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Strategic Supplier Manager, Tech

Funding Circle


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Funding Circle to Transform SME Lending with Cutting-Edge Tech and Unrivaled Supplier Management


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London, United Kingdom - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary

Funding Circle is on a mission to revolutionize small business funding with their innovative platform, offering lightning-fast decisions and accessible funding for SMEs across the UK. With over a decade of experience, they're not just a financial institution but a technology leader dedicated to delivering an exceptional customer experience. Join a company where your work directly contributes to shaping the future of SME lending and creating a better financial world.

Role Summary

  • Drive improvement in the Tech Supplier landscape.
  • Collaborate across Tech business areas to identify improvement opportunities and cost savings.
  • Engage in data-driven analysis and problem-solving to facilitate change and efficiency.
  • Work closely with peers and stakeholders, fostering a culture of collaboration towards common goals.

Role Requirements

  • Experience with Tech teams and knowledge of the Tech supplier landscape.
  • Understanding of supplier management processes or experience in managing supplier programs.
  • A track record of adding value through contract negotiations or management.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders, communicate complex situations, and make decisions.
  • Fast-paced work ethic with excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Problem-solving tenacity and a passion for being part of a high-performing team.


  • Hybrid working model with office perks like free barista and subsidized lunches.
  • Support for flexible working arrangements.
  • Private Medical, Dental Insurance, online therapy sessions, and reproductive health support.
  • Financial coaching, mortgage advice, and retail discounts.
  • Professional development allowance and learning platform access.
  • Lifestyle benefits including gym access and electric car scheme.
  • Enhanced parental leave policies and an award-winning diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative.

The role At Funding Circle, our suppliers are essential in enabling us to achieve our shared vision of building a better financial world. We recently launched a new Tech strategy that will help us deliver more, faster and the right things into 2024 and beyond. This role will help bring this vision to life - working across different areas of the Tech business to review and improve our Tech Supplier landscape. The successful candidate will be data-driven and be ready to roll-up their sleeves to identify areas of improvement, opportunity and cost savings. They will have the passion to collaborate with peers and stakeholders to achieve a common goal. Where others see problems they will see opportunities and have the tenacity to make change happen.

Who are we? Our mission is to build the place where small businesses get the funding they need to win. We do this by uniting cutting-edge data and technology to deliver an unbeatable customer experience. With a decade of expertise under our belt, we've built a game-changer of a platform that's reshaping the landscape of SME lending. Say goodbye to lengthy applications and hello to lightning-fast decisions! In just minutes, SMEs across the UK can get an instant decision, giving them access to affordable funding in a flash.

Job requirements Experience working with Tech teams and an understanding of the Tech supplier landscape A solid understanding of the supplier management process or experience managing supplier programs A proven track record of delivering value through contract negotiations or management You are confident in managing a range of stakeholders - you speak up and can concisely and accurately communicate complex situations that help guide stakeholders to make decisions. You work at pace whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail and organisational skills. You enjoy problem solving and are tenacious in pursuing solutions. You are excited to be part of a high performing team and actively contribute to team culture

Benefits Our Circler proposition is designed to support employees both in and out of work, and it is anchored around four pillars: Health, Wealth, Development & Lifestyle. We offer hybrid working, with 2-3 days per week based in the office. When you’re in the office you can take advantage of our free barista and subsidised lunches through JustEat and we will help support your home working set-up. We support flexible working arrangements so please speak to our recruitment team if this is something you’d like to learn more about.

A few highlights: Health: Private Medical Insurance through Aviva, Dental Insurance through Bupa, MediCash, free access to online therapy sessions via Spill and exclusive discounts with Hertility for reproductive health support. Wealth: Octopus Money Coach, free mortgage advisor partnership and discounts across numerous retailers through Perks at Work. Development: Learning allowance and full access to internal Learning platform. Lifestyle: Gympass, Electric Car Scheme and more!

And finally, we have enhanced all of our parental leave policies - we actually won the AltFi Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative of the Year 2022 for our Partner Leave policy.


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