Category Manager Retail Shops 12 Months Mat cover

Job details
Posting date: 20 February 2021
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 22 March 2021
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL
Company: Bourne Leisure
Job type: Contract
Job reference: req15389

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We are looking for a Category Manager Retail (Maternity Cover FTC), to join our Procuerment team here at Bourne Leisure

About the role:

Reporting to the Head of Procurement this role leads the development, implementation and execution of all sourcing, category management and procurement activity across Retail spend in our three brands. Their activity will have a direct material impact on the EBITDA contribution of the Retail category as well as supporting Guest safety, experience and value for money.
Working closely with the Retail leaders in each brand to support their plans and strategies they will develop and drive supplier and category strategies that ensures we maximize EBITDA while driving service, safety, innovation and quality.

You will be responsible for
Key Responsibilities:
•Manages the commercial relationship with suppliers that fulfil our Retail plans, strategies and guest propositions across the brands bringing the best to BLL that the market has to offer.
Work with the Supply Chain team to develop and manage the strategic partnerships key to the brand Retail business.
•Manage and coach the Retail Procurement Manager and informally support other team members across the business sharing their knowledge and skills. Play a key role in the Procurement Team supporting and contributing to procurement strategy in Bourne Leisure
•Accountable for identifying and executing new opportunities in and driving continuous improvement in the supply base. They will do this with the stakeholder’s close involvement putting Brand and BLL interests at the heart of this approach.
•Accountable for Going to market, sourcing, procuring, negotiating, contracting and ongoing category management of all supplier spend in Retail.
Business Impact:
•This role needs to have the ability to work with the key relationships above and also to influence up to director and Exec level.
•The role will engage with colleagues within the broader procurement team to develop and support the embedding of best procurement practice.
•Working with Peers in the team to ensure the delivery of a safe and secure F&B supply chain.
•Annual spend under management c £45m
•c 200 suppliers and 6 key supplier relationships.
•Responsible for development and successful execution of category strategies, and strategic relationships. Agreement and delivery of team targets including savings, inflation and rebates.

We are looking for:

Role Requirements:
•Deep Expertise in strategic sourcing and category management in a Retail procurement environment.
•Proven history of developing and executing sourcing and procurement engagements that return substantial value

•Strong Stakeholder management experience
•MCIPs qualified
•Strong financial and commercial experience
•Management Experience
•Hospitality or multiple industry experience

What do we offer
•Discounted Haven, Butlin’s and Warner Leisure Hotels holidays for you, your family and friends
•Reward and recognition schemes
•Externally recognised qualifications to give you the opportunity to develop and progress
•Lifestyle and shopping discounts and benefits

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