IHG Manager, Hotel Procurement Solutions AMER in Atlanta, Georgia

Manager, Hotel Procurement Solutions AMER

Job Number R146074

Hotel Brand: IHG Corporate

United States - United States - Georgia - Atlanta

Description

About us

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Do you see yourself as the Manager, Hotel Procurement Solutions for the Americas Finance team? 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.

Hotel & Owner Procurement Solutions will invest time and resource to nurture and build our relationships with hotels and owners across the globe. This area will be the bridge between our hotels and PaCE and will work with our owners to drive strong Brands through leveraging scale and consistency. They will deliver the supply chain systems & solutions that we develop into our hotels, helping us to be Outstanding To Do Business With in our owners eyes through maximizing owner ROI (Return On Investment) and making things simple for them. Reporting directly to the Director, Hotel Procurement Solutions for this role is global in scope requiring great Owner and hotel insights and development of IHG's Owner offer.

Your day to day

Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Support hotel buying program in relevant region across CMH (Company Managed Hotels) and Franchise network and provide regional support if needed.

  • To provide operational challenge and guidance to owners in region in line with global strategy

  • Support the optimization of buying platform in region for hotels and owners for hotel deals put in place by category team.

  • Manage and track compliance to buying programs in region across CMH and Franchise network

  • Support the management and development of owner relationships in region

What we need from you

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science, IS, Purchasing Management or other related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience

  • 6+ years work experience in multiple areas of business - procurement or supply chain management, financial/business analysis, technology, contract management and asset management.

  • Must have a demonstrated ability to build cooperation and trust with colleagues and cross-functional teams and establish strong working relationships to deliver positive results.

Technical skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent influencing & negotiation skills to collaborate with key stakeholders, internally and externally to drive results Previous sales experience with the ability to influence hotels and internal clients throughout IHG

  • Ability to create and execute marketing plans targeted at driving hotel adoptions of IHG programs

  • Some experience delivering operational hotel programs

  • Good organization and communication skills

  • Some experience managing and building relationships with external stakeholders (owners)

  • Some experience with buying platforms

  • Mix of business understanding and some knowledge in procurement techniques and best practice

  • Proven experience across hotel procurement

  • Operational implementation skills

  • Commercial skills to facilitate decision making and advice

  • Ability to sustain high impact, trusted relationships with owners

  • Active presence in owner meetings

  • Effective and timely support to and from matrix teams in the wider business to enable delivery

Must have the legal right to work in this country

Relocation support is NOT provided for this role

What we offer

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package which can include 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 click Apply Online and tell us how you could bring your individual skills to IHG.

IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans