pound water reservoir systems the Fens Reservoir and the Lincolnshire Reservoir. The programme needs to secure planning approval for these schemes as Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects via the Development Consent Order (DCO) route as well as establish the delivery stage procurement of future licensed regulated entities (known as Infrastructure Providers).

What you’ll be doing:

The NEC Procurement Specialist will own the procurement schedules and carry out procurement activities to deliver these in support of the programmes and projects within Major Infrastructure. You’ll develop an understanding of market dynamics and business demand for spend areas as appropriate.

With support from your manager you’ll develop and self-manage a programme of sourcing activity to deliver contracts to support the Major Infrastructure team in line with the requirements of the projects and programmes.

You’ll follow an agreed sourcing methodology for the selection of Suppliers and the award of agreements. You will work with and provide commercial support as necessary to framework/contract managers and the wider business unit. Where directed, to proactively manage supplier performance. When required participate in Partner improvement programmes.

You’ll actively promote and support effective performance of all stakeholders involved in the purchase to pay process. Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure best practice is adopted throughout the supply chain.

As a valued employee you’ll be entitled to:

  • Full private healthcare with no excess
  • 26 days leave, rising with service + Bank Holidays, with the option to swap Christmas and Easter holidays for those celebrated by your religion
  • A flexible working culture
  • Competitive pension scheme – we double-match your contributions up to 6%
  • Life Assurance at eight times your salary
  • Personal Accident cover – up to 5x your salary
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Lots of great discounts

What does it take to be successful?

  • CIPS Professional standard and membership or studying toward
  • Working knowledge of European Procurement and other relevant legislation 
  • A minimum of two years commercial experience
  • A minimum of two years’ experience within a Procurement team
  • Experience of procuring NEC based contracts, ideally within major projects
  • Experience of working in project based procurement environments
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to deal with a high volume workload, prioritise effectively and meet strict deadlines
  • Strong and demonstrable stakeholder management skills (across all levels of seniority)
  • Good customer service and communication skills

 Why Anglian Water?

Anglian Water is not your typical water company. What we do really matters. Water is the lifeblood of our world and we’re proud of the difference we make. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly love what we do! If you’re passionate about what you do and would like to make a difference then we’d love to hear from you.

Inclusion at Anglian Water:

Join us and make a difference. Our customers come from a wide range of backgrounds, and we think our workplace should reflect that. We are committed to making sure all our colleagues feel they belong and are supported to succeed. Together with our fellow water companies, we are committed to the Social Mobility Pledge; we are also a signatory to Business in the Community’s Race at Work charter; we hold the Armed Forces Gold Covenant for Employers; we are an accredited Disability Confident employer and we play a leading part in the Women’s Utility Network.  

Closing date:  21 June 2024

Interviews: ASAP



We are committed to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve in both our workforce and our supply chain partners to help us to understand and meet the needs of our customers.   We are passionate and dedicated to the learning and development of our people, making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to be successful and to help achieve their potential.

We want to give everyone equal access to our recruitment process.  If you have a disability or long-term condition, including neurodiversity and mental health conditions, we’ll support you throughout your application, and make any adjustments to make sure your disability or long-term condition is not a barrier to recruitment.

To apply, you’ll need your up-to-date CV, we also recommend uploading a cover letter – tell us what has made you apply and what skills you can bring to the position. We will be in touch after your application has been reviewed, following the closing date.

If you are offered a job with us, you’ll be subject to the relevant employment checks for your role, which could include references, driving licence check, DBS Check as well as your right to work in the UK.

Become a part of Anglian Water’s future and join us on our journey as we live through our values to build trust, do the right thing, and are always exploring, to bring environmental and social prosperity to the region.   

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