Junior Technical Buyer

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Junior Technical Buyer

Supply Chain | Up to £30k p.a. | Remote (but with a London office if you wish to use it)

At Pod Point we’re changing the way people drive.  We fundamentally believe that travel shouldn’t damage the Earth so we’ve made it our mission to install a Pod Point (an Electric Vehicle charging point) everywhere you park. To make that vision a reality, we need the brightest, most tenacious and most inspiring talent in the world - we are growing faster than the market and we need to maintain that velocity - that’s where you come in!

The Role

Pod Point is building the charging infrastructure that’s accelerating electric vehicle adoption in the UK, Norway and the Republic of Ireland.

We’re looking for an innovative, assertive and organised Junior Technical Buyer to jump on board and help us achieve our ambitious growth goals. The position will report into the Senior Technical Buyer and will be based remotely (although we have an office near Old Street Station in London that you are welcome to use).

What you’ll do

  • Work with the Hardware team on specifications for new parts / products and translate this into requirements to source from our supply base
  • Support the Senior Technical Buyer in identifying, assessing, shortlisting, selecting and onboarding potential new suppliers
  • Onboard new suppliers with all the relevant T&Cs we need, and at the minimum achievable cost
  • Continually assess suppliers and provide feedback and updates to the Supply Chain & Manufacturing teams
  • Help to maintain strong supplier relationships
  • Resolve shortages with our suppliers 
  • Manage our day-to-day sourcing requirements
  • Proactively identify and analyse possible cost saving and risk areas, and recommend improvements
  • Work with a diverse range of internal stakeholders, manage expectations and maintain strong relationships across Engineering, Sales, Logistics, Operations and Supply Chain & Manufacturing
  • Travel (occasionally) within the UK for supplier meetings

What you’ll need

  • Experience in purchasing / procurement within a Manufacturing setting
  • Effective internal communication skills
  • The ability and willingness to work collaboratively with other internal departments 
  • Strong stakeholder management skills both internally and externally
  • Experience in buying plastic/mechanical/electrical components
  • Great organisational skills with a proven ability to problem-solve so that deadlines are met
  • Experience working with project teams 
  • Determination, industriousness, decisive attitude
  • Working knowledge of Excel

Bonus Points

  • A technical / Engineering / Supply Chain related degree
  • Experience working with Salesforce
  • Experience / knowledge of Ascent
  • You have a dog (which you’d be welcome to bring into the office, as and when you choose to go in)
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about climate change, sustainability and/or the EV industry


And if you’re not sure whether you’re what we’re looking for - send us your CV anyway!  We love to hear from people who are passionate about what we do, and we always take the view that a good cultural fit (and mission alignment) is much more important than ticking all the “qualifications, skills and experience” boxes.

Our culture is electric

At Pod Point we like to think we are anything but conventional. We have worked hard to create a rapidly-growing, constantly innovating, flat-structured world, where each employee can see the vital contribution they are making to the company. We knew from the very beginning that a rigid, corporate environment was never going to work for us, and we have stayed true to our word - we’re anything but.

We work hard; we’re not clock-watchers but equally you may find yourself working into the evening very occasionally. In return we’ll pay you well, give you complete ownership to shape the role, give you ground-breaking projects to work on and surround you with fantastic, talented people. We also provide the following benefits:

  • Flexible working hours and a casual dress code
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Very generous maternity and paternity leave scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Eyecare scheme
  • The odd Pod Point puppy to cuddle.

The socially distant elephant in the room

Our first priority (at all times, but especially during the COVID-19 pandemic) is to make sure we’re not unnecessarily exposing Pod Pointers to potential health risks. We’re a “Remote first” company anyway, so we’re continuing to conduct all interviews on Google Meet and are pretty good at onboarding new starters remotely (if we do say so ourselves). As soon as we feel it’s safe, we do intend to reopen our London office; and once that happens you will be welcome to use that for work if you prefer - although there will be no requirement for you to do so.

Final things to note

Pod Point is an equal opportunities employer, although you must be legally able to work in the UK, and any data you provide us will be stored and disseminated in accordance with Pod Point’s Privacy Policy.

We like to deal directly with our candidates so no agencies please!

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

London

Discovery House
EC1Y 8QE London Directions View page

Our Culture is Electric

We like to think we are anything but conventional. We have worked hard to create a rapidly-growing, constantly innovating world, where each employee can see the vital contribution they are making to the company. We knew from the very beginning that a rigid, corporate environment was never going to work for us, and we have stayed true to our word - we’re anything but.

Already working at Pod Point?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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@pod-point.com
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