Fleet Operations Contracts Specialist

  • Job Reference: 641-en_GB
  • Date Posted: 2 April 2024
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Hollinwood, GB, M35 9FF
  • Salary: £44,845 to £52,758
  • Sector: Operations

Job Description


12 Month Fixed Term Contract opportunity


Base Location: Hybrid Working Between Home & Hollinwood Office, Mersey Road North, Failsworth, Manchester, M35 9FF



At Cadent we're excited to be part of the future of UK energy! We've got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050.


We're making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we're shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do.


What you'll get to work on


As a Fleet Operations Contracts Specialist you'll be responsible for supporting our fleet of assets and to manage the supply chain partners who play a key role within our division. You'll manage major fleet contract frameworks within the commercial function including but not limited to; LCV Contract leases, company cars, hired in vehicles, mobile plant, fuel, vehicle conversions and vehicle management & compliance software.


You'll also be

  • Supporting the Head of Fleet & Logistics and the Network Fleet and Logistics Managers in providing a best-in-class fleet operations support service to internal customers.
  • Building and supporting the development of relationships with supply chain partners, whilst acting as a key point of contact for the business for matters associated with all incumbent fleet operations partners and their activities.
  • Ensuring robust contract performance/reliability measures are in place via a suite of key performance indicators, management information packs and other associated data analysis.
  • Supporting all post-contract operational & commercial matters including but not limited to ensuring that the core contractual principles are adhered to, performance management, negotiating/agreeing compensation events and other day to day administration/managerial requirements.

Who are we looking for


  • Experience in contract management
  • UK driving license
  • Associate Member of CILT or CIPS
  • Experience in utility operations with a focus on fleet operations
  • Commercial awareness and understanding of cost drivers in the supply chain and related customer business drivers.
  • Experience to support the execution of a defined business strategy and support the implementation of a significant Transformation Programme.
  • The ability to manage multiple contracts whilst adhering to the terms and conditions as set out with the agreed frameworks.
  • Experience of Interpreting complex data from multiple sources on fleet elements, such as availability, maintainability, reliability, supply chain management, strategic sourcing, distribution, supplier management, or transportation.
  • Ability to present to executive level (internally and externally).
  • Awareness of industry legislation and operating restrictions in the industry.
  • Strong leadership skills, experience working in a unionised environment, ability to learn and apply new concepts and overcome obstacles with change.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


What's In It For You

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer:

  • Funding and support towards completing qualifications
  • Ample opportunity for progression within the business
  • Mentoring and guidance opportunities


Why Join Us

We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include:

  • Annual bonus 
  • Pension Scheme double matched up to a total of 18% of salary (i.e., employee contributions of up to 6%, double matched by a Cadent contribution of up to 12%)
  • 25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy more
  • Fantastic career development prospects with funded learning options, including support with exams, and internal and external learning and development 
  • Strong focus on supporting you as an individual including:
  • Flexible working
  • Strong commitments to ED&I
  • Generous family provision policies 
  • Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance, and healthcare packages, plus much more
  • My Offers membership card - offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • 2 paid volunteering days per year 
  • Free gym access at the Ansty office, as well as a Gympass' scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships 


We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore what's possible for the role.


Diversity and Inclusion

Don't meet every single requirement listed? 


Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application - You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.


As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process. 


We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can't wait to welcome you! 


Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome. 

We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience. 


Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.


What's next?

To be considered for this role, please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch soon.
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