Operations Manager

In 2018, we launched the UK’s first real-time pay-by-mile car insurance policy, and we’ve been growing quickly ever since. 

As our pay-by-mile policy was the first of its kind, our policy has proven popular with UK motorists, who voted us Best Car Insurance Provider and Best Insurance App for two years running at the Insurance Choice Awards. Our customer-first approach has also ensured we have a Trustpilot rating of ‘Excellent’. We’ve been covered by the BBC, The Telegraph and TechCrunch, while our pay-by-mile policy has also been featured on TV’s Sky News and The Gadget Show.

Our Operations Team sits at the heart of our organisation and has been vital to our current success. The team continues to be an essential part of our business as we grow, and will support our people and processes to ensure that we’re the very best we can be.

The Role

Reporting into our Head of Operations, you’ll be a pivotal part of a team that spans across every element of our business. In a quickly growing startup, there’s no role more varied: you’ll interact with stakeholders from every team and many of our external partners. Efficiency is one of our core company virtues and as our Operations Manager, you’ll play a vital part in helping to maximise it.

Through compassionate led relationships, you’ll collaborate with the wider business to influence and support the continuous improvement of our processes and procedures. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with our award winning Customer Experience Team, helping them to maximise their efficiency through systems and workflow improvements.

Externally, you’ll manage our suppliers to ensure they’re delivering what we need them to. You’ll help the business to resolve issues as they arise, and work with these suppliers to continually improve their processes. When required, you may also lead the procurement and onboarding of new suppliers.

Lastly, you’ll execute the day-to-day operations requirements of the business, such as forecasting and placing purchase orders for stock, ensuring all of our business insurances remain in place and up to date, and assisting with the execution of our OKRs (Objectives and Key Results).

We’re looking for someone who is analytical, with attention to detail, who enjoys spotting ways to improve the way we work, and back up their decision making with data. Experience in an operational role within a corporate or scale-up environment is an advantage but not essential.

If you’re looking to test your skills in a number of different areas, understand the workings of the business as a whole and work with stakeholders from a variety of teams, this is the role for you.

We’re looking for someone to join our team with:

Skills and attitude:

  • A keen eye for process improvements.
  • The curiosity to seek out a better way of doing things.
  • Proven problem-solving skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and comfort with big data analysis.
  • The ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • The confidence to act in a self-directed manner and recommend improvements.
  • Excellent organisation and time management.
  • Great communication skills, with the ability to adapt to your audience.
  • A hands-on, can-do attitude, with the ambition to get things done and see results.
  • A proactive approach, with a willingness to take on new tasks and projects.

Experience:

One more of the following are an advantage:

  • Experience in an operational role for a corporate or scale-up company.
  • Experience in the management of suppliers and people.
  • Problem-solving training or qualifications.

Salary: £40,000-£50,000 dependent on experience

But it’s not all about us... 

It’s just as much about youWe’re an ambitious, energetic bunch and we have our sights set on doubling in size this year, and we’re ready to grow.

We recognise the value our people bring, with their inquisitive minds, bright ideas and fantastic attitudes, and we aim to give as much as we receive. It’s only fair. You can find out more about our benefits and virtues here on our main careers page: www.bymiles.co.uk/careers

Our customers come from all walks of life, and so do we. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics or disability.

Polite note to Recruiters: we have a very experienced internal Talent Acquisition Team, so don't need any help with this role. Thank you. 

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2-14 Shortlands
W6 8DJ London Directions 0330 088 3838

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