Head of Procurement

Bulb

  • Full Time

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Started in 2015, Bulb is here to help people to save on their bills and lower carbon emissions. We do that by giving people access to affordable, renewable energy while helping them to make smarter, greener decisions at home. So far, we’re making good progress. Over 1.7 million people in the UK are now on Bulb, and we recently launched in France, Spain and the US (Texas). Bulb was named the UK’s fastest-growing company in 2018 and 2019.
Together, we’re building a new kind of energy company. As a certified B Corporation, we believe in business as a force for good. We use technology to create simple, intuitive tools that help our members to save on their bills and cut carbon. We complement this with great service to make energy simpler, cheaper and greener.
We’re looking for a Head of Procurement to be based at our London office. You will build our processes, including owning the vendor selection process, help negotiations, ongoing contract and vendor management, delivering continuous cost savings, performance and process improvements to the business.
What you’ll be doing
*Build effective procurement strategies and processes.
*Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure compliance to sourcing strategy and continuous improvement of sourcing processes.
*Drive optimisation of the value provided by third parties, reducing costs and managing risk.
*Implement Supplier Relationship Management as an effective and efficient process, ensuring compliance with all policies, minimum standards and governance/risk mechanisms
*Assess the viability of a commercial management tool
*Develop expertise within the relevant categories
*Optimise procurement and supply chain management across multiple projects simultaneously
*Enable the business to improve decision making through the provision and interpretation of accurate, timely and relevant management information
*Adopt a digital mindset to enable our people to develop our processes to become more efficient and to utilise technology solutions to continuously improve.
What you’ll need
*5+ years of procurement experience including leading and building a procurement function, negotiating contracts and commercial terms
*Able to influence & negotiate with stakeholders and deliver commercial impact to Bulb
*A track record of implementation of an effective procurement strategy that had a high impact
*Be analytical; You can break complex problems into smaller ones
*Logical in prioritising projects and selecting appropriate partners
*Proven ability to work independently with a strong sense of ownership
*Ability to work well as part of a team, driven, relentless and a proven ‘finisher’
*Ability to identify process weaknesses and drive change and continuous improvement
*A deep knowledge of the use of procurement tools and an interest in driving automation and innovation in procurement process
*Develop relationships with existing suppliers that leverage spend to reduce costs whilst delivering innovation and benefit to our business
*Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to present confidently and convincingly to senior management
*A recognised qualification in procurement is desirable
Benefits
*Be part of a growing technology startup and help shape the future of energy
*Collaborative, flexible, and friendly environment
*Competitive salary, discretionary share options and bonus
*33 days holiday a year (including bank holidays) and the option to buy up to 5 more
*12 weeks of full pay for maternity, paternity or adoption leave
*Healthcare with Vitality after passing probation, life insurance, and a pension plan with employer contributions
*Cycle to work scheme
*One month sabbatical leave after your first year
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