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Senior Analyst, Category Intelligence

posted January 30, 2019

McLean, VA
578011 l

About This Job


Hilton Supply Management (HSM) uses their expertise to forecast and proactively manage our property’s supply chains, so hotel employees can focus on what’s important – the guest experience. With more than 6,000 hotels in our program (including over 1,500 non-Hilton-branded hotels), HSM drives massive economies of scale and negotiates competitive contracts with industry-leading suppliers – ensuring direct savings on the products their hotel partners use most.

What will I be doing?

As the Senior Analyst – Category Intelligence, you will be responsible for supporting the strategy and development of business intelligence used to support Hilton Supply Management’s (HSM) business needs. Do you enjoy finding creative opportunities for improvement? If so, you will love this role. You will conduct analysis and provide recommendations on supplier compliance, product rationalizations, SKU reduction, and identifying other strategies for process improvement.

More specifically, you will:

  • Support the overall strategy for Hilton Supply Management’s (HSM) Category Intelligence team
  • Extract procurement data from various reporting and ERP systems as well as interpret it holistically to provide timely, high quality, and accurate reports and other deliverables
  • Review and conduct studies on specific requirements such as product rationalization, contract savings erosion and leakage, identification of non-compliant users and lost savings, predictive analysis, commodity research, trend monitoring and other activities as assigned
  • Conduct continuous requirements gathering sessions with HSM teams to understand current and future needs and strategies
  • Handle projects, report creation and daily administrative support
  • Prepare reports, dashboards, presentations, surveys, project plans and other materials as needed
  • Work closely with HSM internal teams, customers, and other partners to understand business needs and purpose; conduct regular assessments of effectiveness and modify and/or enhance technologies as business needs require
  • Maintain current industry knowledge and attend ongoing training on procurement standard methodologies and procedures


What are we looking for?

The success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Self-starter, well-organized and willing to take ownership of responsibilities and possess a high level of positive energy and drive
  • Interpersonal communicators who will positively influence Hilton’s partners and who will communicate effectively at all levels, both verbally and in writing
  • Problem solving skills to effectively and creatively find solutions for hard problems while maintaining a high level of professionalism and integrity
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Active listening skills
  • Flexible to changing organizational requirements
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and to provide recommendations for optimal solutions

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess the following minimum qualifications and experience:

  • BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree or High School Diploma/GED with Five (5) to Seven (7) years of Procurement experience
  • Three (3) to Five (5) years of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement and/or Business Intelligence experience
  • Deep understanding of Microsoft Office, Excel and Access
  • Complex, global corporate environment experience

It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree in Analytics, Information Management or Statistics
  • Five (5) years of Procurement or Supply Management experience
  • Three (3) years of experience in business intelligence, procurement analytics, change management reporting tools such as Tableau or other BI tools
  • Hospitality Industry experience
What will it be like to work for Hilton?

Hilton is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For nearly a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And, our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!



About This Employer


7930 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 1100
McLean, VA 22102

(703) 883-1000

Corporate Office

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About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 4,900 properties with over 800,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time.

We believe Hospitality isn’t just a job; it’s a journey of self-discovery, growth, community and cultures. Our Team Members are extraordinary professionals who work together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through our doors. As we continue to grow and innovate, our Vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” has never faltered. We are more than a room for the night. We create heartfelt experiences for Guests, meaningful opportunities for Team Members, and a positive impact in our Communities.

We’re always on the lookout for executives, management, hotel operations, call center/reservationists, and students and graduates interested in joining any of the Hilton brands:

  • Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  • Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
  • Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  • Canopy by Hilton
  • Curio – A Collection by Hilton
  • Doubletree by Hilton
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Hampton by Hilton
  • Homewood Suites by Hilton
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Tru by Hilton
  • Tapestry Collection by Hilton

If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world and know how to offer an exceptional hospitality experience, you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Team Member.