Director of Procurement

Concord Hospitality Enterprises
Raleigh, NC

Posted March 19, 2019

Excellent Opportunity to work at Concord Hospitality’s Corporate Headquarters in Raleigh North Carolina. Due to increasing growth across North America, Concord Hospitality is now hiring in our Development Department. In 2018 we successfully opened 15 hotels with over 30 more in the pipeline for the next few years. The role of Director of Procurement oversees the purchasing and procurement of our hotel portfolio for both new construction and PIP/renovation projects. Concord is multi branded so every day is unlike the last. From suburban select service hotels to full service destinations including recent development in metropolitan cities such as Miami, New York and Atlanta….Concord is expanding and our growth pattern means bringing on the best of the best talent to take us to the next plateau. This role will provide you opportunity to work with the best hotel brands in the lodging industry from Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton and Choice with the support of an award winning lodging company with excellent culture, benefits and numerous accolades for outstanding performance in hotel development.

The role of the Director of Procurement is to assist the VP of Architecture & Construction and the Project Coordinator in any duties related to development. To perform efficient and timely report generation, spreadsheet creation, power point presentations, travel arrangements, expense reports, timesheets, and general clerical duties in accordance with the standards of the Development Department. Based on experience in procurement in the lodging industry this role could be elevated to Senior Director of Procurement at the time of hiring.

Job Summary: The position reports to the SVP of Development. Directly responsible for leading a team of buyers, contributing to and continually improving an efficient and cost-effective process related to the procurement of items for a wide portfolio of hotels.   

Key Responsibilities:

Develops and implements short- and long-term procurement strategies designed to reduce costs and improve quality and service while meeting goals and objectives and works closely with staff to ensure these measures are achieved.

Implementation of a specific process for purchasing all required items on a project. This process will need to be adhered to by all buyers reporting to the Sr. Director of Procurement. Financial reporting, delivery reports, purchase order formats, etc. all need to be made into a standard process for this department.

Through internal and external periodic feedback procedures, measures effectiveness of operations, including customer satisfaction, and proposes methods for continuous improvement.

Obtains resources, quotations and secures competitive bids.

Work directly with various franchise partners to stay abreast of brand directives and changes that could affect items purchased (IE: Package changes, etc).

Oversee and direct ID consultants as needed to assure timely completion of specifications as needed. Assure schedules are maintained, updated and communicated throughout the various disciplines.

Establishes and maintains vendor databases and administers assigned categories and accounting codes.

Initiates and maintains partnerships with external vendors by negotiating purchase order contracts and subcontracts with appropriate sources of equipment, supplies and services.

Negotiates with vendors for the lowest costs and incentives and analyzes market price and product mix checks for competitiveness.

Coordinates the achievement of cost savings through vendor selections and review, develops favorable contract agreements and resolves delivery and billing problems.

Facilitates the preparation and submission of purchase order contracts and close-out arrangements with funding agencies.

Responsible for ensuring that appropriate authorizations and documentation are obtained for procurement activities.

Oversees project purchasing budgets and is accountable for team and individual performance and professional development.

Demonstrates commitment to customer service, working as part of the team to ensure the right products are delivered at the right time and at the right price.

Performs related duties as required.

Benefits of Working for Concord Hospitality

Concord Corporate Associates earn competitive wages, receive our extensive benefit package including dental/vision plans, complimentary life insurance with options for enhancements, ST/LT disability bonus plan participation, 401K plan with company match, tuition assistance plus training & development and career advancement opportunities.

Why Concord?

Concord Hospitality invests in our associates by providing training and development at all levels, from interns to executive leaders. Our “Associate First” culture supports and inspires personal development both within the workplace and beyond. Concord’s associates are what our company is built on, and we strive to recognize them for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence. We value work life balance, diversity, and our commitment to provide the best customer service and quality accommodations in every market we exist.  Concord is built on 5 cornerstones: Quality, Integrity, Community, Profitability and FUN! Our associates say it best and their love of working for our company is best presented in our company cheer heard throughout North America --- “We Are Concord!”

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace.

Learn more about Concord:

Concord Hospitality Enterprises

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Careers and Hospitality Job Opportunities with Concord

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company is an award-winning hotel management and development company. Through the combined efforts of over 4,200 hard working and focused associates, Concord offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, seasoned experience, innovation and technical excellence. These elements create a company equipped to produce above-standard returns, market sustainability and a partnership well worth investing in.

Since Concord's inception in 1985, our success has been guided by our cornerstones: Quality, Integrity, Community, Profitability and Fun. These cornerstones are the indispensible and fundamental basis of our daily actions. Our commitment to these cornerstones has led us to be recognized as the respected hospitality company that we are.

Concord is one of North America's largest hotel management and hotel development companies. Concord's passion for success has resulted in over twenty years of proven results as a hotel owner, manager, and developer of mid market and first class hotel properties. Concord's goal is to create value for its partners and associates by leveraging its operations, development, sales & marketing, technology, accounting, and management skills over its growing portfolio of first-class business hotels.

Concord has experienced sustained growth of a remarkable 35% annually for three years in a row and with over half a billion in new hotel projects in the pipeline, that number is projected to increase noticeably. Additionally, Concord is expanding its portfolio through third party management contracts with leading brand partners such as Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Choice and Intercontinental Hotels. These growth opportunities have presented themselves to Concord based on our strong relationships with investment partners.

Concord Hospitality Enterprises

11410 Common Oaks Drive

Raleigh, NC 27614

Telephone (919) 455-2900