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Director, Procurement - Hospitality

Company: Alterra Mountain Company
Location: Denver
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

Year Round


Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 17 iconic year-round resorts, the world's largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass - the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world's most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Schweitzer in Idaho; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the global leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery.

A career with Alterra Mountain Company is more than what you do today; it's being part of creating a community rooted in the spirit of the mountains, united by a passion for adventure, and celebrating the legendary adventures and enduring memories that mountains bring to everyone.


  • Free Ikon Pass for all eligible employees, with additional free skiing + riding privileges across the family of Alterra Mountain Company resorts for all eligible employees and their dependents
  • Discounted skiing + riding for friends and family of eligible employees across the family of Alterra Mountain Company Resorts
  • Flexible Time Off (FTO) and Paid Time Off (PTO) policies for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge
  • Generous discounts on outdoor gear, apparel, rental cars, etc.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match
  • Discounted tuition with partner online university for all Alterra Mountain Company employees to further their education
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Commuter benefits (Denver employees only)
  • Flexible/hybrid workplace policy empowering employees to work from home while encouraging regular in-person collaboration in our dog-friendly company headquarters office located in Denver's RiNo Art District neighborhood
    For information on Alterra Mountain Company's Social Responsibility work including our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion actions, please see our webpage at Among other resources, Alterra has Employee Resource Groups to support the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), disability, LGBTQIA2S+, and women communities within our workforce.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations.


    Alterra Mountain Company is seeking a data-driven, strategic Procurement Director with a proven track record of driving procurement interventions and value through senior leader influencing, data driven analysis, and problem-solving solutions that gain acceptance of individual profit centers. A leader who can help deliver against business strategies through creation and alignment of appropriate procurement strategies. Who has a bias for action and execution. To succeed, the Director will build effective connections and relationships across all resorts and within Shared Services. This will be accomplished by extensive internal communications, personally delivering through such activities as negotiating and implementing regional/national agreements that maximize Alterra's procurement leverage and value; identifying, adapting, and implementing best practices; improving/re-engineering existing procurement processes; and optimizing Alterra's supplier base.

    The Director will report to the VP, Procurement, helping develop company strategies while partnering daily with the EVP of Hospitality, VP of Food & Beverage, and other direct reports/partners across resorts and in Shared Services. There are no direct reports at this time.

    The role will focus primarily in supporting our success in Hospitality, which includes Lodging, Food & Beverage, Ski Schools, Rentals, and Retail.


    General Responsibilities
    • Secures buy-in at all levels of the organization. Communicates vision, purpose, and savings opportunities to senior management of resorts, functions, and daily users. Ensures clear communication of goals, roles, responsibilities, and creates organizational unity surrounding procurement. Links with rest of Shared Services Procurement team to ensure needs understood and built into strategies.
    • Uses best practices and tools to identify value opportunities within the business and across categories. Develops and executes procurement strategies. Assesses baseline spending data and prepares, and executes, sourcing and negotiation strategies to achieve savings and efficiencies. Reports savings by resort and function that sum to the enterprise level.
    • Assesses organizational barriers to success, evaluates within Matrix, and determines how to capitalize for Alterra. Provides direction and leadership concerning implementation, pace, impact to Alterra/resorts, and opportunities within the matrix.
    • Assesses organizational barriers to success, evaluates within Matrix, and determines how to capitalize for Alterra. Provides direction and leadership concerning implementation, pace, impact to Alterra/resorts, and opportunities within the matrix.
    • Develops communications/change management strategies by identifying target customers, users, vendors, and support staff to communication vision, purpose, and savings opportunities to overcome issues associated with change.
    • Conducts sourcing. Develops inquiries and negotiation plans. Aligns success criteria to make supplier decisions. Analyzes vendor bids, negotiates enterprise wide national/global agreements. Reviews data and works with subject matter experts to determine which vendor(s) best meets Alterra's requirements. Selects the vendors that meet and fit all of Alterra's requirements, including price, terms, delivery, quality, etc. Implements contracts.
    • Serves as a link between the business teams and the Shared Services Procurement team. Ensures clear understanding of business needs. Develops category sourcing strategies relevant for the business. Helps communicate and implement the strategies with business teams.
    • Other duties as assigned.
      • Minimum of 15 years' experience in Procurement, particularly in indirect categories like food & beverage, lodging, professional services, capital, facilities, shared services, and retail.
      • Experience in Procurement process re-design.
      • Proven track record of leading Procurement interventions through strong analysis, robust strategy creation, influencing senior leaders and obtaining excellent results.
      • Demonstrated expertise in all Procurement processes. Ability to apply, and tailor, as appropriate for the specific business circumstances.
        • Excellent communication and senior leader engagement
        • Able to gain commitment to ideas and new ways of working
        • Objective mindset grounded in strong analytics
        • Entrepreneurial and innovative. Demonstrated change agent
        • Action oriented and willing to get hands dirty
        • Builds trust
        • Excellent presentation, Excel, and problem-solving skills
        • Experience working with cross-functional teams
          • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Science, Business or related field, or equivalent work experience
            The base salary range below represents the low and high end of the Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. salary range for this position. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to experience, education, training, location, merit system, quantity or quality of production, responsibilities, and regular and/or necessary travel. The range listed is just one component of Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc.'s total compensation package for employees. Other rewards may include short-term and long-term incentives and many region-specific benefits.

            Denver area base salary range: $127,000 to $184,000 per year


            The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, see, hear, and operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.


            Indoor/Outdoor: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to harsh and varying outside weather conditions.

            Hazardous Materials/Noise: The noise level in the work place is usually moderate.

            This job description is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that an employee may be required to perform in this position. Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates reserve the right to modify, increase, decrease, suspend, and or eliminate any of the essential duties and/or the position in its entirety.

            This job description is not an express or implied contract, guarantee, promise, or covenant of employment for any set term or duration, or for termination only for cause.

            Employment with Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. or any of its affiliates is "at will" meaning either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without cause and with or without notice.

            This position is located in Colorado, and the work is primarily in Denver, CO and, as such, employment in this position is subject to the labor and employment laws of the state of Colorado.

            Application Deadline: Recruiting timelines vary by position, however, all Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. positions accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days from the posting date listed above. This position is open and still accepting applications.

            Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain drug-free workplaces. All employees and candidates are reminded that Alterra Mtn Co Shared Services Inc. and its affiliates adhere to all applicable labor and employment laws, and State, County, and City-specific labor and employment regulations, where applicable. Associated topics: 3pl, buyer, commodity, distribution, inventory, meat, purchasing manager, sap, sql, turnaround

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