Procurement Category Manager

Atlanta, GA | Freelance | Job ID #62515 |
Posted Earlier this month

Onward Search is hiring a Procurement Category Manager for an international client on a contract to perm basis with offices in Atlanta, GA. This role will be responsible for driving Hotel Engagement and supporting key Hotel Procurement initiatives in Americas and around the globe.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with hotel procurement clusters globally
  • From the Category Group Plan, develop category plans for all Hotel categories at L2 & L3
  • Build a deep understanding of supply markets and the implications for IHG and Hotels
  • Develop and execute a pipeline of projects to drive TCO, innovation, continuous improvement and cost benefits to IHG and Owners
  • Successfully execute sourcing, demand management and continuous improvement projects to deliver business objectives
  • Provide commercial challenges to business stakeholders, typically up to VP and Head of Department level
  • Develop and manage successful supplier relationship management plans and monitor supplier performance
  • Operate within the IHG Procurement operating model
  • Deliver margin (benefits) for the IHG and our owners


  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • 5-8+ years of progressive work-related experience including:
  • Proficiency in Category Management methodology and procurement processes
  • Track record of developing and implementing L3 Category Plans
  • Category management experience in a global organization
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and provide insight on supply markets
  • Strong procurement technical skills, legal knowledge and RFI/P leadership
  • Experience managing complex supplier relationships
  • Capability of leading and being part of matrixed teams in a project environment
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Effective project management skills


  • This position is fully remote until September. At that time 3-days onsite will be required
  • Candidates outside of the market are encouraged to apply if they would like to relocate at the time that this position must be onsite

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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