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Sr IT Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Job Reference #: 9447_1468401
Radisson Hotel Group, formerly Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, is one of the world's largest hotel groups with eight distinctive hotel brands, more than 1,400 hotels, in destinations around the world. The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED®, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson and prizeotel. Guests can benefit from the newly rebranded Radisson Rewards, formerly Club Carlson, a global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards spans our global footprint and offers exceptional benefits to our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners. Radisson Meetings offers a variety of fully-equipped spaces featuring fast free Wi-Fi, A/V technology and on-site contacts designed to make every event unique. More than 95,000 global team members work for the Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems. The company is headquartered in Brussels, Minneapolis and Singapore.
For more information, visit www.radissonhotelgroup.com .
Provide sourcing and procurement expertise to Radisson Hotel Group stakeholders and support RHGs overall technology and indirect sourcing needs for the Americas. The Sr. Sourcing Specialist will be a central point of contact for all RHG stakeholders for their software, hardware, telecom, cloud, marketing and digital, sales and operations, and consulting sourcing efforts.
-Help manage and influence spend across IT, Marketing & Digital, Commercial, Sales and Operations, and corporate functions such as HR, Finance, and Legal in the Americas.
-Engage and influence RHG stakeholders in the Americas and support purchasing of software, hardware, telecom, cloud, marketing and digital, sales and operations, and/or consultant services.
-Implement and support comprehensive Source to Manage activities with the purpose of minimizing cost and risk for RHG while driving improvements in margin enhancement and maximizing leverage through supplier partnerships.
-Manage strategic sourcing initiatives and implement commodity strategies for high value indirect areas including but not limited to hosting, desktop, infrastructure, telecom and network, property management, guest experience, corporate and business applications, data and "as a service" technologies.
-Lead effective sourcing, negotiation, contracting and management of multi-million dollar contracts for the Americas
-Identify opportunities for volume and vendor consolidation, cost reduction and driving compliance to contracts
-Lead identification of Preferred Suppliers for defined property technologies and marketing needs.
-Collaborate with property owners and general managers to help define technology needs, identify preferred suppliers, solicit competitive bids and ensure compliance with technology standards.
-Work proactively with Information Technology and Marketing/Sales Teams to ensure standards are current in the industry
-Optimize corporate revenue, supplier contribution targets and deliver Cost Savings that provide Radisson properties with a competitive advantage
-Provide leadership in the Continuous Improvement of Property Technology Standards, Preferred Suppliers and Property engagement with Technology Sourcing
-Lead Supplier reviews and partner with technology and business leaders to ensure objectives are established with all suppliers and that relationships and performance are optimized.
-Identify supplier capabilities that may provide a competitive advantage for RHG
-Support Radisson Labs Technology innovation program
-10+ years Sourcing experience with a minimum of 5 years supporting IT and a strong preference for experience in Marketing.
-Demonstrated superior skills in indirect sourcing, technology sourcing, contract development and review, negotiation, both externally and internally and managing ambiguity and multiple priorities
-Smart, savvy individual able to quickly grasp business issues, understand technical dependencies and restrictions, solve problems and cross pollinate ideas
-Must be able to work independently and deliver against multiple projects with competing priorities.
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