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Purchasing Category Manager

Summary
Purchasing Category Manager
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Location 16 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS, UK

Purchasing Category Manager


Description

D&D London is a diverse and vibrant collection of 43 restaurants (including one with a Michelin Star) and an award–winning hotel situated in London and beyond. Founded by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi (the D and D in the name) in 2006, the company has rapidly expanded and contains some of London’s most iconic restaurants, such as Bluebird, Le Pont de la Tour, Sartoria, German Gymnasium and 14 Hills. Outside London the company has made their mark by opening Crafthouse, Angelica, Issho and East 59th in Leeds, 20 Stories in Manchester and Klosterhaus in Bristol.

Overview:
The Group Category Manager reports directly to the Purchasing Director with the role predominantly focused on the purchasing of core categories for the existing UK restaurant estate. The role also actively supports the development and procurement activities relating to all new UK projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of the group purchasing strategy whilst maintaining the core D&D philosophy of quality and individuality
  • To actively manage the total business net cost using exceptional commerciality alongside robust negotiation and influencing skills
  • To enhance group income through effective engagement and negotiation across the supply base
  • To actively manage product innovation and quality through the structured benchmarking of core supply categories and the marketplace
  • To ensure optimum supplier and product consolidation in line with agreed category targets
  • To identify and drive efficiencies across the group’s inbound supply chain
  • To effectively work cross functionally whilst engaging internal stakeholders to manage the delivery of key developments
  • To manage and develop accountable direct reports ensuring effective objective setting, personal development and day to day management
  • To manage the development and on-going integrity of group purchasing system
  • To maintain the Group's Food Supplier Safety Mandate and Due Diligence Defence


Key Requirements:

  • Driven and ambitious
  • Ability to show resilience under pressure
  • Creative and innovative
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong commercial, financial acumen and business planning skills
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Broad IT skills including Microsoft Office and SAP

We’re a truly brilliant place to work so, naturally, we have some of the very best team benefits around, which include

  • Exclusive discounts and cashback options at a range of retailers and cinema tickets at great prices courtesy of LifeWorks App
  • Wagestream – access to the Wagestream money management app that lets you track your earnings throughout the month, instantly access up to 40% of your pay as soon as you earn it and save directly from your salary
  • Private medical insurance with Vitality Health upon successful completion of probationary period
  • Access to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with a 24/7 helpline and the opportunity to have 6 hourly sessions with a trained Counsellor for free
  • Access to WeCare – a solution designed to support your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing.  You will have access to 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance plus much more
  • Long Service Awards
  • Holiday that increases with length of service
  • Access to our training platform D&D Connect with resources to develop your skills and knowledge
  • An optional paid day each year to give back and volunteer
  • Recommend a Friend scheme 

D&D London is a diverse and vibrant collection of 43 restaurants (including one with a Michelin Star) and an award–winning hotel situated in London and beyond. Founded by Des Gunewardena and David Loewi (the D and D in the name) in 2006, the company has rapidly expanded and contains some of London’s most iconic restaurants, such as Bluebird, Le Pont de la Tour, Sartoria, German Gymnasium and 14 Hills. Outside London the company has made their mark by opening Crafthouse, Angelica, Issho and East 59th in Leeds, 20 Stories in Manchester and Klosterhaus in Bristol.

Overview:
The Group Category Manager reports directly to the Purchasing Director with the role predominantly focused on the purchasing of core categories for the existing UK restaurant estate. The role also actively supports the development and procurement activities relating to all new UK projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivery of the group purchasing strategy whilst maintaining the core D&D philosophy of quality and individuality
  • To actively manage the total business net cost using exceptional commerciality alongside robust negotiation and influencing skills
  • To enhance group income through effective engagement and negotiation across the supply base
  • To actively manage product innovation and quality through the structured benchmarking of core supply categories and the marketplace
  • To ensure optimum supplier and product consolidation in line with agreed category targets
  • To identify and drive efficiencies across the group’s inbound supply chain
  • To effectively work cross functionally whilst engaging internal stakeholders to manage the delivery of key developments
  • To manage and develop accountable direct reports ensuring effective objective setting, personal development and day to day management
  • To manage the development and on-going integrity of group purchasing system
  • To maintain the Group's Food Supplier Safety Mandate and Due Diligence Defence


Key Requirements:

  • Driven and ambitious
  • Ability to show resilience under pressure
  • Creative and innovative
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong commercial, financial acumen and business planning skills
  • Effective time management
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Broad IT skills including Microsoft Office and SAP

We’re a truly brilliant place to work so, naturally, we have some of the very best team benefits around, which include

  • Exclusive discounts and cashback options at a range of retailers and cinema tickets at great prices courtesy of LifeWorks App
  • Wagestream – access to the Wagestream money management app that lets you track your earnings throughout the month, instantly access up to 40% of your pay as soon as you earn it and save directly from your salary
  • Private medical insurance with Vitality Health upon successful completion of probationary period
  • Access to a confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) with a 24/7 helpline and the opportunity to have 6 hourly sessions with a trained Counsellor for free
  • Access to WeCare – a solution designed to support your mental, physical, social and financial wellbeing.  You will have access to 24/7 UK-based online GP, mental health counselling, a get fit programme, legal and financial guidance plus much more
  • Long Service Awards
  • Holiday that increases with length of service
  • Access to our training platform D&D Connect with resources to develop your skills and knowledge
  • An optional paid day each year to give back and volunteer
  • Recommend a Friend scheme 

Details
Salary Competitive salary
Schedule Full Time
Location 16 Kirby St, London EC1N 8TS, UK

Skills
Fast-Paced Experience
Purchasing
HOSPITALITY
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