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Category Manager Consumer Goods Europe & North Africa M/F


Accor HQ

Company Description

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Job Description

Europe & Norht Africa Procurement Department is responsible for sourcing, negotiating and promoting its product and service offer, which must cover almost 100% of the food and non-food purchasing needs of Accor hotels and its partners.

The Category Manager is responsible to ensure hotels can benefit from the best quality and purchasing conditions for the Food & Beverages categories. He/She participates to the definition of the Europe & North Africa procurement strategy, the range management and executes it. This person is part of a team responding to a Category Director, and works jointly with the International/Base Category Management team.

Offer range management:

–Understanding of business & guest needs, as well as new trends (competitive watch)

–Translation of these needs into Category « offer » Strategies

–Definition of product / services assortment range to meet these needs

–Definition of product/service specifications

–Responsibility on revenue and profit for categories in scope

–Management of the offer on our marketplace

Procurement/Sourcing Management:

–Development of procurement sourcing strategy to enable Category vision (which suppliers to include, prioritization of tenders, supplier dependency review etc.)

–Alignment with Corporate team to define Global Category Strategy

–Definition of best sourcing procurement process and frequency of price reviews

–Definition of the best logistic solution

–Development of new supplier base / innovation

Source to contract:

–Lead on execution of RFI/RFP/RFQ

–Assessment of suppliers' proposals (products & services, price, …)

–Shortlisting, Negotiation and decision on selected suppliers

–Closing & contracting with selected suppliers, implementation of contracts

–Supplier performance management & supplier relationship management

Coordination on Global categories and international contract roll-out:

–Support & coordination with BASE for identification and deployment of best practices, synergies & massification potentials, highlighting local specificities

–Local implementation of international deals

Customer relationship building as country category expert.

Collaboration & relationship-building with local stakeholders is key.

Strong teaming with Corporate team and European team Category Management.

Fast-changing environment – agility needed.

Autonomous on his/her categories.

Location TBD.


At least 3 years of experience in Procurement.

Business School / Master in Purchasing.

Language(s) French, English.

Expertise Procurement process & Category Management.

Specific knowledge in fresh products purchasing.

Analytical skills & organization skills.

Customer Focus.


Additional Information

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At Accor, we are committed to diversity. Each individual, each personality, and each experience has its place to grow and make us grow collectively. Everything we do, we do with heart. We are creators of emotions, professionals of the human experience, resolutely turned towards others and the world around us.
- Our culture is inclusive. We value the richness of the 120 nationalities, the different backgrounds, and all the stories that make us up. We encourage the diversity of our personalities.
- We take care of the world around us: our teams, our clients, our establishments, our environment are at the heart of our concerns. Our mission is human, essential: to bring cultures together, to open windows on the world, to provide unforgettable experiences, day after day.
- We like to reveal you. All our heartists are talents in the making, they are the future of our group and our hotels. Helping them grow professionally and develop personally according to their desires and ambitions is our priority. 
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