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Director, Strategic Sourcing

Location: 

Parsippany, NJ, US

Property Name:  Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way
Req Id:  18348

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Director, Strategic Sourcing to join our team at the Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way location in ParsippanyNew Jersey.

Job Summary

Summary

The Director, Strategic Sourcing Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E), is responsible for the bringing the best value of FF&E for our hotel franchise owners through efficient sourcing model.

The Director will be responsible for identifying, evaluating manufacturers and suppliers around the globe and creating strong vendor relationships. Director, Strategic Sourcing will also be responsible for creating Sourcing value proposition to support “owner first” culture of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.

The Director will be responsible for vendor relationship management, contract administration, problem resolution, in addition to business plan development, conducting competitive price analysis and negotiations, and strategically planning vendor partnerships.

The incumbent will be responsible for supporting external franchise owners as well as internal stakeholders in all facets related to FF&E, and therefore the Director is responsible for guiding the team to build and maintain strong partnerships with internal Wyndham stakeholders, hotel Owners and Operators, as well as with suppliers.

Education & Experience

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

  • BA or BS
  • Minimum 5 years contract negotiation experience
  • Minimum 5 years of experience sourcing complex goods and services
  • A demonstrated understanding of Hospitality FF&E procurement and project management
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and nurture strong partnerships across different constituencies including internal stakeholders, suppliers and customers.
  • Possesses good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong PC Skills (MS Office)
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, project management and presentation skills
  • Preferred - experience with E-Procurement applications such as Birchstreet and Bidding Applications( RFP, Reverse Auctions) such as Ariba or GeP

General Requirements

 

  • Working knowledge of strategic sourcing process and procedures
  • FF&E market awareness and industry trends (opportunities, competition, long-range forecasts)
  • Understanding of legal requirements (restrictions, guidelines, general laws and regulations, tariffs, contracts, and directives)
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing sources/costs (materials, commodities, labor, facilities, special technologies, manufacturing processes and services)
  • Financial analysis and assessment (on capital, service, profits, growth rates, assets)
  • Understanding of product development, processes, and related functions (Purchasing, Marketing, and Distribution)
  • Understanding of general auditing procedures/guidelines
  • Knowledge and understanding of systems technology related to sourcing, procurement, B2B, and electronic commerce
  • Collaborate with internal departments to identify organizational needs and build those into business action items
  • Passionate customer service and support

 

Fundamental Requirements

 

  • Make "go/no-go" decisions regarding pursuit of broader engagements (translate local   engagement into enterprise engagement); decisions regarding which providers to support/engage/introduce to BU leadership
  • Must work with minimal supervision
  • Complex sourcing strategies are developed and decisions made with corresponding dependencies across all Wyndham brands
  • The position may supervise direct reports in the future
  • Evaluation and analysis of large volumes of spend data and complex pricing arrangements
  • Negotiation of multi-million dollar complex legal agreements
  • Manage multiple competing suppliers and their performance in a given category segment

 

The Director will be responsible for delivering financial performance including revenue capture and cost savings for the enterprise according to developed goals and objectives. The Director will manage department expenses and monthly budget/forecast goals. The Director will be responsible for leading the team in the negotiation of contract renewals and new large dollar contracts supporting Wyndham brands and customers.  

 

The Director will travel to Identify, evaluate manufacturers and suppliers around the globe and also to support the execution of goals and objectives, to support franchisees, and to attend Hospitality or Professional Procurement industry events that support development of required skills, and further professional education. The frequency of this travel will range between 60-70%.

 

International travel may be required based on supplier selection and Wyndham program requirements.

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 22 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 95 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Registry Collection Hotels, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Alltra, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 9,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Location: Parsippany - 22 Sylvan Way22 Sylvan WayParsippanyNew Jersey  07054
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.


Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark