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  1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. Procurement
  4. Accor

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Paris, France

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REF2195I

IT Senior Buyer

Region

Accor HQ



Company Description

Pourquoi travailler chez Accor ?
Nous sommes bien plus qu’un leader mondial. Nous vous accueillons comme vous êtes et vous pouvez trouver le métier et la marque qui correspond à votre personnalité.
Nous vous accompagnons dans votre évolution et votre apprentissage au quotidien, nous nous assurons que votre travail apporte du sens à votre vie. Ainsi, durant votre expérience avec nous, vous pouvez explorer les possibilités illimitée du Groupe Accor.
En rejoignant Accor, vous écrivez chaque chapitre de votre histoire et ensemble nous pouvons imaginer l’Hôtellerie de demain. Découvrez la vie qui vous attend chez Accor, https://careers.accor.com/.
Faites ce que vous aimez, prenez soin du monde qui vous entoure, oser challenger le status quo ! #BELIMITLESS


Job Description

As Senior Category Manager, you are part of the Group Procurement Organisation. Fully integrated into the Global Category Management Teams, your main responsibility are :  

 

IT & Guest Technologies (GT) - Category Expertise

  • Own & propose category strategy for GT & IT categories (included but not limited to Core Software, ERP, Hardware, Resellers, Cloud)
  • Develop and define sourcing strategies for GT & IT as per above categories 
  • Ease, formulate and deliver the Category Strategy, the understanding of drivers, market forces, SWOT, etc. 
  • Support category knowledge to grow procurement offers and drive category expertise

Guest Technologies - Suppliers mgt & market Knowledge

  • Manage International IT & GT contracts/suppliers
  • Secure sustainable partnership with strategic suppliers
  • Accountable for category suppliers’ management (Governance & Business Review)
  • Secure supplier selection processes with RFI / RFQ 
  • Ensure the best conditions in the market
  • Ease business & market intelligence

Spend & Budget

  • Control spend of IT & GT to capture Rate of specific categories
  • Responsible for the budget achievement and for cost optimization (cost out & savings)
  • Manage remuneration processes
  • Crunch data

IT & GT - Support Category Visibility

  • Support and actively promote the Group procurement functions for direct & indirect procurement
  • Develop category communities for all regions & departments
  • Align category strategy with key internal & external stakeholders
  • Communicate, co-operate and involve relevant stakeholders to drive the overall  strategy
  • Engage and secure an open and direct dialogue with stakeholders
  • Able to sell solutions internally, but also to external customers
  • Ease & support the IT savings targets with managing from A to Z projects

Coordination of transversal projects

  • Participation in projects for Sustainability / Marketing (eg zero plastic)
  • Inflation/Deflation reporting and tracking
  • Identify and implement solution to increase the capture rate
  • Track KPIs implementation to monitor category performance & adoption
  • Report & follow remuneration processes (declaration, budget, forecasts, payments, etc.)

Qualifications

As Senior Category Manager you should : 

  • Demonstrate agility & resilience to changes
  • Be able to deal with Direct & Indirect procurement
  • Lead at an international level the Guest Technologies portfolio (suppliers, hotels, customers)
  • Maintain and improve global performance (Contracts, data, savings)
  • Be able to develop the relationship with all brands and customers to increase compliance
  • Develop leadership with internal/external customers to satisfy their expectations by increasing business opportunities worldwide
  • Position is international, and requires to deal with many stakeholders
  • Manage market uncertainty

In addition, as the right candidate, you should have the below requested formation & experience : 

  • At least 6 years experience indirect & direct procurement with an international background
  • Relevant work experiences in negotiation
  • Proven track record as a Category Manager & Buyer
  • Awareness in distribution, BtB, or BtC, E-commerce
  • Contract management
  • Experience in required categories
  • Hospitality experience is a plus

Last but not the least, the candidate should have : 

  • Ability to listen & understand to customer’s needs (stakeholders & hotels
  •  Work in international environment 
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Influencing skills & ease flexibility in approach between different stakeholders
  • Personal integrity and strong work ethics
  • Required language skills: Fluent English (Daily working language), French will be a plus and any others.

Additional Information

Pourquoi travailler chez Accor ?

Nous sommes bien plus qu’un leader mondial. Nous vous accueillons comme vous êtes et vous pouvez trouver le métier et la marque qui correspond à votre personnalité.

Faites ce que vous aimez, prenez soin du monde qui vous entoure, osez challenger le status quo !

#BELIMITLESS

Découvrez la vie qui vous attend chez Accor, https://careers.accor.com/.

 

Un environnement unique

Situés au 17ème étage de la tour Sequana, les bureaux de la direction générale des achats internationaux offrent une vue imprenable sur Paris. 

 

Les collaborateurs peuvent profiter des services proposés par le groupe Accor :  3 espaces de restauration (dont 1 au dernier étage), babyfoots, salles de repos, fauteuils massant, salle de sport, etc.

 

Metro : Balard (Ligne 8) / Porte de Versailles (Ligne 12) 

Tramway : Henri Farman (T2) 

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.

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