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Head of Procurement (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Corporate Functions
Job field:  Finance
Seniority Level:  Director
Date:  Nov 26, 2022


HRS is reinventing the way businesses and governments work, stay and pay in today’s dynamic global marketplace. HRS’ advanced platform technology is extending its reach beyond hospitality to meetings, office space management, payment efficiency and crisis recovery.

Beyond cost savings in the global post-pandemic economy, HRS clients gain from an unrivaled focus on essential aspects including safety, security and satisfaction.

HRS is also recognized for its award-winning Green Stay Initiative, technology that helps corporate hotel programs achieve their NetZero targets, and its groundbreaking Crew & Passengers Solution, which leverages automation to elevate experiences for air and rail operations.

Founded in 1972, HRS works with 35 percent of the global Fortune 500, as well as the world’s leading hotel chains, regional hospitality groups and payment providers.


At HRS we understand Finance as a value-enabling function as it is an essential ingredient to our business success. In order to ensure the efficient financial management and financial control necessary to support all business activities, it comprises all major related responsibilities: from Financial and Cash Flow Management, Accounting, Advising and longer-term financing, Tax Management, Investment Management, to Purchasing, Controlling, Budgeting and Forecasting as well as Financial Reporting and Analysis to assisting and challenging the CEO, Business Unit Leaders and Managers in making key strategic decisions. 
The department is set up as a shared service for the HRS Group with a cross-location team of around 40 experts, headed by the CFO and his Management Team, working on standardized workflows to increase efficiency on the one hand and apply state of the art decision-making tools and principle-based recommendations to foster organizational resilience in times of rapid change on the other.


Become part of our Central Procurement Team as Head of Procurement (m/f/d) with exciting and various tasks. Orchestrate and build procurement processes in our Team at HRS on a global level. Be responsible for our global procurement initiatives to negotiate contracts and implement new processes on an operative and strategic level!


  • As Head of Procurement and Corporate Sustainability you are responsible for a team of 2 procurement managers, 3 front office managers and 1 facility manager

  • Orchestrating some of the strategic and operational procurement processes across the HRS Group

  • Permanent monitoring of the procurement volumes of your initiatives, identification of potential, definition of sourcing strategies and realization of savings

  • Strive for holistic and efficient category sourcing strategy and action, working closely, openly and interactively with key stakeholders

  • Centralize and standardize group-wide procurement processes

  • You will also focus on supplier management and the optimization of the supplier landscape (number of suppliers, structure of supplier landscape) and build up the contract management in SAP MM

  • Management of interfaces to other departments, especially for your initiatives will be of high importance in your daily doing

  • Support in the implementation of the SAP MM Project and organizing the roll-out

  • Get involved along the entire external and internal supply chain (from demand verification to execution and follow-up) incl. operational processes for international locations, e.g. usage of SAP

  • Using software solutions to digitalize and as far as possible automize routine tasks

  • Improve the quality of the documentation along the whole procurement process and links with our budgeting and controlling processes

  • Supporting our extensive sustainability projects from beginning until implementation

  • Supervising the front office, facility management tasks of our headquarter in Cologne and organizing the worldwide property management


  • Master degree in Business Administration or comparable exam, ideally with a focus on business or procurement
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in Consulting or a Procurement Department
  • Excellent negotiation skills and drive to get things done
  • Good presentation skills, analytical thinking and problem-solving oriented
  • Independent, organized and structured way of working
  • High flexibility and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a self-motivated and flexible way towards agreed objectives on multiple projects
  • Ideally (not mandatory) you have working experience with SAP MM
  • Excellent German and English language skills, verbal and written; additional languages are welcome


Access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay.

Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.


The attractive remuneration is in line with the market and, in addition to a fixed monthly salary, all necessary work equipment and mobility, will also include an annual or multi-year bonus.

Req ID:  15884

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