Job Fixed-term contract : No Status Full Time Anticipated Start Date 12-11-2018
Level of Education Bachelor / Licence Areas of study Other Professional experiences 3 to 5 years Languages essential English
Essential and optional requirements
What kind of talent are we looking for?
An entrepreneurial mindset independent & enthusiastic
Sales acumen / strong persuasion skills (at least 3 years of relevant experience)
Customer focus Ability to build strong relationships and develop partnerships
Result-Oriented showing energy and drive to exceed targets, whilst maintaining integrity & ethical standards
A fast learner Showing agility, curiosity and passion to discover new things
A team player Autonomous, while always ready to participate to projects and help colleagues
Experience in the Hospitality, Food & Beverages and / or Procurement is a strong advantage
Good command of English, other languages an asset - Digital savy
Flexibility to be on the road to meet hotel partners
Procurement is a core pillar of the offering we propose to our Hotels. We have developed a one-stop-shop solution, covering 100% of hospitality needs and collaborating with >
3500 suppliers across the world. Because of the size of our business, we are able to negotiate some of the best prices and conditions on the market.
We are looking for a corporate entrepreneur to grow this business with us.
We are positioning Accor Hotel Procurement Services as the reference in the UK for hospitality procurement (Food & Beverages, Non-
Food, Equipment, and Furniture & Services). Our ambition is to expand beyond just serving Accor Branded hotels!
The role of the Procurement Business Development Manager will be to :
Grow the business with our Accor Hotels partners : increase purchases made through our services instead of them sourcing through other channels (Managed & Franchised)
Develop procurement partnerships outside Accor : convince independent hospitality players (special focus on Hotels & Restaurants) to leverage the strength of Accor Procurement Services to improve their cost structure
What will be your core tasks?
Define the procurement’s Business Development Strategy
Prepare commercial material and case studies to showcase our strengths (online & offline)
Define sales plan : leads to approach, timing, relaunch etc.
Develop cost saving business case for potential partners
Build relationships & convert new hotels to Accor Procurement services
Define the procurement’s Compliance strategy - how to improve volume of sourcing done through our services, improving capture levels
Define action plan to raise compliance (hotels to target, actions, timing, frequency of visits)
Roll-out action plan and monitor performance, visiting hotels & establishing strong relationships with Hotel owners & managers
For both new & existing Partners
Liaise with internal Accor stakeholders to accelerate results both on new partner recruitment as well as strengthening business with existing partners
Collect input from field on how Procurement offering needs to improve
Collect price benchmarking data from the field to ensure our price levels are competitive
Follow-up performance vs targets focus on additional revenues