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Professional Services Senior Category Manager (H/F)


Accor HQ

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Company Description

Leading the hospitality revolution, Accor is more than a hotel group. With luxury to economy, homestays to resorts, we are a holistic ecosystem of 40 brands in 110 countries, Talent and Solutions, ready to engage with the future’s endless possibilities. Accor has an offer to bring new life to the way you live, work, play and do business with a personalized guest experience. Discover our culture, our values and our ambitions on https://group.accor.com/

Job Description

The Procurement Organization includes over 150 professionals Group wide and aims to be a trusted business partner to improve business profitability and value through agile and efficient procurement practices. The Procurement Organization is divided into two levels: the Corporate Procurement Organization and the Country Procurement Organization.

The Corporate Procurement Organization is to negotiate International agreements with strategic providers, cover all the purchase for corporate offices & headquarter, set Group guidelines, drive the innovation related to procurement thanks to the digitalization of processes and implementing tools.

The new role of Professional Services  Senior Category Manager will be mainly dedicated to purchases for corporate offices & Headquarter.


  • The Category strategy deployment should allow significant benefits: from innovation for business, reduced risk exposure, to cost reduction.
  • Develop global sourcing strategies to deliver against business objectives for internal clients, and achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers.
  • Evaluate supplier core competencies and competitive positioning using industry cost models and benchmarking analysis.
  • Manage the fundamentals of sourcing and supplier engagement activities including Return of Experience spend pattern analysis, contract analysis, bid evaluation, negotiations, and supplier consolidation.
  • Identify sourcing opportunities by leveraging spend analysis tools and engage with stakeholders to consolidate requirements over categories, suppliers.
  • Work with business and finance leaders to identify and drive savings and controllership improvements, focusing on total cost of ownership.
  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders on procurement processes and maintain procurement ethics in accordance with Accor’s global policies.
  • Prepare and hold business reviews with stakeholders to review vendor performance, future opportunities, and/or challenges.
  • Can assess risk and concisely explain complex issues to principal business owners



  • Proven working experience as a buyer
  • A capability for networking
  • leadership capabilities
  • Efficiently organized
  • International project management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Extremely customer-focused and takes the time to understand the needs of the business.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to quickly synthesize distill and draw conclusions on large amounts of disparate data.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization, time management, and problem-solving skills.


  • Strategic Consulting
  • OutSourcing - BPO (Business Processes Outsourcing)
  • HR Services
  • Finance 
  • Travel

Total Spend of the listed categories: 70M€



  • Master / MBA / Bac + 4/5


  • Procurement

Seniority & past experiences:

  • 5 to 8 years in procurement
  • Relevant Experience: at least 5-8 years of total working experience in an international context
  • A work Experience in Professional/financial Services Categories is required.



  • French, English (Fluent)

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