Senior Procurement Manager - IS

Posted 6 April by Whitbread Featured

Senior IS Procurement Manager #LI-CB1

What will you be doing

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.

We are seeking a Senior IS Procurement Manager within our IS Procurement function, This is a career changing role where you will operate at senior, strategic level to develop, implement and maintain optimal sourcing strategies for all key spend areas across the portfolio. We are seeking procurement professionals who show passion for our business and our values, which underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands.

Within this role you be accountable for the sourcing of IS services for PI &R, Costa and Whitbread Group requirements, total annual BAU spend c£75m, plus project spend of c£70m p.a. The role will assist the Head of IS Procurement and directly work with the IS Procurement team supporting the introduction of and embedding professional procurement across the Whitbread business. You will 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.

Why we would like you to apply

You have detailed knowledge of procurement strategy development and implementation and are fully conversant with a broad range of sourcing strategies required to underpin corporate strategies for the IS categories. You have proven ability to perform an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities and you undertake work which requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts. Understands the relationship between own specialism and wider customer/organisational requirements. A skilled relationship manager and influencer, you are highly credible in front of senior leaders and work under broad direction. Ideally, you will have experience of managing and mentoring more junior member of staff, however demonstrating creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer and stakeholder is an absolute must.

A bit about us:


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!

Reference: 34842071

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