Intern Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA (Duration: 12 months, Start Date: July 2024)


London, GB, W6 8DA

Property Name:  WHG United Kingdom
Req Id:  23503

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking an Intern Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA to join our team in London, UK.

The Internship

The Intern Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA will contribute to the performance of the EMEA team by supporting the Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA with a variety of duties and projects in the areas of Sourcing, i.e. Procurement, Supplier Management and delivery of relevant corporate events, as well as Sustainability, i.e. Strategy and Policy design, delivery and reporting in the EMEA division. They will work individually or alongside other interns and colleagues up to VP level from other corporate departments on business-critical projects to provide support and resources in line with the strategic priorities of the division.


They will implement activities, processes and procedures which support the existing team and the future growth of the division. They will build positive and effective working relationships with their client group and associates in order to drive the development, effectiveness, engagement and retention of the team in line with the needs of the division.


1. Sourcing: Procurement & Supplier Management
•    Administration and set up of supplier rebates, contracts and tracking systems for revenue generation
•    Negotiate key commercial terms and contract specific pricing that delivers value to key stakeholders 
•    Assist the Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA to:

­- establish contractual relationships with WHR suppliers to provide improved product and service offerings as well as competitive pricing to our franchisees
- manage service metrics that track the performance of WHR programmes and vendors
- investigate, identify and create new external business and commercial opportunities, including strategic alliance and third-party collaboration initiatives
- identify and deliver procurement cost savings while ensuring value delivery and consistency for procurement of corporate services
- identify opportunities for expanding programmes or vendor relationships to grow sourcing volume and revenue
- deliver, measure and evidence revenue generation through accurate reporting with stakeholder/ finance sign off on a monthly basis
- successfully organise and deliver the regional 2021/ 2022 WHR EMEA Roadshows (some travel might be required)
- provide sourcing support for the opening of new managed hotels across the division 
- launch corporate-wide initiatives


2. Sustainability
Support the Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA to:

•    design and deliver the Sustainability Strategy, Policy, Metrics, ROI Objectives and Reporting as well as relevant programmes in the EMEA division
•    create reports, presentations and communications relating to sustainability 
•    collect and interpret sustainability data within EMEA
•    monitor global regulations and how they might impact or apply on WHR operations
•    manage resources such as budget, internal teams and external support to deliver sustainability programmes
•    work with external strategic partners to rollout policies and programmes for the hospitality industry
•    partner with functional leaders across the EMEA business to improve sustainability performance
•    develop, report on and improve KPIs relating to sustainability
•    build stakeholder engagement to reduce costs, deliver savings and improve operating efficiencies


3. Internship Group Project: all Interns will be involved in a business-critical project during their internship


4. Support the employee engagement committee in organising activities/ initiatives under 3 pillars: People, Community and Sustainability 

Complexity, scope and financial responsibility

The activities and contribution of the Intern Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA will impact the performance of the business. They will act on behalf of the business to reduce risk by implementing company policies. They will always be required to exercise sound judgment and integrity to ensure confidentiality of protected information.

Key competencies

Alongside the professional competencies outlined below, the successful candidate will demonstrate the fundamentals of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts “Count on Me!” Service Culture to be Responsive, be Respectful and Deliver a Great Experience. This will form the cornerstone of their approach as they carry out all tasks with the “Count on Me!” building blocks in mind; Compassionate, Engaged, Dependable, Courteous, Engaged, Inclusive, Hospitable, Prepared and Personalised.


•    Financially and economically literate
•    Strong written and spoken presentation skills
•    Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret data
•    Confident communicator 
•    Ability to build strong relationships with 3rd party suppliers
•    Motivation and ability to work without supervision
•    Flexibility with some requirement to travel
•    Strong cultural awareness
•    Customer service minded

Experience and qualifications

•    Studying towards a Bachelor’s degree or above in Accounting/ Finance/ Economics, Business/ Management, Law, Environment/ Sustainability or Logistics/ Supply Chain Management 
•    Prior experience within a relevant role in an office environment is desirable. 
•    Fluency in spoken and written English is essential, an additional language would be an advantage.
•    Must be an experienced user of MS Office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Organisational relationships

The Intern Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA will report to the Head of Sourcing & Sustainability EMEA. They will also work closely with all other departments within the EMEA and NAMER Wyndham Hotels & Resorts corporate teams. The role also has a significant amount of engagement with external suppliers, so a professional and confident communication style is essential.

Compensation and benefits

•    £23,000 gross per annum, prorated for the duration of the internship 
•    25 days of holidays per annum (accrued basis)






Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the world’s largest hotel franchising company by the number of properties with approximately 9,200 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents. Through our network of approximately 872,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the hospitality industry. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the world in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham employs more than 2,000 corporate team members worldwide who are dedicated to the Company’s mission of making hotel travel possible for all. Supporting thousands of franchisees and a growing global portfolio of 24 hotel brands—think household names like Wyndham, La Quinta, Ramada, Days Inn and Super 8—Wyndham team members are a widespread group of individuals with diverse interests and backgrounds. Our unique Count on Me culture, commitment to flexibility and core values of Integrity, Accountability, Inclusivity, Caring and Fun are just part of what continues to make Wyndham an award-winning best place to work.


Job Location: WHG United Kingdom, 4th Floor, 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, London  W6 8DA
Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Disclaimer

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

What we expect from you

You will play an important part in our mission to make travel possible for all by:

∙ Being responsive, respectful and delivering great experiences to our guests, partners and communities.

∙ Foster an inclusive environment where individuals feel empowered to bring their authentic selves to work and share their diverse perspectives.

∙ Bring your best every day and strive to exceed expectations in all you do.

What you can expect from us

With Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, you can expect a fulfilling career to include:

∙ Growth opportunities through best-in-class training and career development, leadership training, mentorship opportunities and educational support.

∙ Competitive salary and benefits.

∙ Team member benefit programs that focus on nutrition, exercise, lifestyle management, physical and emotional wellness, financial health, and the quality of the environment in which all team members work and live.

∙ A Culture of Diversity & Inclusion - Our inclusive culture infuses different perspectives that reflect our diverse customers and communities around the world.

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler.  Every day, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. With more hotels than anyone else, we offer the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world. So wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.