Purchasing Manager

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Employment: Full Time

Company Description

Mantis, part of the Luxury & Lifestyle division of Accor, is a leading, conservation-focused hotel group with curated hotels, eco-lodges and waterways experiences located all over the world. Sustainable travellers have been enjoying eco-tourism, safaris and adventure travel with Mantis since 2000. Rooted in conservation, Mantis pursues sustainable business practices and develops tourism products that are respectful of the environment and communities in which they operate. Whether small and intimate or vast and complex, on a sweeping African plain, beach-side escape or bustling city, each is an exceptional place for guests to find themselves. While uniquely different in the experiences they offer, all are linked through a collective obsession to be extraordinary, to be rare in a world that mass-produces sameness.

Job Description

Purchasing Manager

Join Hawar Resort by Mantis as our Purchasing Manager and be the architect behind the scenes. You'll play a pivotal role in crafting the resort's success story, from securing the freshest seafood to sourcing eco-friendly linens. This is an opportunity to build your legacy on an island paradise, where every purchase echoes with the spirit of Hawar.

What is in it for you:

- Unleash the excitement: enticing rewards and unbeatable benefits are waiting for you!
- Ignite your skills with our cutting-edge Academies for rapid professional growth.
- Cultivate your talents and watch your career flourish, locally and globally.
- Drive change through impactful Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
- Immerse yourself in a vibrant work environment with extraordinary colleagues.
- Join us on a direct path to success as we skyrocket to new heights!

Key Responsibilities:

- Sourcing & Supply Chain: Establish and maintain a robust supply chain for the seamless flow of local ingredients and luxury amenities, fostering abundance for the resort. Cultivate strong vendor ties, secure optimal deals through ethical and sustainable practices, avoiding exploitative impact. Predict demand, optimise stock levels, and eliminate empty shelves for smooth resort functioning. Collaborate with chefs to source premium ingredients, ensuring each dish reflects Hawar's unique flavours.
- Team & Leadership: Assemble a dedicated procurement team, fostering collaboration, excellence, and commitment. Safeguard Hawar's beauty through eco-conscious procurement, local sourcing, and waste minimisation.
- Financial Optimisation: Identify hidden savings, negotiate effectively, and ensure resort financial prosperity and stability. Minimise spending, transform expenditures into value, and guide the resort towards enduring success through strategic data analysis.
- Risk Management & Compliance: Anticipate and mitigate supply chain challenges, ensuring operational smoothness and a secure environment. Uphold ethical and legal best practices, comply with regulations, and establish a legacy of responsible sourcing.
- Communication & Relationship Building: Cultivate robust relationships with vendors, stakeholders, and internal teams. Clearly communicate procurement plans, needs, and expectations for a cohesive approach towards shared success.
- Strategic Planning & Analysis: Develop a procurement roadmap aligned with resort goals, market trends, and future projections. Analyse data for continuous improvement, optimising performance and elevating the resort to greater heights of excellence.
- Market & Competitor Analysis: Stay ahead by monitoring trends in hospitality, luxury goods, and sustainable sourcing. Adapt procurement strategies to seize emerging opportunities and differentiate Hawar's offerings as an innovative leader.

Requirements:
Qualifications

- Experience : Minimum of 5 years in a relevant role, preferably within hospitality or luxury resort settings, with experience in the pre-opening phase. Local candidates are advantageous.
- Education : Bachelor's degree in procurement or a related field.
- Supply Chain Management : Possess a strong understanding of supply chain management, sustainability practices, and responsible sourcing principles. Proven track record in negotiating contracts, reducing costs, and managing inventory.
- Communication Skills : Display excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with diverse stakeholders.
- Language Skills : Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in Arabic is a plus.

Additional Information

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

Why work for Accor? We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor's limitless possibilities.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

A caring employer providing respect, training and career development for our employees. An attractive employer offering more than 100 professions across the 5 continents.

We are much more than a world leader. We are 250,000 hoteliers with the same shared passion for welcoming. We take care of millions of guests in our 4,300 addresses and on our digital platforms. As an operator and franchisor (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), we invest all our energy into making "Feel Welcome" resonate as the finest hotel promise.

From luxury to economy and in every corner of the globe, AccorHotels'​ more than 20 brands meet all the needs of business and leisure travelers seeking comfort, attention and high-quality services.

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