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Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.
At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open.
What makes this role unique?
To provide invaluable analytical support to the wider Commercial team, often supporting more than one project at once. The successful candidate will be heavily involved in the assessment of opportunities with stakeholders and closely involved in the day-to-day delivery of sourcing projects ensuring that recommendations reflect the best possible value and are in line with business objectives
What you will be doing?
As a Senior Commercial Analyst, your time will predominantly be split between data analytics, market analysis, stakeholder engagement. This will involve:
Obtaining, cleansing and analysing large and complex data files to provide insight on our historical spend as well as identifying opportunities in cost and operational efficiency using historic and forecast information;
Leading and supporting stakeholder (project) meetings and presenting findings in front of stakeholder group, which may involve senior level commercial and operational managers to drive decision making;
Developing and recommending appropriate commercial models and pricing templates/ bid sheets for each sourcing initiative either by using existing templates or creating new models working closely with the project team;
Supporting the development of sourcing recommendations, by providing commercial analysis of final costs verses budgets and baseline outlined in sourcing strategy, and evidencing what additional business value has been enabled;
Taking ownership for our commercial data including proactively cleansing our historic and forecast data to ensure it is as accurate as possible and available to the wider team through our commercial tools;
Regularly engaging with stakeholders to elicit information and define scope of analysis and providing support to internal and external (supplier) meetings to explain data analysis as requested;
Driving the wider team to promote and imbed our technology through championing our systems and running training sessions for the Commercial and wider business including recommendations of how to enhance and develop our current commercial tools;
Embracing the latest technologies to support analytics (e.g. Qlik, Tableau) to drive consistency and efficiency in delivery;
Undertaking a key role in the strategical planning process within commercial including analytical support to enable project forecasting and prioritisation including recommendations to Commercial Business Partners of future opportunity areas;
Proactively identify further opportunities for the analyst team to support the commercial process and embrace these new opportunities.What you will bring to the role?
Degree in a numerical field such as Engineering, Accountancy, Mathematics or equivalent.
At least 5 years of relevant experience in a previous organisation in a similar role.
Previous experience in presenting business cases to senior stakeholders in an organisation.
A self-starter with a proven strong analytical mind set and proven ability to work well under pressure.
The successful candidate must possess advanced capabilities in Excel, VBA, Power BI and Power Point.
You will be self-sufficient, hold strong communication/stakeholder engagement skills, and be able to prioritise/multitask to produce required deliverables efficiently. Key to this role is also the ability to isolate key issues and draw sound conclusions from various sources of information;
A good understanding of a commercial business and experience with business analysis techniques and data modelling tools.What's in it for you?
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your well-being.
Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career and flexible working arrangements.
We’re also proud to embrace and promote diversity and believe that creating a workforce that reflects the communities we serve will help us to thrive. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.
Find out more about working at Thames Water.
We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive. This means, when a crisis happens, we all rally round to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an Ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and a earn bit of extra money along the way.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment