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Procurement Director UK

PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR - UK
"A strategic procurement role in an iconic, ultra-luxury hospitality business."

£80-90000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

London

Are you at the top of your game?

Having achieved five-star status in their luxury hotels, our client knows what it takes to be the best.

And now, they'd like you to use your five-starred procurement skills to take strategic control of their group procurement function. You'll need to lead a skilled purchasing team covering sourcing, purchasing, projects, and stock control of both FF&E/A (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment/Accessories) and OS & E (Operating Supplies & Equipment). The latter will include food, the finest ingredients, beverages, chinaware, glass, crockery, and silverware. The focus will be on improving EBITDA and optimisation of savings across all categories.

As you can imagine, quality is king in a hotel chain of this calibre. Our client's customers demand the best and pay a premium for the luxury they receive as a guest in one of its luxury hotels, spas, and apartments.

However, there is a strategic opportunity to maximise value and synergies by implementing a robust procurement and purchasing system across all the hotels and residences in the chain in the UK. For example, there are gains to be made by integrating each hotel's purchasing spend into one system with synchronised sourcing and supply contracts. And our client is sure you'll find other areas for improvement once you've conducted your initial strategic review.

In summary, you'll act as a transformational and influential change agent and visionary leader, implementing best practice procurement, purchasing and category management techniques, aligning the purchasing function with the group's strategic objectives. You will be experienced in build strong partnerships, constructively challenging, and influencing executive stakeholders including executive chefs and general management. You will also possess excellent team development, coaching and mentoring skills.

Regarding your background, our client envisages you will have gained considerable experience working in a prestigious environment. As well as in the luxury hospitality/hotel industry, you may have worked in first-class holiday resorts or premium airline brands or other ultra-premium service delivery business. Wherever you've forged your career, you will understand the concept of a prestige brand.

You will be based in London/South East. You will be degree qualified with post graduate qualifications in strategic procurement/purchasing. You will possess outstanding personal presentation and will be a first-class communicator with excellent interpersonal, persuasion, negotiating and influencing skills.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an iconic brand renowned for luxury. In return for your services, our client offers a premium benefits package befitting a company of its stature and prestige. Relocation assistance will be considered for candidates who have the right to live and work in the UK/EU.

As you can imagine, we have plenty more to discuss about this role, so please submit your details, quoting reference LX 1018312 or call us on 44 (0)1905 381 320.

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