Category Manager- Retail Shops

Do you want a career working for one of The Times top ten Best Big Company in the UK?
It’s an exciting time to join our Procurement team, you’ll have an opportunity to work in a friendly, fast paced environment across three well-known UK Leisure industry brands; Haven, Warner Leisure Hotels and Butlin’s.

Purpose of the role
Reporting to the Head of Procurement, Direct Goods this role leads the development, implementation and execution of all sourcing, category management and procurement activity across shops spend in our three brands.  Their activity will have a direct material impact on the EBITDA contribution of the shops category as well as supporting both Guests choice and value for money and Team centrally and at park, resort and Hotel level.
Working closely with the shops leaders in each brand to support their desired ranges and pricing strategy they will develop and drive supplier and category strategies that ensures we maximize EBITDA (via margin, additional payments or increased promotional support) while driving service, innovation and quality.

Key Responsibilities 
•Select and manage suppliers, supply chains and contractual arrangements that fulfill our retail strategies and guest propositions across the three brands.
•Will informally support and coach 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 stakeholders close involvement putting Bourne Leisure's interests at the heart of this approach.
•Accountable for sourcing, procuring and managing all spend in their category

Essential Skills 
•Experience of strategic sourcing and category management in retail shopping

•Proven history of developing and executing sourcing and procurement engagements that return substantial value
Desirable Skills:
•MCIPs qualified

•Strong financial and commercial experience

•Hospitality or multiple industry

Some of the benefits of working with us:

• 20% team member discount on Warner Leisure Hotels, Butlin's and Haven holidays for you, your family and friends

• Reward and recognition schemes including long service

• Externally recognised qualifications that will give you the opportunity to progress and develop within Bourne Leisure

• Childcare voucher scheme (subject to eligibility)

• Government pension scheme

To take the next step in building the career you've always dreamed of...apply now!


Bourne Leisure Head Office


1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 4YL GBR



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Effective Date

26 September 2019

Expiration Date

16 October 2019