Procurement Category Manager - Accorhotels - City of London - Wizbii

Procurement Category Manager

  • By Accorhotels
  • October 2018
  • City of London (United Kingdom)
  • Purchasing

Job description

Key tasks

This role will be responsible for the execution of sourcing to contract for Key F&B Categories as well as supporting the marketing and communication of Accor procurement services to all hotel partners within UK & Ireland. Directly responsible for mitigating price risk across multiple food categories, driving savings & delivering procurement EBIT whilst ensuring compliance with all laws and regulations. A key focus of this role will be to drive sustainable supplier & customer relationships with the creation of robust & innovative sourcing strategies as well as supporting hotels to manage their cost of sale through menu engineering, the procurement category manager will also be responsible for supporting the launch of E Procurement tools including P2P, Menu development & food cost tool.

Key Responsibilities Include:

• Manage the commercial, sourcing and overall supplier relationship.
• Translate business & guest needs into a sourcing strategy
• Determine the best sourcing procurement process e.g. Traditional RFQ/RFI/RFP, eAuction, collaborative sourcing etc.
• Deliver 5% direct saving per annum for food categories, minimise food inflation where possible
• Grow procurement EBIT contributions through promoting AccorHotels procurement services with all hotel partners.
• Actively market the procurement model to franchise partners who are not currently using the procurement services of AccorHotels
• Feedback partner needs to procurement team
• Support P2P platform to additional suppliers & hotels
• Support digitalisation of procurement within Accor
• Roll out Menu Development & food cost tool
• Functional lead for procurement sustainability initiatives
• Ensure all dealings with suppliers are conducted with ethics, integrity & comply with AccorHotels' corporate guidelines

Seeked profile


Level of Education Bachelor / Licence
Areas of study Other
Professional experiences 1 to 2 years
Languages essential English

Essential and optional requirements

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

• Ability to develop winning strategies that benefit AccorHotels, its business partners and the overall guest experience within the hotel
• Strong decision maker – Makes high quality decisions under pressure, analyses problems and generates multiple solutions before settling on a course whilst finding solutions that are not always obvious to others.
• Results Orientated – Strong negotiation skills, ability to deliver on long and short term commitments whilst maintaining integrity & ethical standards
• Communicates compelling vision – Builds & engenders trust and relationships across all levels for the organisation remains calm in a crisis, resolves conflict effectively & is confident in translating messages to fit the audience whilst influencing stakeholders to align with the strategy.
• Learning Agility – Shows curiosity and passion for learning; learns “on the fly”. Constantly learns from a variety of people & situations and incorporates those insights into developing strong strategies. Expands capabilities from year to year & makes learning a high priority for others.
• Broad perspective – sees and understands the “big picture” utilizes knowledge of broad trends & developments to optimise business performance, accounts for and effectively manages different perspectives between functions & stakeholders.
• Innovative – Encourages innovations and is willing to take risks to challenge the status quo. Collaborates across boundaries
• Process leadership – Develop strong future proof processes within the procurement team. Knowledgeable in current and future policies and trends affecting the business. Understand the interrelationship of business elements
• Must be highly proficient in Microsoft excel.
• Knowledge of Birchstreet and alternative P2P platforms is highly desirable.

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About Accorhotels


AccorHotels, l’hôtelier mondial de référence !

  • Une présence dans 100 pays. 
  • 4 300 hôtels et près de 620 000 chambres.
  • Un large portefeuille de marques, allant du luxe à l’économique : Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Rixos, MGallery, Grand Mercure, Pullman, Swissôtel, Angsana,The Sebel, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibisbudget, hotelF1. 

Aujourd’hui, AccorHotels est bien plus qu’un leader mondial : c’est un groupe de 250 000 hôteliers qui partagent une même passion.
Notre ambition : être l’acteur hôtelier mondial de référence. Pour proposer à nos clients, collaborateurs, partenaires, une expérience unique. 
Pour cela, le Groupe a annoncé, le 3 juin 2015, élargir son terrain de jeu, pour accélérer sa transformation. AccorHotels devient plus ouvert, plus connecté et plus affirmé, et ce afin de continuer à bousculer les codes de l’hôtellerie.

Sous l’impulsion de Sébastien Bazin, Président-directeur général, la stratégie du Groupe s’appuie sur plusieurs fondamentaux :

  • un nouveau nom, AccorHotels, une nouvelle promesse, Feel Welcome, exprimés à travers une identité renouvelée.
  • deux expertises d’opérateur/franchiseur (HotelServices) et de propriétaire/investisseur
    (HotelInvest) ;
  •  un large portefeuille de marques de renommée internationale allant du luxe (Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure, The Sebel), à l’économique (ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, adagio access et hotelF1) en passant par le milieu de gamme (Swissôtel, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter,
    Adagio) ;
  • la puissance de sa place de marché et de son programme de fidélité Le Club AccorHotels ;
  •  l’engagement depuis près de 50 ans d’un groupe citoyen et solidaire avec son programme de développement durable  PLANET 21.


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