Operations Manager, Energy & Innovation

Job Type Construction & Technical Services
Location Bracknell Campus
Additional Locations London - Victoria
Partnership Level 6
Closing Date 25/06/2024
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £52,800.00 - £84,300.00 Annual
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 35

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We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.

Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

At a glance

  • This is a hybrid working role, therefore your time will primarily be split between working from home and the Head Office. The role can be based at either our Bracknell or London Head Office depending on your preference. If based in London, the normal place of work for this role is Victoria, London pending the relocation of the London office to Pimlico during the summer of 2024, after which the normal place of work will become Pimlico, London.

  • The salary range for this role is set at £52,800 - £84,300.

  • This is a permanent position.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Technical Services team as an Operations Manager, Energy & Innovation. You will have an integral part in supporting and advancing the Partnerships energy reduction targets across all Lines of Business. Your mission? To enhance efficiency, reduce consumption, and promote sustainable practices.

You will be accountable for guiding our strategic insights and spearheading the creation of processes, policies, and plans to advance our energy initiatives. Your expertise is key to effectively engaging with senior stakeholders, impacting strategic choices and managing our supply chain to ensure a seamless and efficient operation. You will oversee all components of our energy reduction initiatives, leading the energy response team and guide the team on delivering year on year savings whilst making a real impact on our sustainability goals. 

You will play a crucial role in our Energy & Innovations strategy by:

Strategic Insight:

  • Delivering management information that empowers decision-making and promotes our energy reduction initiatives.

  • Seeking out innovative solutions to propel our ongoing efficiency journey.

Process and Policy Leadership:

  • Define, shape, and embed robust processes, policies, and plans for energy consumption reduction.

  • Ensure alignment with the energy procurement budget, prorated for consumption.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Collaborate with Lines of Business stakeholders at all levels.

  • Ensure targets are well understood, applicable, and actionable.

Influence and Impact:

  • Drive Retail and Line of Business activities to achieve reduction targets.

  • Link Partner behaviour and building performance to measurable innovations.

Supply Chain Management:

  • Lead relationships with energy data, metering, and reporting platforms.

  • Optimise supply chain processes for maximum efficiency.


Essential skills you’ll need

  • Financial and analytical expertise - ability to analyse, identify trends and provide actionable insights

  • Communication skills - ability to communicate complex data to senior stakeholders

  • Stakeholder management - experience in building relationships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external.

What else could you bring?

  • Project management - experience in planning, developing and delivering projects effectively.

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Benefits of the Partnership and the role 

💻 - Hybrid Working and excellent work life balance, including focus on well being and flexible working and our market leading equal parenthood leave Policy

🏖️ - Full time working holiday entitlement is 25 days holiday, plus public and bank holidays (role specific) (this is pro-rated for part time hours)

🐷 - Defined Contribution pension scheme where your contributions will be matched by the Partnership (up to 8% of pay). After three years’ service, you’ll receive an additional Partnership contribution of 4% of pay, regardless of whether you pay in or not

🤑 - You’ll get Partnership discount in store and online once you complete Earning Membership. That’s 25% off in John Lewis & Partners (12% off electrical products) and 20% in Waitrose & Partners. You’ll also be able to nominate someone you live with to share your discount

🚴 -  Simple cycle to work support scheme

🏰 - We’re really proud of our exclusive hotels based in some of Britain’s most beautiful areas and once you’ve been with us for three months, you’re welcome to explore them

💗 - Health Care cover 

🌱 - To learn more about our Benefits, please visit - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/benefits/ 

Next Steps 

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications and see further guidance on the PDW under "Internal application process").

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early.

  • Once you've submitted an application, the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a virtual interview.

  • You'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. 

  • Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining JLP. 

  • Please be aware that due to the nature and activities of this role, all successful candidates will have a reference check carried out through a 3rd party registered body. 


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At the John Lewis Partnership, we embrace our differences. We want you to be you. Because, well, we know you're at your best when you're free to be yourself. Being a truly inclusive employer to us means creating an environment which celebrates your contribution, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion or belief. It's why we've set our own aim to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners (employees) and our customers. We firmly believe that our future success lies in diversity of thought from all Partners and it's integral in our mission to build a happier world. We welcome applications from everyone interested in working for us. And, once you're a Partner, your differences will make all the difference. Find out more about D&I in the Partnership here - https://www.jlpjobs.com/about/diversityandinclusion/

Attachment: Operations-Manager-Energy-Innovation.pdf

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