Director of Procurement

| Remote
Who we are...
AvantStay delivers exceptional, unique stays for group travelers. The company has built a tech-enabled millennial hospitality brand to be the new standard for group experience. We are venture funded and growing rapidly in the explosive $100+ billion dollar STR industry.

What we are looking for
An operationally-minded and analytical Director of Procurement to lead our team in the sourcing, procurement, and management of supplies and vendors. This person will be responsible for strategic planning and the implementation of systems and procedures to ensure efficient and cost-effective day-to-day operations. The Director of Procurement will act as the main point of contact for third party vendors, bringing with them a strong network of FF&E and OS&E suppliers. This is a position for someone who is passionate about team management and building new processes from the ground up.

What you’ll do…

  • Develop and implement overall procurement and sourcing strategy for all company FF&E and OS&E spend.
  • Own vendor relationship, negotiation and renegotiation processes. 
  • Lead development and execution of a supplier relationship management framework. 
  • Manage team budget and resources effectively to support, develop and execute initiatives that reduce cost, manage risk and support innovation and quality. 
  • Track and analyze vendor performance and hold existing vendors accountable to SLAs and AvantStay standards. 
  • Report and analyze on trends to continually improve performance 
  • Source new vendors and suppliers using data analysis, risk assessments, internal needs and supplier landscape knowledge.
  • Act as the main point of contact for procurement and sourcing needs for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide day-to-day leadership and guidance to the existing Procurement team. 
  • Develop a deep understanding of AvantStay’s business objectives to ensure alignment with sourcing and procurement initiatives.

What you’ll bring…

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or another related field 
  • 6+ years’ of procurement experience across all categories; experience in the real estate or short-term rental industries a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of end-to-end supply chain management, sourcing and procurement operations
  • Experience communicating and negotiating with a full catalog of US-based and international vendors and suppliers
  • Passion for process improvement and for making data-driven decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to proactively manage, prioritize and delegate projects in a cross-functional team setting; passionate about people management and development
  • Proven track record of identifying and implementing cost saving opportunities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, often ambiguous environment

Perks and Benefits...

  • Salary: $90,000-$150,000
  • Benefits and Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • Team bonding and off-site events
  • Complimentary and discount stays at AvantStay properties

When you join AvantStay…
You’ll be doing work that matters alongside an experienced and dynamic team, transforming the way people travel and vacation. Your place within the colossal travel and real estate industries will leave you with a wealth of opportunities to feel both challenged to innovate and rewarded for your efforts. Of course, we will offer you pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. AvantStay is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at AvantStay. 

Equal Employment Opportunity...
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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Location

750 N San Vicente, West Hollywood, CA 90069

An Insider's view of AvantStay

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

AvantStay has a great office culture that makes the days fly by. I'm inspired to work hard when I'm surrounded by the passionate people on our team every day! The social and wellness events outside office hours definitely contribute to a great team environment and create balance.

Ben

Onboarding Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

You never feel any unwanted pressure to come to work, you are free to be a self-starter and have your own projects. Everyone in the company promotes healthy performance culture, you feel confident that you will do a great job. You easily collaborate with every department in the company on a daily basis.

Michael

Product & Systems Associate

How does the company support your career growth?

AvantStay has shaped my career, I started interning for them my senior year of college, and eventually became a financial analyst working full time. The company helped guide my career path with my choice of study and became a gateway to the working-world. I have them to thank for my growth as an individual and young professional.

Madeleine

Business Analyst

What are AvantStay Perks + Benefits

AvantStay Benefits Overview

We offer medical, dental, and vision plans, along with an unlimited PTO policy and a dog-friendly office. We also offer our employees discounts on stays in our beautiful homes, along with semi-yearly "Travel With The People You Love" credits towards a stay. We heavily value teamwork and fun, and are always thinking of ways to bring our people together.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
AvantStay Causes Group
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
AvantStay employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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