OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...View Company Profile
Location: Hub based! Bristol or London
But you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best
Team: Procurement & Supplier Management (Finance)
Salary banding: £55,000 - £65,000
Working pattern: Full-Time
Reporting to: John Hawkins - Senior Procurement Manager, Technology
Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.
This role in 3 words: Driving, Relationships, Commercial
Top 3 qualities for this role: Influence, Self-Solving, Commercial
In the words of the team, you should leave your current role for this one because….
“OVO is a fantastic place to work. The company really cares for its people which makes you want to go the extra mile. There is a reason we won Times best place to work! The Procurement & Supplier Management team are on a really exciting journey and it's not every day you get the ability to actively participate in a Procurement transformation! OVO felt like home to me after just 2 weeks and I put that down to having such a great team around me”
Everyone belongs at OVO
At OVO, we are on a mission to solve one of humanity's biggest challenges, the climate crisis. And we know it takes all of us to change the world. That's why we need diverse people from all gender identities, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations, life experiences and backgrounds to join us.
Teamworking for the planet
Everything we do here spins around Plan Zero. So, naturally, the team you’ll be joining plays a gigantic role in making that happen. Here’s how:
As an enterprise business OVO’s supply chain presents large risk but great opportunity when it comes to sustainability and wider ESG initiatives. Procurement & Supply Management play a vital role when contributing to OVOs wider Plan Zero aspirations ensuring we’re working with the right partners and managing risks appropriately.
This role in a nutshell:
We’re hiring for the best of the best in the world of Procurement! A Procurement transformation is never simple but the rewards are huge. We need talented, driven self starters who know what good looks like and how to get there. We have an extremely ambitious strategy to be recognised as a leading function in the Procurement industry winning awards and experimenting with cutting edge technologies that give us the edge over our competition, such as incorporation of AI. We’re investing in an exciting training programme (our Procurement DNA) to provide a fantastic foundational capability at all levels and will be recognised across the business for value generation beyond tactical cost savings. Our journey is just getting started so come and be part of something great!
Reporting to the Senior Procurement Manager for Technology, you’ll be part of the Procurement team responsible for supporting change, delivering results and setting the bar for ‘what good looks like’ across the team and management level and below.
Buying goods or services is an essential part of OVO’s business. It enables us to deliver a whole range of products to our customers from marketing campaigns, smart meters and everything in between.
The Procurement Team's objectives are:
Your key outcomes will be:
You will be responsible for supporting the sourcing strategy and plan across Technology (connectivity & telco, data services, hardware, hosting and infrastructure, software & applications, technology services). You will be delivering exceptional stakeholder management to Senior Managers and Heads of Department under the Chief Product and Technology officer, aligning the supply chain to the business strategy and objectives.
Adopting a Category Management approach you will be supporting the development of appropriate category strategies which de-risk OVOs market exposure and drive maximum potential value.
In addition you will be responsible for:
You’ll be a successful Procurement Manager, Tech here at OVO if you…
You won’t like this role if you…
Let’s talk about what’s in it for you
We’ll pay you between £55,000 and £65,000, depending on your specific skills and experience. If your expectations are a little different, have a chat with us!
We keep our pay ranges broad on purpose to give us, and you, flexibility to match your experience to our zero carbon mission.
You’ll be eligible for an on-target bonus of 15%. We have one OVO bonus plan that focuses on the collective performance of our people to deliver our Plan Zero goal.
We also offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to help you feel like you belong at OVO…and 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 starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).
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.
For your Belonging
To find better ways to support our people, we need to listen to each other’s experiences and find ways to build a truly inclusive and diverse workplace. As part of this, we have 8 Belonging Networks at OVO. Led by our people, for our people - so when you join OVO, you can play a part - big or small - with any of the Networks. It's up to you.
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! If you have any additional requirements, there’s a space to let us know on the application form; we want to make the process as easy and comfortable for you as possible..