Procurement Reporting Analyst (34021)

UK Power Networks
United Kingdom
28175.00 - 42777.00 GBP Annual
14 Sep 2017
26 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title
Procurement Reporting Analyst
Reports To
Procurement Systems & Governance Manager
Procurement, Capital Programme and Procurement.
London / South East / Bury St Edmunds
Reference Number
Employment Period
Salary Range
GBP28,175 - 42,777 (Depending on Experience)
Closing Date
25th October 2017

We also offer :
  • Annual leave 25 days rising with service
  • Personal Pension Plan - Personal contribution rates of 3%, 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 6%, 8% or 10%)
  • Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme
  • Sick leave goes up with length of service.
  • Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers
  • Season ticket loan
  • Occupational Health support
  • Switched On - scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.
  • Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres
  • Discounted access to sports and social clubs
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Job Purpose:

The Reporting Analyst will work as part of the Procurement Governance team to develop, write, manage, communicate, analyse and improve the UK Power Networks spend and Procurement performance reporting on of all of UK Power Networks Contract and pipeline activities, providing detailed insight in the preparation of performance dashboards.

The Analyst role will be to turn data into information, information into insight and insight into business decisions.
Utilising a robust analysis of risk and value, and the application of segmentation, the approach to managing each UK Power Networks contract has been determined. Basing the management approach to the specific characteristics of each contract will ensure that all contracts are managed effectively and efficiently by the relevant Contract Manager(s).

This role is part of a team within Procurement dedicated to the collection and analysis of monthly performance and spend management data held within SAP and other applications and subsequent interpretation of contract performance information and the preparation of contract dashboards on a regular basis for the Executive Management team, Procurement Head's of Service and Category Manager(s).

The Contract Management activity takes place across all Directorates (e.g. Net Ops / IS / CPP / AM / Corporate Directorates etc.) to achieve a common yet tailored approach dependent upon the specific nature of the contract (Goods, Works and Services) to provide performance insight and output metrics in a consistently plain English.


No of contract dashboards in portfolio: Between [50-100]
No of Contract Managers to support: Between [1-30]

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Procurement Monthly progress and spend reports
  2. Maintain database-reporting solutions, as well as contribute to the creation of technical designs based on business requirements. The identification of best practice and improvements on standard procedure on top of supporting and replacing legacy processes.
  3. Obtain and analyse data from the companies automated reporting and systems and use it to develop and produce Contract Dashboards and Reports that can be used by the wider business, as well as Procurement to monitor and influence the performance of Contracts and their contracted performance and associated data undertaken on time and to the appropriate degree of accuracy available for the whole business.
  4. Design and develop a new data platform when required, which will enhance the reporting capabilities of the business as well as supporting existing data solutions.
  5. Collate, analyse and provide contract performance analysis to the Category Managers, Contract Owners, Contract Mangers, and Stakeholders that can be distributed.
  6. Ensure that business performance reporting is provided to the highest accurate standard and on time to the required audience.
  7. Provide analytical insight to spend, category analysis, procurement event progress, procurement performance and contracts and its trends to the Management team through detailed analysis and report creation.
  8. Use of benchmarking and best practice applied to business performance management, encouraging continuous improvement.
  9. Work effectively with others in a team environment.

Nature and Scope:

Reporting to the Procurement Systems & Governance Manager, the Reporting Analyst role is vital to the on-going analysis and measurement of Contract Performance within UK Power Networks to help deliver business objectives.
Experience in a reporting/analyst role would be desirable. The individual must also possess organisational and IT skills with the ability to clearly write the reports, and communicate the insight gained from the reports to the Procurement team on a timely basis.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience:

The successful applicant would be expected to be able to demonstrate the following capabilities:
  1. Experience in the analysis of data, performance reporting and data insight.
  2. A variety of IT skills including a comprehensive knowledge
  3. Experience of Microsoft Power BI or ability to self-learn
  4. Knowledge of data warehouse concepts
  5. Application of visual tools
  6. Ability to produce reports and analysis in suitable and concise language to the highest of standards with attention to detail and accuracy.
  7. Ability to work with confidential data with integrity.
  8. Be self-motivated and seek to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and ideally, have a good appreciation of Contract Lifecycle Management activities.
  9. Ability to demonstrate strong team working skills, good internal customer service, excellent people management skills and initiative.
  10. Flexible attitude to work and working hours.
  11. Self-motivated, with a strong drive to succeed.
  12. Good communication and written skills.
  13. Good organisational and problem solving skills.

Health & Safety Responsibilities:

Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.
Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.