We’re looking for an Analyst to join our procurement team here at tails.com.
Changing the world of pet food for good
We’re tails.com, a dog food subscription company with a big difference. We create truly tailored food for each and every dog we serve. We start by asking people a few simple questions about their dog. Then we use that information to create their dog’s unique tails.com recipe – so their dog gets exactly the nutrition they need, in the taste they love, delivered to their door every month. It’s clever stuff.
We’ve got ambitious plans. Having created an entirely new category in pet food, we’re now scaling fast in the UK and Europe – backed by Purina, one of the world's largest pet food companies. You’ll join a bunch of smart people working towards the same goals – and a bunch of smart-ish dogs, all working on their own thing.
Together, we’ll change the world of pet food for good.
People. Process. Planning.
That’s what sourcing and procurement at tails.com is all about. People first – because it takes good people to build the kind of long-term, trusted partnerships with suppliers that we do, and it takes great people to create and deliver an exceptional product.
Process, because we can only do what we do by being able to see how the whole system – physical product, digital product, and personal service – fits together. Then we make these complex processes as simple and streamlined as possible. So our team are pattern-spotters, insight-hunters, and change-makers; people ready to be flexible, adaptable, and help us improve in everything we do.
And planning, because we’re here to see as much of the future as we can - to make sure we have enough food for the dogs we serve. We’ve been data-driven from day one, finding new and better ways to draw the insights that help us plan for next week, next year, or five years from now.
Sound like a team you want to join? Here’s how you’ll make a difference:
Want to work in a high growth business with an opportunity to learn about the whole procurement cycle? Interested in commodities, good with numbers and people?
As a Procurement Analyst at tails.com you are an integral part of the procurement team supporting through business partnering across tails.com. With scope to develop in the role and learn Procurement at a high growth business and following a robust but nimble procurement process, you will support our procurement team with delivering ongoing value and managing a high performing supply base, ensuring we have the best supplier partnerships for tails.com now and in the future. To do this you will be working in a broad role giving you the opportunity to work with many teams from our data teams, marketing, finance, engineering, manufacturing and of course our office dogs!
You will be assisting with contract negotiations, supplier reviews and creating and analysing tenders for our global supplier base.
You will bring with you a strong desire to grow and learn in a high growth, fast paced environment. To excel in this role, you will need to have strong analytical skills yet also love working with people and developing relationships, both internal and with our suppliers.
The things you’ll do
- Facilitate supplier performance reviews
- Prepare and publish packs for tenders
- Analysis of spend and risk reports
- Analysis of supplier performance, tenders and commodity market data
- Educate the business on global commodities affecting our supply chain: looking at logistics, energy, agriculture and metals,
- Support the procurement team in supplier negotiations
- Management of our contract portal and contract requests
- Publish the tails.com quarterly supplier performance reports
The skills you’ll bring
- Outstanding numerical analysis, ideally a numerate or analytical degree
- Appetite for development and a career in procurement
- Previous experience in an analytical, procurement or supply chain role is not required but would be a bonus
- Excellent communication and presentation skills in English - written and verbal
- Strong excel skills
- Keen eye for detail
- A supportive and collaborative style to promote and support a best procurement practice
What's in it for you?
You’ll get a competitive salary, reviewed annually, and from day one will be a shareholder in tails.com.
We’re proud to be on a high growth trajectory and offer the chance to work in an environment and with a team that will constantly challenge, support and develop you.
You’ll start on 25 days of holiday which will increase in the time you’re with us. On top of this, we offer optional unpaid leave and a paid volunteer day each year.
For expectant parents, we have extended maternity, paternity, shared parental and adoption pay.