Energy Procurement Manager

  • Job Reference: 00042350-1
  • Date Posted: 3 April 2024
  • Employer: The AF Group
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000 to £65,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car Allowance: £6500 per annum
  • Sector: Procurement
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


Overview of Role

Work with the Head of Utilities to deliver best value procurement and outstanding service for AF members across the AF Energy portfolios and maximise business opportunities. To actively contribute to the business objectives and targets with focus on building strong supply partnerships bringing the highest levels of service and competitive pricing.

Duties and Responsibilities

·        To assist the Head of Utilities in leading the Energy team in delivering a seamless end-to-end member journey from procurement, on-boarding and through to management of the supply of Energy products and services, including bill validation and query resolution.

·        To proactively identify new business opportunities for AF, and work towards increasing member commitment and growing volumes.

·        Using your extensive knowledge of the Energy industry, proactively work towards future volume growth budgets to include building new relationships and further enhancing existing supplier relationships.

·        Contribute to business plan and budget forecasting, reporting on performance through monthly board reports and weekly Energy reports.

·        Review, monitor and update forecast against plan as required, providing necessary supporting commentary.

·        Manage and develop the team to exceed business targets and KPI’s in line with the business plan.

·        Develop new and existing product areas.

·        Identify efficiencies and savings in day-to-day operation of the team including where electronic and automated procedures will enhance the offering.

·        Ensure knowledge base of the product areas maintain an understanding of any future technical and commercial aspects of relevant markets and any impact these may have on the business.

·        Ensure the team are kept informed of any relevant supplier/product/member information.

·        Create and maintain communication with members, including establishing relationships by calling all relevant new members, contributing towards email and text alerts/newsletters and any other member communication material, to keep them up to date with markets and any relevant product information.

·        Monitor relevant markets.

·        Ensure the Energy processes and procedures are implemented and all business activity is accurately recorded and reported, as necessary.

·        Identify appropriate times to procure additional products and services as the industry requires and communicate this information to the team as required.

·        Effectively communicate and implement procurement strategies deemed suitable for product area.

·        Work closely with other Procurement Managers to identify cross selling opportunities and sharing of expertise.

·        Attend Shows/Events as required by the role.



·        Strong negotiation skills

·        Data analysis and presentation skills

·        Competent in writing reports, articles and presenting self in front of an audience


·        People Management experience

·        Demonstrable experience within the Energy industry and/or procuring Energy

·        In depth knowledge of energy markets and pricing

·        Proven experience of required field of expertise

·        Experience required in setting and managing budgets

·        Knowledge of procuring Energy within the agricultural industry


·        Knowledge of product area and related markets essential

·        Familiarity with Ofgem rules and regulations


·        CIPs (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) qualification

Personal Attributes 

·        Comfortable in working with senior people

·        Ability to lead a team

·        Enthusiastic, motivated and approachable

·        Able to deal with a variety of personalities

·        A track record of over delivery



Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Additional Benefits:

  • 8% employer pension contribution
  • 26 days holiday per annum, plus bank holidays. This rises with each years service by an additional day, up to 7 extra days
  • Have your birthday off as an extra days holiday, if it falls on your working day
  • Free lunch daily from our onsite Café
  • AF Membership (giving discounts at hundreds of retailers and suppliers)
  • Life assurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Hybrid working
  • Free onsite parking