Transport Procurement Manager



Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

About Safi:

Safi operates the recycling industry’s first digital B2B marketplace, underpinned by AI enhanced material quality control. We combine technology and deep industry expertise to simplify every step of the trading experience and are proud to count 400+ of the most forward thinking recycling facilities across the globe as our customers.

We are backed by the US & UK's most renowned ClimateTech investors, with Chris Sacca's LowerCarbon Capital as lead investor. We've also received personal investment from some of Europe's most successful founders (e.g. Revolut, Monzo, Songkick & InFarm founders).

About the role:

Be a driving force behind building a logistics operation that our customers love and internal tools that enable us to deliver best customer service.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure lowest average transport cost per tonne, whilst achieving the highest customer satisfaction rate with Safi's transportation, compared to our competitors

  • Strategise and support on transport requirements in line with business needs from Account Managers and Business Development

  • Build, maintain, manage relationships with new and existing partners (ocean carriers, road carriers and freight forwarders) and support Safi with escalations where required

  • In conjunction with Operations, use industry and logistics experience to optimise shipping, and deliver the best value for Safi

  • Build and write SOPs / working documents to be shared and agreed with partners.

  • Define and track KPIs to understand, manage and improve business and partner performance

  • Own WBR/MBR/QBRs with partners


  • Deep knowledge of how carriers work and operate

  • Strong relationship management skills, vendor or supplier

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Experience building pricing models and sheets to track price changes and identify opportunities for cost savings

  • "Black book" of industry contacts

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary, with attractive equity options

  • 26 days annual leave (+ all national holidays) - the national holidays are flexible so you can take them whenever suits!

  • Hybrid or Remote role. We are based in a co-working space near Liverpool Street. We have no fixed rules about coming into the office on certain days. Just focus on delivering outstanding results!

  • Work environment optimisation budget

  • Fresh fruits and healthy snacks in the office

  • Regular team socials and meals

  • 1-2 company off-sites per year to stunning locations

  • Comprehensive health insurance scheme (optional)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • CPD (continuous professional development) and wellness budgets

  • Pension options to suit you