Vendor Manager



London, UK
Posted on Friday, December 29, 2023

Vendor Manager

  • Product Operations
  • Hybrid (London)
  • Level 5 (Guide)
  • Permanent


Curve was founded with a rebellious spirit, and a lofty vision; to truly simplify your finances, so you can focus on what matters most in life.

That’s why Curve puts your finances simply at your fingertips, so you can make smart choices on how to spend, send, see and save your money. We help you control your financial life, so you can go out and live the life you want to live.

With Curve you can spend from all your accounts, track spend behaviour and provide insights, and security to protect you from fraud. For the first time giving you bright insights and control of all your money in one beautiful place.

We’re developing a ground-breaking product with our customers at the core. Our user base is growing rapidly and we have exceptional metrics. We have funding from the leading names in tech investment, and a visionary leadership team who wants everyone who joins this remarkable adventure, to have the autonomy to masterfully develop their expertise.

Welcome to Curve. On a mission to help you live inspired.

Curve works with payment services suppliers and technology vendors to deliver a unique customer proposition. As our Vendor Manager you will support Curve’s domain experts to track and manage their key supplier and vendor relationships.

As Vendor Manager you will orchestrate all Vendor management activity with a focus on ensuring that all of Curve’s key suppliers and vendors are effectively tracked and managed, costs are controlled, value is delivered from relationships and that all teams know well ahead when renewal or notice in contract is due.

You will maintain strong relationships with all business areas who have daily relationships with vendors and work together with them to ensure that vendor relationships are maintained and that new vendors and suppliers are effectively onboarded into the business.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Management of the data that summarises Curve’s contracts with key suppliers and vendors.
  • Proactive engagement with Business teams to ensure that any pre-renewal activity is planned and completed to enable optimal renewal negotiations, ensuring the risk elements are incorporated and value for money is achieved.
  • Drive the end to end procurement process with key stakeholders e.g. finance, legal, info-sec, technology teams
  • Management of RFP/RFI process
  • Contract negotiation in partnership with COO and Business Leads including review and evaluation of new contracts to ensure that Curve is in the best contractual position possible.
  • Ensuring that due diligence is followed and 3rd party risk is minimised.
  • Support Curve departments with 3rd party performance management including regular reviews and ongoing due diligence to evaluate service and any emerging risks to Curve.
  • Support Curve departments to develop a pipeline for potential new vendors of our existing services.
  • Support Curve departments with research on potential new providers of new services.
  • Building and developing effective relationships with key business stakeholders to understand the business needs and propose appropriate solutions in relation to procurement of goods and services
  • Monthly review meetings with key Business Stakeholders to review the status on contracts and suppliers
  • Monthly reports to COO and Finance on the status of Curves’ vendors and suppliers

Skills & Experience:

  • 3+ years experience of vendor and supplier management in a financial services environment.
  • Experience and understanding of Third-Party Risk and control concepts, with extensive Vendor Management
  • Proven experience working with multiple teams and departments
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with all stakeholders
  • Effective time manager with ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Experience of supporting strategic initiatives that involve key vendors.
  • Strong Commercial acumen and good risk management and mitigation skills.


  • 25 days excluding bank holidays
  • 10 days per year for training & conferences
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Pension Scheme powered by “People’s Pension”
  • Working abroad policy (up to 60 calendar days per year)
  • Life insurance powered by AIG
  • BUPA Health care cash plan (Individual Level 1 plan with ability to upgrade)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Mental health & wellbeing support, Life coach, Career coach)
  • 24/7 GP access (Smart Health via Yulife)
  • Annual subscriptions to Meditopia & FIIT for your mind and body (via Yulife)
  • Discounted shopping vouchers (via Yulife)
  • Ride to work scheme & Season ticket loan
  • Electric car scheme
  • Bonus days off for your birthday, moving house and Christmas
  • Six nights of Night Nanny for new parents
  • Free Curve Metal subscription for you and your +1