IT Commercial Data Analyst - ESO

Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

National Grid

We are one of the world’s largest investor-owned energy companies, committed to delivering electricity and gas safely, reliably and efficiently to the customers and communities we serve.

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About the role

This is the time for action – we need to move at pace and reform our energy system – to deliver energy security, to tackle climate change and to protect our people.


As an IT Commercial Data Analyst, you will be responsible for reporting on Vendors and the contract lifecycle stages, delivering relevant, accurate MI and Insights on supplier segments, contracts (and call off agreements), spend against threshold/sanction/PO and delivery against commitment. You will action renewals and apply changes to contracts via change control, according to the value/outcome required. You will support with managing the relationships and performance of our delivery partners to ensure clear communication, continuous improvement and accurate data is provided for all stakeholders, to allow key decisions to be made. You will share data/insights with key internal stakeholders and ensure DD&T roadmap requirements are understood, vendor outcomes are being met, with optimum value is being delivered.


This role is based from Warwick, and we continue to offer hybrid working from office and home. 

About us

The ESO has a key role to play in tackling climate change by transitioning GB’s electricity system to net zero. We already operate the fastest decarbonising electricity system in the world, with an ambition for zero carbon operation by 2025. And by 2035, we want to run 100% clean, green energy, all the time.

Becoming the National Energy System Operator
In Summer of 2024, the ESO will transition to becoming the National Energy System Operator, or NESO for short. Previously denoted as the Future System Operator (or FSO), the new National Energy System Operator will be the independent body responsible for planning Great Britain’s electricity and gas networks and operating the electricity system. 
The ESO, including all of its existing roles, will be at the heart of the new National Energy System Operator. As NESO, we will build on our existing roles, capabilities, and ways of working significantly to create an organisation the energy system and its users’ need. Our new capabilities will enable us to look across vectors, including electricity, natural gas and hydrogen, and crucially consider the trade-offs between them. 
The organisation will be set up as a public corporation with its own Board of independent directors, with complete operational independence from government, the regulator and any and all commercial interest. As the ESO are today, NESO will be licenced and regulated by Ofgem through price control agreements and obligated to identify optimal solutions to system operations and planning in the most sustainable, affordable and secure way for all. 

The time to deliver is now. As part of our team, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in Great Britain – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the IT Vendor Manager in the review and analysis of contract data that will ensure contract renewals and changes are managed effectively and on-time, according to the agreed schedules.
  • Assist in the coordination, delivery and performance management against Master Service/Framework Agreements (MSA), SOWs & Managed Service contracts. 
  • Support in the effective maintenance of the contract database, to ensure that all information held are up-to-date and can be used for decision making processes. 
  • Participate in the setup and delivery of vendor governance meetings in line with the relevant Governance framework. 
  • Work with Workforce Planning Lead to ensure Partner MI is in sync with people data on MSP resources and supports resource planning activities
  • Work with the business to capture and report contract changes, deliver purchase orders and provide invoice escalation management to enable prompt payment and accurate reporting.
  • Work with Partners to deliver accurate and standardised regular MI to the business. 
  • Support in the regular contract performance and cost analysis reports for management and relevant stakeholders
  • Working with finance team to ensure Invoice Management Process is optimised and well-functioning for the organisation to ensure partners are paid on time, at the right cost and accountabilities for all parties are fully understood and adhered to.

About you

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, with significant experience of data analysis and MI/BI data reporting solutions.
  • Experience of procurement events and developing and using contractual frameworks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to convey complex messages effectively across all levels
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, ability to effectively challenge complex commercial ideas
  • Resilient problem solver, comfortable with working in a new and changing environment that gives the team the opportunity to shape the future investment
  • Proactively identifies challenges, risks, and opportunities and shows initiative to progress appropriately
  • Production of key information and metrics relating to vendor management and contracts 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • The ability to work resiliently under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent communications and influencing skills, and the ability to clearly present and discuss solutions at all levels. 
  • Solutions-oriented and focused on continuous improvement 

What you’ll get

A competitive salary between £44,000 – £50,000 – dependent on experience and capability.

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus based on company performance, 26 days annual leave as standard 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 comprehensive benefits package tailored to support your well-being and professional success. From a competitive salary to flexible work arrangements, we promote your work-life balance. Enjoy fit for purpose wellbeing and lifestyle offerings, ongoing skill development aligned to our Purpose and Values, and be part of a supportive community that values your individuality and where you can belong.

More information

This role closes on 02/05/2024 at 23:59, 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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