The ‘Procurement Person of the Year’ award at the 11th Hotelier India Awards 2019 in luxury to upper upscale category went to Rajesh Nair from Grand Hyatt Kochi, Bolgatty. Here, is a short excerpt where we get to know a bit more about Rajesh as he shares his thoughts on Hotelier India.
Receiving an Hotelier India Award from the grand jury offers me lot of confidence to push my career graph further high. The entire industry will be looking at me and the factors that got me this award.
Teamwork makes it all possible. The management of the Grand Hyatt Kochi helped me in making the procurement department a key one in the property.
The role of HPMF — the consortium of Purchase Managers has helped the entire fraternity to shape and mould our life in a different way. They offer insights on the industry parameters and professional growth by increasing the networking ability.
The winning mantra is always about hard work. We should be very clear about what we need to achieve, make a route map, get your team along, and understand the organisational goals.
I would like my job’s role to be elevated so that taking the procurement leader’s decisions are considered important while mak¬ing other decisions.
I want to be part of the procurement fraternity where all the teams across our industry are properly trained, mentored and respected.
The future requires a paradigm shift in the attitude of the procure¬ment fraternity. I will be undergoing a lot of training to sharpen my skills, which will help me mould more professional leaders in the procurement field.
The hospitality industry is viewed as a full-time career and is one of the factors that have made India an international travel destination.