Virgin Media O2 • United Kingdom

Procurement Manager

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

This role is part of the Tesco Mobile team and will be based out of the Tesco Mobile Slough, Manchester or Welwyn Garden City office.

You will proactively lead the business in determining and managing the best and most effective sourcing strategy for projects that you are deployed on, providing effective and expedient Procurement support for sourcing related activities.

On the job training will be provided, and you will enjoy support from other established team members. Your ability to demonstrate a team player mentality, having passion and drive, and a proven track record in delivering results is more important than the breath or level of experience that you have.

You will lead on end to end vendor sourcing, from RFI/RFQ’s, leading on negotiations, supporting cross functional evaluations, contract construction (within templates provided) into contract lifecycle management. You should be capable of communicating and resolving any challenges across the business at all levels of management.

The role provides the opportunity for a varied work load, and would suit an individual looking for new challenges with a constantly evolving portfolio. You should thrive in flexible ways of working, as part of a team of three, your workload will regularly flex between colleagues and categories as both your, and your colleagues capacity dictates. The business supports personal development through exposure to new categories, and you can, within reason input and influence which categories and contracts you work on. Categories are as diverse as those listed below

Who we are Tesco Mobile is a totally unique business, a 50/50 joint venture between VMO2 and Tesco that launched back in 2003 and has gone from strength to strength as we’ve launched into new services, markets and customer propositions.

Tesco Mobile has more than 5 million customers and is award-winning, instilling agile methodologies and cultivating a fantastic can-do attitude across it's teams. We're always on the lookout for the best talent, be that from our two shareholders or the wider industry.

Working at Tesco Mobile means being employed by one of our joint venture shareholders – Virgin Media O2 or Tesco Mobile, our Head Office vacancies are advertised under both brands. Our culture is uniquely Tesco Mobile with a great sense of community, but with all the benefits of working for one of the shareholders as well. We pride ourselves on being a company where everyone’s welcome and truly feels able to be themselves. We not only celebrate diversity but recognise the value and opportunity it brings in helping us to care for human connection – we are supermarket mobile!

The must haves In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Previous experience in procurement within IT, Technology or Digital.
  • Outstanding commercial negotiating skills.
  • A sound knowledge of core Legal contractual terms, and experience of negotiating and delivering complex contracts
  • A strong team player, our success is dependent on each other, transparency, good interpersonal skills and personal integrity are all key.
  • Excellent influencing skills with the ability to act as an ambassador for the business both internally and externally.

The other stuff we are looking for We'd also love you to bring;

  • Working in an agile environment.
  • MCIPS would be advantageous.

What's in it for you Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Tesco Mobile means you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

We're all about hybrid working here, so expect to have a base location where you'll have the right facilities to enable amazing collaboration and quality time with your team, alongside all the right kit to work from home too.

Next steps If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include 2- stage process.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you. Thanks for your patience in the meantime and for showing an interest in joining the Tesco Mobile family.


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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