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Posted Date:  02-Dec-2022
Posting End Date:  7-Dec-2022
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Procurement
Salary (£):  Up to £41k DOE

Contract Specialist




Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.



Our purpose is taking care of life’s essentials, but we’re also big on making a difference, not just because we should, but because we care.


Our Procurement and Contract Management team are looking to appoint an experienced Contract Specialist to look after our Technology contracts which are pivotal to the delivery of safe, clean drinking Water to millions of people across the Midlands every day.


The contract supports our Technology team and ensures the safe, effective and efficient delivery of Technology goods and Services to ensure we get what we need, when we need it at the right place and the right cost to ensure operational continuity.


If you’re familiar with working with suppliers and stakeholders to deliver improvements in framework agreements and possess excellent communication skills, then this could be the opportunity for you.


Sound like you? Then read on.




Working as part of our programme team, you will be involved in embedding contracts and supplier relationship management, identifying and creating value through regular performance reviews and the management of contract MI, SLA and KPI measures.


Some of your key accountabilities in this role will be:


  • To drive continuous improvement in Technology contracts thought the identification and implementation of improvement activities across safety, cost, sustainability, and innovation
  • To build good working relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • To effectively manage supply chain risk to protect the business
  • To support the Procurement Senior Category Manager in the development and delivery of procurement strategies and sourcing events to create a sustainable, safe, efficient, and effective supply chain
  • To promote STW’s sustainability and carbon reduction ambitions across our supply chain
  • To support requests for information and actively engage with external stakeholders as required (UK Water Companies / Water UK / DWI / EA / OFWAT)





You’ll join the team with provable experience in analytics and you will have a good grasp of working with data. Alongside this you’ll have a sound understanding of the processes involved in contract management and Procurement.


The cherry on top? You’ll have a good knowledge of contract principles, have the ability to bring teams together to work collaboratively and have a good level of Contract Management/Procurement experience. 


Professional qualifications like CIPS are not required but may be beneficial.  


Of course, it’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We want people who show up and roll their sleeves up. Restless spirits who are ready to be part of something bigger, who care, who really care... because when you really care, you’ll go above and beyond. When you really care you don’t just talk about it, you do more.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.


And when it comes to inclusion, we’re making sure we keep up the progress with our wonderful working groups – LGBTQ+, Women in Operations & STEM, Disability and Ethnicity; who help us do just that.


We do more, because we care.





It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  Here’s some of our favourites:


  • Salary up to £41,000 depending on experience
  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year




Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.


To find out more about working with us, search #LifeatSevernTrent on social media.