Procurement Manager – Global Innovation and Drinks Ingredients #LI-CB1
What will you be doing
You will be responsible for working with the Global Innovation Team to develop the right Global Drinks Strategy and manage the process to ensure that this is delivered, including delivering the right product proposition for each of the Costa markets that meet the needs of our customers and grow beverage (and food) sales and margin. This will involve finding creative and practical solutions to overcome obstacles in achieving the agreed innovation programme.
Responsible for the application of best practice procurement across the breadth & depth of the categories including provision of market insight, development of category strategies & associated sourcing plans, tendering, negotiation and supplier management. Responsible with procurement finance for managing all associated rebates.
Accountable for the sourcing of drinks ingredients, including hot chocolate and tea for Whitbread Group, including the selection, appointment and management of key suppliers.
Responsible for working with the Force for Good team and Group Food & Beverage Policy Manager to ensure our Responsible Sourcing commitments regarding your products are delivered.
This role requires international travel approximately 20% of the time.
Why we would like you to apply
Already conversant in a broad range of sourcing strategies and particularly forms of contract relevant to this sector, you are looking for your next career move into a successful and growing team. You are experienced within procurement strategy and sourcing plan development and implementation as well as procurement execution (business requirements analysis, market analysis, sourcing strategy, tender, negotiation, contract award, supplier management etc.) You have a great deal of experience within the food and beverage sector and are highly credible in front of senior stakeholders. A skilled relationship manager and communicator, you are able to influence decisions at a senior level. Above all, you demonstrate creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer and stakeholder as well as being an integral part of a high performing team.
A bit about us:
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. This is reflected in our Vision and Values.
We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.
Our winning teams make every day experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.
Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands:
Genuine - we really care about customers
Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do
Committed - we work hard for each other
We would love you to join us on this exciting journey!