IHG Procurement Category Manager - Food & Beverage in Atlanta, Georgia


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Do you see yourself as a Procurement Category Manager - Foodand Beverage ?

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


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 Category

Management team is the commercial architect of how we buy from the different

supply markets. The team has global

responsibility for suppliers and supply markets with several billion dollars of

global spend annually. Our category team

have an intimate knowledge of the suppliers and coupled with an understanding

of business requirements they lead the development of sourcing strategies which

deliver benefits to our owners and corporate functions through leveraging

scale, managing risk and igniting innovation.

We have roles in our

Food & Beverage Procurement (Hotel Operations) team; who are responsible

for leading and implementing the category strategies determining how we

approach the suppliers and supply markets.

Our category managers are skilled in the category management and

sourcing process, have experience of delivering end to end category strategies

and may have some experience in Food, Beverages, Engineering, Energy, Linens,

Consumables and Operating items for our hotels.

Direct category experience is not essential as we are looking for

strategic thinkers who can work on a global scale and develop the multi-year

category strategy to deliver cost savings, security of supply, quality and

operational efficiency to our owners.

Within the Food &

Beverage category we work with large GPO providers who are responsible for the

sourcing of F&B products. The role of Category Manager F&B would be to

work in alignment with these providers to develop and implement a wider long

term global strategy.

This role is not a

food sourcing role. This is a strategic role looking at total model.


  • Develop and implement strategicmultiyear category plans for a range of differentsub-categories

  • Build a deep understanding ofsupply markets and the implications for IHG

  • Develop and execute a pipelineof projects to drive TCO, innovation, continuous improvement and costbenefits to IHG and Owners

  • Successful execution ofsourcing, demand management and continuous improvement projects to deliverbusiness objectives

  • Provide commercial challenge tobusiness stakeholders typically up to VP level

  • Develop and deliver successfulsupplier relationship management plans


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 - Previous experience of Food & Beverage Supply

Chain, either GPO, distribution or Procurement, is strongly preferred

Technical Knowledge and Experience -

  • Proficient inthe Category Management methodology and procurement processes

  • Track recordof developing and implementing Category Plans

  • Categorymanagement experience in a global organization

  • Demonstratedability to analyze and provide insight on supply markets

  • Strongprocurement technical skills, legal knowledge and RFI/P leadership

  • Experience ofmanaging complex supplier relationships

  • Capable ofleading and being part of matrixed team in a project environment

  • Goodnegotiation and influencing skills

  • Effectiveproject management skills


Atlanta, GA



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.

You must have the legal right to work in this country

Relocation is NOT provided for this position

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

Job: Finance & Business Support

Location: GA-Atlanta

Requisition ID: R146059