IHG Director, Business Partner Commercial & Technology in Atlanta, Georgia

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Do you see

yourself as a Director, BusinessPartner Commercial & Technology ?

What's

your passion? Whether you're into tennis, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're

interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care

and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests

at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this

to join our friendly and professional team.

IHG Americas’ Regional Corporate Office is centrally located at

the beautiful Ravinia Complex just outside Atlanta’s Perimeter (I-285),

offering a convenient commute from all areas of Metro Atlanta. In addition to

being easily accessible from all major highways, the complex provides a free

shuttle service between the office, the nearby Perimeter Mall and MARTA train

station for alternative commuting options during business hours. Our office

complex offers many amenities and personal conveniences, including and on-site

dry cleaner, private health club, wellness center and restaurants. Atlanta,

situated near the North Georgia Mountains, has something for everyone, world

class educational institutions, interactive venues, historical sites, beautiful

performing arts facilities, professional sports teams – Braves, Falcons, and

Hawks, and is home to unique venues including CNN, the Georgia Aquarium, The

King Center, World of Coca-Cola, The Carter Center, High Museum of Art,

and Zoo Atlanta.

Job Summary

Procurement and Cost Efficiency is a dynamic team with global

reach. We nurture and develop strategic relationships with our supply base,

enabling us to maximize value for IHG and our Owners. We partner internally to

bring commerciality across our business and directly support the delivery of

our Brand programs. We are strategic in our view, with fast-paced execution.

It’s an exciting place to be, where you will no doubt learn a lot and be able

to make a real impact!

The role

of a Procurement Business Partner is to be a change agent by using consultative

skills to provide professional procurement advice to senior leaders on their

business objectives, challenges and strategy. A Procurement Business Partner's

essence is helping the business be better at what they do, deliver

opportunities and creating value for all parties. The purpose of this role

is to partner with the Commercial & Technology (C&T) organization's

senior leadership team to focus on commercial & technology strategy,

leading change and efficiency projects, playing an advisory role to executives

and their teams, and being the primary representative for the

Procurement organization.

Responsibilities

  • To provide appropriate andcredible senior level commercial challenge and guidance up to andincluding EVP, SVP and VP levels to drive sustainable improvement inprocurement and cost efficiency

  • Responsible for providingexternal insight and innovation to senior stakeholders.

  • Responsible for supportingstrategic functional corporate programs to deliver margin benefit andoperating efficiency.

  • To communicate to both internaland external stakeholders to understand and clarify procurement needs sothat expectations can be met and exceeded.

  • Partner with procurementcategory management teams to embed strategic initiatives across thebusiness & ensure procurement processes are understood and leveraged

  • Partner with the business todrive cost consciousness & improvement

Qualifications

Education

Bachelors’

Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Statistics, or a relevant field of

work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.

Experience

10 years’

experience in Technology, IT, Procurement, Consulting, and/or Supply

Chain Management in a global company (hospitality / brand / franchise

environment a plus)

Technical Knowledge and Experience

  • Influence & negotiationskills to collaborate with key stakeholders, internally and externally, todrive results

  • Ability to lead commercial andstrategic discussions

  • Mix of business understandingand expertise in procurement techniques and best practice

  • Experience in procurementbusiness partnering in a global organization

  • Ability to navigate, influenceand manage change in a matrix organization

  • Deep strategic understanding ofglobal business and hospitality industry dynamics; effective atidentifying broader business trends and creating timely response withinIHG

  • Experience leadingcross-functional teams and engaging with senior leadership across a matrixorganization

  • Understanding of indirectprocurement

  • Commercial skills to facilitatedecision making and advice

  • Negotiation skills

  • Ability to deploy novelapproaches based on external thinking

  • Ability to sustain high impact,trusted relationships

  • 20% travel required

You must have the legal right to work in this country

In return

we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which includes

healthcare and dental coverage, disability and life insurance, and a matched

401(k) program . Hotel discounts

worldwide are available as well as the chance to work with a great team of

people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

So what's

your passion? Please get in touch and tell us how you could bring your

individual skills to IHG by clicking "Apply Online".

IHG is an

equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans

Job: Procurement & Supply Chain

Location: GA-Atlanta

Requisition ID: R146057