Development London, United Kingdom


This position can be based in London or New York City

Who we are

Selina’s mission is to build a global movement where people live, travel, work and explore unique local experiences while forging meaningful connections. Built with the digital nomad in mind, Selina is disrupting the hospitality industry with a design, tech and socially-centric approach to a boutique hotel and co-working developments that enable travelers to seamlessly live and work abroad. 

What the role is

The Head of Procurement and Manufacturing is a champion of both worlds, and will lead Selina’s extensive FF&E, OS&E supply chain globally, by massive bulk purchase, 2nd hand purchase for upcycled products, creating in-house workshops, setting up the network for long term partnerships. There is no equivalent role to this one in the whole world.

What you will be doing

  • Establish and lead the organizational procurement strategy and plans for all business units and needs. 
  • Develop benchmarks and scorecards to identify best purchasing deals.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the procurement goals and KPIs.
  • Analyze procurement data and implement actions to reduce costs while improving the overall quality of purchased goods and services.
  • Create, implement and ensure compliance with procurement guidelines, policies and best practices. 
  • Identify and implement procurement systems aligned with company goals and strategy.
  • Partner with other Departments / Divisions to identify and select third party services. 
  • Negotiate service and product purchasing agreements.
  • Forecast operational needs and schedule deliveries accordingly to meet the hotel’s operational requirements.
  • Lead the continuous improvement process to improve global procurement efficiency.
  • Support the creation of annual purchasing budgets. 
  • Establish Global Standards for a safe, efficient and accurate ability of production. 
  • Responsible for streamlining the supply chain of FF&E through channels of refurbished, up-cycled and bulk purchase. 
  • Strategically plan and execute the operation for Central Workshops in different countries. 
  • Lead the set up of the bulk purchase process
  • Lead the set up of the direct sourcing team in China 

What you need for the role

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Architecture or Interior Design
  • 10+ years in industrial and procurement leadership positions in multinational companies
  • FF&E and Hospitality Experience (preferred)
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Ability to navigate among diverse tasks
  • Leadership
  • Ability to manage time and responsibilities
  • Customer Service
  • Knowledge of file management
  • Creativity
  • Focus on solutions
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of English (written and oral)