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Job Description

Job Description

Senior Manager OS&E (W/M) Hotel / Procurement Europe Division HQ

Company Location:

The Location is near to Frankfurt a/M and the city has a lot of many international businesses which have established themselves here and continue to do so have brought the town prosperity. The disposable income of cities inhabitants is one third above the national average, and where business tax revenue with regard to the population is concerned, the city is the number one in Hessen. The town is one of the most attractive business locations in Germany.

The ‘skyline’ of the southern industrial estate is a symbol of the dynamic of a long, eventful and successful history. 

The first inhabitants of the town settled along a small river (a tributary stream of the river Nidda) 3500 years ago, as findings of swords, arrowheads and other objects of utility show. It was the Romans who later left visible traces. Today the social infrastructure is one of best in the area and very suitable.

Company and Profil Sum:

  • Client Short Description

Our client is a leading global lodging company with more than 6,500 properties across 127 countries and territories, reporting revenues of more than $22 billion in fiscal year 2017. Founded and guided by family leadership for 90 years.

  • Pos. Sum

As a member of the European International Procurement Team (MIP), the Senior Manager will focus on contributing to influencing the sourcing strategy for non-food related commodities as well as developing and sourcing product for the OS&E and providing purchasing support for new openings in relation to OS&E.

The position will be responsible for identifying and developing effective supply chain partnership agreements to reduce cost and improve service conditions for all managed hotels, across all brands. The primary targets will include mining “new and incremental value” from previously unmanaged vendor relationships within the business.

The specific key areas of accountability include the following

          1) OS&E

          2) Data Analysis Reporting

          3) Contracting/Sourcing Process

          4) Property Support

          5) Relationship and Vendor Management with contracted vendors

Candidate Profil:

Expected Contributions

OS&E Support

  • Provides support to Owners for Operating Supplies for Hotel Openings
  • Participates in kick-off meetings and sells MIP support to the new owners
  • Creates budgets based upon given criteria and project listings
  • Updates cost of goods and files including programs
  • Sets specifications as needed in co-operation with continent lodging operations
  • Supervises and monitors the delivery process of operating supplies
  • Exacts and completes administration of tracking sheets
  • Establishes and maintains owner, owner representative, and project manager relations
  • Assist Interior Design and Global Design project management for specification reviews
  • Introduce and support brand and CLS with new vendors and products
  • P&L responsibility for OS&E department


Data Analysis and Reporting

  • Constructs and maintains tracking process for material and service contracts including those agreements that require time and volume commitments; communicates tracking with finance and other internal customers
  • Gathers usage data across multiple databases to forecast inventory needs and communicates needs to manufacturing vendors to minimize out of stock situations
  • Constructs and maintains tracking process for supplier performance and spend reports
  • Presents supplier performance reports to Senior MIP team and internal executive customers
  • Monitors supplier performance against proposed financial incentives and identifies potential issues or need for audit
  • Conducts performance reviews with supplier and drive customer participation in program


Relationship and Vendor Management

  • Communicates regularly with MI disciplines (customer stakeholders) to gather input on materials, services and potential vendor contracting opportunities and to ensure continuous program improvement
  • Further supports the customer relationship acting as primary liaison between the operational disciplines and MI legal and technical resources to develop new contract terms and expedite problem resolution
  • Assumes primary responsibility as the overall business owner of the supply relationships
  • Establishes and manages vendor partnerships for all major commodity categories
  • Conducts vendor inspections to gain education on process and products
  • Monitors vendors reliability and establishes contact with prospective vendors


Property Support

  • Assists in the support of all affiliated properties across and various business functions across designated continent or countries
  • Supports hotels on day-to-day basis by providing feedback on pricing, specifications, standards, etc. where applicable
  • Maintains communications between company – affiliated hotels – continent offices
  • Ensures maximum leverage is obtained within the continent properties to ensure full advantage of given leveraging opportunities

Key Talents / Experierence Desired:

  •  Hotel Operation is necessary
  • Strong knowledge of hotel market in the respective continent for all brands
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, listening, writing) 
  • Good analysis skills essential must be able to utilize Excel to a very high level
  • Multi-tasking – ability to work on more than one project is essential
  • Pro-active and reliable
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to direct and clearly communicate Purchasing Strategy to others
  • Ability to manage hotel budgets for hotel opening supplies
  • Strong contracting skills in nonfood commodities
  • Ability to maintain hotel’s standards, policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain positive and engaging relations with all inquiries
  • Organized and focused in high stress situations
  • Proficiency in Outlook and Microsoft Excel and Customized Programs
  • Fluency in English language – both written and spoken, German language skills are a benefit
  • Ability to manage department budget
  • Extensive travel required throughout continent

We are guarantee a familiar international business atmosphere

Quality, flexibility and readiness as well as finding and creating solutions in a very international environment round off the profile.

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