Procurement Manager

Utility Warehouse Limited

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Hi! We're UW. We’re on a mission to take the headache out of utilities by providing them all in one place. One bill for energy, broadband, mobile and insurance and a whole lot of savings!

We’re aiming to double in size as we help more people to stop wasting time and money. Big ambitions, to be delivered by people like you.

Got your attention? Read on…

We put people first. It’s all about you…

You’ll have exceptional interpersonal and relationship management skills, adept at fostering collaboration among internal and external stakeholders. Fluency in written, verbal, and presentation communication is essential for effectively conveying ideas and information. Strong negotiation abilities are highly valued, as we aim to secure optimal value for our business endeavours. You’ll be proficient in numeracy for analysing financial data as managing budgets and controlling costs is integral to the role.

Additionally, the capacity to recruit, lead, and motivate teams is paramount. The role entails making critical decisions and operating effectively under pressure to meet demanding targets and tight deadlines. If you're ready to excel in a challenging yet rewarding environment, we invite you to apply and join us in driving success.

We work together as a team. Your team and the people you work with…

We are building a new procurement team to enable the business to develop and thrift with their growth. The role is a new opportunity and has a chance to shape the future of the team and ways of working for the business. Being part of the journey to excellence the role will sit within the Procurement, Property and Warehouse department. Collaboration with finance is key to ensuring value is generated for the business and stakeholders.

We deliver progress. What you’ll do and how you will make an impact…

  • Be pivotal in the company growth plans and work across the entire business, partnering with departments to ensure supplier governance and performance

  • Develop the purchasing strategy of the business and our new policies and ways of working

  • Challenge business plans and strategy documents to ensure robustness of approach that maximises commercial opportunity and mitigates risk

  • Support departments with forecast levels of demand for services and products

  • Conduct research to source the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality

  • Develop in partnership with departments tenders, evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors

  • Ability to negotiate and agree contracts ranging in value from £25k - £50m

  • Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers

  • Manage and motivate a team of procurement staff

  • Undertake value for money reviews of existing contracts and arrangements

  • Ensure the security and sustainability of sources of essential products and services

  • Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities

  • Understand market analysis and possible growth to support future decision making

  • Keep up to date with trends and innovations, regulation and new technology that can impact on the business

  • Ensuring all vendors meet the compliance requirements of the company

  • Bring value to the business through contract reviews, negotiations and recommendations

  • All departments will be stakeholders with an emphasis on finance and legal relationships

  • Deliver cost savings through the supply chain and efficiency within the business

So why pick UW?

We’ve got big ambitions so there’s going to be plenty of challenges. There are also a lot of benefits:

  • An industry benchmarked salary. We’ll share it during your first conversation.

  • Share Options and a Save as You Earn scheme.

  • Discount on our services and you get our coveted Cashback Card for free.

  • A matched contribution pension scheme and life assurance up to 4x your salary.

  • Family-friendly policies, designed to help you and your family thrive.

  • Discounted private health insurance, access to an Employee Assistance line and a free Virtual GP.

  • Belonging groups that help UW shape an even more inclusive future.

  • A commitment to helping you develop and grow in your role.

Apply here!

You’ve got this far… Hit apply - we can’t wait to hear from you! Worried you don’t hit all the criteria? We welcome applications from diverse and varied backgrounds so get your application in and let’s chat!

We provide equal opportunities, a diverse and inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone. You are welcome to apply no matter your age, disability, gender, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. If you need any help, support, or advice at any point during the hiring process please just let us know.

Please note, if you are applying for a role which involves having access to personal data, you will be subject to a background check. Where checks are unsatisfactory or incomplete and/or a failure to reveal information relating to convictions that you are required to identify as part of the background checks, could lead to withdrawal of an offer of employment.