Procurement Manager

  • WorldRemit
  • London, UK
  • Feb 15, 2019
Full time Finance Management

Job Description

Who are we?

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money abroad. We’ve taken something complicated and made it simple.  Tap the WorldRemit App or click our website and your international transfer is made – to a bank account, cash pickup, Mobile Money, or airtime top-up. We send to more than 145 countries and the number is growing all the time.

Using WorldRemit is easy because we do the hard bit, connecting hundreds of banks, money agents, mobile operators and payment systems around the world.  These were never designed to work together, but WorldRemit makes it happen.

The journey is just beginning.  We believe in faster, simpler, lower-cost money transfers.  That means building beautiful products and better services for our customers.

Changing the world isn’t easy – so we only hire the most talented people. You need to think differently, believe in new solutions to old problems, and have the drive to make them happen.

WorldRemit has grown at an average 50% year on year and is now processing over £1.5bn of remittances on an annualised basis.  The recently company went through its Series C financing and raised $40m. The company currently employees over 600 employees and has offices in London, USA, Philippines, Poland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and other locations.

About the Role

WorldRemit is looking for an experienced procurement professional to join its London team, reporting to the Finance Director.

As the business has grown, the volume of supplier agreements and scale of these contracts has also grown and there is now an opportunity for an experienced procurement specialist to join the company and help deliver cost improvements and support the next evolution of the company’s growth.

The role is a truly collaborative position, requiring close alignment across the business, helping ensure functional leadership is supported in negotiations and sourcing supplier relationships, as well as helping determine and enforce company policy around procurement alongside colleagues in legal and accounts payable.

Tasks will include:

  • Collaborative support of functional leads in identifying suppliers for new services both located domestically and overseas
  • Taking a lead role in negotiating the commercial terms of any new agreements
  • Liaising with the relevant Finance Business Partners and functional leads to ensure that the service is budgeted for, or if not, supporting the business case for the service
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Helping develop and then ensuring that company governance policies surrounding procurement are followed.
  • Developing and maintaining a database of contract renewals to ensure timely renegotiation
  • Monitor key supplier compliance to contracts by monitoring and reporting on KPI performance in conjunction with departmental managers
  • Perform risk management for supply contracts and agreements


  • At least 5 years’ experience in procurement, preferably in a technology business
  • Track record of success supporting across all functions within a business
  • Collaborative mindset
  • Ability to build informal authority and influence key decision makers
  • Confidence to manage budgets and undertake financial forecasting
  • Self-motivated and proactive, enjoy working under pressure.
  • Strong academic record
  • MCIPS qualification an advantage