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What you will be doing:
Support the Head of Procurement in the development and ongoing maintenance of a strong and credible procurement function that is integral and a leader in the commercial development of the business.
Establish strong internal client and supplier relationships at all levels. Build professional working relationships promoting communication and innovation. Regularly conduct meetings, encourage an open exchange of ideas and information.
Lead complex category sourcing projects focusing on savings, risk mitigation, process efficiencys and controls, ensuring a cross functional approach is taken.
Implement and maintain best practices for endtoend management of all supplier decisions, sourcing, negotiations, financial analysis, contracting, procurement, and ongoing supplier management in your agreed categories. Procurement to take the lead on negotiations, contract development and adherence to best practice and procurement policy.
Help business owners develop sourcing strategy and identify SMART specification of needs. Define and conduct requests for information and tenders in support of the budget holders to find the best sourcing solution that meets business and commercial requirements, providing appropriate challenge where necessary.
Collect and analyse data to identify, initiate and manage opportunities with business owners to procure goods and services more effectively.
Provide coaching and mentoring to junior team members to assist them in becoming high performing procurement professionals.
Work through the procurement processes to help the business reduce current spend levels and achieve its savings targets. Deliver the target savings including cost avoidance agreed on an annual basis.
What will be expected from you:
Desire and ability to work in a developing procurement environment establishing and driving process adherence and challenging stakeholders where appropriate.
Excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills with the ability to build effective internal and external stakeholder relationships at all levels.
Strategic and tactical approach to cost management, using innovative thinking to drive savings through means other than simple cost reduction.
Ability to assimilate information from multiple sources, to challenge and quickly assess validity to understand the true nature of a situation.
Appropriate operational procurement experience.
Experience and confidence in contract negotiation.
Strong numeracy, negotiation and communication (written and verbal) skills.
Understands and is able to demonstrate Procurement Best Practice.
Experience of a supply chain for a large multisite operation.
Ability to reconcile conflicting demands, delivering multiple projects to deadlines.
Confidence in working at pace and escalating issues to ensure projects stay on track
Degree educated or equivalent
Experience of managing a team with ability to coach and develop team members
Member of CIPS
Hotel Industry experience.
This organisation is warm, straightforward and optimistic. They have a big footprint in the UK, but still a small company feel, and you can expect quality and value to be built in to everything they do. Youll have the support of a close network of colleagues and managers, and every day is different! They want you to bring your personality to work and love their diversity.