Indirect Category Manager

Procurement - Splendid Hospitality (Head Office)

Contract: Full Time
Salary: 55000

Splendid Hospitality Group is one of the UKs fastest growing privately-owned hotel groups. As a family run business, people are at the very heart of its success, a place where everyone becomes parts of the Splendid family. Our vision is to create extraordinary experiences, positively impact lives, and get better every day - it’s the ‘Splendid Hospitality Way’ which is our way of looking after everybody to help them succeed, have fun and keep guests and our Splendid team members happy.

Job Description

As the Indirect Category Manager at Splendid Hospitality Group, you will be responsible for overseeing the procurement and management of indirect spend categories, ensuring optimal sourcing strategies, supplier relationships, and cost efficiencies across the organization. This role requires a strategic thinker with a strong background in procurement, supplier management, and hospitality industry knowledge.


What We Offer

We want our Family Members to enjoy coming to work and provide a friendly and supportive environment for you to work in. You’ll develop personally through meeting and working with people within our corporate and hotel teams, and for those keen to develop you’ll have the opportunity to explore the business with various career options. In addition, on offer:

• Free Parking
• Apprenticeship programmes available
• Learning and Development Opportunities available through our Leadership Development Programmes
• Heavily discounted hotel stays and food & beverage discounts at all our properties
• 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family. Giving you access to counselling services physical wellbeing & financial aid.
• Life Assurance
• 33 holiday days
• Automatic Enrolment into a workplace pension scheme

About Us

Our success lies amongst the strengths and skills of the dedicated and professional people we employ.
Everyone at Splendid Hospitality is committed to The Splendid Hospitality Way, delivering genuine service to 'Create Extraordinary Experiences'. The team offers a wealth of experience across a variety of talents ensuring that the Group is well positioned to achieve its vision to be a Centre of Global Excellence for Hospitality.

Role in our Family


• Develop and implement sourcing strategies for Indirect spend categories, including but not limited to linen and cleaning services and agencies, washroom services, maintenance, waste services, supporting the capital expenditure process and other operational essentials.
• Conduct market analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and potential risks within designated categories.
• Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers to secure favourable terms, pricing, and service levels.
• Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders, including operations, finance, and executive leadership, to understand business needs and align procurement initiatives accordingly.
• Monitor supplier performance and compliance with contractual agreements, implementing corrective actions as necessary to ensure quality and consistency.
• Drive continuous improvement initiatives to optimize procurement processes, reduce costs, and enhance operational efficiency. Stay abreast of industry developments, market dynamics, and emerging trends to inform strategic decision-making and maintain a competitive edge.
• Foster strong relationships with key suppliers, acting as a primary point of contact and advocating for the organization's interests.
• Maintain accurate records, documentation, and reporting related to procurement activities, expenditures, and savings achievements.
• Building buying power by optimising spent across all divisions (Hotel, Care Homes, Quick Service Restaurants)

• Minimum 3 years of experience in procurement, preferably within indirect category management.
• Experience within Hospitality industry is essential, preferably with operational background.
• Experience in operating procurement Software (preferably Procure Wizard) and Sourcing Software.
• Proven track record of successfully managing indirect spend categories, negotiating contracts, and achieving cost savings targets.
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data, perform financial analysis, and make data-driven decisions.
• Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and influence stakeholders at all levels.
• Strategic thinker with the ability to develop and execute procurement strategies aligned with business objectives.
• CIPS or other relevant professional certifications are a plus.

Join Our Team: If you are passionate about procurement, hospitality, and driving excellence in supply chain management, we invite you to join our team at Splendid Hospitality Group. Apply now to be part of a dynamic organization committed to delivering unforgettable guest experiences and achieving operational excellence.

What Happens Next

Does this role suit your skillset? Apply now, this takes seconds, you’ll just need to provide some contact details along with a CV. Next, we’ll review your details, and if successful we’ll invite you to meet one of the team to learn more about you, your experience and let us tell you more about the Splendid group.
The Splendid Group is an equal opportunities employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.