• Full Time
  • Windsor


About IHG IHG Hotels & Resorts is one of the largest and most recognisable hospitality groups in the world with a family of 17 brands including InterContinental, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza amongst many others. Approximately 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and our corporate offices in 100+ countries. We are a FTSE 100 company and are proudly listed on the London Stock Exchange. We promise to provide True Hospitality for everyone; making you feel welcome and cared for, recognised and respected, wherever you are in the world. Strong future plans and recent successes, especially across the luxury space is what has made us stand out from the crowd. Join us and not only can you benefit from the world of variety and opportunity, you can also look forward to being part of a company that will appreciate you for simply being you. At IHG we celebrate our differences and we believe everyone has something unique to bring to each team. About the role We have an active requirement for an experienced Hotel Procurement Manager to come and join our Global Procurement Team, supporting the UK&I region. You will have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience from delivering real commercial value throughout your career already and will be able to implement that here. You’ll need to support and drive development of our hotel buying programme in relevant regions across our network of both managed and franchised hotels to deliver compelling operating goods and services solutions. You will be well versed at managing major operational spend areas, ideally with direct and indirect category knowledge, including but not limited to; F&B, Non-Food, Utilities, Temp labour. We will need you to be confident owning and negotiating contracts with external suppliers as well as stakeholder management internally. Ideally you will come from a hotel/hospitality background and will have experience across several categories. If you are a confident and strategic thinker as well as being a “do-er” and enjoy rolling your sleeves up then this role will suit you. This is a busy and dynamic core role within the team. You will be working within a close-knit, professional yet engaging group of colleagues. Key Responsibilities: Support hotel buying programme in relevant region across CMH and Franchise network and provide regional support if needed. To provide operational challenge and guidance to owners and hotels in region in line with global strategy. Support the optimisation of buying platform in region for hotels and owners across all major category contracts Manage and track compliance to buying programmes in region across CMH and Franchise network. Support the management and development of owner and CMH stakeholder relationships in region. What we're looking for Influence & negotiation skills to collaborate with key stakeholders, internally and externally, to drive results Experience delivering operational hotel programs Good organisation and communication skills Experience managing and building relationships with external stakeholders (e.g. owners) Experience with buying platforms Mix of business understanding and a strong knowledge of procurement techniques and best practise Proven experience across hotel procurement What we offer At IHG we give our colleagues greater flexibility and balance – working in a more hybrid way, blending remote and office working. Although we thrive on collaborating in person, please note that this role can be completed remotely. You may be required to work from the office occasionally, please factor in your personal commute. We like to believe we offer a unique culture, where there’s inclusivity yet room to be yourself. When hard work pays off, it’s positive to know you’re appreciated. Alongside our great working environment, we’ll offer you a strong package firstly including an industry competitive salary, an annual bonus, healthcare and incredible worldwide hotel discounts. As an equal opportunity employer, IHG is committed to providing a working culture that values diversity and inclusion and is committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a barrier-free recruitment process. Whilst this role will initially be based in our Denham head office location, by the end of 2022 we will be relocating to our new Global Headquarters in central Windsor so you will need to be able to travel to Windsor as required in the longer term. Closing Date: 30^th September 2021 #LI-NT1 eQuest

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