ARE YOU A HOSPITALITY BRAVEHEART?
JOIN US AS PROCUREMENT INTERN (AS FROM SEPTEMBER 2023).
We're The Odyssey Hotel Group, Europe’s most ambitious hotel operator and the team behind many famous global hospitality names. We partner with Marriott, IHG, and Accor to develop exceptional properties across various brands, from Holiday Express to Marriott's Autograph collection. Powered by over 500 Bravehearts and supported by Activum SG as our major shareholder, our purpose is to create wonderful stories through a passion for unique and locally inspired hotel design and attention to every detail. We achieve this through a culture of enabling and empowering our teams to be masters of the art of hospitality. At Odyssey our story is your story.
You’ll be joining a fast-moving, ambitious, and successful team that’s shaking up the industry we love. If you thrive on responsibility, share a passion for great service, and are a natural collaborator, we'll be a good fit. We pride ourselves on a Braveheart spirit with a collaborative mindset.
Hotel openings are fun and exciting. Before the opening of a hotel, during the pre-opening phase, and even once the hotel is up and running, there are many things that need to be done. As a Procurement Intern, together with the Head of Procurement, you’ll make sure that each hotel has the has all the supplies to open and keep operations going.
During the Procurement Internship, you’ll be involved in doing research of what kinds of supplies the hotels need and if they fit the Odyssey story brand. Based on this research, you’ll contact suppliers to set up the contracts and negotiate about the prices. To get a clear picture of the needs, you will also regularly visit hotels, factories and suppliers. Once the deal is made, the hotel must get the supplies in. Here you’ll handle placing orders, coordinating deliveries, and following up on payment. Keeping correct track of projects is necessary, Excel knows no secrets, and learning to work with new programmes should be no problem for you!
In addition to your daily procurement functions, there’s plenty of room for your own input and projects. We’re always curious to see how you get the best learning experience during your internship.
YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Contributing to A-Z procurement processes such as assessing contracts, placing orders, coordinating deliveries, and following up on payments
- Conducting market research and analyses on new suppliers, concepts, and general market conditions to support the team
- Maintaining good supplier relationships and negotiating contracts
- Tracking projects, helping to complete projects on time, and following up on project closures
- Thinking about strategies to make procurement more efficient