London

Procurement Category Manager - Tech

Job type
Full Time
Level
Mid-senior level
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Your Role

Immediate start - 6 month contract

About the Role

As part of the Customer, Technology & Creative Procurement Team, you will be working within Tech Procurement Partnering.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a fun, agile organisation where you can build on your existing procurement skills by working across a wide range of projects and the breadth of the category.

You will gain a deep understanding of how a global fast-paced online retailer operates and will have the opportunity to work with stakeholders across exciting business areas.

What Youll be Doing

The Technology Team spans Retail, AI, Data Services, Architecture, Service Operations, Supply Chain, Security and Digital Products & Platforms

  • Using your understanding of ASOS business, market and industry factors, develop and execute against on overarching category strategy
  • Managing a varied workstack of strategic & high value add procurement activity, prioritising different stakeholders and activities effectively
  • Optimising Technology procurement across multiple projects simultaneously
  • Be the Tech subject matter expert in your relevant sub-categories for procurement
  • Building relationships with stakeholders across the business up to & including c-1 level providing commercial & thought leadership
  • Identifying and delivering commercial value (including but not limited to savings) to support ASOS Strategic Pillars
  • Proactively identifying pragmatic and right fit sourcing strategies subject to business capacity, complexity, value and risk. Collaborating with stakeholders to gain alignment and buy in
  • Managing corporate risk identifying supplier risk areas, quantifying risk exposure and executing risk mitigation actions
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement and implementing change
  • Reporting on savings achieved and updating on projects

/01 Company Description

We're ASOS. We blend our flair for fashion with our love of cutting-edge technology, but more importantly were interested in how we can bring the best out of you.

We exist to give people the confidence to be whoever they want to be, and that goes for our people too. At ASOS, you're free to be your true self without judgment, and channel your creativity into a platform used by millions.

Through our Fashion with Integrity strategy we are driving diversity, equity and inclusion across every aspect of ASOS and ensuring every ASOSer can be their authentic self at work. We want our people to be whoever they want to be, because we believe people who bring their best selves to work, do their best work.

/02 Job Qualifications

Who Wed Like to Meet

  • Experience of working within a fast-paced Procurement environment, preferably e-commerce.
  • Broad experience of working with varied Technology
  • Proven track record of taking ownership of Technology subcategories and stakeholder relationships
  • Confident with developing and negotiating commercial terms and reviewing contracts.
  • Has completed or is working towards CIPS certification, or has equivalent relevant experience
  • The ability to pivot quickly and prioritise effectively, being proactive within a dynamic environment susceptible to change
  • The ability to face and resolve multiple issues in a collaborative manner
  • A down to earth character that takes people with them on a journey of cultural change
  • Strong influencing, interpersonal & communication skills, with the ability to forge relationships
  • Great analytical, administrative and presentation skills using MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • The ability to adapt their style to different audiences and build positive working relationships
  • The confidence and motivation to work independently
  • A strong passion for learning and the confidence to challenge the status quo

/03 Additional Info

Whats in it for you?

  • Employee discount (hello ASOS discount!)
  • ASOS Develops (personal development opportunities across the business)
  • Employee sample sales
  • Access to a huge range of LinkedIn learning materials
  • 25 days paid annual leave + an extra celebration day
  • Discretionary performance related bonus scheme
  • Private medical care scheme
  • Flexible benefits allowance - which you can choose to take as extra cash, or use towards other benefits

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Our Commitments

We want our people to be whoever they want to be. Thats why were committed to creating a truly inclusive culture at ASOS, but howre we doing it?

Were proud members of Inclusive Companies, are Disability Confident Committed and have signed the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter. Weve also recently been placed 8th in the Inclusive Top 50 Companies Employer List too.

We have several employee networks that operate as safe spaces, to help support and celebrate our people, find out more here.

How can we support you to be your best self? Our Talent team will be happy to provide support e.g. if you need additional time to prepare for an assessment or you have requirements for any part of the interview/hiring process - just let us know by email or phone, whatever works best for you. Its also our policy to interview all candidates with a disability who meet the minimum requirements for roles they have applied to.

If you have any questions about the policies we have in place to support our employees (e.g. our parental leave approach), just let our Talent team know.

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Meet The Team

Meet Christy Hill -
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Meet Denise Finney -
Operations @ ASOS

Meet Ben Rubery -
Operations @ ASOS

Every single day I feel both supported and inspired! The constant flow of creativity within ASOS is contagious. It's cool to be encouraged to think outside the box.
I was initially drawn to ASOS as it is a reputable company with a culture that is unmatched. After joining ASOS I soon realised that just like the name, it was most definitely ‘As Seen On Screen’ – what you see is truly what you get. There are endless opportunities within the company with values embodying a culture of bringing your best self to work. I never feel as though I need to change to fit the status quo of the ‘corporate lifestyle’ but actually, I fit in more when I’m authentically being myself.
At ASOS I can bring my authentic self to work, you’re empowered to think different, innovate and do the things you love. ASOS is a fast paced, changing environment with fun at the heart of everything we do.
  • Christy Hill

    Operations @ ASOS

    Every single day I feel both supported and inspired! The constant flow of creativity within ASOS is contagious. It's cool to be encouraged to think outside the box.
  • Denise Finney

    Operations @ ASOS

    I was initially drawn to ASOS as it is a reputable company with a culture that is unmatched. After joining ASOS I soon realised that just like the name, it was most definitely ‘As Seen On Screen’ – what you see is truly what you get. There are endless opportunities within the company with values embodying a culture of bringing your best self to work. I never feel as though I need to change to fit the status quo of the ‘corporate lifestyle’ but actually, I fit in more when I’m authentically being myself.
  • Ben Rubery

    Operations @ ASOS

    At ASOS I can bring my authentic self to work, you’re empowered to think different, innovate and do the things you love. ASOS is a fast paced, changing environment with fun at the heart of everything we do.
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Authentic

We celebrate what makes us unique, and stay true to ourselves.

Our business is built on an inclusive culture which encourages passion, enthusiasm and development – so you can bring your best self to work. We recognise that our differences make us stand out from the crowd, giving our ASOSers and customers the confidence to be whoever they want to be. 

Brave

We’ve been bold and ambitious from the start – it’s in our DNA.

We’re empowered to try something different with the freedom to fail, turning left when others turn right. We use our voice to drive us forward, speaking up on the things our people and customers care about and challenging the status quo. 

Creative

We have a curious and adventurous spirit – it’s who we are and runs through everything we do.

We balance leadership with learning, by being comfortable as an innovator and when following in the footsteps of others. Our products and platform are fuelled by creative passion and a deep understanding of our customers, allowing us to empower millions of people around the world. 

Disciplined

Great work doesn’t happen by chance.

We need to take time in our pursuit of excellence – honing our skills, perfecting our craft, executing our plans, being comfortable with the uncomfortable and bridging the gap between goals and accomplishments. It’s a strategy that allows us to create an ASOS that’s built for future success.

Our Benefits

  • Employee Discount

    The most asked-about benefit! As an ASOSer, you’ll receive an exclusive employee discount. You can also nominate a family member or friend to share your discount with.

  • Pension

    Retirement might not be on your mind right now, but it’s important to prep for it. We offer matched contributions up to 5% to help you save.

  • Private Medical Care scheme

    If you join our Private Medical Care scheme, you’ll get fast and effective access to medical cover. 

  • Bonus

    What we achieve is always a team effort. That’s why we offer a discretionary bonus scheme which rewards you based on our group financial and strategic performance.

  • Your birthday off!

    Who wants to work on their birthday?! All ASOSers get a day off during their birthday week, in addition to 25 days of annual leave. 

  • Shuttlebus Service (if you're based in our Leavesden office)

    It’s more of a work perk, but we offer a free shuttlebus between Watford station and our office in Leavesden.

  • Sample Sales

    We’ve always got fun things happening in our offices, but the one ASOSers get most excited about is our sample sales. Plus, all proceeds from the sample sale get donated to the ASOS Foundation, which helps our charity partners abroad. 

  • Career Development

    Your career matters to us – we want to help you grow, gain new skills and learn from experiences. As an ASOSer, you’ll have access to a world-class development plan, giving you the courses (and time) to work on things that matter to you. 

  • Summer Hours

    We finish at 3pm on Fridays in June, July and August!! This perk doesn’t mean a dip in your salary – it just gives you extra freedom to enjoy those summer weekends however you want.

Location

Our HQ in London

Our HQ in Camden was once a cigarette factory – now, the iconic Art Deco building has been completely renovated with spacious office areas, ASOS Studios (where we shoot all our products), beauty rooms and a free gym. There’s also a subsidised canteen and café. 

Recruitment
Process

  1. Apply online

  2. Call back & Interview

  3. Decision & Onboarding