We are looking for an enthusiastic, high calibre individual to join our Fleet and Supplier team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about finding the right answer for the business, whether than be through effectively administrating our Fleet, reviewing our company car policy or understanding and challenging procurement requirements. This role is ideal for a bright and organised graduate who is passionate about delivering change through effective procurement in the wider business.
WE ARE NEWTON.
We’re a team of the brightest and most curious minds with a fundamental belief that every organisation can be better.
We crack some of the toughest business and public sector challenges of the day. Not with reports or copy & paste thinking. But by pinpointing and implementing the changes that will make the biggest difference.
We believe so strongly in what we can achieve together that we stand by the founding idea of Newton – guaranteeing 100% of our fees against delivering results that are recognised by everyone, from the frontline to the boardroom.
We demand better in everything we do. We think you should too.
WHAT IS THE ROLE?
We spend £15m annually across the business on in direct purchasing, so the management of Newton’s procurement activity and suppliers is a huge area of focus.
We believe that value in our procurement activity comes when solutions or products are delivered in partnership with our suppliers. Whilst the £’s are important, there is a strong lean towards the end-to-end usability, ensuring our own policies and processes allow the best solution to be delivered.
One of our largest suppliers is Alphabet, a fleet management company – we work in a partnership with them to effectively manage our fleet of company cars and ensure our offering meets the needs of our drivers. For example, we have recently expanded our options to include hybrids and electrics; ranging from Audi A3 hybrids to Tesla Model 3 electrics as well as many other manufacturers and models.
We are looking for someone who is passionate about finding the right answer for the business, whether than be through effectively administrating our Fleet, reviewing our company car policy or understanding and challenging procurement requirements.
A large part of the role will include keeping our Fleet and drivers safe whilst ensuring we are utilising our vehicles effectively. Below are some of the key activities:
The other area of the role will include wider supplier management including some of the key activities below:
You will be someone who embraces new challenges and thrives when getting involved in reviewing and choosing new suppliers both within Fleet and wider supplier management.
A key initial objective for this individual will be to update policies and processes to allow for more fleet and procurement administration to become self-serve, automated or outsourced as appropriate.
As the individual reduces the time requirement in this area and builds their project management and procurement capability, we want them to take on broader responsibilities. There will be the opportunity to get involved with contracts, business solutions and purchasing around various areas of the business which will include running some projects and procurement activity autonomously.
YOUR EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
Our team set the bar high. Our people drive our business. The quality of your work and ability to communicate with colleagues and suppliers at all levels make Newton exceptional. Our people possess key qualities that make them stand out as exceptional individuals.
For this role we are looking for a graduate. Experience in related roles is recognised but not required, candidates who have only recently graduated welcomed.
You’ll be a high calibre individual, with exceptional levels of personal drive and eagerness for personal development. An analytical mind coupled with strong communication skills and a positive attitude are essential to fit into the Newton culture.
HOW DO WE DEVELOP AND REWARD YOU?
Newton maximises the potential of our people, whether in client-based consulting roles, or in support functions. The prospects for career and personal development in this role are no exception, with future possibilities in a wider remit across various suppliers.
Supporting you starts from day one. Throughout your time at Newton, you’ll get support from several sources – from stretching projects, on-the-job feedback and developmental guidance from our leaders. You’ll attend our ‘Induction Training Camp’ and have a dedicated and consistent Development Manager to support your career progression. You’ll receive regular appraisals and annual pay reviews.
We offer a highly competitive salary and our generous benefits package includes Life Assurance, Income Protection, pension contributions and 25 days’ holiday.
Joining us also brings many social benefits! We have a full social calendar with Autumn and Spring activity days, Christmas events, 3-day Summer event and 4 Newton-sponsored weekends a year.
Kingston Bagpuize, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)