Assistant Procurement Manager – Procurement – InterContinental Hotels Group Dubai Festival City

Full time @Ihg posted 6 months ago

Job Description

Do you envision yourself working with InterContinental Hotels Group® Dubai Festival City as an Assistant Procurement Manager? What is your true calling? We’re interested in you whether you enjoy triathlons, trying new eateries, or dancing the tango. We admire people who approach their work with the same zeal and accuracy as they do their hobbies. Consider working for a company that allows you to be yourself. Our commitment to our employees is to provide opportunities for them to have a fantastic start, learn and grow, perform, be recognized and rewarded, be involved, and take the initiative and lead. Four hotel brands are represented by the InterContinental Hotels Group® locations in Dubai Festival City. The luxury brand InterContinental, the superior upscale Crowne Plaza, the sumptuous long-stay InterContinental Residence Suites, and the colorful mid-scale Holiday Inn are among them. In addition to over 1000 bedrooms, the four properties feature a variety of high-quality restaurants and bars, an impressive 3,800 square meter Event Centre spread across two levels, the 5,000 square meter Festival Arena by InterContinental, the luxurious Spa InterContinental, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and swimming pool facilities. We are searching for people who are warm, welcoming, and full of life to join our team of over 900 colleagues who are constantly looking for ways to make every guest’s experience enjoyable. We admire our employees’ passion and excitement, and we want you to share yours when you work with us.

Your day to day

As an Assistant Procurement Manager, you’ll lead the front office and housekeeping departments to ensure a memorable guest experience is delivered and departmental revenue and profit goals are met – always following safety and compliance requirements and local policies and procedures:

  • Management of the team ensuring high performance and productivity.
  • Day to day operations with an emphasis on quick response times to the hotel units. This is order to limit any potential impact as a result of supply issues on hotel operations.
  • Sourcing and supply across a wide range of spend categories. This includes food, beverage, consumables, service contracts and capital.
  • Contract tendering, negotiation, implementation. and management.
  • Identify cost saving opportunities that will enhance the profitability of the company.
  • Data analysis and reporting including monitoring mechanisms that identifies savings achieved by category and supplier.
  • Develop and build relationships with existing suppliers and create relationships with new suppliers.
  • Communicate to suppliers the needs and expectations of the company and support the hotels in monitoring supplier performance in line with KPI`s, contractual obligations ,and service level agreements.
  • Ensure compliance of established purchasing policies and procedures. Conduct ongoing reviews of same and implement continuous improvements where required.
  • Supplier reviews and audits.
  • Develop a suitable contract database and protocol for ongoing supplier management including the ongoing creation and management of preferred suppliers. Highlight key contracted information.
  • Effectively engage with hotel operations and finance to ensure processes and controls are understood and best practices adhered to. Implement training programmes where necessary.
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable to ensure a smooth workflow within the procure to pay process and lead process and efficiency improvements.
  • Assist in the development and achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Consult / work with other senior managers on specific initiatives as required and undertake any other duties as requested by the senior management.

What we need from you

Ideally, you’ll have some or all of the following competencies and experience we’re looking for:

  • Minimum 3 years management experience in a centralised procurement environment.
  • An appropriate third level qualification in business or procurement.
  • Centralised Procurement System experience – JANA desirable, but not essential.
  • Commercially focused and a keen eye for detail with strong analytical & numerical skills.
  • High level competence in Microsoft excel and other office packages.
  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills (both verbal and written).

What we have to offer

We will reward your efforts with a competitive pay and benefits package. Joining us means being a member of the worldwide IHG® family, and like all families, all of our individual team members have some winning traits. We operate better as a team because we trust and support one another, we do the right thing, and we encourage other points of view. You must demonstrate that you care: that you notice the small details that make a difference to guests and that you are always looking for ways to improve – learn more about us at So go ahead and show us how your enthusiasm and personality are a perfect fit for providing unforgettable experiences to our customers.

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