Procurement Specialist


Job Location:

Leatherhead, UK

Type of Job:

Full time

up to £50,000



The role

The Procurement Specialist will support the building out of a robust supply chain as we scale. This will require you to work with suppliers, to negotiate pricing based on our growing sales volumes, manage an efficient flow of components to facilitate product development and support ongoing cost-down of the product to achieve our cost of goods target. This is a great opportunity to be part of building an early-stage business. You will play a key role in leading our procurement activities as the business scales.

You will:

  • Develop and implement a procurement strategy that is aligned with our growth plans.

  • Negotiate component pricing and establish supply contracts whilst maintaining good relationships with our suppliers.

  • Identify new suppliers to source the best products in terms of value, delivery schedules, sustainable practice and quality.

  • Process purchases, monitor inventory, track usage, and adjust procurement activities according to product demand.

  • Analyse spend data and produce statistics on costs and saving opportunities.

You are:

  • A creative problem solver – you find enjoyment in finding solutions to complex issues.

  • Not dependent on process – you are comfortable with doing things differently and ready to challenge us to do the same.

  • Comfortable working autonomously – juggling multiple projects and activities at once.

  • An effective communicator – keen to share your opinions and ideas whilst building on others’.

  • Customer centric – you see the bigger picture of what we are trying to achieve.

  • A pragmatist – you understand the trade-offs between commercial and technical supply chain decisions.

You have:

  • A keen interest in the future of the energy sector and Net Zero.

  • Procurement experience in a related field.

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Commercial and financial awareness including strong analytical abilities.

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills.

  • Ability to travel to meet with suppliers as required.

  • Experience with an industry standard ERP system.

  • A CIPS qualification.

Why you’ll want to work at Sunswap

  • We are developing first of a kind technology that will change the world.

  • You’ll have exposure to all areas of business with ownership and learning opportunities.

  • A supportive test and learn mentality.

  • You’ll contribute directly to the future of sustainable transportation.

  • You’ll be part of an inspiring work environment with short lines of communication, flat structures and a great team spirit.

  • Regular company socials. Work hard, play hard.

  • Sunswap swag.

At Sunswap we want all our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. For us, the right attitude and a desire to learn is essential so we would love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet all of the above.

Join us on our mission to decarbonise the supply chain.