Sr Manager Procurement in Orlando Operations Center - JYPOC at Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Date Posted: 2/16/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Are you ready to grow your dream career while making others' vacation dreams come true? Marriott Vacations Worldwide is a world premier organization for Vacation Ownership with resorts at destinations around the globe. Join our team and help deliver unforgettable experiences that make vacation dreams come true.

CLS Generic Position Summary

As a member of the professional staff, contributes general knowledge and skill in a discipline area (e.g. Accounting, Finance, Human Resources, Information Resources, Operations Planning & Support, Sales & Marketing) to support team and/or department objectives.  Generally, works under limited supervision and within well-established guidelines, producing and analyzing more complex business information to assist in the decision-making process. 

Specific Job Summary (describe the nature and purpose of the position)

The Senior Manager, Procurement is accountable for the effective management of procurement activities leading to delivering product to resorts on time and on budget, utilizing specific technical expertise and recognized practices. This role is to provide procurement services for the planning, procurement, and payment processing activities associated with the purchase of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E).  Specific duties include cost estimating, cost management/value engineering, development of procurement RFP’s, evaluation of proposals, bidding and price negotiation with vendors and management of multiple project budgets and schedules. This role must adhere to product design/technical standards, product brand standards, company policy and established SOPs.     

CLS Generic Expected Contributions

  • Responds to, solves and makes decisions on routine business requests with limited to moderate risk.
  • Responsible for compliance with various procedures within a dynamic, non-standard environment.
  • Responsible for own work and contributing to team, department and/or business results.
  • Identifying opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of business processes.
  • Providing subject matter expertise related to specific tasks/functions related to procurement systems.
  • Resolving/escalating issues as they arise.
  • Interacts with suppliers in a professional manner
  • Demonstrates an awareness of personal strengths and areas for improvement and acts independently to improve and increase skills and knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as appropriate.

Specific Expected Contributions (including duties and responsibilities)

  • Plan activities related to the procurement of FF&E and other goods and services in support of real estate development activity
  • Consult with the Director of Procurement to clarify procurement requirements
  • Interact with Project Directors to determine procurement requirements
  • Actively coordinate with the Interior Design team and 3rd party Interior Design firms for product specifications and approvals
  • Responsible for creating budgets and cash flows for planning purposes
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships, solicit and negotiate contracts on behalf of MVW
  • Provide oversight of contractors engaged in services, ensuring compliance with insurance and other applicable requirements
  • Interact with property General Managers, Directors of Ops, Engineering staff, Facilities staff, and others to ensure a high level of support related to procurement services, product delivery, and warranty management.
  • Ensures purchase orders are prepared in accordance with established standards prior to issuance to vendors
  • Obtain competitive pricing, ensuring compliance with policies/procedures governing bid requirements.  Recommend alternate selections where appropriate.
  • Ensure vendor payments are timely and in accordance with applicable policies/procedures.
  • Obtain delivery documentation and implement other controls to ensure delivery of product and minimize risk.
  • Partner with Accounting, Treasury, and 3rd Parties to track and resolve issues associated with payments
  • Serve as the subject matter expert in the PeopleSoft Procurement system, as well as various other applications
  • Ensure projects are properly closed out, and turnover documentation provided to appropriate stakeholders
  • Create and update SOPs utilized in the execution of business processes
  • Direct the support activities of the Procurement Specialists

CLS Generic Candidate Profile

Successful candidates should possess knowledge and experience and demonstrate strong leadership and relationship skills as follows:

Generally, a professional position requiring significant knowledge and experience in one or more disciplines and/or business operations. College degree and/or relevant experience generally required.

Specific Candidate Profile (the education, experience, skills and attributes that are important for this position)


  • College degree required


  • A minimum of 8 years of work experience
  • Previous experience working on a team and interacting with external customers
  • Experience resolving issues and prioritizing competing requests for support
  • Experience managing projects within established timeframes and budgets


  • Highly skilled in the use of Microsoft business applications (Word, Excel, Project, etc), and possess the ability to learn other applications as needed
  • Detail-oriented self-starter with the ability to direct/manage multiple projects in a dynamic, changing environment
  • Strong collaborative skills and proven ability to act with a professional demeanor with all levels of management, both internally and externally
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Pro-active, detailed, motivated and disciplined
  • Ability to work cross-functionally

Marriott Vacations Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.