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Senior Procurement Manager (12 month FTC) Maternity Cover

Funding Circle


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join Funding Circle as an Interim Senior Procurement Manager and revolutionize SME lending with your expertise


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London, United Kingdom - Hybrid

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Organisation summary: Funding Circle is on a mission to become the go-to financing platform for small businesses, merging sophisticated data and technology to provide exceptional customer experiences. With over a decade of innovation, the company is a leader in the SME lending space, dedicated to supporting the growth and success of small businesses.

  • Role Summary:
    • Support and improve procurement and supplier management processes.
    • Serve as the procurement expert, navigating and advising across various teams.
    • Build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
    • Drive operational processes and initiatives to enhance procurement strategies.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Minimum 8 years of experience in a commercial procurement setting, preferably across diverse categories.
    • Proven negotiation skills with a track record of managing contracts effectively.
    • Ability to establish strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels.
    • Knowledgeable about the external supply market to provide expert business advice.
    • Team player with a driven and organised approach, able to independently drive results.
    • Proficient IT skills, including database management and Excel.
    • Analytical, numerate, and strong problem-solving abilities.
    • Capability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic, enjoyable work environment.
    • Relevant procurement certifications (MCIPS/FCIPS) are desirable.
  • Benefits:
    • Flexible hybrid working model (2-3 days office-based).
    • Healthcare packages, including private medical and dental insurance, therapy sessions, and reproductive health support.
    • Financial wellness benefits, such as money coaching and mortgage advice.
    • Personal development opportunities with a learning allowance and access to an internal learning platform.
    • Lifestyle perks including an Electric Car Scheme and other well-being initiatives.
    • Office amenities like free barista services and subsidized lunches.

The role Funding Circle is looking for an Interim Senior Procurement Manager based in London, reporting into the Group Finance Director. You will be responsible for supporting the 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.

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.

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. 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: Wellhub, Electric Car Scheme and more!


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