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Group Head of Procurement Finance & Accounting

Funding Circle


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Funding Circle as the Interim Group Head of Procurement to Revolutionize SME Lending


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London, United Kingdom - Hybrid

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Hybrid (In-person ~2 days / week)- UK

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Funding Circle is on a mission to be the go-to financial platform where small businesses can quickly access the funding they need to thrive. Leveraging advanced data and technology, they've crafted an unparalleled customer experience that transforms SME lending. With over a decade of innovation, Funding Circle's platform offers swift, straightforward funding solutions to UK SMEs, making cumbersome loan processes a thing of the past.

Role Summary

  • Oversee Global Procurement and Supplier Management processes.
  • Act as a procurement subject matter expert.
  • Establish and nurture relationships across various teams and suppliers.
  • Guide procurement decisions and drive operational processes and initiatives.

Role Requirements

  • Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in a Procurement commercial setting.
  • Proven expertise in negotiating contracts across Technology, Marketing, and Professional Services categories.
  • Adept at building relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Knowledge of external supply markets to provide expert business advice.
  • Team-oriented with a proactive and organized approach to work.
  • Strong IT and database management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and numerical skills.
  • Ability to quickly adapt in a dynamic, fun environment.
  • Procurement qualifications such as MCIPS or FCIPS are desirable.


  • Hybrid working model with office perks.
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance plans.
  • Access to mental health support and reproductive health discounts.
  • Wealth-building tools including financial coaching and mortgage advice.
  • Professional development allowance and learning platform access.
  • Lifestyle benefits including gym membership and electric car scheme.

The role

Funding Circle is looking for an Interim Group Head of Procurement based in London, reporting into the Group Finance Director. You will be responsible for supporting the Global Procurement and Supplier Management processes and will act as a subject matter expert for all things procurement. This will include forming effective relationships across multiple teams, levels and suppliers to guide them through procurement decisions and drive operational processes and initiatives.

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

Relevant experience in a Procurement commercial environment (8yrs+), ideally across multiple categories (Technology, Marketing & Professional Services). Experience with negotiation of contracts, including costs, payment terms, success criteria, etc. Experience in building relationships with business stakeholders of all levels. Understand the external supply market & translate into expert advice for the business. A team player who is driven, organised, confident in their approach to work & has the ability “to get things done” by using their own initiative. Strong IT skills, including database management, Excel, etc. Analytical and numerically astute with strong problem-solving abilities. Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment. Relevant procurement qualifications, such as MCIPS / FCIPS.


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. 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!


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