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Posted Date:  07-Feb-2023
Posting End Date:  20-Feb-2023
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water
Department:  Procurement
Salary (£):  Up to £41k DOE

Commercial Contract Specialist

Contract Specialist


Our Procurement and Contract Management team are looking to appoint an experienced Commercial 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.


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.




This Contract Specialist role will be based at Seven Trent Centre in Coventry, supporting 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


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 Management Information, Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicator 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
  • 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 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 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.


The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity and a caring attitude we want to talk to you, too.


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 want people who show up and get involve. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you?




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live.


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:


  • 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 contribute double your contribution (capped at 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • 24/7 access to a virtual GP
  • Employee Assistance Programme to look after yours and your family’s wellbeing
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year




We can’t wait to hear from you.

Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media.


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!