Senior Manager Category Management – Operating Supplies & Equipment (OS&E) – Hilton Corporate – McLean


Hilton Supply Management (HSM) is the largest global hospitality focused
organization that supports our brands| owners and operators. With 6 billion
dollars of spend influence and over 2000 suppliers| this function has
transformed the way supply chain and procurement adds value to the hospitality
industry. HSM is a strong partner to all our brands| helping influence and
drive programs with unique and distinctive products and services. HSM is proud
of its diverse and talented team members around the world that also give back
to the community by supporting aggressive sustainability| supplier diversity
and responsible sourcing goals.
What will I be doing?
As the Senior Manager| Category Management| Operating Supplies and Equipment
(OS&E)| you will plan| coordinate| direct| and control the purchasin

functions for all products within the specified module across all 17 brands

You will work closely with design firms| brand teams| and operational units t

ensure client happiness| and adhere to industry and brand standar

methodologies. In addition| you will develop| implement and direct global
programs in support of Hilton Supply Management (HSM)| Corporate
Responsibility and Hilton initiatives and plan| coordinate and direct the
strategic alignment of the Supply Management global enterprise.

More specifically| you will:

Develop| implement and lead global programs and products to support of our overall strategic vision and corporate sustainability initiatives across all brands.
Execute strategies based on subject matter expertise| technical knowledge| job experience and management skills that demonstrate our value proposition and optimize results.
Develop category strategy| run the entire RFx process from conducting initial due diligence to finalizing contract negotiations in a cross-functional environment with applicable brands and/or corporate departments. This includes validating supplier selection and performance through price benchmarking| auditing| risk assessment| etc.
Build new or streamline existing internal processes to promote continuous process improvements for HSM.
Effectively build and foster external relationships with suppliers| distributors| and manufacturers. This involves implementing| analyzing| and measuring key performance indicators to ensure effectiveness| compliance to brand standards and specifications| risk| and liabilities.
Communicate effectively and collaboratively with brands| operating units| and cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on category strategies and priorities. This includes providing outstanding customer service to all internal partners.
Forecast| achieve| and document cost savings/cost containment/cost avoidances through negotiations| competitive bids| and innovative product rationalization.
Develop an expertise and execute strategies on all items within the scope of work.
Perform the duties of a salesperson for the hotels and provide technical knowledge regarding products within areas of responsibility.

What are we looking for?

We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the
following attributes and skills:

Timely closure on key initiatives such as sourcing events| contracts renegotiations| projects and pilots
Communication and integration of activity with internal partners to ensure that expectations are fully met with respect to initiative goals and schedules
Ability to successfully manage upward and downward within the HSM organization and the Hilton enterprise
Recognized as a subject matter expert across all assigned categories
Resourceful and results-oriented skills at developing and encouraging supplier relationships that will result in a win for the supplier| HSM and the hotel
Ability to effectively and creatively problem solve and identify solutions while maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity
Strong analytical| negotiation| and contract management skills
A commitment to learning and development that encourages personal and professional growth

To fulfill this role successfully| you should demonstrate the following
minimum qualifications:

Five (5) years professional work experience within purchasing| procurement or strategic sourcing
Two (2) years of project management or service contract management experience
Travel – 15%

It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following
capabilities and distinctions:

BA/BS Bachelor|s Degree
Five (5) years| experience working within Hospitality or equivalent such as real estate services and property management services
CPSM| CPM| PMP certificate or PE license

What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the world|s leading global hospitality company| spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century| Hilton has offered business and
leisure travelers the finest in accommodations| service| amenities| and value.
Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest
experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the
light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable
hospitality experiences around the world every day. And| our amazing Team
Members are at the heart of it all!