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Procurement Director

Position Summary

The Director of Procurement is responsible for direct supervision and successful implementation of all purchasing projects including estimating, sales and purchasing functions. This position will work closely with design and brand teams (both internal and external) to ensure client satisfaction and adherence to industry and brand best practices. Additional responsibilities include staffing, management and mentorship of the Procurement group, departmental budgeting, business development initiatives and contract review. Directors collaborate with our leadership group to formulate, establish and continuously maintain firm-wide policies and initiatives.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain/Purchasing, Hospitality or related field

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in FF&E and OS&E purchasing management. Extensive experience in Hospitality or Food & Beverage industry with leadership, business development and vendor/client relationship management responsibilities in a strategic setting at the director level.

General Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge base of hospitality FF&E and OS&E
  • Proven leadership skills at the group and firm level
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building capabilities to work with cross-functional teams and influence stakeholders
  • Advanced experience with contract and proposal generation/review with acute attention to detail
  • Establish, foster and maintain vendor and client relationships
  • Originate and support business development opportunities
  • Exhibit passionate team mentality and promote a continuous learning environment within the Procurement group
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, listening and conflict resolution skills
  • Able to multi-task and adjust to change with tight timelines in a fast-paced, highly creative environment
  • Organized and thorough work style with emphasis on time management
  • Travel for professional or business development and projects as required

Job Required Skills:

  • Lead the Procurement group, as well as the development and transformation of its team members, to encourage teamwork and active participation in opportunities for advancement
  • Own the determination of staffing needs, recruitment, hiring, training and development of new team members
  • Oversee successful implementation of all purchasing projects including the estimating, sales and purchasing, delivery and installation functions
  • Manage departmental billing/fees processes including employee and project scheduling
  • Facilitate the creation of pipeline projects through proposal origination and new business strategy; generate and maintain prospect/client relationships in conjunction with our business development group
  • Manage and evaluate business processes to maximize efficiency and effectiveness within the group
  • Negotiate, review and recommend revisions to supplier contracts and business proposals to ensure the scope of work aligns with predetermined business objectives
  • Create and maintain annual Procurement budget to align with strategy of the group and firm
  • Effectively manage supplier contracts and all related documents in a detailed and accurate manner
  • Champion process improvement by recommending new ways to improve established procurement processes
  • Monitor quality and cost of services and determine new, innovative ways to reduce Procurement costs and increase revenue
  • Identify potential opportunities to improve budget and generate savings, revenue enhancement, and other opportunities that offer The Gettys Group a competitive advantage
  • Follow and provide input into group processes and procedures to ensure strategies and directives of department are carried out in accordance with group and firm-wide objectives

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