BASIL CHRISTOPHER MASSEY


Basil Christopher Massey

Mobile No: 9582948502
Email: masseybasil@gmail.com
www.basilcmassey.com

Executive Summary

Over Three decade of rich practice in procurement, negotiations, vendor management and execution,
project coordination and delivered around 67 (Greenfield and renovation projects) Internationally
Branded Hotels for various Hospitality Brands including Taj, Hilton, Starwood and IHG in India. I have
also worked with the Global commercial real estate company – Jones Lang Lasale (JLL) as a
procurement consultant and at Brookfield as a Sr. General Manager, Procurement.

Core Expertise:-

• Product Development
• Budget and forecasting
• Cost Management
• Vendor Management
• Negotiation
• Developing and Executing Procurement Standards (Manual)
• People Development
• Time Management
• Inventory Management
• Material Management
• Project Coordinator

Experience

Freelance Consultant (October 2017 till date)

1. Consultant for the Garden Cafe, a new concept of container catering to setup the procurement process and sales
2. Panel speaker on Green Procurement at the Hospitality Conferences and hotels IHMS.
3. Active Speaker on Food Safety (FSSAI) at various hotels PAN India.
4. Active Speaker about the importance of Annual maintenance contracts (AMC).at various conferences.
5. Consultant for Maintenance of kitchens of hotels and restaurants.
6. Consultant for increasing the bottom line by effective planning.

Senior General Manager Procurement (Corporate Office) Brookfield India Office
Parks Private Ltd.
(October 2016 – October 2017) Worked as Consultant – Procurement for Brookfield from JLL
and as Senior General Manager - Procurement at Brookfield for 6 months.


BIOP is a leading Real Estate and Property Management Company that has ventured into India has taken up various properties of Unitech &
Hiranandani. Responsible in leading all 5 Sites (SEZ & Non SEZ), 14 sites of Hiranandani Mumbai for
Procurement. Was instrumental in resolving all the issues regarding building maintenance and
streamlining all the processes of procurement, like – AMC’s and other contracts.

Devising and implementing purchase system and procedures at all the new properties of the
company and steering the tender committee for awarding annual rate contract for all daily supply
items Through Planning, Procurement & Subcontracting with Monitoring & Facility Management Execution.
Vendor Management & Development. Creating back up of Vendors resolving their queries.
Identify & Develop right suppliers from the region & fixing the price/Commercial terms.
Expertise in Spend Analysis Contract Management.
Negotiations for Subcontracts, Progress Monitoring, Allocation & Monitoring of AMC & Rate Contracts
on PAN India Basis.
Custom procedures for SEZ and various other area of Materials Management.
Making Comparative Charts (Price Comparative statement & Techno – Commercial review) basis the
Proposals received from vendors and recommending the best option to management with proper justification.
Purchase Contract Preparation Release the PO.
Given daily MIS report.(Report Generation).

Director – Procurement (Corporate Office)
Duet India Hotels
(January 2009 – September 2016)

Duet India Hotels is a real Hotel Investment and Development company with focus to investing and
develop Hotels in Tier II and Tier III Cities in India, Head Quartered at United Kingdom. Company has
Six Operational Assets at Pune, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chennai (2) and Hyderabad operating under the
Starwood brand Four Points Sheraton and IHG business brand Holiday Inn Express.

Formulating budgets & cash flow for the procurement of material
Vendor Management & Development (Domestic & International).Creating back up of Vendors
resolving their queries.
Negotiations for Subcontracts, Progress Monitoring, Allocation & Monitoring of AMC & Rate Contracts
Ensure quality of work meets the department standards by establishing quality control checks into the processes.
Implementation of Material cost reduction
Procuring Capex, Restructuring & Working Capital requirements.
Overseeing cost effective procurement, attaining savings through effective evaluation of vendors and
developing cost-effective alternatives for various operations.
Formulating measures for enhancing operational efficiency through effective cost control streamlining
existing logistic operations and ensuring uninterrupted flow of wide range of material inputs to feed
project requirements.
Making Comparative Charts (Price Comparative statement & Techno – Commercial review) basis the
Proposals received from vendors and recommending the best option to management with proper justification.
Purchase Contract Preparation Release the PO.
Creating daily MIS report. (Report Generation).
Planning, Procurement & Subcontracting with Monitoring & Execution.
Implementing RFX, RFI, RFT, RFP & Category Management
Cordinating with designer consultants and site for latest updates to keep them on one page.

Head of Procurement (Corporate Office)
DLF Hilton Hotels Ltd.
(September 2007 - January 2009)


DLF Hilton Hotels, a joint venture between DLF (India’s Largest Real Estate Company) and Hilton
Hotels Corporation, USA, plans to build and operate up to 100 hotels throughout India in the next 10 Years.

The Vendor Management & Development (Domestic & International).
Provide analysis, recommendations, consultation, and expert advice on improving processes.
Identifying, sourcing and evaluating potential vendors coupled with excellent skill in consensus
building, organization, price negotiation, tendering and estimating long terms profitable contract management.
Cordinating with designer consultants and site for latest updates to keep them on one page.

Central Procurement (Heading the procurement for projects)
Taj Group of Hotels (The Indian Hotels Company Limited) 1980 – 2007


The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), branded as Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, is an
international chain of hotels and resorts headquartered at Express Towers, Nariman Point in Mumbai.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsed Ji Tata, in 1903, the company is a part of the
Tata Group, one of India's largest business conglomerates. The company employed over 13,000
people in the year 2010.
As of 2017, the company operates a total of 99 hotels and hotel-resorts, with 83 across India and 16
in other countries, including Bhutan, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK,
USA and Zambia.

Expertise in Spend Analysis Contract Management.
Vendor Management & Development (Domestic & International).
Implementation of Material cost reduction
Procuring Capex, Restructuring & Working Capital requirements.
Formulating budgets & cash flow for the procurement of material.
Vendor Management & Development. Creating back up of Vendors resolving their queries.
Coordinate supplier evaluation, Supplier performance monitoring and advising for any black listing.
Negotiations for Subcontracts, Progress Monitoring, Allocation & Monitoring of AMC & Rate Contracts
Planning, Procurement & Subcontracting with Monitoring & Execution.
Implementing RFX, RFI, RFT, RFP & Category Management
Cordinating with designer consultants and site for latest updates to keep them on one page.

Account Assistant
Handled complete project and operational accounting of TAJ Palace (General ledger & TTC) and TAJ
Air Caters (Complete Accounting).
Handled TAJ Palace main stores as store in-charge.

Products Developed

• Development of FF&E & OS&E of High International Standards.
• Development of Guest Amenities up to the brand expectations.
• Development of custom made Fabrics with all standard norms.
• Specialised in Lights (External, Internal, Decorative & Architectural Light fittings)

Career Achievements

• Delivered around 60 hotels (Taj Hotels and Greenfields and renovations).
• Delivered First Hilton Garden Inn in India.
• Delivered First Four Point by Sheraton in India.
• Delivered First Holiday Inn Express In India.
• Recognized in Industry for procurement and negotiation.
• Represented nationally and internationally various Hospitality forum.
• Global Database of vendors.
• Initiated “Green Procurement” practice for development of Hotels.

Projects Completed

Green Field Projects including hotels renovations and refurbishments

First In india

o Hilton Garden Inn “Saket” (Complete Imported and Local Procurement.)
o Four Points Sheraton “Jaipur”. (Green Field Project),
o Holiday Inn Express “Ahmadabad”- Chennai MWC – Hyderabad – Chennai OMR (Green Field Project),
o Four Points Sheraton “Pune”. (Green Field Project),
• Taj Palace Hotel Rooms (Phase 1-11)
• Taj Palace Dabar Banquet Hall.
• Taj Palace Grand Presidential Suite.
• Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur,
• Taj Palace Tea House of the August Moon.
• Taj Palace My Kind Place.
• Taj Hari Mahal Palace Jodhpur.
• Taj Jaisalmer Mock-up Rooms.
• Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur (Phase I & II),
• Taj Ganges, Varanasi (Phase I & II), (Green Field Project),
• Lake Palace Hotel, Udaipur (Phase I to V),
• Taj Exotica Mauritius,
• Taj View Hotel, Agra (Phase I to III),
• Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior (Green Field Project),
• Taj Residency, Chandigarh, (Green Field Project),
• Taj Ginger Haridwar.
• Taj Connemara, Chennai (Rooms),
• Taj Malabar, Chennai (Rooms),
• Taj Mahal Hotel, Delhi (Presidential Suite)
• Taj Mahal Hotel ,Delhi (Public areas),
• Taj Mahal Hotel , Delhi Coffee Shop.
• Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi Bar.
• Sky Wok, Noida (Green field Project),
• Wellington Mews (bathroom hardware & furniture), Mumbai,
• Taj Lands End (artefacts), Mumbai,
• Taj Westend, Bangalore,
• Taj Palace Hotel, Delhi (Handi Restaurant),
• Rambagh Palace, Jaipur (Rooms), (Phase 1 & 11)
• Taj Lagoon, Maldives (Green Field Project),
• Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Goa, (Phase 1 & 11
• Taj Air Catering Unit, New Delhi (Phase I & II),
• Taj Air Catering Unit Mumbai.
• Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai (Public areas)
• Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai (Shamiana Restaurant),
• Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai Kitchen and Bar.
• Taj Lucknow (Green Field Project),
• Taj Exotica, Goa (Green Field Project),
• Taj Krishna, Hyderabad (Green Field Project),
• Hotel De L’ Annapurna, Kathmandu (Green Field Project),
• Taj Bengal, Kolkatta, (Phase 1-11)
• Taj Palace, Delhi (Green Field Project).

Events and Programmes organised

• Organized Kashmiri Food Festivals at Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi.
• Started a Taj Magazine `Gup Shup’ staff guide.
• Started Food Committee in Taj Palace Hotel.
• Started the programme `Help each other’ for Stores.
• Introduced training programme concept for Purchase, Receiving and Stores.

Education

• B. Com. from Delhi University in 1980.
• Higher Secondary, General Studies (1976-1977) - Apple wood Heights, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
• Working skills on Computer – Proficient MS Office application and Purchase/Store Inventory.

Personal Development

Programme / workshop attended

• Workshop of Project Management – Fundamentals by PMPLUSE – Project Management Institute.
• Workshop on “Building Drivers of Success” by Dale Carnegie Training
• Negotiation Skills Workshop by The Negotiation T&N skills Company,Inc (USA)
• Project management: Tools, Principles, Practices by The Lewis Institute (Project Management System).

Certification

• Successfully completed the Negotiation Skills Workshop Fighting Fires without Burning Bridges,
conducted by The Negotiation Skills Company, Inc.

Personal Details

• Travel : Canada, UAE, China, Germany
• Languages known : English, Hindi, Punjabi
• Interests : Social Work, Travelling, Cricket, & Cooking.

Honors & Awards

• Living Legend Award by Hospitality Managers Forum (HPMF)
• Hot 100 Presenting Leaders of the Future by Hotelier India.
• Procurement Professional of the Year by IDE.
• Advisory Board Members for IDE.
• Validate THSC Qualification packs (QPs)for the hospitality Industires.

BASIL CHRISTOPHER MASSEY

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