Procurement Manager - Marketing

Any of our offices
about 1 month ago
Full time role


OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

Location - Flexible but with ability to travel to our Bristol, London or Glasgow hubs as required.

Unfortunately we're unable to offer sponsorship for this position.


We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.


Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

You'll be working within OVO's Procurement Team which sits within the Finance area, reporting to the Senior Procurement Manager. Buying goods or services is a crucial part of OVO’s business. It enables us to deliver a whole range of products to our customers - marketing campaigns, smart meters and everything in between.

The Procurement team focuses on driving commercial benefits to support OVO's targets, reducing risk and driving compliance whilst still allowing OVO to operate in an agile manner. We need to maintain a knowledge of relevant supply markets, products, technologies and trends whilst continuously striving for improvements in cost, value and innovation.


What will I be doing?

You'll be responsible for business partnering with operational team members (i.e Heads of Departments and Managers) to help develop various category strategies (including but not limited to Media Buying, Creative, Digital and Public Relations).

You'll use data to build and keep updated a clear view of category spend and suppliers, whilst developing a category savings opportunity analysis. You'll also be helping deliver savings that contribute towards the OVO procurement team objectives.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring relevant budgets are in place and all OVO team members are aligned with the procurement policy and process
  • Continuously striving for improvements in cost, value and innovation
  • Continuous improvement of Procurement tools (P2P, RFP, Contract database)whilst managing change with OVO team members
  • Supporting the implementation of new procurement systems and process
  • Supporting OVOs Plan Zero objectives


Is this the job for me?

You'll have proven experience within a Procurement role, even better if you're MCIPS qualified (or working towards this). You're a strong negotiator and you'll have had experience in business partnering with previous exposure to senior colleagues.

Life at OVO can be quite fast-paced so you're happy working in a constantly evolving environment and proposing, justifying, initiating and implementing change

Ideally you'll have:

  • Strong presentation, relationship building, facilitation and conflict resolution skills
  • The ability to apply skills beyond the traditional functions of Procurement and to bring them to bear on a broad range of commercial issues
  • Knowledge of Procurement systems (i.e Source to Contract and P2P)

You should also be a delivery focused self starter. team-oriented and with a collaborative, pragmatic approach. Experience in an energy and technology businesses is desirable but not crucial.


Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

View Company Profile