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Multiverse • London

Procurement Lead, UK

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We’re on a mission to provide equitable access to economic opportunity, for everyone.

We close critical skill gaps in the workforce through a new kind of apprenticeship that combines work and learning. We begin by recognizing high-potential individuals both inside and outside of a company's current workforce and then we create applied, guided and equitable learning programs, with measurable impact. Because we believe the world needs a better way to match its potential.

We work with over 1,500 leading companies including the likes of Microsoft, Citi and Just Eat to help solve their business-critical problems, and we’ve trained over 16,000 professional apprentices in the tech and data skills of the future. This is made possible by our global team who are driven to achieve a mission that matters, together.

Join Multiverse and help us set a new course for work.

The Opportunity

As Procurement Lead, you will lead on the processing, coordination and evaluation of procurement for Multiverse taking steps to improve the overall productivity and cost efficiency of our supplier relationships. This will include building processes from scratch that maximise efficiency and accountability at scale as well as getting hands-on managing some supplier relationships, negotiating contracts and providing insights and recommendations for improvement.

Specifically, you will

  • Review, develop and implement our procurement processes and strategy at Multiverse

  • Identifying areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results

  • Performing all procurement activities including pre-qualification, negotiating supplier agreements, preparation of contracts and tender management

  • Run tenders, evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors whilst undertake value for money reviews of existing contracts and arrangements

  • Negotiating terms and prices with suppliers and vendors to secure advantageous terms, monitoring and assessing their performance and maintaining cost-effective practices

  • Support departments in their procurement efforts by either supervising purchasing, delegating tasks or offering consultative support as is required by departmental expertise.

  • Establish SLA’s across the business for the differing tiers of procurement activity (e.g. contract renewals, time to purchase of new system)

  • Analyse data, produce reports and statistics on spending, saving and forecast price trends and their impact on future activities

  • Drive efficiencies and actively seek out cost reduction in across our suppliers and vendors.

About you

  • Proven working experience as a Procurement Manager, Procurement Officer or Head of Procurement

  • Strong knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in “reading” the market

  • Experience of managing a tender process and contract negotiation

  • Aptitude in project management, decision-making and process improvement

  • Strategic planning and thinking, systems analysis and evaluation

  • Strong knowledge of supplier or third-party management software

  • Strong planning skills and project management expertise

  • Experience in collecting and analysing data

  • You align closely with our values and can share examples of how you have demonstrated them.

How we hire

Benefits

  • Time off - 27 days holiday, plus 7 additional days off: 1 life event day, 2 volunteer days and 4 company-wide wellbeing days and 8 bank holidays per year

  • Health & Wellness- private medical Insurance with Bupa, a medical cashback scheme, life insurance, gym membership & wellness resources through Gympass and access to Spill - all in one mental health support

  • Hybrid & remote work offering - with weekly or monthly visits to the London office and the opportunity to work abroad 45 days a year

  • Team fun - weekly socials, company wide events and office snacks!

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We’re an equal opportunities employer. And proud of it. Every applicant and employee is afforded the same opportunities regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. This will never change. Read our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion policy here.

Right to Work

Do you have the right to work in the UK? Unfortunately, at this time we cannot offer sponsorship for this role and we cannot consider overseas applications.

Safeguarding

All posts in Multiverse involve some degree of responsibility for safeguarding. Successful applicants are required to complete a Disclosure Form from the Disclosure and Barring Service ("DBS") for the position. Failure to declare any convictions (that are not subject to DBS filtering) may disqualify a candidate for appointment or result in summary dismissal if the discrepancy comes to light subsequently.

Company benefits

Health insurance – cover provided by Bupa
Work from anywhere scheme – work for up to 45 days/year abroad
27 days annual leave + bank holidays
Gym membership
Enhanced sick pay
Volunteer days – 2 days/year
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Company shutdown periods
Mental health days
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Meditation space
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Life insurance
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Hackathons
Lunch and learns
Employee discounts
M-powered days - Company wide wellbeing days where the whole company shuts down once per quarter.
Location
88%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
75%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
75%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
62%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
69%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
83%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Multiverse

Company employees

800

Gender diversity (male:female)

45:55

Office locations

London, New York & Remote

Funding levels

$414M

Hiring Countries

Denmark

United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
EdTech & Education

EdTech & Education

Industry awards 2023
Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2023

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