1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  4. Design & Technical Services


Issy-les-Moulineaux, France



Procurement Manager - Trains Orient Express (F/M/X)


Accor HQ

Company Description


We are worldwide Augmented Hospitality leaders, the best at what we do. Heartists is what we call ourselves, generous, passionate, attentive, and free, whether we are welcoming guests, connecting with our peers, or serving others. 

Our entire Accor estate expands across the world. With over 300,000 experts committed to rejuvenating the hospitality experience we pride ourselves in being the employer of choice, so live limitlessly, come as you are, grow with us, work with purpose, and explore the endless opportunities in store. 


Artisan of Travel since 1883 Orient Express is a legendary brand, steeped in history and loved by past, present and future generations. Representing the pinnacle of ultra-luxury hospitality within Accor Group, this brand is currently going through exciting phases of rebirth and expansion.  

Orient Express embodies the refined nomadic spirit of travel, inviting each traveler to a place where the journey is the destination. Bringing awe-inspiring travel experiences to a new generation of adventurers, its exceptional portfolio includes The Orient Express, with its original carriages reimagined as the new embassy of French luxury; Orient Express La Dolce Vita, a train embodying the 'Made in Italy' way; Orient Express Silenseas - the world’s largest sailing ship; and hotels coming to Rome and Venice.  

Progressively shaping the future of luxury hospitality, Orient Express is focusing on employee journey and growth. 

Job Description


Within the Trains’ Team at Orient-Express, the Procurement Manager will be responsible and accountable for establishing and tracking procurements for railway projects of the brand and for both first and second rank suppliers. 

An Engaging Context: 

Joining our dedicated team for railway projects, the Procurement Manager steps into an ongoing project requiring meticulous monitoring of purchases and supplier engagements. With primary industrial contracts already in place, the role involves close collaboration with the technical director as well as the planning manager to ensure adherence to critical timelines and to technical specifications and with suppliers' procurement managers to maintain budgetary and technical compliance. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent communication with internal and external stakeholders. 

This opportunity provides a stimulating and dynamic environment for a motivated and rigorous professional ready to take on the exciting challenge of contributing to the success of an iconic project within a renowned group. 

Your missions and responsibilities:

1. Purchasing / Procurement: 

  • Track procurements from primary industrial suppliers, ensuring timely and compliant delivery 
  • Negotiate and finalize contracts with suppliers and service providers ensuring favorable terms and conditions for Orient-Express 
  • Set up full supplier Over seeing KPI 
  • Identify and select suppliers and sub-contractors to be included in the “Pannel.” 
  • Issuing purchase orders and receiving receipts with the quality manager and the contract manager 

2. Integrated Lifecycle Management (ILS):

  • Initiate procurement activities for Train components, including spare parts, ensuring alignment with project timelines and budget constraints. 
  • Define the “Product/Suppliers” pairing 
  • Define optimal inventory levels 
  • Monitor orders placed by the industrial suppliers, resolving any issues or discrepancies promptly to maintain project momentum
  • Implement an adapted stock management procedures to streamline inventory processes and always ensure adequate stock levels

3. Exploitation & Maintenance 

  • With the Contract Manager, establish contracts related to exploitation & maintenance services, ensuring compliance between operations and industrial feasibility of maintenance and repair periods 


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Master's degree in engineering or commerce with commodity related background 
  • Relevant experience in a previous role, within the manufacturing industry 
  • French and Italian language required. Other languages such as English are a plus 
  • Strong management skills 
  • Experience working with multiple partners 
  • Capable of leading global negotiations for high value contracts 
  • Strong knowledge of the key aspects of procurement processes 
  • Proficiency in using procurement software and tools 
  • Deep understanding of inventory management principles and practices 
  • Ability to understand value streams, cost drivers and how to break down cost structures 
  • Ability to understand and develop legal contracts, expertise in contract management 
  • Results driven, self- starter, problem solver with proven ability to drive projects to a successful conclusion 
  • Team oriented and excellent communication skills are essential 
  • Strong sense of organization, rigor, and attention to detail 
  • Flexibility to travel on short notice 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft office products with an emphasis on Excel 

Appreciated Skills:

  • Knowledge of the railway sector and its technical specificities 
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and standards in the railway industry
  • Experience in projects exceeding €500 million 
  • Experience in the luxury industry
  • Experience in procurement of intellectual property 

Additional Information

A unique environment:

Our company offers a distinctive working environment characterized by innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. The Planning Manager will work within a close-knit team, currently consisting of 5 individuals, with a goal to expand to around ten members through recruitment efforts. Based in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, at Accor’s headquarters, this team operates in close collaboration with other Orient Express teams, including sales, distribution, marketing, finance, and guest experience, fostering a culture of teamwork and mutual support. Joining our team means being part of a dynamic and cohesive group where collaboration across departments is key to success.

What benefits can Accor offer its employees?

A real Work life balance

  • Work from Everywhere: Personal access provided to over 500 coworking spaces, many of which are within our hotels.
  • ALL - Heartist® Program: Unforgettable stays and experiences at all Accor locations and partner venues worldwide.
  • And at our Issy les Moulineaux site: Collaborative workspaces, an employee restaurant, unlimited coffee, gaming and sports areas, a concierge service, and a park just across the street.

Attractive Finance benefits

  • Sustainable Mobility Package up to €700 for the use of "green" transportation, or 75% coverage of Pass Navigo (public transportation pass). 

Learning & development

  • Talent Management at the earth our of HR Accor strategy.
  • We want you to feel free to dare and free to grow, by opening new doors to continuous learning and skills development. Challenge yourself and switch between jobs, brands, and career paths

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent. 

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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