TELECOMMUTE – US National
Director of Procurement
Who we are…
AvantStay delivers exceptional, unique stays for group travelers. The company has built a tech-enabled millennial hospitality brand to be the new standard for group experience. We are venture funded and growing rapidly in the explosive $100+ billion dollar STR industry.
What we are looking for?
An operationally-minded and analytical Director of Procurement to lead our team in the sourcing, procurement, and management of supplies and vendors. This person will be responsible for strategic planning and the implementation of systems and procedures to ensure efficient and cost-effective day-to-day operations. The Director of Procurement will act as the main point of contact for third party vendors, bringing with them a strong network of FF&E and OS&E suppliers. This is a position for someone who is passionate about team management and building new processes from the ground up.
What you’ll do?
Develop and implement overall procurement and sourcing strategy for all company FF&E and OS&E spend.
Own vendor relationship, negotiation and renegotiation processes.
Lead development and execution of a supplier relationship management framework.
Manage team budget and resources effectively to support, develop and execute initiatives that reduce cost, manage risk and support innovation and quality.
Track and analyze vendor performance and hold existing vendors accountable to SLAs and AvantStay standards.
Report and analyze on trends to continually improve performance
Source new vendors and suppliers using data analysis, risk assessments, internal needs and supplier landscape knowledge.
Act as the main point of contact for procurement and sourcing needs for both internal and external stakeholders.
Provide day-to-day leadership and guidance to the existing Procurement team.
Develop a deep understanding of AvantStay’s business objectives to ensure alignment with sourcing and procurement initiatives.
What you’ll bring?
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or another related field
6+ years’ of procurement experience across all categories; experience in the real estate or short-term rental industries a plus
Extensive knowledge of end-to-end supply chain management, sourcing and procurement operations
Experience communicating and negotiating with a full catalog of US-based and international vendors and suppliers
Passion for process improvement and for making data-driven decisions
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to proactively manage, prioritize and delegate projects in a cross-functional team setting; passionate about people management and development
Proven track record of identifying and implementing cost saving opportunities
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, often ambiguous environment
Perks and Benefits…
Benefits and Unlimited Paid Time Off
Team bonding and off-site events
Complimentary and discount stays at AvantStay properties
When you join AvantStay?
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside an experienced and dynamic team, transforming the way people travel and vacation. Your place within the colossal travel and real estate industries will leave you with a wealth of opportunities to feel both challenged to innovate and rewarded for your efforts. Of course, we will offer you pay and benefi…
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