Strategy Analyst, Insight - Competitive plus 10% bonus and excellent benefits
What will you be doing
This is an amazing opportunity to be a key member of the Insight team who will ultimately be setting the strategic direction of Premier Inn and Whitbread Restaurants UK Operations. You'll work on cross functional projects that will be focussed on making the right strategic decisions in terms of how we run our business but will also identify 'quick wins' to improve performance in year. Projects could include looking at what our brand strategy is and as with any solution to a project; this will be led first and foremost by being able to provide our guests with the right offer and overall total cost. You'll have a key part to play in building the business case to support proposed change and ensuring the relevant stakeholders across the business are aligned as well as supporting in the delivery of the solution through handover to function and ongoing tracking. Working with the Exec, the operations team, wider finance and property team, you'll have high levels of exposure across the business and will leverage your insight and knowledge to help scope and run key projects and agree with relevant stakeholders. You'll also seek to identify areas for improvement and options for change within the business by using your insight based on robust analysis of relevant data, industry knowledge on best practice and knowledge you will accumulate within the business.
Why we would like you to apply
You have experience with large-scale organisational change efforts within a planning/strategic role and of adding value to the business through excellent commercial judgements.
Resilient and tenacious, you have a structured, methodical and broad-minded approach to business analysis with an excellent insight into the drivers of profit. You have excellent communication skills and active listening skills in order to influence, educate and shape operational decision making as well as the flexibility and adaptability to work in ambiguous situations.
Curious by nature, you are confident in challenging others and asking questions whilst always maintaining and building professional relationships. You are able to identify opportunities through your commercial grasp on making incisive judgements on uncertain data coupled with your amazing problem solving skills.
You have excellent academics with a degree from a leading university and have familiarity with tools and phases of the project life cycle. The idea of working in a business where you can bring this to life excites you and you are passionate about joining a team where your insight can have an impact on strategic business decisions and direction.
A bit about us:
Premier Inn is the UK's largest hotel chain and is part of the UK's leading hospitality company in the FTSE100, Whitbread PLC. With over 700 hotels and more than 60,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, we have grown rapidly, and have been named the UK's top rated hotel chain by the Which? Hotel Chain Report 2016. We have set ambitious growth plans and by 2020, we plan to increase the size of Premier Inn to around 85,000 UK rooms, as well as expanding our international presence to 50 hotels.
Whitbread Restaurants forms part of the UK's leading hospitality company in the FTSE100, Whitbread PLC, and includes our much-loved brands; Table Table, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns and Whitbread Inns. We serve over 50 million meals a year in our restaurants, 'Serving Up Great Memories' for our customers.
At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. We are dedicated to our core values; being genuine, confident and committed, and are proud of our winning teams, who make everyday experiences special for our customers.
WHERE WE ARE GOING
Our core business has changed over the years, yet we remain true to Samuel Whitbread's founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking. This is reflected in our Vision and Values.
We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.
Our winning teams make every day experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.
Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands:
- Genuine - we really care about customers
- Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do
- Committed - we work hard for each other
We would love you to join us on this exciting journey!