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Strategic Procurement Consultant DACH (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Business Consulting & Steering
Job field:  Procurement
Seniority Level:  Associate
Date:  Aug 26, 2021

At HRS “We love to make it happen”: We are the global market leader when it comes to tech- and data driven business travel solutions. Our enterprise business offers end-to-end hotel management solutions to more than 7,000 corporate businesses globally to simplify their business travel. State of the art service solutions like strategic consulting & hotel procurement, travel payment and expense solutions or efficient tools to manage corporate meetings and group booking facilitate the travel processes and guarantee savings along the value chain. Today we work globally with the Fortune 500, such as Google, China Mobile, Amazon, Siemens, Hitachi, Alibaba, Volkswagen, WorldBank.

We are looking for a Cologne based Strategic Procurement Consultant DACH (m/f/d) to lead and manage strategic consulting projects for our global corporate customers and help our global clients optimize their global hotel spend. Be our strategic consultant and manage global hotel procurement projects from benchmarking analytics to strategy development to negotiation and implementation of hotel programs for our clients!  #LI-RD1

Your challenges

  • Lead multiple strategic projects for global corporate clients on hotel sourcing and hotel program and data management

  • Conduct analyses and derive insights from client data and extensive HRS global benchmark data to identify hotel spend optimization potential

  • Consult HRS corporate clients and jointly derive a sourcing strategy to generate savings and ensure traveller satisfaction, as well as a strong focus on sustainable and safety challenges in the industry

  • Manage and drive the sourcing projects with client team members as well as consultant peers across the world

  • Conduct hotel price negotiations for key suppliers and manage negotiations together with our hotel sales colleagues to ensure best results for our clients

  • Present recommendations to clients with a management storyline and convince senior stakeholders of recommendations (e.g. Procurement, Finance, HR Executives)

  • Support the acquisition of new customers as well as the renewal of current customers

  • Work hand-in-hand with our global sales organization (e.g. upselling) and data scientists (e.g. tool development)

  • Identify areas of growth both internally and externally to  drive continuous innovation


Your commitment

  • Passionate about strategic thinking and working in a results-oriented environment

  • Confident in dealing with customers and partners in presentations and workshop

  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced, challenging but rewarding job

  • Ability to think ‘outside the box’ and find solutions to seemingly complex problems

  • Very good university degree (e.g., in Business Management or similar)

  • Very good project management skills

  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to derive insights from big data

  • Excellent MS Office skills, esp. Microsoft Excel and Power Point

  • Excellent communication skills orally and in written and skilled in leading and collaborating with interdisciplinary and international teams

  • Excellent team building skills, ability to work well in a team and inspiring others to achieve result that exceed what was believed to be possible.

  • Fluency in English and German spoken and written (other European languages are a plus)

The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 30 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 850 employees every day. To fuel our international growth we are always looking for passionate experts who have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the international B2B travel Industry.

Interested? Have a look at all of our company benefits.
Let´s make it happen – become part of the HRS Group Team.

Find out more about the HRS Group brands and its segments:
HRS Smarttrip              DS Destination Solution                   HRS Group                      HRS Global Hotel Solution

Req ID:  8661

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