This position can be based in London or New York City
Who we are
Selina’s mission is to build a global movement where people live, travel, work and explore unique local experiences while forging meaningful connections.
Built with the digital nomad in mind, Selina is disrupting the hospitality industry with a design, tech and socially-centric approach to a boutique hotel and co-working developments that enable travelers to seamlessly live and work abroad.
What the role is
The Head of Procurement and Manufacturing is a champion of both worlds, and will lead Selina’s extensive FF&E, OS&E supply chain globally, by massive bulk purchase, 2nd hand purchase for upcycled products, creating in-house workshops, setting up the network for long term partnerships.
There is no equivalent role to this one in the whole world.
What you will be doing
Establish and lead the organizational procurement strategy and plans for all business units and needs.
Develop benchmarks and scorecards to identify best purchasing deals.
Develop, implement and monitor the procurement goals and KPIs.
Analyze procurement data and implement actions to reduce costs while improving the overall quality of purchased goods and services.
Create, implement and ensure compliance with procurement guidelines, policies and best practices.
Identify and implement procurement systems aligned with company goals and strategy.
Partner with other Departments / Divisions to identify and select third party services.
Negotiate service and product purchasing agreements.
Forecast operational needs and schedule deliveries accordingly to meet the hotel’s operational requirements.
Lead the continuous improvement process to improve global procurement efficiency.
Support the creation of annual purchasing budgets.
Establish Global Standards for a safe, efficient and accurate ability of production.
Responsible for streamlining the supply chain of FF&E through channels of refurbished, up-cycled and bulk purchase.
Strategically plan and execute the operation for Central Workshops in different countries.
Lead the set up of the bulk purchase process
Lead the set up of the direct sourcing team in China
What you need for the role
Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Architecture or Interior Design
10+ years in industrial and procurement leadership positions in multinational companies
FF&E and Hospitality Experience (preferred)
Ability to communicate clearly
Ability to navigate among diverse tasks
Ability to manage time and responsibilities
Knowledge of file management
Focus on solutions
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Knowledge of English (written and oral)