Technology Procurement Manager

UK London

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Legal & Compliance UK

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1 Jun 2024

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R-0003566

Creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive Dojo

Dojo’s 150,000+ customers reflect the diversity of the UK High Street. Building teams with diverse backgrounds that are representative of the customer base which we serve is fundamental to creating innovative products at Dojo. Whoever you are, if you’re passionate about your work, curious, relentless and customer-obsessed, you have a place at Dojo. 

We want everyone to be the best they can be throughout the recruitment process; if you require any additional adjustments please let us know.

 

The Role

Procurement in Dojo is a thriving function and in high demand.  The business has and is continuing to invest heavily with third parties particularly in the technology space.  We’re looking for a category specialist to support the business across all sub-categories with new requirements plus supplier and renewal management. This role will ensure we secure commercial value from our technology suppliers and establish contracts that can scale with us and minimise risk. 

Procurement does not exist in this business to slow things down; indeed the opposite.  We provide our stakeholders and colleagues with fast paced pragmatic procurement support.  With no hard or fast policies or processes, you will be approachable, agile and comfortable with ambiguity. And the best thing is, we don’t impose ourselves on our stakeholders; they come to us.  This results in great working relationships and fantastic outcomes for the business and our suppliers.

What you’ll do …

  • Support the business in all aspects of technology procurement including categories such as:

    • SaaS, PaaS, IaaS

    • Hardware and End User Computing

    • Cloud and hosting

    • Outsourcing

  • Supplier selection, new contract negotiations and renewal management.

  • Work closely with our Legal, Finance and Information Security Teams as part of a crack team of commercial experts!

  • Work with the Technology Team, develop a category strategy that supports Dojo’s ambitious growth plans.

  • Work with the Technology Team to rationalise the supplier base, consolidating where possible.

  • Monitor supplier performance and embed supplier performance management for the critical suppliers.

 
 

What you’ll bring …

  • Comprehensive experience in a procurement or commercial role with a focus on the technology category.

  • Strong engagement skills at all levels within an organisation, including C Suite.

  • Sharp commercial focus, where driving value from our suppliers is at the heart of what you do.

  • A pragmatic, commercial and creative approach to problem solving and decision-making

  • A team player with great people skills and a good sense of humour who can effectively and efficiently collaborate, building relationships with colleagues throughout the business.

  • Contract negotiation experience and expertise, particularly in the technology category.

     

About Dojo

We launched Dojo in 2019 to address business owners’ pain points across the UK. Since then, we’ve seen incredible growth as a scaling fintech, welcoming over 150,000 customers and growing the Dojo team to 1,000+ people across five locations. In that time, we’ve also introduced Dojo Virtual Queues & Bookings and the Dojo restaurant finder app, formerly known as WalkUp and loved by 1,000 restaurants and 750,000 diners. 

Today, we work towards our mission to empower businesses to thrive in the Experience Economy by creating the tools and technology that turn transactions into meaningful relationships. For our business customers, that means fast funding, the fastest payments, smart integrations, and efficient virtual queues & bookings - all with instant insight across the board. For diners, that means getting seated at their favourite restaurants with just a couple of taps on the Dojo app. Whether it’s for busy business owners or hungry diners, every Dojo product is built to address real customer pain points by our dedicated teams in London, Bristol, Hull and Belfast. 
 

Our values

At Dojo, we’re curious. We have an insatiable desire to learn and innovate. And we’re relentless. We persevere even when it’s easier not to. But, we’re nothing without our customers, who drive everything we do. From day one, Dojo was built on real customer pain points and every one of us is customer-obsessed. 
 

Our way of working

Dojo has adopted a set of shared principles with the aim of increasing in-person collaboration and amplifying our ‘Customer First’ values. We encourage our employees to meet in-person over virtual meetings, and our communication is mostly asynchronous. Unlike most other businesses, we are intentionally avoiding a rules-based approach, and each team is empowered to make the arrangements that work best for their success. The answer to every scenario which tests these principles is: We trust you to use your judgement responsibly, in the best interest of our customers.

Find out more about our benefits and what it’s like to work at Dojo at dojo.careers . Learn more about Life at Dojo on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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