Supply Chain Transformation Manager


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Commercial, Regulatory and Supply Chain
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  56751
Job Function:  Legal, Regulatory and Compliance

About the role


Tackling climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation and we need to deliver a cleaner, greener, energy system to support the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target. 

The Great Grid Upgrade is the largest overhaul of the electricity grid in generations, comprising 17 new major projects in the UK, as well as other strategic projects, to help the UK Government meet its target of 50GW of renewable energy by 2030. 


Supply chain and skills shortages, driven by increased global demand for the materials and workforce which support the Net Zero transition, are impacting components and services across the Energy Networks value chain. As Supply Chain Transformation Manager, you will work across teams to facilitate the successful delivery of equipment and services that our projects need, when they need it. You will also be involved in developing and implementing regulatory solutions to enable advanced procurement and you will lead longer-term transformational work.

This work is essential to provide clarity on the market opportunity for suppliers, increase investment confidence and to ensure our businesses can deliver major projects in line with regulated delivery timelines.

You will work in close collaboration with BU leadership teams, Global Procurement and external stakeholders (including Ofgem, GB TOs and DESNZ) and have strong stakeholder management skills.

What you'll do

  • Lead engagement with Ofgem, Government and industry bodies on supply chain challenges and mitigation activities
  • Lead cross SI / Group programmes of work to co-ordinate activities and ensure all BUs have access to the materials and services they need, when they need it
  • Lead the development of short, sharp briefing notes that are shared across a wide audience to keep stakeholders abreast of key developments.
  • Develop supply chain resilience plans and strategies.
  • Support the Supply Chain Policy & Strategy Senior Manager with the preparation of executive level materials and act as Secretariat for key meetings

About you


•You know how to respectfully challenge others and be challenged in return. When it comes to communication you know how to engage your audience and tailor your outputs accordingly.    
•You are a keen problem solver who can take vague problems and work independently to find effective solutions. You can assess and mitigate risk and synthesise information in a way that is digestible for stakeholders.  
•You are numerate and analytical, able to quickly cut through complexity, understand materiality, and articulate critical success factors and value to others.  
•You possess strong collaboration, influencing and stakeholder management skills and are comfortable working at pace, managing multiple priorities, and with ambiguity. The ability to develop a wide network of colleagues is essential.
•An understanding of the regulatory environment that National Grid operates in would be desirable, as would a good understanding of procurement, commercial value, contractual processes, project management, and analysing and identifying sources of risk. 


What you'll get


A competitive salary between £58,000 - £70,000 dependent on capability.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About us


National Grid Strategic Infrastructure is a Business Unit created to propel our grid forward to deliver in 5 years, what has been achieved in the previous 30. By 2030 we aim to have 17 new major infrastructure projects live across England, Scotland and Wales. 

Here at National Grid, we connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres, and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people. 

Our investment in Strategic Infrastructure via the Great Grid Upgrade will mean more home grown power, greater energy security and a cleaner future. 

Whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.

More Information

This role closes 24th July however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. 

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.
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