Cost Analyst - WhitbreadAt 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.We have an opportunity for an experienced financial professional to join our Cost team, who are based at our Support Centre in Dunstable, Bedfordshire.The Cost team enables WHR to fully understand its cost base and the drivers of cost; identifies potential savings across the business and agrees saving targets; and tracks the delivery against these targets, including providing support / enabling the relevant intervention when targets are at risk.The cost team also provides support to the wider ops efficiency team that is responsible for specific efficiency targets. It will also work on specific initiative to ensure savings are deliveredThe role is to work across the finance and other functions (such as procurement and commercial) to provide data driven insight and analysis that drive actions that contribute to delivering efficienciesThis will include monthly reporting to understand how WHR is performing vs. its cost saving targets.Day to day this involves; * Review of Cost * Improved Visibility of ongoing spend * Report of status of overall cost programme * Review Benefits of investments compared to Business Case * Raise Awareness of cost to help develop a cost focussed cultureWe would love to hear from you if; * You are degree qualified or equivalent * You have demonstrable understanding of finance e.g. part qualified accountant or previous role in finance * You have Commercial Acumen understanding of cost drivers * You have strategy and problem solving skills OUR VISIONWe will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.Our winning teams make everyday experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.OUR VALUESOur 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 otherGood Together is our initiative that helps us be a force for good in our communities.WHERE WE ARE GOINGWe plan to create another 12,000 UK jobs in the next five years, thanks to our ambitious growth plans for our two leading brands. We'll grow Premier Inn UK by 45% to around 75,000 rooms and double Costa system sales to around GBP2bn by 2018. As we expand our global presence, we'll also create thousands more jobs overseas too.