Procurement Manager - IS

Recruiter
Whitbread
Location
Dunstable
Posted
10 Jan 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Procurement Manager (IS)

At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. We are dedicated to our core values; being genuine, confident and committed, and are proud of our winning teams, who make everyday experiences special for our customers.

Our core business has changed over the years, yet we remain true to Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking.

Due to our continued expansion, we are recruiting several brand new roles within our Procurement Function. We are seeking strategic procurement professionals who show passion for our business and our values, which underpin which underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands.

IS Procurement Manager

Within this role you be responsible and accountable for the sourcing of IS services for PI &R, Costa and Whitbread Group requirements. You will work with the Senior Procurement Manager and with colleagues in the IS Procurement team supporting the introduction of and embedding professional procurement across the Whitbread business.

You will also be responsible for the application of best practice procurement across the breadth & depth of the category including provision of market insight, development of category strategies & associated sourcing plans, tendering, negotiation and supplier management.

To be successful in this role you must have broad understanding of IS (IT) and associated procurement best practice – as well as being fully conversant with a broad range of sourcing strategies required to underpin corporate strategies for the IS. You will have experience of procurement strategy development and implementation as well as building credibility with senior leaders. You will be used to working under broad direction with full accountability for establishing milestones and delegating responsibilities. Above all you demonstrate excellent communication and relationship management skills and be a strong influencer that shows creativity and passion.

We would love you to join us on this exciting journey!