Procurement Manager

Finance Leamington Spa, United Kingdom


  • Job Title - Procurement Manager


  • Reports Into - Finance Business Partner


  • Location - Hybrid/ Leamington Spa


A Little Bit about Kwalee….

Kwalee is a games publisher and developer based in Leamington Spa, UK, which boasts more than 1 billion installs on mobile platforms with games such as Teacher Simulator, Draw it, Bake It, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky! and Line Up: Draw the Criminal. The company also publishes a growing catalogue of PC and console titles including Eternal Hope, Tens, Scathe, and Wildmender along with the upcoming titles ROBOBEAT, Space Chef, The Precinct and The Spirit of the Samurai.

Founded by games industry icon and Codemasters co-founder David Darling CBE, who is joined by a fast-growing team of global gaming experts with studios in the UK, India, Portugal and China and remote team members all over the world, Kwalee is on the lookout for high-quality games to publish on all platforms and encourages developers to get in touch.

Outside of its games, Kwalee is also highly active in the industry, as an ambassador of not-for-profit organisation Women in Games and a regular supporter of the charity SpecialEffect.

What’s In It For You?

  • Hybrid working - 3 days in the office, 2 days remote/ WFH is the norm


  • Flexible working hours - we trust you to choose how and when you work best

  • A dog friendly office (There’s dog-free areas too, if pooches aren’t your thing)

  • Profit sharing scheme - we win, you win 

  • Private medical cover

  • Life Assurance - for long term peace of mind

  • On site gym - take care of yourself

  • Relocation support - available

  • VISA Sponsorship - available

  • Quarterly Team Building days - we’ve done Paintballing, Go Karting & even Ninja Warrior

  • Pitch and make your own games on Creative Wednesdays! 

  • Kwalee Artificial Intelligence (K.A.I) - win prizes for proposing useful AI initiatives


Are You Up To The Challenge?

In the role of Procurement Manager, you will have a pivotal role in overseeing the entire procurement process from start to finish. Your responsibilities will include maintaining vendor relationships, facilitating the vendor contract renewal process, managing outsourced managed services, and leading the Office Administration team.

Your Team Mates

Our finance team shoulders the responsibility of monitoring the financial health of the entire company. They reason with logic, are accurate with numbers, and grasp what adds or brings tangible value to the business. And they do it with great optimism and humour.

What Does The Job Actually Involve?

  • Management of a company-wide, efficient, and agile procurement process. 

  • Negotiation with vendors with the aim of achieving best value for Kwalee, procuring high quality goods and services within established time constraints. 

  • Maintain good third-party vendor governance and oversee the management of outsourced services relationships, working with relationship owners and heads of division to ensure contractual terms are met and relationships maintained. 

  • Support the management of spend budgets, working with budget holders to ensure all spend is tracked, accounted for, and reported to internal stakeholders. 

  • Build and manage a brilliant team of Office Administrators to support procurement, vendor management, and general office administration. 

  • Help maintain Kwalee’s position as a leading game producer and publisher. Build capability such that Kwalee develops its market and commercial position. 

More details about the role:

Vendor Selection and Management: 

  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers and negotiate favourable terms and agreements.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure timely and quality product delivery.

Cost Control:
  • Monitor and control procurement budgets and costs to maximise efficiency and reduce expenses.


  • Implement cost-saving initiatives and strategies without compromising quality.

Inventory & Asset Management:

  • Manage inventory levels within Office Administration and support stock management in other departments such as within Information Technology, to meet business needs while minimising excess stock and associated costs.


  • Implement inventory control and asset tracking systems to optimise stock turnover and management. Maintain an up-to-date asset register.

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure that all procured goods and services meet quality and safety standards and are fit for purpose.


  • Work with suppliers to resolve quality issues promptly.

Strategic Sourcing:


  • Develop and execute sourcing strategies that align with business objectives. Support the selection and management of strategic managed services partners as needed. 

  • Stay updated on market trends and technology advancements

Contract Negotiation:

  • Negotiate and manage supplier contracts to secure advantageous terms for Kwalee.

  • Continuously review and update contracts to reflect changing business needs.

Cross-Functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including game development, production, and supply chain, to align procurement with project goals and timelines.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards in procurement practices.


  • Identify and mitigate procurement-related risks.

Office Administration Team Management

  • Manage the Office Administration teams in Kwalee’s office hubs. Ensure Office Administration activities are completed in a timely manner

Your Soft Skills

Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues. 

We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.

A Little More About Kwalee

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.

Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.

We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France. 

We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!