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Senior Business Performance Manager

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Grade: B18 Function: Finance Location: Holborn, Central London Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Role: Senior Business Performance Manager

Function: Finance

Location: Holborn, Central London 

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time 


We have an exciting, leadership opportunity for a Senior Business Performance Manager to be part of a growing team that is critical to the successful commercial performance of Premier Inn. As the Senior Business Performance Manager, you will manage a team of Analysts while working on cross-functional projects and analyses to determine drivers of commercial performance - unearthing strategic and tactical opportunities. This will be a key position in setting the culture and pace of this new team and requires experience and significant enthusiasm. 


What you will be doing: 


  • Pricing: help develop the pricing algorithms driving c.£1.5bn in sales each year. 
  • Understand and improve complex mathematical modelling to match demand to supply. 
  • Requires comfort with complex analytics & data science
  • Marketing: help optimise digital marketing: improve attribution modelling and solve to a hotel site-night level. 
  • Align marketing and pricing levers to maximise revenue and optimise cost.
  • B2B & Managed Sales: build out new analytics and reporting suites to drive B2B growth, and help the relevant teams make the best decisions. 
  • Build and optimise corporate discounting models to grow market share
  • Leadership: grow and develop a team of 5 senior analysts – building an analytical centre of excellence within the organisation
  • Proactively seek new opportunities – strategic and tactical – to build our trading performance. 
  • Work cross-functionally in a matrix organisation – providing both trusted partnership and constructive challenge to a diverse range of senior stakeholders 

Why we’d love you to apply:  


  • Bachelor’s degree level in a STEM subject, i.e., Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a significant portfolio showcasing relevant development experience
  • Proven experience leading a data science or strategy team would be ideal
  • Proven Track record of delivering projects that catalyse business change
  • Advanced knowledge of a key analytics language preferred, i.e., Python, R
  • An in-depth understanding of statistical and sampling methods and reviews with ideally 5 years + experience applying these skills in a leading business 


In return, we will offer you:  


  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 30% annual bonus
  • Sharesave scheme and Individual BUPA healthcare
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development combined with a genuine flexible working policy
  • Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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14 Feb 2020

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