Procurement Project Manager

London (Greater)
12 Apr 2018
12 May 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

We are:

A fast-growing start-up revolutionising the design industry, a market worth over $700bn annually. eporta is an online marketplace where architects, interior designers and other businesses can discover high-design furniture, lighting and accessories and purchase directly from suppliers.

We have users in over 80 countries, so our business is already truly global. We have a number of high profile investors including a large US venture capital fund, Guy Hands (founder of Terra Firma) and the founders of Zoopla, Betfair, and Achica.

eporta Procurement is the exclusive furniture consultancy and procurement service of the eporta platform, working with architects, interior designers and businesses to deliver exciting large-scale projects in all industry sectors across the globe. Our growing procurement team have over 30 years’ experience of successful hospitality, office and high-end residential project delivery.

We are small, dynamic and ruthlessly meritocratic, with experience drawn from a wide range of sectors. Our leadership team have deep experience in private equity, fashion, high tech, and of course digital & ecommerce. Company culture and team dynamics are hugely important to us - we listen to everyone’s opinion, make a decision, and move fast.

You are:

Someone who is self-motivated, able to start a project and see it through to the very end. You have meticulous attention to detail. You love building relationships and understand how to manage and grow them through every step of a project, even when the going gets tough. You are a shrewd negotiator with strong commercial understanding, and you don’t shy away from a difficult conversation. Your project management skills are second to none; you’re in your element working to tight deadlines under pressure, overcoming barriers and problem-solving along the way. You take pride in your work and get others excited about what you do, and you’re someone people want to work with because they can rely on you.

Your role:

A unique opportunity to make a real impact in a critical function of a fast-growing business. You will own and run FF&E procurement projects from initial consultation through to full installation and be responsible for every element involved. You will have a portfolio of your own clients to manage and engage, always with an eye for new business openings. You will work closely with the Business Development Manager, supporting new business acquisition and ensuring that the team successfully close opportunities.

This is a unique opportunity to join an exceptionally well supported business and team at an early stage and shape how it grows - you will be part of something BIG. You will have responsibility and will make a real impact on the success of the company, with the ability to define and shape your career as our business grows.

Your skills and experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years Project Management/Account Management experience
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills - you will love meeting people
  • Knowledge of the furniture industry
  • Organised and systematic - you’re creative but you also know how to get things done

Bonus points for...

  • An eye for design with creative flair
  • Experience in working on FF&E procurement projects with a strong portfolio of Hospitality, Commercial and/or Residential projects
  • A project management qualification