IHG Procurement Category Manager, Hotel Operations in Atlanta, Georgia


Do you see yourself as a Procurement Category Manager – Hotel Operations?

What's your passion? Whether you're into tennis, shopping or karaoke, at IHG we're interested in YOU. At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.

IHG Americas’ Regional Corporate Office is centrally located at the beautiful Ravinia Complex just outside Atlanta’s Perimeter (I-285), offering a convenient commute from all areas of Metro Atlanta. In addition to being easily accessible from all major highways, the complex provides a free shuttle service between the office, the nearby Perimeter Mall and MARTA train station for alternative commuting options during business hours. Our office complex offers many amenities and personal conveniences, including and on-site dry cleaner, private health club, wellness center and restaurants. Atlanta, situated near the North Georgia Mountains, has something for everyone, world class educational institutions, interactive venues, historical sites, beautiful performing arts facilities, professional sports teams – Braves, Falcons, and Hawks, and is home to unique venues including CNN, the Georgia Aquarium, The King Center, World of Coca-Cola, The Carter Center, High Museum of Art, and Zoo Atlanta.

Job Summary

Procurement and Cost Efficiency is a dynamic team with global reach. We nurture and develop strategic relationships with our supply base, enabling us to maximize value for IHG and our Owners. We partner internally to bring commerciality across our business and directly support the delivery of our Brand programs. We are strategic in our view, with fast-paced execution. It’s an exciting place to be, where you will no doubt learn a lot and be able to make a real impact!

The Category Management team is the commercial architect of how we buy from the different supply markets. The team has global responsibility for suppliers and supply markets with several billion dollars of global spend annually. Our category team have an intimate knowledge of the suppliers and coupled with an understanding of business requirements they lead the development of sourcing strategies which deliver benefits to our owners and corporate functions through leveraging scale, managing risk and igniting innovation.

We have roles in our Food & Beverage and Hotel Operations teams; these teams are responsible for leading and implementing the category strategies determining how we approach the suppliers and supply markets. Our category managers are skilled in the category management and sourcing process, have experience of delivering end to end category strategies and may have some experience in Food, Beverages, Engineering, Energy, Linens, Consumables and Operating items for our hotels. Direct category experience is not essential as we are looking for strategic thinkers who can work on a global scale and develop the multi-year category strategy to deliver cost savings, security of supply, quality and operational efficiency to our owners.


  • Develop and implement category plans for L3 categories

  • Build a deep understanding of supply markets and the implications for IHG

  • Develop and execute a pipeline of projects to drive TCO, innovation, continuous improvement and cost benefits to IHG and Owners

  • Successful execution of sourcing, demand management and continuous improvement projects to deliver business objectives

  • Provide commercial challenge to business stakeholders typically up to VP level

  • Develop and deliver successful supplier relationship management plans



Bachelors’ Degree in Business, Economics,

Finance, Statistics, or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination

of education and work-related experience.



in the Category Management methodology and procurement processes


record of developing and implementing Category Plans


management experience in a global organisation


ability to analyse and provide insight on supply markets


procurement technical skills, legal knowledge and RFI/P leadership


of managing complex supplier relationships

Capable of

leading and being part of matrixed team in a project environment


negotiation and influencing skills


project management skills

Up to 20% travel required

In return we'll give you a competitive financial

and benefits package which can include healthcare and dental coverage,

disability and life insurance, and a matched 401(k) program. Hotel discounts

worldwide are available as well as the chance to work with a great team of

people. Most importantly, we'll give you the room to be yourself.

You musthave the legal right to work in this country

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IHG is an equal opportunity employer: Minorities /

Females / Disabled / Veterans

Job: Finance & Business Support

Location: GA-Atlanta

Requisition ID: R146060