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Procurement Manager - R&M

Contract type: Permanent

Category: Procurement Supply Chain and Logistics

Location: Dunstable

Responsible for the development of, and application of, best practice procurement for agreed R&M sub-categories including provision of market insight, development of category strategies & associated s...

Role: Procurement Manager R&M

Function: Procurement & Supply Chain

Location: Dunstable- we have a fantastic hybrid working environment, you’ll need to be in the office at least 2 days per week but the rest of your week can be flexible to what works best for you and your role.

Type of role: Permanent

Responsible for the development of, and application of, best practice procurement for agreed R&M sub-categories including provision of market insight, development of category strategies & associated sourcing plans, tendering, negotiation and supplier management.

What you will be doing:

  • Procurement Strategy- Development, implementation & maintenance of optimal sourcing strategies for all key spend areas across the portfolio.
  • Tender & Negotiation- Tender management, negotiation and implementation of supplier agreements.
  • Supplier Management- Development & implementation of appropriate supplier management activities for all key suppliers across the portfolio.
  • Relationship Management- Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders and senior Executives as appropriate.
  • HSSE, Diversity & CSR- Embed HSSE, diversity and CSR strategies throughout the category team’s activities

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • 2-3 years relevant procurement experience
  • Educated to degree level
  • Highly credible in front of senior stakeholders and the management of key suppliers
  • Understanding of the R&M sector and associated procurement best practice
  • Conversant with a range of R&M sourcing strategies
  • Conversant with forms of contract prevalent in the R&M sector
  • Procurement execution (business requirements analysis, market analysis, sourcing strategy, tender, negotiation, contract award, supplier management etc.)
  • Relationship Management – Able to build value-adding relationships with internal customers
  • Influencing – Able to communicate & influence effectively at senior levels

We’re 1,200 hotels and restaurants in the UK, Germany and the UAE, but we’re more than that. We’re the 35,000 people supporting our brands every day. The ones sourcing the nation’s favourite breakfast, plating up family favourites, and the great night’s sleep guaranteed people. We’re also always preparing for new openings, looking ahead and revamping our online presence. We do it for our guests, and it’s the details that keep them returning time and time again. We could be at the end of their road, their trusty choice for business trips, or we could be the place they associate with big celebrations up and down the country. We’re a constant in a changing world, and we’d love you to join us. Bring your energy, ideas and sense of fun, we’re waiting and so are our brands. 

In return, we will offer you:    

  • An annual Whitbread performance incentive worth up to 30% of base salary  
  • An optional contributory pension matched up to 10% 
  • BUPA healthcare 
  • Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and a regular 25% discount in our Restaurant brands  
  • Access to Whitbread’s Save As You Earn scheme, with a fantastic 20% discount on Whitbread shares 
  • Recognition for service anniversaries, starting from 1 year 
  • Access to a range of discounts from everyday brands 
  • Charity donations through our Give and Match and Raise and Match schemes 
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development 
  • Hybrid working and a genuine flexible working policy 

 

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We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and welcome your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQ+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

Job ref: 779076-1629
Advertised: 21 Jul 2022

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