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IT Procurement Manager - Software

Contract type: Permanent

Category: Procurement Supply Chain and Logistics

Location: Dunstable

Get ready to join an IT transformation at the UK’s premier hospitality business!

IT Procurement Manager - Software

Your skills are essential for elevating our Premier Inn brand to new heights across Europe.With your expertise in IT Procurement, you'll be at the forefront of our tech-driven growth. Lead strategic projects in our hotels and pioneer innovative initiatives in Germany.

Become a vital part of our elite team of specialist Procurement Managers. You'll excel in negotiations and ensure we remain ahead of the curve with cutting-edge technology. This is your opportunity to make a significant impact and be part of something extraordinary!

Salary: £65,000-£75,000

Location: Dunstable LU5 5XE (3 Days a week minimum in office) - can also be flexible with a couple of days in London per month.

Why you’ll love it here:

  • Bonus: Up to 30% company performance related bonus
  • Healthcare: Family BUPA healthcare
  • Discounts: Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and 25% discount on our Restaurant brands
  • Company Share save Scheme: Share in Whitbread’s continued success.

What you’ll do

  • Lead regular supplier review meetings with Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers.
  • Continuous maintenance and update of market insight regarding the IS marketplace, best-practices, trends, and key suppliers.
  • Documented Software Category Strategy plans for key spend areas.
  • Rolling 12-month sourcing plan for the IS categories.
  • Build strong project pipeline to deliver efficiency target.

What we need

  • IT Procurement Experience – can run tenders, meet suppliers, build contracts, manage contract renewals, build stakeholder relationships, and has experience with project implementation end to end.
  • Development and implementation of sourcing strategies aligned with functional and business objectives to enable IT investments and operations.
  • Maintain a broad understanding of the commercial IT environment, how the organisation sources, deploys, and manages external partners.
  • Have software category knowledge with a track of negotiating complex contracts.

Be part of the Procurement team at Whitbread

Our award-winning Procurement team isn't just about making sure we get the right products at the right price, in the right place at the right time. These subject experts in supply chain are raising the bar in the profession, making sure we are sourcing sustainable goods for our hotels and restaurants in the UK and beyond.

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 welcomes your application whatever your background or situation.

Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQIA+ community (those who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, trans and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQIA+ term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. Speak to us about workplace adjustments, part-time and flexible working. Where possible we will support this.

Job ref: 831599-1629
Advertised: 25 Jun 2024
Application closed: 09 Oct 2024

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