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, London or Glasgow
But you have the flexibility to work wherever suits you best
Team: Procurement & Supplier Management (Finance)
Salary banding: £75-£85k + benefits package (dependent on experience)
Experience: Senior Manager
Working pattern: Full-Time
Reporting to: Karl Walton - Head of Procurement
Sponsorship: Unfortunately we are unable to offer sponsorship for this role.
This role in 3 words: Management, Strategist, Owner
Top 3 qualities for this role: Leadership, 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 above and beyond. 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 hardworking, driven self starters who know what good looks like and how to get there. We have a very ambitious strategy to be recognised as a leading function in the Procurement industry winning awards and experimenting with pioneering 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 OVO Head of Procurement, you’ll be part of the Procurement senior management team responsible for inspiring change, delivering results and setting the bar for ‘what good looks like’ across the team.
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 from marketing campaigns, smart meters and everything in between.
The Procurement Team’s objectives are:
Your key outcomes will be:
You will drive the sourcing strategy and plan across both marketing (media buying, direct marketing, creative & content production, sponsorships & PR) and corporate services (consultancy, professional services, people services and travel) supported by two direct reports. You will be delivering exceptional stakeholder management to the VP of Corporate Affairs & Marketing and the Chief People & Customer Officer aligning the supply chain to the business strategy and objectives.
Adopting a Category Management approach you will be developing appropriate category strategies which de-risk OVOs market exposure and drive maximum potential value.
In addition, your role will cover:
You’ll be a successful Senior Procurement Manager, Marketing & Corporate Services 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 £75 - £85k + benefits package per annum, 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 favorite 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 (available after passing of probationary period)
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.