An exciting opportunity to join a high-growth technology start-up focused on eliminating fuel poverty and improving living standards in social Housing as a Purchasing Manager..
Base Pay: £40-45k
Company Bonus: Annual 0-10%+ (Based on company performance)
Share Options: £10,000
At Switchee, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a decent home and that the
environments we inhabit have a massive influence on our ability to enjoy life and prosper.
One in five households in the UK live in social housing, a sector with the right values at its core but that has historically struggled to deploy innovations in the home. Many residents still can’t afford to heat their homes and live in cold, mouldy properties they can’t be proud of.
We believe that radical innovation in internet-connected technology can ensure that every resident, every day, is living in a home that allows them to succeed. That’s why our products are built not just on great technology, but on an understanding of what people want from the space they live in.
This approach led us to reimagine the most mundane household object, a thermostat, into a product that automatically reduces energy bills, looks great and offers control to those who want it. We are also revolutionising the way social landlords manage their housing stock with an obsessively tailored SaaS property dashboard and handy alerts on things like when the boiler is going to break.
Our goal is to perfect the ultimate connected hub for the social home. It’s going to revolutionise the way residents interact with their homes and landlords manage their properties.
We may be only 7 years old, but it’s already been quite a ride. Our first product, the connected Switchee thermostat is already in over 100 of the UK’s biggest housing providers.
We’re growing 100% year on year and are backed by some of the best-known investors in technology and social impact. We are a small team of passionate and ambitious people driven by a collective desire to make a positive impact in the housing sector, both for residents and landlords.
We are looking for a motivated individual to be an essential part of our team, supporting the beating “heart” of the business and our new customers.
The Purchasing Manager role is responsible for establishing and maintaining healthy purchasing relationships within a complex and diverse supply chain. They will work with our supply chain team to ensure appropriate forecasting, scheduling and delivery of all direct materials to ensure continuity of material supply required for Switchee production. Responsible for overall supplier quality and cost performance.Coordinate with our internal and external supply chain team to place orders and ensure material availability while optimising inventory.
Develop relationships with suppliers to support business growth and maximising business profitability.
Review existing and establish new and competitive purchasing agreements with suppliers and manufacturing partners.
Responsible for supplier delivery on time, inventory levels through the supply chain while supporting quality and cost.
Manage product obsolescence risks with good knowledge and awareness of end of life materials.
Produce weekly and monthly management reports for stock availability.
Establish, track and maintain performance against Key Performance Indicator Targets (Quality, Service and Cost).
Initiate and execute continuous improvement projects relating to environmental, quality, service and cost metrics.
Work closely with Manufacturing Quality and Production teams.
Manage supplier compliance and communications with particular focus to Health, Safety and the Environment.
Who you are
We are a company built on a strong technical foundation. You’ll need to grasp and effectively manage a range of data sets and organisational complexity. Most importantly you will need initiative and drive.
Previous experience in a buying role ideally in an electronics manufacturing environment.
Full knowledge and understanding of materials planning systems (MRP/ERP) requirements and order generation process logic.Thorough understanding of Supply Chain Management operational concepts surrounding production planning, scheduling, purchasing, and inventory control.
Analysis and manipulation of complex data sets.
Solid negotiation skills.
Demonstrated project leadership success.
Results and detailed oriented.
Flexibility to travel and visit suppliers
We look for people who share our values and can add to our culture. Values are shared beliefs that guide our decision-making, and culture is how we function as a group and how we live our values as individuals.
- Unlimited holiday policy + Bank Holidays so you can take as much as you want! No need to count those Winter break days anymore!
- Everyone at Switchee enjoys flexible working hours and is the master of their own routine.
- We have a remote-first Hybrid Working Model, with offices near London Bridge.
We will provide you with all the necessary equipment to work from home in a safe and enjoyable manner.
- We socialise together with regular outings in London, Quarterly Company Off-sites and an annual “working remotely” trip where you have the option (but no obligation) to join us in working from a fun location.
- We are hosting regular Virtual Socials and keep finding creative ways of staying connected with each other.
- We provide an L&D budget and access to our Switchee Library, where you can request new books monthly.
- We provide access to ThanksBen - a platform with plentiful discounts and free virtual well-being sessions.
- We offer Spill, a Mental Health app at your fingertips, where you can get in touch with a therapist in record time.
P.S Switchee is a Disability Confident Employer and we aim to provide reasonable adjustments for our new hires to ensure they are successful and supported in their roles.