This position could be based Panama, New York or London
General Description The Head of Procurement is a hands on leader who is able to think / work tactically and strategically and is deeply involved in the day to day operation and is also able to develop the long term strategy and procurement department.Responsibilities
General Description Responsibilities 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 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 Requirements Bachelor degree in business administration, industrial engineering or similar 10+ years in procurement leadership positions in a multinational Hospitality & Tourism experience (preferred) Global procurement management experience (preferred) Ability to communicate clearly Ability to navigate among diverse tasks Leadership Ability to manage time and responsibilities Customer Service Knowledge of file management Creativity Focus on solutions Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint Knowledge of English (written and oral)