7 Secrets to Lowering Costs and Improving Profitability

Recorded On: 09/11/2014

Learn effective tips from procurement experts that help club owners and operators reduce costs while enhancing the guest or member experience. You will hear best practices and key concepts that you can use right away to help streamline operations, avoid price increases, take advantage of discounts and improve efficiency at your club.

Bob Snoddy

Field Support and Customer Relations Manager, Avendra

Bob Snoddy is a purchasing professional with more than 25 years in the hospitality business. At Avendra his role is to help reduce costs and enhance supplier performance so that hospitality professionals can improve profitability and guest experience. Prior to joining Avendra, Snoddy worked at the University Club at Michigan State University and was the Director of Purchasing at the Ocean Reef Club for 10 years

Chip McIntyre

Senior Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, Avendra

Chip McIntyre oversees Avendra‚Äôs Strategic Contracting and Supplier Development teams, which are responsible for negotiating and maintaining more than 800 supplier contracts. Previously, McIntyre spent seven years consulting on procurement and supply chain topics with A.T. Kearney and the Boston Consulting Group. McIntyre also spent several years with Cadbury, plc., where he led procurement in North and South America. McIntyre has a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


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