Assistant Procurement Manager - Drinks

Competitive Salary plus bonus
  1. Full Time
  2. Commercial
  3. Mitchells & Butlers
  4. Head office role
  5. Birmingham

Location:

Birmingham, B3 1JP
Closing date 20.05.2024
byBun Recruiter

Here at Mitchells & Butlers, we are one of the largest operators of pubs, bars and restaurants in the UK, with household name brands such as Toby Carvery, All Bar One, O’Neills and Miller & Carter to name but a few! We are constantly offering exciting new experiences for our guests and as a result we have an exciting and unique opportunity for an Assistant Procurement Manager within our Drinks Procurement Team to join us on a permanent basis. This is a fantastic role for an individual who has a keen eye for detail, who shares our love for the vibrant world of pubs and restaurants and is looking to develop their career within Procurement, with a specific focus on Beer and Craft Ales.


In this varied role, the Assistant Procurement Manager you will be responsible for supporting the Procurement Team in the successful delivery of the Drinks Procurement Strategy in relation to Beer and Craft Ales. The purpose of this role is to assist in the procurement process from tender through to contract execution and ensure accurate supplier documentation and product data are maintained.  


The successful applicant will be positioned at the heart of a busy Procurement Department with regular contact with suppliers, brand teams, outlets and Drinks Category Managers, gaining valuable insight and experience into the key tasks and challenges within Drinks Procurement. 


This role provides an excellent development opportunity for an individual considering a future role as a Procurement Manager or a current procurement specialist looking to stretch their career in a larger company. Working in an office-flexible role, you’ll be part of our Drinks Procurement team, reporting into our Beer and Cider Procurement Manager,


Join us at Mitchells & Butlers, the heart of hospitality. With over 1,600 sites we’re the home of some of the nation’s favourite restaurants, bustling bars, cosy country pubs and the local you didn’t know we owned. Think of a brand for any occasion, we’re all about providing moments to remember. If you’re passionate about hospitality, we want to hear from you!


What’s in it for me…?

  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Annual Bonus Scheme – We’re all about rewarding the hard work everybody puts in.  
  • Flexible working – to fit around the other important things in life   
  • Buy up to an extra 2 weeks’ holiday – life is for living after all! 
  • Love eating out? You'll love it even more with a massive 33% discount across all our brands, so whether its date night at Miller & Carter or family roast at Toby Carvery we’ve got you covered.  

On top of all this, we offer; a pension, 26 days paid holiday, 33% Employee Discount, high-street shopping discounts; and we even give you free shares! There's also a free employee helpline- to support you with whatever life throws at you.

 

What will I be doing…?

  • Support the Procurement Managers to develop and implement strategic procurement plans that ensure continuous improvement within the performance of our drinks’ categories.
  • Assist in the procurement process from tender through to contract execution, to include producing tender packs, conducting tender analysis, negotiating optimum commercial deals and forming contracts.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date supplier information, contract documentation and master product data  
  • Actively review and maintain contract files, supplier databases and STEP data
  • Manage the product change process, effectively co-ordinating the transition in supply arrangements.  Ensure accurate and timely completion of product change documentation to ensure the seamless implementation of all product changes within agreed timeframes.
  • Work collaboratively with nominated suppliers and 3PL stakeholders to optimise supply-chain performance, identify and mitigate risks to supply, continually improve inbound supplier performance and minimise write-off liability for specified areas of spend.
  • Effective management of new supplier set up documentation, product listing, brand extensions, allergen information, product delists etc
  • Monitor and report upon contract performance and adherence.
  • Act as the liaison between procurement, supply chain, the operations teams, marketing, product programme team and the suppliers
  • Build and maintain effective stakeholder relationships internally and externally
  • Enhance category knowledge across all drinks categories through the ongoing personal development programme
  • Regularly visit suppliers across the UK as required

 

What do I need…?

Just like our brands, our teams are diverse. You’ll have/be..

  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Commercial and negotiation skills
  • Highly organised with strong administrative skills and attention to detail
  • Tenacious, resilient and curious
  • Passion and concern for results and accuracy
  • Embraces digital and tech solutions to optimise ways of working
  • Confident and proactive team player
  • The ability to quicky gain personal credibility and effectively build and maintain stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Strong drive for results
  • High potential to progress, demonstrating a will to develop knowledge, understanding and expertise in procurement
  • Qualified or working towards CIPS qualification (preferred but not essential)
  • Educated to degree level (preferred but not essential)
  • UK Driving license

Applications for this role close at 11.59pm on Monday 20th May.

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