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Director Corporate Sourcing EMEA (m/f)

London

We are looking for a London or Paris based Director Corporate Sourcing EMEA (m/f) to lead our regional Sourcing team with the mission to simplify our corporate customers’ hotel procurement with Intelligent Sourcing (a data-driven consultative approach to generate savings) and provide them with an attractive savings potential.

At HRS GROUP “We love to make it happen”: We are the world’s leading hotel solutions provider and enable business and leisure travelers to search, book and stay in control of their hotel accommodation. It is our goal to make the booking experience simple and smart. Our booking portals combine more than 850,000 accommodations worldwide and form the basis for our innovative end-to-end solutions we are offering to global corporations. The HRS GROUP continues to expand and employs more than 1,500 people in 34 offices across the world.

Our department Sourcing Solutions is at the heart of our solution offering for global corporates. We help global corporations to build a best-in-class hotel program by combining strategic procurement consulting services with cutting-edge technology and analytics. Our global sourcing consultants manage the entire hotel procurement cycle from benchmarking, rate negotiation to implementation, and ongoing optimization – all the while managing global projects with customer stakeholders and consultant peers around the world. Our Sourcing Service has grown significantly in the past five years, and today we help more than 150 large global corporates including Google, China Mobile, Hitachi, Alibaba, DHL, Volkswagen, WorldBank, Oath and Siemens. As global leader in hotel travel management, our sourcing solution is at the forefront of our innovation agenda.   

The challenge you are up for

  • Lead and develop a diverse team of sourcing consultants on projects with high strategic importance for HRS
  • Design and deliver strategic sourcing consulting projects, providing immediate procurement impact as well as long-term process and hotel program benefits to our global customers
  • Manage and support sales and account management for both current key sourcing projects and new opportunities (in close collaboration with our sales leadership colleagues)
  • Ensure smooth operations of sourcing projects and implementation of hotel programs (in close collaboration with our operations and hotel leadership colleagues)
  • Grow and develop the EMEA team of consultants with coaching, training and knowledge sharing within the team
  • Be the ambassador for HRS’ sourcing solution in the region and towards industry partners
  • Be a key member of our global sourcing leadership team to continuously develop our solutions globally – from analytics, to consulting to operational improvements 

The commitment you bring

  • Outstanding consulting skills and several years’ experience in the field of Consulting/Management Consultancy or comparable consulting role 
  • The ability to present and report directly to high level executives
  • Experience in driving transformational projects (ideally across procurement and purchasing organizations)
  • Experienced leader with the ability to inspire others and create high-performing team 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with superior analytical and conceptual thinking combined with hands-on mentality (willingness to “get your hands dirty” during implementation phases)
  • Ability to build strong relationships and communicate effectively with team members and clients
  • High confidence and seniority in dealing with customers and industry partners in presentations and workshops
  • Advanced degree in Business Management or Business Studies
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written

The reward you get

  • A high impact Sourcing & Consulting management role with high degrees of responsibility and autonomy
  • A highly talented, passionate and international team that revolutionizes the travel industry
  • A dynamic environment in a fast-growing online B2B2C travel player
  • Plenty of room for personal growth and professional development
  • Strong team performance and a transparent results focus towards one shared direction’
  • High visibility role in most strategic line of business in company’s largest market
  • A modern working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work partially from home

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