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Procurement & Supply Chain Finance Manager

Contract type: Fixed Term

Category: Finance

Location: Dunstable


Role: Senior Finance Manager, Procurement & Supply Chain

Function: IT, Procurement & Supply Chain Finance

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.

Grade: B18

Employment Type: Full time, Fixed Term Contract 14 months

We have an opportunity for an experienced finance manager to join the IT, Procurement & Supply Chain Finance team. You will act as lead finance business partner to the Procurement and Supply Chain P&SC) Director, the 3 senior Heads of Procurement & Supply Chain and their wider teams.

What you will be doing:

  • Reporting – Lead and manage team to deliver all key reporting requirements for the function including:
  • Procurement Monthly savings report
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Dashboard and KPIs
  • Transformation monthly reporting pack
  • Inflation reporting
  • Rebates reporting
  • Manage and report appropriate and stretching KPIs and metrics across Supply Chain
  • Compliance and Exception Reporting
  • Supplier Risk Management
  • Business partnering
  • Business Analysis & Insight
  • Financial modelling and scenario analysis
  • Budgeting and Forecasting Co-ordinate Procurement and Supply Chain input into the planning and forecasting cycle
  • Financial Control
  • Manage Supplier Risk review process
  • Developing people and improving processes

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • Excellent academics – preferably with a degree from a leading University
  • Qualified Accountant ideally 5 years+ PQE
  • Rounded technical skills – expertise across a range of technical accounting and financial areas
  • Excellent systems and reporting skills in particular use of excel, powerpoint
  • Analytical rigour – a structured, methodical and broad-minded approach to business analysis – excellent insight into the drivers of profit
  • Spotting Opportunities – the commercial grasp to make incisive judgements on uncertain data
  • Influencing skills – the interpersonal skills to influence, educate and shape operational decision making at a senior level
  • Challenging others - confident in challenging others, whilst at the same time maintaining and building a professional relationship
  • People Management – Manage and support two analysts within team with an emphasis on coaching and personal development so they are motivated and stretched
  • Actively integrated into the business – exposure to roles where finance acts as a key partner in driving business success, or to roles close to the operations of a business; and of proactively initiating strategic opportunities
  • Strategic grasp – Experience in planning/strategic roles, and of adding value to the business through excellent commercial judgements.
  • Industry experience – Experience in fast paced customer facing industries

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 

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: 799609-2028
Advertised: 24 Feb 2023

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