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Finance & Administration · London, London, City of
Department Finance & Administration
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by our job advert.


We’re Community Fibre and our mission is to bring better internet to everyone. You won’t find any old and slow copper technology here. Our network, which we own and have built, is 100% full fibre. We install it directly into our business customer’s premises and into our consumer’s homes. We provide market leading broadband speeds, at the best prices with a real focus on customer experience - we are consistently the No1 Internet Service Provider on Trustpilot as rated by customers. And as a result we are growing fast.


We are passionate and love working with local communities … the clue is in our name.  We want to bridge the digital divide in society and make Gigafast internet accessible to all. We also love it when local residents become team members of Community Fibre - over 20% of our talent is from communities that we serve.


We are not the new kid on the block, we were established in 2013 and have been disrupting the Broadband industry in London since then. Some recent key achievements include:


  • We raised £400m investment in 2020 from large institutions to secure our ambitious growth plans.
  • We have acquired over 650,000 wayleaves across Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Private Landlords in London to support that growth.
  • We have deployed our 100% full fibre network to over 500,000 premises to deliver the growth, which is rapidly moving towards 2.2 million by the end of 2024.


We’re proud of our achievements so far, but we are not complacent and definitely not stopping here. To help us get to our future, we’re looking for forward thinkers, people with big ideas, people passionate about technology and most importantly hard working team players to join us and be a part of our growing business.


Job purpose:


  • Supporting the Procurement function to ensure that Community Fibre continues to create a competitive advantage through procuring products and services that generate superior value to our customers.


What you’ll be doing:


  • Own and support various spend sub-categories both within a Direct and Indirect space.
  • Lead from cradle to grave various Procurement led RFX projects, identifying efficiency improvements and contributes toward savings targets.
  • Provides the business with market insight and proactive supplier engagement, monitoring the health of CFL’s key supplier base.
  • Upholds Procurement compliance and regulatory requirements, helping to mitigate risk where possible within various supplier engagement, i.e. contracting.
  • Supports in the development of the overarching Procurement strategy, helping shape new processes and policies and raising awareness of the Procurement function and it’s mission.
  • Providing commercial and procurement best practice and guidance to other colleagues
  • General administration.


The experience we’re looking for you to bring:


  • Proven experience in procurement and understanding of category management,
  • Experience in leading multiple, complex tenders in a number of different categories for example from, IT to Marketing and Supply Chain
  • Preferable knowledge of the telecommunications industry
  • Experience working with subcontract management
  • Understanding of commercial contracts
  • Knowledge of Procurement best practices and processes
  • Ideally degree educated in a relevant field or accredited in CIPS or working towards CIPS Level 3 minimum.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including intermediate excel


Why join us:


  • You get to work with some of the best technology in the market
  • Be part of an exciting scale up business where you can bring your ideas, bring your knowledge, we value your contribution
  • We all love time off whether that’s going on an exotic holiday or a staycation, you’ll get 25 days holiday to enjoy, increasing by 1 day for each year of service up to 28 days
  • Birthday leave, our treat to you
  • Keen cyclist, join our cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible WFH policy
  • Enjoy the perks of Vitality health
  • You get to work with an amazing bunch of people


What happens next:


You’ve done your bit so sit back and relax, we will review your application and come back to you.


If we think you’re not quite right for the role you have applied for but may be a better fit for another, we’ll definitely let you know.


Want to know more about a career at CFL, check out our careers page: https://communityfibre.co.uk/jobs


We are an Armed Forces friendly organisation.

We are an equal opportunities employer that values diversity in our team, we welcome applications from all backgrounds.

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  • Location
    London, London, City of
  • Department
    Finance & Administration
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced