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Procurement Manager - Corporate Services

Contract type: Fixed Term

Category: Procurement Supply Chain and Logistics

Location: Dunstable

Working on our Global supply chain logistics (warehouse and transportation for UK, DE and China), and our ancillary revenue category that delivers £25m to the business (car parking, vending for exampl...

Role:  Procurement Manager – Corporate Services

Reports to: Senior Procurement Manager – Corporate

Grade: B18

Employment Type:   Full-Time, Maternity Cover for up to 12 months

Location: Whitbread Court, Dunstable (hybrid working with 2 days in the office)

Responsible for the application of best practice procurement for Corporate Services categories, including provision of market insight, development of category strategies & associated sourcing plans, tendering, negotiation and supplier management. Supporting the delivery of the Brand and Product strategy to support future growth.

Inside the role:

  • You will be responsible for the continuous maintenance and update of market insight regarding category, best-practices, trends, key suppliers etc.
  • Development of documented (3 year) sourcing strategies for agreed sub-categories in collaboration with senior stakeholders
  • Tender management, negotiation, and implementation of supplier agreements.
  • Present contract award recommendations to key stakeholders and Senior Executives as required as well as work with Group Legal to ensure development & implementation of robust contracts with all key suppliers.
  • Input to the identification of key suppliers across the category and establishment of appropriate supplier management activities to oversee supplier performance against SLA / KPI’s and provide a forum for ongoing supplier development and improvement.
  • Engage with suppliers to consider the business as a preferred customer in presenting innovation and cost efficiency projects
  • Ensure best-in-class service from our logistic and warehouse providers whilst optimising total cost of ownership
  • Ensure application of, and compliance to, WHR’s Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE), Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategies & policies.
  • Develop strong personal relationships with appropriate stakeholders and other Executives across the business. 

Open to you: 

  • Fully conversant with forms of insight and data prevalent in the category sector
  • Able to build strong, value-adding relationships with internal customers
  • Strong influencing skills – able to communicate and influence effectively at senior levels
  • Project Management – Able to lead cross-functional projects and deliver results to agreed timescales
  • Finance – conversant with business financial accounting and able to analyse and report data effectively to key financial stakeholders
  • Procurement execution (business requirements analysis, market analysis, sourcing strategy, tender, negotiation, contract award, supplier management etc.)
  • Conversant with a range of associated sourcing strategies


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: 796534-2028
Advertised: 25 Jan 2023

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